MORNING RIDE TO TRELLECH GRANGE.

24/02/08

Sunday 08:00 and the Brothers were on the road again. The weather was cold and blustery with rain threatening. The cycle out on the old abandoned road to New Inn was straight forward. The weather seemed to warm up as Jerusalem lane carried on to Glascoed, it was then a quick sprint to Usk to take on a few supplies for the ride! The main road to Chepstow was thankfully left behind at Llangwm, from here,we were in the heartland of the quiet back lanes of this beautiful part of Gwent. The climb up Cobbler's plain was worthy of a summer ride! The sun was trying to breakout; it was an exceptional morning for cycling. It was then on the big dipper ride down and up to Trellech Grange. From here it was on to Llanishen and then down the steep Star Hill to LLansoy, where it now started to drizzle. The wet weather had made the roads quite muddy and I was slowly getting covered with mud. Our route took us back to Usk; from here we rode upon the back lane to Coed-y-Paen, here we decided to make a change to our usual route, we carried on past an unsightly run-down farm, with rubbish dumped everywhere, to the Llandegveth Reservoir. The dam was built in the1960's and it supplies water for most of the local area. From here it was a short ride back to Croesyceiliog to finish of an excellent morning of cycling....35 miles.

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