Rebound 2023 Gravel Ride

As part of the world-wide Shimano gravel event, Cardiff Cycle Workshop are hosting a  162km/100 mile self-supported ride. 

The plan is to meet from 05:50, ready to roll out from the workshop at 06:00. The route will be taking in as many gravelly tracks and trails as possible, heading in a north-easterly direction to scale infamous hill climb “The British”, before circling back via lots more gravelly trails, some of which will be steep, rocky and loose.  There are  planned food stops at Talybont Stores, Talybont on Usk and at Bike Park Wales, before meeting up back at the workshop, for some food and celebratory drinks. View the route on our Strava club here.

Hot food and  drinks (veggie curry / tea / coffee) will be provided at the finish , once Nic and Jon make it back! Feel free to bring a beer or similar if you want. 

To snag a place on our ride please complete the form below.

Please also make sure you register at to be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes.

We recommend that you wear a helmet, and bring spares for repairs (inner tubes and chain link. tools etc), drinks, and clothing to suit the forecast weather, it’s likely you’ll be out for over 10 hours. Tyres need to be set up for gravel / mud riding, minimum 700/27.5 x40c  in size.

All riders should be self-sufficient, and have a GPS device and a copy of the route downloaded and able to navigate the route.

Please note: this is a self supported ride and you are solely responsible for your actions, your bike, your kit, your riding etc etc etc. Only come if you are happy taking responsibility for yourself.

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    1. Hopefully not Ant. We’re not insured!

      In all seriousness, there is a bail out option at Ebbw Vale – train or cycle paths back to Cardiff. Also the same back from Merthyr.


  1. Hi, has anyone got a quiet gpx route from Chepstow to the bike shop?
    Would free up some valuable time for this week.

      1. Thx Jon,
        I’ve managed to import a route from Komoot that is close to yours but shorter. I’m giving myself 5 hrs from Swindon but if things look tight near Newport I’ll head north to pick up the advertised rebound route I guess near Cwmcarn and hook up with the graveloton on route. The biggest decision is going to see how time is going during the ride so I don’t miss the last return train to Swindon/London which leaves Cdf at 1800. The next train is 2000 but terminates at Bristol. Options will be at least another 75km on top of an estimated 290 or calling for a wife taxi, which won’t amuse her. 🤞

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