BikeWales - The Low down
For those members of the club that have
signed up for the
gold route, here are the profiles of the hills
you'll be going over.
The first proper climb of the day and a chance
to stretch the legs
4 miles (6.4km) Average 4% Distance from Start 8
No going straight on to Govilon! Turn left,
over the hump back bridge and get ready to
3 miles (4.93km) Average 8% Distance from Start
Blaenavon to Cefn Onnau
Probably the easiest of the big climbs today,
but by now the legs should start to hurt!
2.8 miles (4.6km) Average 3% Distance from Start
Short and sweet, but with a 100 miles in the
legs, will somebody be walking up this climb!
0.75 miles (1.2km) Average 7%
Top Tip! (Top Turkey more like**)
As you roll out of the Celtic Manor
and along Chepstow Hill, you descend steeply to cross
the A449 at Cats Ash. 50yds after the A449, the road
rears up in a short 1:5 section. It's do-able in
the big ring, but expect carnage as it's bound to
catch out those who don't know the area. Expect
some people to be pushing!
** I re-read the route and we turn right before this :-(