Coffee and Ice-cream
Best cafe on the Severn Loop (according to Ant)
Good food all round and lovely garden
Excellent cakes and good bike parking
Suggested Local Rides
Below there are several suggested good rides from club members. All can be viewed and downloaded using the links to ridewithgps.com
Short Wye Valley Loop
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32055530 (Short and Easy)
24miles, 2078feet of climbing.
A gentle introduction to the Wye Valley starting and finishing at Parkend. Not a flat ride, but moderate, steady climbing up to St Briavels Village before dropping down to the Wye. An easy meander north following the river to Redbrook before climbing in steps to Clearwell before dropping back down to Parkend.
Longer Wye Valley Loop
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32055340 (Wye Valley, Easy)
36 miles, 2995feet of climbing
Slightly more challenging distance wise, covering more of the Wye Valley, starting and finishing in Parkend
Around the Severn
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31617149 (Severn Loop, Hard)
73.4miles, 3760feet of climbing
A loop of the beautiful Severn valley incorporating a ride across the Severn bridge, and the flat plain from Thornbury up to Gloucester.
Around the Forest
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30627353 (Hilly route 1, Med )
30.2miles, 2909feet of climbing
Short but relatively hilly route of the Forest to test the legs.
Forest & Wye Hills
(Hilly route 2, Med)
27.7miles 2261feet of climbing
Hilly route featuring some nice climbs in the south of the Forest
Malvern & Ledbury
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27813150 (Malverns, Hard)
86.5miles, 5444feet of climbing
A lumpy route out to the Malverns.
Over the Border to Usk
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27991076 (Usk, Hard)
60.8miles, 4483feet of climbing
An undulating route to Usk and back featuring the beautiful Wentwood climb.
Monmouth and Usk
53.4miles, 4181feet of climbing
A lumpy loop out to Usk and back via Wye Valley and St Briavels. Quiet roads but some hard climbs, but some great descents