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Courses used in 2015 Season

R10/4

OS References: Sheet 160 - Start 760334 Finish 760335 -  Start at northern end of farm gate opposite service road approx. half mile south west of Llandovery town on A4069. Proceed south west on A4069 to Llangadog, to turn in the road at southern boundary wall of Llangadog School, one yard short of lamp standard 112-6-4. Retrace over same road to finish at northern end of farm gate approximately 75 yards short of starting point. 

  

R10/6B

"R10/6B ("Brimfield Bypass") Brimfield bypass to Ludlow by-pass, on A49 and Ludlow Open Course.

 Start on A49 at Brimfield hilltop, at large lay-by (old A49) on west side of road. Proceed north along Brimfield by-pass to Turn at Sheet road island. Encircle and retrace to Finish at County Boundary sign, 40 yards short of turning into Brimfield village. OS Map references: Start  518657 & Finish - 523682"

 

R10/9

OS References: Sheet 170 - Start and finish 989683

Start opposite 50mph sign on B4235 near RAF St Athan Main Entrance in line with drain. Proceed eastwards on B4235 to circle rbt with A4226 (Penmark/Rhoose Airport access). Retrace to finish 55 yards before start at eastern end of lay-by.

 

R10/11a (revised 12/6/08)

STARTat field access junction with minor road, 28 yards south of Carew Roundabout on A477.  Proceed north to Carew Roundabout where bear left on A477 via Milton, to pass junction with A4075 (Pembroke) to left (1.688 miles).  Continue on A477 to Pembroke Dock where TURN around roundabout (4.478 miles) to retrace on A477.

Continue eastwards on A477 to pass junction with A4075 (7.336 miles) and via Milton  to Carew Roundabout (8.990 miles).  Take 2nd exit,  continuing on A477 to Sageston Roundabout (9.824 miles) where take 1st. left into Sageston village to FINISH at a point 5 yards west of Lighting Column Ref. 0301 - 3758, which is 9 yards west of the Plough Inn, Sageston (10.006 miles).

  

R10/12

START in unclassified road opposite first drain cover and sign "Primrose Green" east of junction with Raglan roundabout.  At roundabout take first exit A40 (with care) and in half a mile keep straight ahead on unclassified road (old A40) and proceed towards Monmouth to junction with A40, l mile west of Mitchel Troy (4.96 miles)where turn to join A40.  After passing Granada Services take first left and continue on A40 to FINISH in line with second cats-eye from east end of lay-by on left and 170 yards short of Raglan roundabout.

 

R10/16A

START At light standard IF 21 at southern end of layby 0.4 miles north of Abercarn on A467. Proceed southbound, taking 2nd exit at roundabout to continue on A467 to Wattsville roundabout and take 1st exit onto dual carriageway (A467). Proceed on dual carriageway to Risca roundabout (5.16 miles). Turn by circling the roundabout to continue on dual carriageway northbound to Wattsville roundabout.  Take 3rd exit signposted Abercarn to continue on A467 single carriageway to take 2nd exit at roundabout to continue to Abercarn. Bear left (WITH GREAT CARE) on unclassified road (2nd entrance signed to Prince of Wales Industrial Estate) and in 200yds FINISH at light standard IF463 on left opposite entrance to Bridge Street (cul-de-sac) on right. 10.000 miles.

District Regulation

There are double white lines at the start. Any rider turning in the road at the start WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Please continue for 200 yds past start to turn at roundabout

R10/17

OS References: Sheet 161 - Start and finish 333100  Start at 1st drain cover in 3rd lay-by east of Hardwick rbt, Abergavenny, on A40, 25 yards east of Kilo post 97 and 400 yards east of bridge over road. Proceed on A40 to Raglan rbt (4.94 miles) and turn by circling rbt and retrace on A40 to finish at road joint 136 at western end of lay-by opposite start.

District Regulation:
No cars connected with riders are to travel on the A40 during the event. Competitors observed crossing the dual carriageway will be disqualified.

 

R10/22A (revised)  Measured by N.M.James 17/01/13

START on Vale of Neath Supplier Estate service road opposite Lamp Post No. 18. Proceed eastwards along service road to Resolven Roundabout (0.458 miles). (N. B. Safety Notice:- Do not cross the centre line of road on right hand bend). Take 1st.left along A465 dual carriageway westbound to 1st exit left (4.862 miles). Continue up the loop to Tonna Roundabout where take 1st exit to Aberdulais Interchange. Take 4th.exit (5.505 miles) down slip road to re-join A465 dual carriageway. Proceed eastbound to Resolven Roundabout where take 1st.exit left  to FINISH at access road to Canal Car Park on cross-valley link road (10.006 miles).

