A cool spring Sunday morning saw us cycling out to Usk and along the main road to Llangwm. From here our ride was to take us out on the narrow lane to Wolvesnewton and then to climb the marvellous ascent up to Cobblers plain. The roller coaster ride to Trellech Grange was then taken. We were starting to notice a lot more road cyclists in the last couple of years, unlike at the end of the 20th century, where most cyclists, except for clubmen, seemed to be confined to mountain bike trails. However, it had now warmed up and our secret route up to the plateau world of Organy pool was there, hiding in the trees. In the special land it was time to take refreshment by the Organy, the remotest part of Gwent. After meandering around the lanes for a while, Catbook and Broadstone villages were visited. It was then a rapid ride to Llanishen and the steep descent through Llansoy. After taking a look at the gliders of Usk our route home was the ‘traditional’ through Prescoed, Coed-y-Paen and the Trehebert road....40 miles.

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