Quite how such a simple and beautiful ride as this has been overlooked until LS14 is a mystery.
This is a true Bristol classic, out to the old Severn Crossing and looping up into South Wales for a simple and rolling 100 miles.
South Wales is blessed with a plethora of well surfaced, rolling wide road, the 'A' roads of yester year, now replaced by dual carriageways. The climbs are well graded and consistent, passing through forgotten scenic villages and blessed with very little traffic.
The route links the major towns of the region and is easy to navigate as all destinations are well signposted. Coffee shops abound, particularly recommended is For the Love of Cake on the high street in Abergavenny - previously the workplace of Becky James.
The road between Abergavenny and Monmouth rewards hard work and gives a great descent down through Rockfield.
The only tricky section of the route is leaving Monmouth to head down the Wye Valley back to Chepstow. It's best to ride to the top of the High Street and turn left into Agincourt Street, and follow the road around to the next junction. Motorised traffic has to carry straight on here, but by crossing the road and turning right down the opposite pavement it is possible to use the underpass to access the A466 across the Wye Bridge and avoid riding on the dual carriageway.
The Old Railway Station at Tintern, on the left just before entering the village, is also a great stop to help you over the last few miles back to Bristol.
We hope you love this ride as much as we do!