NG Coordinates  Start:- 282450 East 202250 North   Turn  roundabout:- 277000 East 199000 North      Finish :-  282670 East 203100 North

 

R10/23

Start at mark on kerb at end of pavement opposite and 15 metres N of “Ffermdy Pentreclwydda” in Pentreclwydda village 2 miles S of Glynneath on B4242 (old Vale of Neath road) (OS Sheet 170 GR 849050). Proceed westwards on B4242 to Resolven junction with cross valley road (1.962 miles). Continue on B4242 westwards to Abergarwed village. Continue westwards, Ynysarwed village sign (2.683 miles). Proceed westwards to foot of Rock and Fountain hill and continue to climb to top of hill (4.706 miles). Continue to TURN in break in dual carriageway opposite factories at Ynysgerwen (5.141 miles). Descend hill and retrace route eastwards through Ynysarwed village and Abergarwed (village sign 7.961 miles). Continue eastwards through Resolven junction (8.933 miles). Continue eastwards to FINISH at 1st drain cover on left at entrance to Coal Factors at Rheola (almost opposite bus stop). (GR 842041)

 

R10/24

Start south of Raglan rbt on unclassified road signed "Gwehelog", 100 yards south of Clearway sign opposite 3rd of three gateways. Proceed towards Usk where turn left & immediately left again WITH GREAT CARE to join A472 (4.86 miles). On A472 to junction with B4235 (signed "Chepstow 14") (5.68 miles) where turn left through Gwernesney, where bear left at fork. Continue on unclassified road via Glider Field to Cross Hands (Stop Sign) (8.61 miles) where turn left WITH GREAT CARE to proceed via Treworgan Common to: Finish at farm gate just beyond entrance to Raglan Enterprise Centre just before village – 11.03 miles (finish changed for safety reasons)

 

R15/2

Start at South exit of lay-by adjacent to old washery on old A465 next to Give Way sign. Proceed south on old A465 through Resolven and on to junction with A4109 adjacent to Ynysgerwen cricket club. Proceed south on A4109 to roundabout where take 1st exit onto new A465 dual carriageway leading north to Resolven roundabout, where take 2nd exit on A465 to Glynneath. Continue until next roundabout (Cwmgwrach) where take 1st exit on B road through Glynneath, to finish adjacent to lamp post no 44 opposite the leisure centre swimming pool.

  

R15/3

Start on B4598 at post box in layby opposite Laurel Cottage, approx 200 yards northwest of Horse & Jockey pub. Proceed northwestwards towards Hardwick rbt. Take 1st exit A40 to Raglan rbt and take 1st exit on "old A40" signed for Clytha. Continue past Charthouse Inn/Usk junction (where road becomes B4598 again) and finish at gateway 100 yards short of start, opposite Horse & Jockey pub

 

R15/4

Start on B4318 ½ mile southeast of Sageston roundabout. Proceed northwest to Sageston roundabout. Take 2nd exit on to A477 to Carew Cross roundabout to take 2nd exit. Continue on A477 to Pembroke Dock roundabout. Circle roundabout and retrace to Carew Cross roundabout. Take 2nd exit and continue on A477 to Sageston roundabout where take 2nd exit to continue on A477 towards Redberth. Turn left into Redberth and continue along old road to Sageston to finish 100 yards beyond the Plough Inn at entrance to field.

 

R25/3H (Revised)

START on access road to Hirwaun Industrial Estate (E 293120/ N206180 OS Sheets 170/160) 8 yards north of lamp column No.1 and 30 yards north of junction with old A465 road (Hirwaun to Rhigos). Proceed south to junction with unclassified road (on to the old route) and bear left to roundabout with A4061 (Rhigos mountain road) where take second exit (straight on) to Hirwaun roundabout A465 (1.306 miles).Take first exit westwards along the A465 dual carriageway to Blaengwrach roundabout (McDonalds) d7.169 miles. Take second exit (straight on) on A465 to Resolven rounabout 10.183 miles. Here take third exit, follow the A465 to exit at the next junction at Aberdulais (sp Seven Sisters), climbing to the Tonna roundabout 15.063 miles. Now take first exit to Aberdulais Interchange where circle and take fourth exit down slip road to rejoin the A465 eastward.Continue to Resolven roundabout 19.719 miles taking second exit (straight on) to Blaengwrach roundabout (McDonalds) 22.764 miles. Take second exit continuing on A465, passing over river bridge and the Glynneath interchange to FINISH in the SECOND layby on the left at a point 25 yards west of the ‘Take Litter Home’ sign and opposite the emergency telephone point. 25.014 miles.

