Day 1 - Thurs 27/4 - The Welsh Border Adventure.
The 2017 event commences from the new start location at the Welsh border village of Holt, in north east Wales. Holt is six miles east of Wrexham. We meet in the village square of Holt with a departure time of 8-30am prompt.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8AM WITH A FULL TANK OF FUEL.
Our first stop will be at Chirk for a quick coffee stop at 10am. The next stop will be 1pm at the border town of Churchstoke where we have our lunch stop at a café & fuel station. We have a later 4-30pm brief coffee stop at Hay-On-Wye before we traverse the Black Mountains. This route is relentless..
This day is an E-P-I-C route, please be prepared.. Any ideas that this will be an easy ride around a small country will soon be dismissed.. 12hrs motorcycling to Chepstow on a 'unique' route which hugs the Welsh border throughout... 260 miles and ...only 40 of those on A Roads, a minimum 2hrs motorcycling between stops, day 1 is a tough cookie..
Most types of bike has done this event but day 1 is more adventure bike happy. We have had cruisers and sports bike do day 1 - it is doable - but it can be tough going.
We reach Chepstow at around 8pm, and day 1 of the event will end on the High Street and we shall refuel ready for the following day.
Our suggested night stop is 10 minutes away from our finish point at the Premier Inn, Newport.. You can stop anywhere you like for B&B or camping, just ensure you return to Chepstow High Street before 9am next morning.
Any ideas of RIDE Cymru being a jolly are dispelled on day 1... You will have earnt every penny of your sponsorship on this event - so get pestering friends & family to sponsor you now...