Applying for new job in South Wales
Put it this way: I live 10 minutes drive from Cwmcarn, and rarely ride there because I prefer the local bridleways. 😀 I don’t really know the Blackwood area too well, but I can’t imagine it’s anything other than better.
Coincidentally, I moved to Newport from the Lincolnshire borderlands (actually Newark, so just over the border in Notts) and haven’t regretted it for a second.Posted 4 years agoNobeerinthefridgeSubscriber
I live in ayrshire, and spent a bit of time working in SW working this year – between Cardiff and Caerphilly. Pretty good area, lots of stuff nearby. Cardiff is a cracking city, quite similar to Glasgow actually, and not far from Bristol too. Go for it.Posted 4 years agoConan257Member
Blackwood area to be precise, about 40 minutes north of Cardiff by car…
Think the wife will need a little convincing, but to be fair it’s quite similar to where we used to live in Scotland…
Anyone around that area? Think it’s half way between Afan and Cwmcarn so has got to be maybe slightly better riding than Lincoln?!Posted 4 years agoConan257Member
We’d not be far from Pontypool/Pontypryth etc…
Given that I’m 3 miles from Lincoln itself, anywhere would be better for riding I reckon…
Would like to move closer to family, but they’ll still be 3 hours away so could be worse…
Is it bad around the area when the snow comes in?Posted 4 years agohoundlegsMember
Blackwoods not a bad place(I’m about 10 miles from it). I wouldn’t worry bout snow,it may be a bit worse than lower lying areas but its not the end of the world.Posted 4 years ago
Cwmcarn is close,the m4 is close,Brecon beacons is close.
There are far worse places in S Wales you could live.rickonSubscriber
I used to live that way, and just moved to Scotland. So reverse of you!
Where in Scotland did you live? I can’t think of many places that are like Blackwood in Scotland to be honest.
I have a feeling I know where you’ll be working, and know a couple of chaps that work there and ride a lot too. The halfwayup crowd are great fun too 🙂Posted 4 years agobadllamaMember
Spent 2 years living in Abergavenny and bloody loved it, everyone really friendly (once you got to know the accent) I’m from Manc so took some getting used too 😀
The women were **** nutters and great fun I was in my late teens at the time though and single. Nothing quiet like waking up early doors looking out of the window and thinking which **** valley have I ended up in this morning 😉 Oh skip this bit you married 😀
Overall nice part of the world bet there is some great riding down there but was not into the bikes at the time 🙄Posted 4 years ago
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