 

R25/3L ( Description Corrected 13/7/15)

Start on unclassified road at Cefn Rhigos village, 10 yards west of electricity pole no B29031 on north side of road and opposite ‘New Inn’ Public House. Proceed eastwards to roundabout with A4061 (1.555 miles) where take 2nd exit (straight on) and to roundabout with A465 where take 1st exit (2.259 miles). Proceed westwards along A465 down the”Glynneath Bank” (with care)to Blaengwrach roundabout (McDonalds) (8.111 miles), where take 2nd exit (straight on) to Resolven roundabout (11.121 miles), where take 3rd exit (straight on) to leave A465 at 1st junction left signed A4109. Bear left, around the loop to Tonna roundabout (15.993 miles). Take 1st exit to  circle Aberdulais Interchange (with care) to take 4th  exit to rejoin A465 eastwards (16.418 miles). Retrace on A465 dual carriageway to Resolven roundabout (20.639 miles) where take 2nd exit on A465 to Blaengwrach roundabout (23.675 miles). Take 2nd exit (straight on) and continue on A465 over river Neath bridge to leave the A465 at 1st exit signed A4109 (24.838 miles). Proceed down slip road taking care at the junction to Finish at Lighting Column Ref 307 mid way along lay by on left (25.014 miles).

NB There are permanent traffic lights sited 98 yards beyond the finish – riders MUST stop.

 

R25/4 OS References: Sheet 160 Start 732311 Finish 753334   Start on A4069 at northern edge of field gate on left approximately 3 miles south of Llandovery. Proceed north on A4069 to junction with A40 at Llandovery (3.028 miles). Bear left on A40 over railway crossing, continue on A40 via Llanwrda by-pass (7.197 miles). Continue to Rhosmaen village sign (13.897 miles) onto rbt one mile east of Llandeilo (14.73 miles). Circle rbt and retrace along Llanwrda by-pass (22.343 miles). Continue on A40 to finish at telephone pole 12 opposite farm track and 15 yards west of post box in lay-by approximately a mile and a half west of Llandovery town.

  

R25/7 (corrected description 13/7/15)

Start on southbound side of Monmouth Road (unclassified) at approx. SO 38983 02022 - opposite post between gates on right to farm buildings and to “Usk Castle Chase Natural Burial Ground”, 125 yards south west of "Bends for 1 1/2 miles" sign on the old Usk/Raglan road. Proceed towards Usk.  At foot of hill turn left (M) and left again (M) onto A472 and proceed to take left hand lane at Llangeview interchange (M) where join A449.  Proceed via Raglan interchange (M) where road becomes the A40. Continue to pass picnic area (11.757 miles) and through tunnel (12.5 miles point is 100 yds inside the tunnel). After tunnel bear left (M) and in 300 yards at garage (M) turn left with great care on B4293.  Cross over tunnels and in 2/3 mile keep straight on on unclassified road (care at pedestrian crossing) to rejoin the A40 at Mitchel Troy (M).  (Sign Mitchel Troy 14.367 miles) Retrace via Raglan interchange and at Llangeview bear left (M) to leave A449 and proceed on A472 to: Finish opposite 2nd drain cover on right, 25 yards beyond tele pole No DP63 and 350 yards beyond rear of sign reading A449/B4235 on approach to Usk.

District Regulation:

Saturday events not to start before 3pm. Sunday events, last rider to be off by 11am.

  

R25/7A

OS References: Sheet 161 - Start 424083 Finish 413079  Start at drain cover on left, 165 yards beyond Road Narrows sign, a mile north-east of Raglan on old A40 road. Proceed towards Monmouth to junction with A40, one mile west of Mitchel Troy (4 miles) where turn left with care to join A40. After passing Granada Services, bear left and continue on A40 to Raglan rbt (9.18 miles) where take 3rd exit (A40) to Abergavenny (Hardwick) rbt (16.97 miles). Turn by circling rbt and retrace on A40 to Raglan rbt where take 2nd exit (A40) to finish 350 yards east of rbt in line with lamp standard WB103 at far end of lay-by on left.

