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[May 10, 2015] Spring 2015 Wales Run - Blacks & Beacons (Black mountains / South wales)



Yeah. You do feel a hooligan if there's a rake of families enjoying a day out and you come over the brow all WRC!

Lol. Cheers . I keep looking out for an RS but never see it.... I'm assuming your in the clio?
You won't see me in it now till weekend, I'm in Kent with the clio. So if you see it, it'll be the wife.
 
Thanks for your comments guys, much appreciated.

Have a fantastic run this weekend!
No problem. I'm familiar with crickhowel, brecon, Ystradgynlais and abergavenny areas. Not so much built wells, llandovery etc.

Not sure what your researching this for Tim but this is food for though:
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My God that's a superb little run! Worth a diversion, or maybe on your way home?
@SharkyUK actually reminded me of the run at the spring action day, he was discussing classic routes with a friend of his. So cheers Andy.
So on the way home I took this route. I've driven it before.... but never properly driven it
It was by far the best, most intense drive I've had in the clio, actually, any car!

Pushed it very hard but I loved every minute. Responds so well to a hard drive on the track tyres! Its epic.
I did it in the Audi the other day afterwards, were a lot of cars around to spoil it though, and to be honest it wasn't a spot on the clio anyway. Such a buzz driving the clio on a road like that.

So if your in the area (it's about 20 mins from llangynidr area, 15 mins from abergavenny) it's the B4235 between usk and chepstow. Raglan to usk is just usk road.
 
Might as well share some other routes for yourself and others to enjoy. B4521 c7aff6962167c72575f02dc5bb368b29.jpg
Another superb run. On of my favourites! Very very good run. Its great if your crossing over to England as you can use it as a short cut and an amazing blast all in one
 
Thanks Dan, I'll check those routes out in more detail. It's for a drive I'm planning with a few South Central friends. I say drive, it's an 800 mile / 3 day experience of Wales' finest blacktop :)
Those roads are brilliant mate. You won't be disappointed! Not much in way of scenery, apart from the tre castle route, just pure driving joy!
 

josh11490

ClioSport Club Member
  Not a clio, Saxo vtr
Don't really realise how lucky I am living on the edge of the beacons, some amazing roads around, and no need to break the speed limit either most the time.
 
Just waiting for a lad to get back to me to confirm spots. Then I'll put up a list with postcodes :)

Here's a map but the way it was created means it can't be used to navigate but it does show you where you are in relation to the route. If you open it in thr google maps app and press the box with the car and road names it should pop up.
https://goo.gl/maps/RhmqA
 
This is a better laid out map showing some more place names should it work!!
Click here

Stops will be,
Meeting point at the leisure center in methyr (search for Harvester CF48 1UT and its the large car park.
If then everyone is happy to move on, we will be going;

Burger king in builth wells LD2 3SS (theres a car park behind it)
Rhayader leisure center LD6 5BU
Devils Bridge SY23 3JW
Back to Rhayader leisure center
Trout Inn in Beulah LD5 4UU
Landovery Car park, SA20 0AP (The main one behind the Castle Inn)
Top of the A4069, (cant miss it, small carpark that should have an ice cream van.
Homebase in Brecon LD3 8BT
Thanks to @MJRacing for lending the hand :)
 
Just waiting for a lad to get back to me to confirm spots. Then I'll put up a list with postcodes :)

Here's a map but the way it was created means it can't be used to navigate but it does show you where you are in relation to the route. If you open it in thr google maps app and press the box with the car and road names it should pop up.
https://goo.gl/maps/RhmqA
Looking forward to this. Weather's showing cloudy which is fine.

Just sent my donation. PayPal was being a t**t so had to do debit card.

Route looks good. I'll have to drive to merthyr from Brynmawr to merthyr meet point then drive back up same road, lol. At least I'll be in the initial meet shots

I'll bring my action cam and see if I can get some footage too. Not that I can edit for s**t.... still haven't edited my snowboard holiday and that was weeks ago.
 
Don't worry about not being able to edit. I'm s**t too Haha. If anyone is handy with editing I'm sure we could set up a group cloud storage that everyone can put they're vids in for someone to make something ;)
 
Sadly due to exams I haven't been able to sort the few issues I wanted to before Sunday :( but as its around the corner i shall attend the initial meet stop for pics and a chat! But will have to head off after that sorry!
 

josh11490

ClioSport Club Member
  Not a clio, Saxo vtr
Gutted I can't make this, going to pick up a new motorbike for my dad!

