Bradleys Coffee shop Aberdare
Cafe Espresso, Neath
Open No idea as doesn't seem to exist
After the critically acclaimed success of last year's Great Ride North, where myself and Mrs Crusader (plus occasional guests) rode along National cycle route 1 from Norwich to St Andrews, then this year we have headed West to give the same treatment to the Celtic Trail in South Wales.
The trail actually starts in Chepstow but we skipped the early bit and started from Newport so we could follow a figure of 8. The inland part of the route is on Sustrans route 47 and the Costal part is National cycle route 4.
Our first 2 days will be spent inland, although to make the distance doable we will be taking some short cuts rather than stick to route 47 all the way. The mission is again to find the best cafe on the route.
|The route we will follow sticking mainly to the Celtic trail|
So it was with some trepidation that we climbed on our bikes and left the Holiday Inn Express car park heading for the Welsh mountains.
|Ready for the off|
|On to cycle route 47 by the river|
|There was plenty of good off road cycle track in the early part of the rid|
|Cakes on serviettes !!!!!|
|Starting to get cold and wet on way into Neath|
|Mrs Crusader still smiling (for now) as we reached our first overnight stp|
Cafe ratings for cafes reviewed on (or near) the Celtic trail
Bradleys Coffee Shop
Swansea to Fishguard
Fishguard to Tenby
Tenby to Swansea
Swansea to Newport
|Tomorrows forecast looks best of week|