 

R25/8c

OS References: Sheet 149 - Start 387520 Finish 378497 Start at lay-by on A4112 west of junction with B4230 (please take litter home sign). One mile west of Weobley. Proceed southwest through Sarnesfield, straight on at cross roads and through Kinnersley to junction with A438/A4111 (5.347 miles). Turn left with care and proceed straight on at next junction towards Hereford, through Letton, over Tinhill, continue on A438, through Swainshill to Kingsacre Halt (16.495 miles). Turn left on A480, through Stretton Sugwas and Yazor. Remain on A480, at junction with B4230 through Eccles Green to Finish at Sun Valley Farm entrance TB160 onleft approximately 1 mile beyond Eccles Green and ¾ mile short of junction with A4112. (25.179 miles).

 

R25/16

Start on A465 approx. 5 miles north of Hardwick roundabout, Abergavenny at end of lay-by after junction on right hand side to Llanfihangel Crucorney.  Proceed South to Hardwick roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto A40 dual carriageway Eastbound for 7.552 miles to turn on Raglan roundabout and retrace Westbound on A40 to Hardwick roundabout taking the 4th exit on A465 to Hereford to finish 15 kerbstones past road junction sign on left and mileage board on right (Abergavenny 4 1/2 miles), approx 120 yards short of start.

 

R25/22

Start on B4598 at Post Office box in layby opposite Laurel Cottage, approximately 200 yards west of the Hardwick (formerly Horse & Jockey) PH. Proceed westwards to Hardwick rbt where take 1st exit on A40 to Raglan rbt 8.351 Straight on to junction with unclassified road (old A40) where fork left and proceed towards Monmouth to junction with A40, one mile west of Mitchel Troy.  Turn left with care to join A40.  After passing Granada Services take 1st exit to continue on A40 (Raglan interchange) to Raglan rbt 18.363 Straight on at rbt to finish (on A40 dual carriageway) in 7th layby, approx 1 mile short of Hardwick rbt. (West end, at post 12/3) 25.014

 

R25/23

OS References: Sheet 149 - Start and finish 418192   Start opposite "P" sign in lay by on unclassified road near Cross Ash (map ref. 50417193). Turn left and proceed through Cross Ash on B4521 to signpost "Wern Goch Lyn Farm where turn left and left again onto B4233. Great care through hairpin bends before turning left at Rockfield to join B4347, through Newcastle to finish opposite starting point.

 

R25/24 (Description corrected 13/7/15)

Start on unclassified road just off Resolven roundabout, access to TRW works, (16 yards north of old R10/22 start point). Proceed to Resolven roundabout, (0.102 miles) taking 1st exit left southbound on A465 dual carriageway to Aberdulais interchange (4.427 miles) Bear left up around the loop to Tonna roundabout (4.909 miles). Take 1st exit left to main interchange roundabout (4.967 miles), circle roundabout to take 4th  exit left down slip road to rejoin A465 northbound (5.363 miles). Proceed northwards to Resolven roundabout (9.562 miles), continue on A465 dual carriageway to Blaengwrach roundabout (12.599 miles). Take 1st left along cross-valley link to junction with B4242 (12.818 miles). Bear left along B4242 southbound via Pentreclwdau to Resolven junction. Continue south on B4242 via Ynysarwed, Rock & Fountain to Turn at break in dual carriageway at Ynysygerwen (opposite factories entrance) (19.568 miles). Retrace to Resolven junction (23.050 miles). Continue on B4242 passing Rheola pond to FINISH at 25 yards beyond ‘Ffermdy Pentreclwydau’ in disused access (opposite start of R10/23) 25.014 miles)

 

R30/5

OS References: Sheet 160 - Start 714313 Finish 716286   Start in unclassified road to east of Llanwrda by-pass signed "Station" at power pole opposite farm gate between stone buildings of Pentremeurig Farm. Proceed to A40 where turn left, then to junction with A4069 where turn left (2.428 miles). Proceed through Llangadog village with great care. Bear left through village towards Llandovery. At Llandovery Church "30mph sign" 8.729miles. Proceed to junction with A40, turn left with care to Llanwrda by-pass. "Station" sign 13.113 miles. Repeat circuit to Llanwrda by-pass - "Station sign 2nd time 26.165 miles. Continue on A40 to junction with A4069 where turn left, through Llangadog village as before to finish ¼ mile beyond derestriction sign and 60 yards beyond small stone bridge at a point 9 yards beyond stone gate post furthest from bridge. 30.017 miles