If there's another one or another South Wales meet I'll defiantly be there!
 

Bug

  Megane rs250
Cvs are real bad knocking -_- i'll still come.. but im gonna be a proper sunday driver
The weathers been absolutely shocking this week my car looks like its covered in sand and mud.
What time we meeting in merthyr ? And also anyone know where i can wash my car just before we meet up
 
@Tim. Sorry for not getting back to you mate, I've been stupid busy with work and not around as much as I'd have liked.
Anyway do you still need a hand with a couple of roads? I can drop you a PM if you like :)
Cvs are real bad knocking -_- i'll still come.. but im gonna be a proper sunday driver
The weathers been absolutely shocking this week my car looks like its covered in sand and mud.
What time we meeting in merthyr ? And also anyone know where i can wash my car just before we meet up
A lot of Tesco petrol stations will give you access to a pressure washer if that'll help you? I'd say you're welcome to stop here lol but I don't want to piss my neighbours off with a motorcade of Clios! There's a Tesco in Upper Boat, Pontypridd with a car wash and there's a hand wash option there too.
 
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Bug

  Megane rs250
I might just have to find a hand wash open today otherwise i wont have the effort tomorrow morning -_-
By the time i get home today i'll have over 8 hours of motorsport to catch up on so i'll be very tired tomorrow morning :(
 
I'll be up early cleaning my car. Lol.
My neighbors must think/know I'm a sad b*****d. Only a few weekends back I was cleaning it in the rain at 8pm the day before the spring action day.

Glad your coming @Bug even if the cars not 100%
 

Bug

  Megane rs250
I'll be up early cleaning my car. Lol.
My neighbors must think/know I'm a sad b*****d. Only a few weekends back I was cleaning it in the rain at 8pm the day before the spring action day.

Glad your coming @Bug even if the cars not 100%
I hate cleaning cars... love driving just hate cleaning, when i first passed my test i loved it but now its the last thing i wanna be doing
But im gonna find a hand washers now they can have a go at getting this blob of paint off my carpets... b*****d paint tin was leaking
 

Tim.

ClioSport Club Member
@Tim. Sorry for not getting back to you mate, I've been stupid busy with work and not around as much as I'd have liked.
Anyway do you still need a hand with a couple of roads? I can drop you a PM if you like :smile:
Any insight you can share would be much appreciated, thanks chap.
 
  Focus RS + S3
Nice! Will be making a start on a sport rep next month so will be good to see how to do some bits
 
  Focus RS + S3
Its my brothers car, all the bits came up silly cheap in the right colour so rude not to

Ahh cheers, was worth buying it haha
Really enjoyed it, only did 3 laps of the ring and 2 sessions on the GP track but was enough for me
 
  Looking....
We will have a chat in the morning before we set off lads. I am pretty sure we are taking the B4520 Brecon to Builth road. As for a stop in Builth, Burger King is planned but depends on how many cars show up in the morning.
 
Yea we are going up the b4520, didn't realise the map didn't include it, was going to mention it tomorrow.

Those that have donated can you check if your name is on the justgiving page? There's 2 anonymous and I know one is nutnutwelshman :)

If you haven't, don't forget to donate, a good cause and gets you in the raffle ;)
 

CoryColeWilkins

ClioSport Club Member
Nice! Will be making a start on a sport rep next month so will be good to see how to do some bits
You'll have to ignore my skirt then... I have only had time to put one on so far and it's fitted terrible. It's far from finished

Edit: I have two new skirts and wings to fit also that are original paint.
 
  Focus RS + S3
That sounds like plenty of track time to me anyway. Any more I'd be paranoid of crashing/breaking the car. Especially with the long drive home too.
Yeah to be honest, i was constantly worried about the car in terms of breaking something and crashing, if it was local in combe for example and something broke i could get home easy enough, out theres a different story even though i took out recovery cover i still wouldnt want the hassle

You'll have to ignore my skirt then... I have only had time to put one on so far and it's fitted terrible. It's far from finished

Edit: I have two new skirts and wings to fit also that are original paint.
Its fine lol, be good to have a look anyways
 


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