Welcome friends. This humble blog is about the simple observations I discover whilst cycling through lovely Wales.
I hope to offer you dear reader, cheerful reflections upon the days and miles I pedal, along with encouragement to get out and explore by bicycle yourself! Perhaps too, if I attempt a bit of amusing anecdotes along the way, I may invoke your readership as well. Thanks for stopping by... cheers, muse

Route Map

From 01 March to 24 April, 2016 I'll be hitting the road at 9:00 am every morning and cycling for approximately seven hours to complete the route shown below. I will cycle this route every day for 55 consecutive days, rain or shine.

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55 for 55 Loop
Locations: Oakdale to Pontypool, Usk, Caerleon, and Newport
(including Newbridge, Crumlin, Hafodyrynys, Bassaleg, Rogerstone, Pontymister, Risca, Crosskeys, & Blackwood!)
Distance: 55.7 mi.
Skill Level: Advanced
Approx. Time: 6.5 - 7 hrs.
Elevation Gain: +2545 ft. / -2548 ft.
Max. Grade: 9.3%
Avg. Grade: -0.1%

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>> Read about why I'm cycling this route: 55 for 55 Overview

>> View the calendar of days and miles here: 55 for 55 Calendar

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