 

R30/2C (National 3 Up TTT 2014)

START on unclassified road signposted ‘Clytha’ (old A40 Raglan to Abergavenny road) at yellow mark on drain cover by Light Standard on flare at western side of entrance to Monmouthshire Livestock Market. (OS 161 384087). Continue westbound along unclassified road to descend Clytha Cutting (CARE). Continue along unclassified road to go straight on (to join B4598 at Steel Horse Cafe). Continue along B4598 via Penpergwm to pass Hardwick Inn on right and pass FINISH point, to start 1st lap. Continue westbound to Hardwick roundabout (CARE) and take 1st exit to enter A40 dual carriageway. (6.2 miles). Continue eastbound on A40 dual carriageway to Raglan roundabout. Take first left (tight bend) (WITH GREAT CARE) (13.7 miles). Follow unclassified road (old A40) to pass Start (15.5 miles). Continue westbound along unclassified road to descend Clytha Cutting (CARE). Continue along unclassified road to go straight on (to join B4598 at Steel Horse Cafe). Continue along B4598 via Penpergwm to pass Hardwick Inn on right and pass FINISH point, to start 2nd  lap. (20.3 miles). Continue westbound to Hardwick roundabout (CARE) and take 1st exit to enter A40 dual carriageway (21.6 miles). Continue eastbound on A40 dual carriageway to Raglan roundabout (29.1 miles). Take first left (tight bend) (WITH GREAT CARE). Follow unclassified road (old A40) to pass Start (30.9 miles). Continue westbound along unclassified road to descend Clytha Cutting (CARE).  Continue along unclassified road to go straight on (to join B4598 at Steel Horse Cafe). Continue along B4598 via Penpergwm to pass Hardwick Inn on right to FINISH at mark at drain cover opposite ‘road junction’ sign and 39 kerb joints east of entrance to ‘Speedwell’ dwelling and approximately 100 yards. west of large layby outside Hardwick Inn. 35.6 miles.

R30/7

OS References: Landranger 1:50000 Sheet 161.
START at SO 42473 08388 opposite steel field gate on right, 35yds beyond SW corner of John Deere Tractor Sales, a mile north-east of Raglan on old Monmouth Road (unclassified).
Proceed 400yds SW (towards Raglan) to junction with A40; turn left with care to join A40 eastbound, then immediately bear left onto slip road towards Monmouth (A40). Continue past Monmouth Services (1.4 miles), picnic area (5.6 miles) and through tunnel (6.3 miles). Immediately after tunnel bear left (B4233) and in 190 yds at mini r/b with petrol station on corner turn left (M) with great care onto B4293 (6.6 miles). Cross above tunnels and in 0.8 miles keep straight onto unclassified road; after another 1.5 miles (beyond Mitchel Troy) keep ahead to rejoin A40 (9.1 miles). Retrace south-westwards and after passing Monmouth Services, bear left (12.9 miles) and continue on A40 to Raglan rbt (14 miles) where take 3rd exit (A40) to Abergavenny Hardwick rbt (21.6 miles). Turn by circling rbt (M) and retrace on A40 eastbound to Raglan rbt where take 2nd exit (A40) to finish 200 yards east of rbt in line with 1st lighting column for layby in front of Raglan Castle. 30.057 miles FINISH is at SO 41245 07920

 

R50/1B

OS References: Sheet 161 - Start and Finish 308121   Start On A40 at first lay-by, approximately half a mile east of Hardwick rbt; 39 yards west of post 13/1, at concrete joint marked 74. Proceed to Raglan rbt (7.060) where straight on to bear left on unclassified road (old A40) and proceed towards Monmouth to junction with A40, one mile west of Mitchel Troy (12.080). Turn left to join A40. After passing Granada Services, take 1st left and continue on A40 to Raglan rbt (17.166) where straight on to Hardwick rbt (24.766). Circle rbt and take A40 dual carriageway to Raglan rbt (31.811) and repeat as before (Mitchel Troy 37.831) (Raglan rbt 42.917) to Finish in 8th lay-by (opposite start) at post marked 13/1. 50.030 miles.

