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Wales weekend 2014

DodgeTDodgeT Posts: 2,255
edited April 2014 in The Crudcatcher
After the (hopefully) enjoyable Wales weekend we did this year, any interest in doing it again?

Sat / Sun 12th / 13th April

Plan is as follows;

Saturday, weather permitting - Snowdon, should take approx 3hr's up and down.
Then if legs are up for it, Penmachno or Coed y brenin for a quick spin in the afternoon.
If the weather beats us for Snowdon, we have options of Penmachno or Coed y Brenin, plenty of choice.

Saturday night, staying in the Glen Aber at Betws y Coed http://hotelsinsnowdonia.com/

Sunday - Antur Stiniog :)

Going so far;

Roger Taylor room booked stiniog booked
Mark Prout room booked stiniog booked
Alex Mansell room booked stiniog booked
Alex's mate room booked stiniog booked
Charles Prinold room booked stiniog booked
Spencer Burton room booked stiniog booked
Dave Royle room booked stiniog booked
Neil Howett room booked stiniog booked
Simon Whitham room booked stiniog booked
Mark Ward room booked stiniog booked
Andrew Cunningham stiniog booked
Peter numbers stiniog booked
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  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    Was awesome this year!! :D I'd be well up for it next year, thin snowdon and a centre is ambitious, Penmachno is bloody awesome but Afan/Cwmcarn and BPW would be sweet as well, not ridden Cwmcarn or BPW yet and the others are pretty close for me at uni, so the South Wales stuff appeals to me more. Would nice to ride Afan without having done 200-odd miles in the days beforehand!! :lol:

  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,930
    Depending on work or study I will play
  • It was fantastic fun this year, and I'd be up for it again!
    I still want to ride Snowdon, as I keep being thwarted by the weather it's becoming a true mission! I too have a love for Antur, so am up for that, but will go with the flow.

    Once we've figured out dates, I can then confirm. Sweeeeeeet!
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  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    If it's up north then I'm a potential yes. If it's down south I'm a definite :)
  • I'm up for a trip to Wales!
  • Richie63Richie63 Posts: 2,132
    Why not but I don't have much time left for the first half of the year.
    I'm going to blow the bank on a new build ( within reason ) NOW DONE!!
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  • I'm in depending on dates and whether I'm working.
    MmmBop

    Go big or go home.
  • DodgeTDodgeT Posts: 2,255
    March 15th and 16th or April 12th and 13th, either any good?
  • Either are good for me!
    MmmBop

    Go big or go home.
  • foxc_ukfoxc_uk Posts: 1,292
    I'm in depending on dates and whether I'm working.
    ^this
    *edit: I can do those dates although I haven't yet been given the event dates for this year..
  • March might work better for me, but may be able to do either
    It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
    Join us on UK-MTB we won't bite, but bring cake!
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  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    March would be preferable but any other weekend in april would be good too!

  • Richie63Richie63 Posts: 2,132
    I'm out can't do either
    I'm going to blow the bank on a new build ( within reason ) NOW DONE!!
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  • ProutsterProutster Posts: 785
    Away skiing in March, so would gave to be April for me.
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    April is better for me as I have a race the weekend before the march date.
  • DodgeTDodgeT Posts: 2,255
    April I reckon it should be then, seeing as it suits the (small) majority so far.

    Personally, I think a Wales weekend needs to take in Snowdon, especially as we didn't manage to do it last year. Bearing that in mind and that it would then mean a 4hr drive down to south Wales ie BPW / Afan, I suggest we stay north. After tackling Snowdon, we'll be wanting meat, cake and beer, not a 4hr drive!
    Betws y coed is close by, has lots of places to stay and lots of places to eat and drink, be rude not to stay there. I won't booking into a certain place beginning with Vag and ending with bond...

    Saturday - Snowdon, should take approx 3hr's up and down, so it leaves time (if your legs are up for it) for another go at it as there are 2 clear options for the route down. Rangers/telegraph or Llanberis path.
    Or, again if legs are up for it, Penmachno is just over half an hour's drive and is an absolute cracker of a ride. It's pretty much a figure of 8 loop, you can do half of it or the full loop. Say 11m vs 22m roughly. It's then 10 mins drive to Betws y Coed.

    If the weather beats us for Snowdon, we have options of Penmachno or Coed y Brenin, plenty of choice.

    Sunday - Antur Stiniog :)

    OK?
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    4 hours snowdon south? you smoking boy?

    about 2 hours...
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    4 hours snowdon south? you smoking boy?

    about 2 hours...

    nope, it's definitely 4 hours. I've done it about 50 times with work!
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    I can get from London to Snowdon in less than 4 hours.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    I can get to Landeglla in 4 hours and thats way beyond, on the worst twidly roads...

    Were you eating donuts and playing with hookers Kev?
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    I can get to Landeglla in 4 hours and thats way beyond, on the worst twidly roads...

    Were you eating donuts and playing with hookers Kev?

    I've done llandegla in 3 1\4. Snowdon is on worse roads. it's a least 3 hours to bettws y coed and then at least 1/2 an hour further to llanberis.
    I can get from London to Snowdon in less than 4 hours.

    but you drive most of the way on the motorway.
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Which was sort of my point. Couldn't you M5/0 it to get there quicker?
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    Which was sort of my point. Couldn't you M5/0 it to get there quicker?

    it's about the same, I've tried every conceivable route to north wales as I used to work there so often.
  • DodgeTDodgeT Posts: 2,255
    edited January 2014
    Never done the drive myself, but according to Google....

    llanbtobpw_zpsc435cdf4.jpg
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    yep, that's the way I'd do it and when you factor in slow drivers, tractors etc.
  • I imagine it would take nearer 4 hours than 2. Well, depending on the date in April, I may be able to go, I'll have to see.

    I think Snowdon then Penmachno, and then Antur on the Sunday :D I'll bring both my bikes this time!
    It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
    Join us on UK-MTB we won't bite, but bring cake!
    Blender Cube AMS Pro
  • DodgeTDodgeT Posts: 2,255
    Who's up for this then, second weekend in April?
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    I will meet you all at Antur on the Sunday
  • DodgeT wrote:
    Who's up for this then, second weekend in April?

    whats the plan? i've lost track!
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