I cycled to meet Nick on a Sunday morning, he had just finished a night-shift at Maindee Fire Station in Newport City. The ride continued for 22k on the flat flood-plains toward Caldicot. From here The Brothers joined the quiet lanes to Llanfair Discoed and then on a beautiful climb up to Shirenewton. Here the road turns upward to the high point of the ridge at 242 metres and after taking in the commanding views of he Severn Estuary there was a fast descent enjoyed to Usk ; where Nick bought a pie from the Spar shop. The ride was finished off on our 'traditional' route via Prescoed, Coed-y-Paen and the Treherbert road....68k with 810 metres of climbing.

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