 

R50/3C

START  at first lay-by east of Resolven roundabout on A465 at the east edge of the most western drain cover. Continue eastwards on A.465 dual carriageway to Blaengwrach Roundabout. Bear left along cross valley link road to junction with old vale of Neath road, B4242. Bear left along B4242 going westwards via Pentreclwdda to "30" sign at Resolven. Continue on B4242 via Abergarwed, Ynysarwed, to climb to top of Rock and Fountain. Continue westwards on B4242 to Aberdulais village sign to junction with A4109 (Give Way). Bear left down A4109 through village to Aberdulais Interchange (9.602 miles) where take 1st.left down slip road to join A.465 dual carriageway eastbound. Proceed eastwards on A465 to Resolven roundabout. Take second exit continuing on A.465 to pass START point at the start of the second circuit (15.385 miles) Continue eastwards on A.465 dual carriageway via Blaengwrach Roundabout, Pentreclwdda, Abergarwed, Ynysarwed, Aberdulais and Resolven roundabout to take second exit on A465 to pass START point at the start of third circuit (30.771 miles). Continue as before on third circuit to pass START point. Continue  eastwards on A.465 dual carriageway to Blaengwrach Roundabout. Bear left along cross valley link road to junction with old vale of Neath road, B4242. Bear left along B4242 to FINISH at mark on road. (50.198 miles)

 

R50/4

Start next to red Royal Mail box in lay-by approx 1 mile west of Llandovery on

the A40.  Proceed westwards along A40 via Llanwrda by-pass, Manordeilo and Rhosmaen to Llandeilo roundabout (10.338 miles).  Take 2nd exit (A40), continue through Halfway, Pontarcothi, and Nantgaredig to roundabout to East of Abergwili (23.095 miles).  Take 2nd exit (A40), proceed along Abergwili by pass to next roundabout where take 1st exit along Camarthen eastern by-pass to roundabout at junction with B4300 (25.081 miles).  Turn and retrace the outward route along the A40 to roundabout West of Abergwili, take 2nd exit along Abergwili by pass to roundabout (27.112 miles).  Take 2nd exit again along the A40 via Nantgaredig, Pontarcothi and Halfway to Llandeilo roundabout (39.866 miles).  Take 1st exit again along A40 via Rhosmaen, Manordeilo and Llanwrda by pass to finish at telegraph pole referenced TP12 in lay-by opposite and 12 metres east of starting point (50.025 miles).

 

 

R50/5

OS References: Sheet 160 - Start 703335 Finish 711312 Start on bridge over river Dulais, approx. 1¼ miles north of Llanwrda on A482, approx. 200 yards south of the Feathers Inn. Proceed to Llanwrda to junction with A40 (1.396 miles). Bear left on A40 to Llandovery railway crossing (5.357 miles). Continue east through town on A40 to Sennybridge (17.445 miles). Continue to Brecon west rbt at junction with A470 (25.625 miles). Circle rbt and retrace via Sennybridge to Trecastle (36.316 miles). Continue on A40 to Llandovery Town sign (45.096 miles). Through town to Llanwrda to finish at western end of village opposite rear of Llanwrda sign. 50.041 miles

 

R100/1

O.S. Reference Start 697304  Finish 698304

START in lay-by with GPO cable box in verge on A40 approx. 1.7 miles south-west of Llanwrda. Proceed south –west on A40 to Llandeilo roundabout (5.572 miles) where encircle roundabout and retrace past Llanwrda (12.993 miles) and continue on A40 through Llandovery (CARE), Trecastle and Sennybridge to the Brecon West roundabout(37.208 miles). Encircle roundabout and retrace on A40 through Sennybridge, Trecastle and Llandovery (CARE) past Llanwrda to Llandeilo roundabout (68.939 miles) where take 2nd exit to continue on A40 Llandeilo bypassto Abergwili East roundabout (81 .643 miles). Encircle roundabout and retrace along A40 to Llandeilo roundabout (94.550 miles) where take 1st main exit (left) on A40 and continue north-west to FINISH at drain cover on LHS of road approx 36 yards beyond the start. (100.142 miles)

 

R100/8

Start in lane signposted "Bettws Newydd, Clytha and Golf Course" opposite warning sign "Bends for 1 1/2 miles" approximately 200 yards south of junction with old A40 at entrance to Clytha Park, proceed t old A40 where turn left WITH CARE to proceed past Charthouse Inn (where join B4598) to Hardwick roundabout, Abergavenny to take 1st exit onto A40 dual carriageway to Raglan roundabout where take 2nd exit to continue on A40.  Take left hand lane at Raglan interchange to continue on A40 to Monmouth.

