Riders travel to Wales and back

Weston Wheelers.

Weston Wheelers. - Credit: Archant

Weston Wheelers’ latest outing took the riders over to the Forest of Dean and back across the Severn Bridge.

Weston Wheelers visited Wales and Forest of Dean for their latest club ride, following an exceptional course designed by Paul Stone.

A group of 13 set out in what rapidly became glorious sunshine to cross the Severn on the old bridge and begin a swooping drop into Chepstow and followed an undulating course northwards through the Forest of Dean above the River Wye, before an exhilarating drop down to Monmouth, taking a left before the bridge and following the western bank of the Wye towards Chepstow.

The road crosses the river just before Llandogo and climbs the wooded eastern bank with glimpses of the Wye below before stopping for refreshments.

Another up and down saw the group pass Chepstow racecourse and head towards the bridge, crossing on the upstream side.

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The Wheelers were pleased to welcome three ladies, Katie, Chrissy and Rhiannon. The club hope all three will continue and encourage any others, male or female, who wish to take a spin. Check out the website for details of the next ride.

This week’s ride totalled 43 miles, climbing 3,000ft at an average speed of 14.5 mph.

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Thanks go to Paul S, Paul G, Andy P, Andy J, Rhiannon, Jonathon, Pete G, Steve, Pete M, Andy F, Alex, Chrissy and Katie.

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