Day 3.... The Road Home
The old quarry was a good place to stop. There was plenty of room, although the ground was hard it did not matter because of our Thermorest mattresses, which must be one of the most important innovations to camping ever! It had been warm in the night and I had quite a good rest. After making some breakfast we headed off along the main A470 road to Newbridge on Wye. Here we turned off to visit the Church of Disserth, 35 years ago we had camped here for the first time with our mother and father, it had become one of our favourite family campsites and we wanted to look at it again. As we cycled down the lane toward it, we remembered coming here to a cycle race in the early seventies. We visited the old church and had a look at the campsite. I had not been here for twenty years and was surprised at the difference. We used to camp in what was just a farm field with the cattle. But now it had been turned into a very tidy caravan park with nice roads and cut trees. It was a far cry from the camping we had just done! From here we cycled on the road to Builth Wells, we then turned on to a road which is part of the national cycle network. This is a road that mirrors the main road on the opposite side of the river Wye. It was nice and quiet as we ambled along here for a few miles. We stopped in the village of Boughrood for a bit of lunch before going on the main road to Talgarth. From here we took the narrow lane that goes over the mountain pass in the Black Mountains and joins the main route to Crickhowell. The traffic from here was heavy and we encountered a shower of rain for a few minutes. However it was back to the sunshine as we rode to Abergavenny, we were then on familiar territory as we cycled to Croes Llanfair, Goytre and then onto the canal to take us home via New Inn....70 miles.
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