Pass through tunnel and bear left to garage turn left with care and follow B4293 and unclassified road to Mitchel Troy.  Rejoin A40 and after passing Granada Services bear left and continue on A40 to Raglan roundabout.  Take 3rd exit A40 to Hardwick roundabout, Abergavenny.  Circle roundabout to continue on second circuit on A40 to Raglan roundabout where take 2nd exit and continue to Monmouth tunnels.

Repeat as before via Mitchel Troy to Raglan roundabout, take 3rd exit A40 to Hardwick roundabout, Abergavenny.

Circle roundabout and repeat course via Raglan, Monmouth, Mitchel Troy and Raglan and return to Hardwick roundabout.  Circle roundabout to take 5th exit B4598 signed "Usk" past Charthouse restaurant where straight on on unclassified road to finish before junction to Llanarth, 50 yards short of Green Bus Shelter on right at far end of disused field gate 10 yards short of footpath sign "Llansanffraed Court 1.5 km"

 

R12/95 

START on unclassified road (old A40) in layby opposite junction to Llanarth. Eastern end of drain cover, 2 yards west of Bus Stop sign, approximately 15 yards west of junction.

 

0.000

 

0.000

Proceed past Charthouse Inn (where join B4598) to Hardwick rbt, Abergavenny to take 5th exit A465 to Hereford

 

4.588

via Pontrilas (sign "Hereford)

12.401

16.989

to rbt at Kingfisher Rise estate, Hereford (Tesco)

9.737

26.726

Circle rbt and retrace on A465 via Pontrilas (sign "Abergavenny")

9.953

36.679

to Hardwick rbt, Abergavenny

12.188

48.867

**Take 1st exit on B4598 (sign "Usk") to Charthouse Restaurant where turn right with care to continue on B4598 via Chainbridge to Usk (Three Salmons Hotel – STOP sign must be observed

 

9.788

 

58.655

Turn left WITH CARE onto A472 to junction with B4235 (sign "Chepstow 14") where turn left to Gwernesney where straight on on unclassified road via glider field to Cross Hands STOP sign, where turn left with care to proceed via Treworgan Common (and past HQ) to Raglan Church. Turn left through Raglan village to Raglan rbt

 

4.124

2.975

 

62.779

65.754

Take 2nd exit A40 dual carriageway to Hardwick rbt, Abergavenny

7.786

73.540

Circle rbt to take 5th exit (B4598) ** to commence 2nd circuit

 

 

** to ** is the Chain Bridge circuit - 24.673 miles

 

 

2nd circuit, completed at A465 junction on Hardwick rbt

24.673

98.213

3rd circuit

24.673

122.886

45th circuit

24.673

147.559

5th circuit

24.673

172.232

6th circuit

24.673

196.905

When first rider on the road has completed the 6th circuit all riders will then be sent onto A40 dual carriageway via 6th exit to Raglan rbt

7.551

204.456

where take 1st exit onto unclassified road (sign "Clytha 3") to pass Start and commence finishing circuit

 

 

Timekeeper 1 Start

0.363

204.819

Timekeeper 2 Raglan Garden Centre

1.326

206.145

Timekeeper 3 Bus Shelter opposite turning to Llanarth

2.041

208.186

Timekeeper 4 layby past King of Prussia Inn

1.658

209.844

Timekeeper 5 layby past red-roofed barn, near Horse & Jockey

1.503

211.347

Timekeeper 6 driveway on right, short of B4598/A40 junction

1.004

212.351

Turn left to join A40 dual carriageway to Raglan

Timekeeper 7 2nd layby on dual carriageway

1.004

213.355

Timekeeper 8 3rd layby

1.602

214.957

Timekeeper 9 4th layby

1.917

216.874

Timekeeper 10 7th layby

1.733

218.607

at Raglan rbt turn left to complete finishing circuit at Timekeeper 1

1.704

220.311

Complete 2nd circuit

15.492

235.803

Complete 3rd circuit

15.492

251.295

Complete 4th circuit

15.492

266.787

Complete 5th circuit

15.492

282.279

 

RH/1

 Start at small entrance 50yds E of ‘30’ sign on A4222 opposite drain cover 30 yds W of Tele pole DP 102 Cowbridge (OS 170 003744).

