100km – Brevet Populaire – Route C (The Other Sunday Hundred)

Distance: 111 km in 13h 19min
Date: Sunday 2nd June 2018
Time: Sunday 09:00 to finish by Sunday 20:19
Starting from: Llandrindod Wells
Speeds: 8.3-30kph
Total Climb: 1896
AAA: 2
Category: BP
Rough sections: 2
Ideal bike: Ride something that takes at least 28mm tyres

Fee: £6
Entries open: 1st October 2017

Enter: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-683/

111km cycling event starting from Llandrindod. Controls at Pontrhydygroes, plus 1 information control.

A simple pretty loop around Elan valley, Cwmystwyth Valley, Pont-Rhyd-y-Goes, Ffair-Rhos, Tregaron mountain track along the edge of Claerwen reservoir, through Elan village, returning to arrivee at llandrindod.

Departing Llandrindod, the ride makes it’s way down to the Elan valley and then rises up along the edges of various reservoirs. Once at the top of the valley you drop down to Cwmystwyth and continue down the valley passing through the old lead mines to the Co trolley at Pont-Rhyd-y-Goes. Climbing out of the Ystwyth valley heading south to Ffair-Rhos. Then heading up the mountain road to Claerwen, following the track alongside the Claewen reservoir to Elan village for a refreshment, before retracing back to arrivee at llandrindod.

Reconnaissance notes

Two rough sections, one river fording required, multiple steep climbs and descents, and no access to the railway network for self-extraction. This is a hilly adventurous route.

Think again about entering this event if you you have never ridden 100km before, if you are unhappy about unmanned controls or unsure about riding on gravel surfaces.

Track and profile overview