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  • large418
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    Good luck Matt, 3 of us did the great ormes head to worms head c2c last weekend and it is a great route. Are you doing carnaerfon to Cardiff or the great orme to worms head? You’ll be glad to know that the trails are running well, and apart from the hills, it’s all rideable and pretty dry. One tip, there’s some forest track near Corris that is closed due to forestry work, so if you’re doing this bit, there’s a parallel road option. Have a great ride and I hope you get the record

    mtbmatt
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    The record route runs from Caernarfon to Cardiff. It was a route devised by Dave Buchanan with the aim of creating a fast route, mostly off-road and linking with some iconic sites along the way.

    The Great Orme to Worms head is a great route, more suited to a longer tour as you did.

    tollah
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    Matt, stick me down for a tenner. Good luck mate.

    Premier Icon Marin No 8
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    Good luck Matt. Hope it goes well.

    mtbmatt
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    On Monday I will be attempting to ride the Welsh Coast to Coast, the current record time is 20hrs 10 minutes.
    I will also be raising money for Cancer Research Wales in memory of my father-in-law and in support of my father who is battling the disease. I will have a spot track and anyone will be able to follow progress live online.

    Full details here.
    The easiest way to follow progress will be twitter, @mattpage24 as the spot will automatically update it.

    Premier Icon Mal-ec
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    Good luck Matt. Dyfi as a warm up then?

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Good luck chap.

    monkeychild
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    Good luck. Hope the weather gods are nice to you.

    Premier Icon dreednya
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    Never know I might try and time my mtb ride on Monday when you’re in the vicinity Matt ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ambrose
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    Go for it Matt, I’ll donate too.

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    Nearly killed me in 3 days !! Good luck

    rusty90
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    Best of luck Matt.
    You’re riding the Dyfi Enduro as a warm up? You’re bonkers mate ๐Ÿ˜€

    large418
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    Come on Matt, how did you get on? Bit warm for it!

    ste_t
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    Saw on Twitter, 18hrs 41mins!

    rusty90
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    Well done Matt.
    Superb effort.

    mtbmatt
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    Thanks everyone. I finished in 18hrs 41min.
    That was one hell of a day! Mentally very tough, much harder than 24hr racing.

    Still raising money for Cancer Research: http://www.justgiving.com/mattpage24

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    Well done Matt! Donation made.

    Edited link for you

    Premier Icon composite
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    Well done fella, you smashed that time!

    Just donated.

    Donated. Very nice one! Very worthy cause too.

    Premier Icon composite
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    By the way what is the distance and do you have a GPX of the route?

    mtbmatt
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    The distance was about 210 miles with around 7000m climbing. Huge variations of terrain along the way, stunning but very hard going.

    Premier Icon notmyrealname
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    The distance was about 210 miles with around 7000m climbing

    What are you, man or machine ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    Saw the time on twitter this morning. That is one hell of a record.

    Who is going to try and beat that, I do not know.

    Very well done Matt, and for an excellent cause.

    I sincerely hope you’re now sitting in the sunshine with a cold beer, or three.

    Toby

    mtbmatt
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    I sincerely hope you’re now sitting in the sunshine with a cold beer, or three.

    Actually I am looking forward to going out for a ride in the sun ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    I am looking forward to going out for a ride in the sun

    Hard life being a pro, while the rest of us sit at our desks staring out of the window…..

    Well done again!

    Premier Icon ART
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    What are you, man or machine

    Actually I am looking forward to going out for a ride in the sun

    Both it seems! Amazing result and achievement Matt. Very well done indeed. ๐Ÿ˜€

    LoCo
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    Good work Matt, that is a bonkers time! Hobbits tale next? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Guessing the forks could do with a service now?

    Shergie
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    Awesome work mate, its going to take something to beat that…

    mtbmatt
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    Report from the journey now online here

    Premier Icon Marin No 8
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    Many congratulations. Impressive stuff!

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    Blimey Matt. Sorry to hear about your Dad.
    Chapeau!

    mt
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    edlong
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    Re. that blog post: I don’t think it’s a decision that will divide opinion.

    Bloody well done, and condolences.

    catnash
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    Same here you have done your father and father in-law very proud, an inspirational story.

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    Absolutely stunning. Many congratulations and my condolences.

    moonboy
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