Proceed in an easterly direction on A4222 up hill to Finish at drain cover underneath 2 pairs of electricity cables 7 kerb joints from entrance on left  (average gradient 1 in 12) 900yds (OS 170 012743)

 

RH/2

Start on unclassified road at road mark approx. 100 yds South of B4379 Ewenny-Ogmore-By-Sea Road (OS170. 874762), Signpost Norton.

Proceed Southwards up steep hill (max gradient 1 in 6) to Finish at top of hill immediately before farm entrance (OS170. 873759)  400 yds,

  

RH/3A

START on unclassified road off A477 in Milton village at a point 100 yards south of Milton Farm Shop and at entrance to Waterworks plant. Proceed in a southerly direction up hill passing Stephens Green Farm, and minor junction to right (0.82 miles) to FINISH at a point 100 yards before junction with “The Ridgeway”. (1.3 miles ).

Coordinates  Start   SN  040  028              Finish SN  040  009

 

RH4 (Rhigos) 

Start at the entrance to theEMS factor near Hirwaun Industrial Estate on A4061 Rhigos Mountain road. Proceed 3.2 miles towards Treherbert to finish opposite far end of large lay-by on top of the mountain.

 

RH/6

Start on unclassified road (Newton Moor-Penllyn Castle) at mark opposite tele pole DP 548 2yds beyond ‘The Moorlands’ farmhouse (OS 170 978765) –approx 1 mile due N of A48 Cowbridge.  Proceed W up hill to TURN LEFT up hill (max gradient 1 in 4) to Finish 10 yds beyond ‘Hill 20%’ sign by tele pole DP 549 & 10yds before entrance on left (OS 170 977763) 400yds

 

RH/10 (The Keepers)

Start at telephone pole opposite junction with B4146 on Unclassified road to Govilon. Proceed uphill on B4246  to FINISH opposite lay-by, 20 yds short of ‘Armco’ barrier on right hand side of road 0.7 miles after cattle grid. (1.85 miles).

 

 

RH/11

 Start at mark on road 110yds from junction just past 2nd farm entrance on left on B4560 Llangynidr – Beaufort road. Proceed uphill, continue on B4560 around hairpin bend for a further 800 yds to finish at mark just as road levels off and turns right (2.2 miles)

 

RH/12 ‘The Bwlch’

Start at mark at SW end of cattle grid on A4061 (GR 952958), approx ½ mile from junction with B4223. Proceed SW up hill to finish at view point opposite with junction with A4107 (GR 939946) (approx 2 miles)

 

RH/14 

Start on A4069 at minor road junction on left and 50 yds before red post box on right approx 5 mile south of Llangadog. Proceed south on A4069 towards Brynamman to FINISH at the small stone wall of Car Park on left at top of mountain. (Approx 3.82 miles)

Start OS 160 SN 735220  Finish OS 160 SN 731193

RH/15  Llywel

Start at mark on Unclassified Twin Carriageway road near Church with tower,200 yds north of A40 and approx 1 mile west of Trecastle.

Proceed North West up hill on the Mynydd Bwlch-y-Groes road to FINISH at mark on road at observation point at top of hill.(1.25 miles)

Start OS 160 SN 869301   Finish OS 160 SN 861318

 

RS/20

Start adjacent to lay-by on A476 by Carmel village sign. Proceed north towards Llandeilo to TURN SHARP LEFT with extreme care (5,2 miles) onto B4300. Proceed south on B4300, through Llanarthne (10.5 miles) to TURN LEFT onto B4310 signposted NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS. Climb hill pas Y POLYN restaurant, through CEFN ABBEY and descend to roundabout at NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN entrance (16 miles). Go straight on at roundabout 2nd exit with care roundabout is offset to left to next roundabout where go straight on 2nd exit to pass underneath A48 flyover (16.7 miles) and into village of PORTHYRYD where TURN LEFT (17 miles) on unclassified road signposted CEFNEITHIN. Climb hill to village of CEFNEITHIN to FINISH by gateway approx. 200yards past CEFNEITHIN village sign (19.6 miles).

RS/30

START: on A4069 at point just south of Llangadog where gras verge widens (immediately beyond junction with minor road). Proceed south on A4069 to climb hill in direction of Brynaman. Cross cattle grid (at 9 kms) and continue on A4069 across bridge where raod steepens and zig-zags to: FINISH: at point adjacent to stone wall at first car park (13 km)


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