Chester to Chepstow

John Davies (2007)

Hobbies / General Interests   Non-fiction   Travel

Magnificent mountains, verdant valleys, beautiful beaches and towering castles. All this is crammed into the tiny country of Wales. A marvellous place to visit then, and what better way to see it than on a bicycle? Starting just across the border in Chester, this book charts the course of a cycle ride which roughly follows the coastline of Wales.

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A land of magnificent mountains, verdant valleys, beautiful beaches and towering castles. All this, the travel brochures tell you, is crammed into the tiny country of Wales – and it’s true. A marvellous place to visit then, and what better way to see it than on a bicycle? Starting just across the border in Chester, this book charts the course of a cycle ride which roughly follows the coastline of Wales. The sights seen are vividly described with many references to their historical significance. Wales has a rich cultural heritage and the book is enlivened by the many interesting and humorous conversations with local people. Read about the naked lady lying at the bottom of the stairs and the bandit from Bolivia. A Welsh International rugby player and a company director are two of the people who gave exclusive interviews. This is essential reading for cyclists and couch-potato pedallers as well.

About Author

John Davies

I was born in the village of Cwmafan near Port Talbot in South Wales in 1948. My mother was a housewife who had six children, of which I am the youngest. My father’s profession was coal hewer and he worked underground in the local Bryn and Glyncorrwg mines. I married my wife, Adrianne, in 1971 and our son Ian was born in 1979. Ian and his wife, Tina, are expecting their first child soon. I attended Glanafan Grammar School in Port Talbot from 1960 to 1966. My first full time job was as an industrial chemist with the Steel Company of Wales (now Corus). After five years I joined BP Chemicals, Baglan Bay in a similar capacity. Sport has played a major part in my life. At various times I have cycled, played squash, tennis, soccer and cricket, but my main sport was rugby where I played mainly centre and wing. [...]

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