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Sustrans Summer Solstice Dawn Ride
Wed 21 June 2017, 03:00 – 08:00 BST
A dawn ride leaving Pontypool town onto NCN 492 and climbing steadily up through the Afon Llwyd Valley, above Abersychan, Cwm Avon and rising above Blaenavon to pause at the routes highest point and watch the sun rise above the Severn Estuary announcing that the Solstice, the longest day, has arrived. This ride, rich in heritage has reached its highest point and continues down through the beautiful Clydach Gorge along NCN 46, bathed in the early morning sun, the ghost of steam trains are in the background. We meet the Monmouthshire Brecon Canal near Llanfoist, where Iestyn Mortymer rode the incline-the story so well told in Cordell's "Rape of the Fair Country". We follow this tranquil canal back to Pontypool where this 32 mile, virtually traffic free, ride concludes.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The ride is open to participants over the age of 12yrs.Children over the age of 12 yrs must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Free parking is available in the Old Mill Car Park. The location of the starting point is less than 1 mile from the A4042 and A472 roads. Pontypool & Neww Inn Railway Station is also less than a mile away(please check for train times)
What can I bring into the event?
Due to the time of the event, please bring any drinks and food that you may require-It is unlikely any local facilities-Cafes etc. will be open.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Details of the organiser are provided on 'Contact Me' page.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Can I update my registration information?
Absolutely-Just email the organiser!
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
The ride is free-please contact the organiser if you want to transfer your ticket so that required information can be updated
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Again-Please contact the organiser so required information can be updated