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Tonyrefail to Tonypandy via Gilfach Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameTonyrefail to Tonypandy via Gilfach
Distance : miles (km)10.5  (16.90)
Posted ByPr][nCe
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionRhondda Cynon Taff
Start LocationA4093, Tonyrefail
End LocationA4093, Tonyrefail
Cycle Steps
Just a route I made up, from local riding, tried to get off road as much as poss, pitty about the road routes. Its around 10 miles in total, with the Gilfach to Tonypandy very steep start to it over Gilfach mountain top. Can also take an alternative route on the way down from the peek, will see a fork in the road head off right and you are on top of whats known locally as Pews Farm, a series of 4 very steep dropoffs thats like a cut out of the face of what looks like an old coal face, can get some big air if you're brave...
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Nothing to shout about but on a nice day the view from Gilfach Peek is stunning.

Your comments?
posted by:RhodRating : difficult :
Not very good really. Not much else around the area to be fair but even the off road on the last leg down in to Gilfach isn't much fun.

posted by:DarrenRating : difficult :
The route is suppose to be run Tonyrefail to Gilfach to Tonypandy, sounds like you was going backwards, never done it that way but I can see the down is not worth the up if run that way, Gilfach top to Tonypandy if you stay off the rocky track and get up onto the tight rutts to the right get the speed up its technical to say the least.

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