WELCOME! I've been cycling through the Southeast Valleys of Wales since 2010 and I can't say (or show) enough about the place. I just love it. So if you've got the interest and would like to spend some time... sit back and let me show you some of the fabulous places I've discovered.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Day 01 - Oakdale to Newport

Monday; August 24, 2009 - Not so surprisingly rain welcomed me as I left Oakdale at 10:30 Monday morning in a fairly hard down pour getting me properly soaked within the first 2 miles. The Adventure begins.

My first way-marker at Sirhowy Park is already beginning to make my trip look interesting.

I am soon to learn about pathway entrances, but this will be one of the more attractive I encounter.

Not a bad looking path, eh?

Despite the foreboding introduction, my ride was very easy, mostly downhill without much traffic, and despite numerous wrong turns at a variety of infernal round-a-bout and all-about-all-over-agains, I made it comfortably to Newport by 2:30 that afternoon. It was then but a short hop to the lovely Tredegar House Caravan Club Site... One of the cleanest and most well-provided campgrounds I have ever seen. (View here.) And yes... the sun came out just as I arrived.

Some lovely rolling country just past Risca.

What is with the sky? The clouds seem to be so very close to the ground. And what a farm! Don't need no Cezanne today.

Here's a parting shot from the entrance to Tredegar House Caravan Club Site. Now I'm off to Cardiff.

Note to Cartographer: Daily Mileage = 24.02 Total Mileage = 24.02


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