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Game: Name that road!

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by ColinJ, 10 Dec 2017.

  1. You are on the A4107 climbing from Cymmer to the Bwlch, and probably about here (where the cyclist is in streetview). The village in the distance is probably Abergwynfi.
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  2. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

    Yes @robjh, that is the road. I'm actually a little bit higher - if you go back to streetview, you'll find that on the cyclist's right there's another switchback and soon after that a car park which could be where I'd stopped.

    As many will know, there are three routes to this summit, and a while ago I planned out this route which includes all three ascents (the "55" marks where my photograph was taken):


    Apparently, some of the inter-valley roads in South Wales, including this one and also the Rhigos, north of Treherbert on the map above, were built by miners who would otherwise have been unemployed during the depression in the 1930s. Ironically, it's the roads that have become their permanent legacy. The are wonderful roads.

    I hope you have another good one.

    Edit: actually I a little further along from the car park. You can find the exact spot by lining up the track which the car is about to pass.
    Last edited: 3 Jan 2018
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  3. I covered a lot of that route, from Ogmore over Bwlch and Rhigos and down to Neath, with a CC group ride a few years ago, although I didn't immediately recognise that view - possibly because we were slogging up there in semi-darkness and dropping temperatures at the end of the day so I didn't appreciate it fully! Great day though, and I went back over the Rhigos again last year on my own.

    I'll go and look for another picture, but if anyone else wants to step in and post one in the meantime, please go ahead!
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  4. Skuhravy

    Skuhravy Senior Member

    Hey wait, I knew the Ullapool one - I thought about using that track and the ferry across Loch Broom when I toured up there a few years ago, until I realised the ferry had been cancelled and my map was 20 years out of date (that's what happens when you buy your OS maps second hand from the library).

    Here's one to keep it rolling:

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  5. OP

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    Oh yes, I'd forgotten my thread!

    I don't recognise that bridge but I'm sure that someone will because it is very distinctive.
  6. grecinos

    grecinos Über Member

    A bit of bad weather and illness forced me to ride indoors the other week with Zwift:


  7. I would have got that one - but ony just seen this thread ^_^
  8. Still looking for @Skuhravy's bridge (post #169, above). Googling 'suspension bridges' was no help.

    Skuhravy's image copied here (I couldn't get it in quote or reply)
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  9. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    If at first you don't succeed, try google images for "darlington suspension road bridge"
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  10. Skuhravy

    Skuhravy Senior Member

    It also comes with a wooden decking.

    And it's the best bridge. But that probably won't help you find it.

    Someone must recognise it - anyone who rode LEL will have ridden over it twice.
  11. Smeggers II

    Smeggers II Legendary Member

    Thats Whortlon Bridge over the Tees.
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  12. Smeggers II

    Smeggers II Legendary Member

    And now for something slightly different, name that track....

  13. OP

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    I'll take a wild guess (since it is the only one that I have cycled round!) ... Silverstone?
  14. Smeggers II

    Smeggers II Legendary Member

    More North
  15. Don't know where you are,but have the rozzers just found you on there and are escorting you off?
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