Chartists to the Marches
From the Chartist settlement of Corse across the Vale of Leadon, through the Wye Valley and across the Welsh Border (the River Monnow) into Monmouthshire, visiting several castles. Back through cider country.
Top up your AAA points for the year with this scenic 100. Starting in Corse, the ride first travels to the historic market town of Newent then onwards skirting the top edge of the Forest of Dean to the first control at Goodrich Castle in time for elevenses. From there it passes over the border into Wales at Skenfrith then up to Grosmont before turning back into England. Border country turns to verdant orchards and the second control stop at Weston's Cider. A route mainly on quiet country lanes and B roads. Short stretches on A roads. Some on-road sections of National Cycle Network and the Newent Loop cycle trail. Varying road surfaces. Corse is on the A417 about 8 miles North of Gloucester and 5 miles South of M50 junction 2. The depart and arrivee are at the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields, home of Leadon Vale Cycling Club, at the south end of the settlement. PLEASE NOTE NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY.
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