2x200km (Saturday & Sunday)

This is a 400km ride in two separate parts. Part 1 is a 200km ride on Saturday known as the 200F, part 2 is a 200km ride on Sunday known as the 200G. You will need to enter both the 200 G&F events separately by following the links below. This 2x200km concept follows the same route as the 400A but facilitates an overnight bivi whilst still gaining 4 AUK points over the weekend.

200F

Distance: 208km 14h 34min
Date: Saturday 15th June 2019
Time: 06:00 Saturday to finish by 20:24
Starting from: Llandrindod Wells
Speeds: 14.4 – 30kph
Total Climb: a lot!
AAA: tbc
Category: BR
Rough sections: 4 plus 1 ford

Entry opens: 1st January 2019
Fee:  £7.25 ( £8.25 when paying via PayPal)

200G

Distance: 201km 14h 4min
Date: Sunday 16th June 2019
Time: 06:00 Saturday to finish by 20:04
Starting from: Barmouth
Speeds: 14.4 – 30kph
Total Climb: a lot, but not as much as Saturday.
AAA: tbc
Category: BR
Rough sections: 0

Entry opens: 1st January 2019
Fee:  £7.25 ( £8.25 when paying via PayPal)

Enter 200F: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-495/

Enter 200G: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-580/

Event details

The 200F starts from Llandrindod on Saturday morning. The ride takes the road to Beulah and onwards to Tregaron. As a ‘warmer-up’, the Devil’s Staircase is the first challenge of the day. After a breather passing through the Cors Caron nature reserve on the NCR82, the ride heads back East on tracks alongside the Claerwen Reservoir to the Elan Valley. Rising up the Elan Valley and down to the head of The Cwmystwyth Valley, the ride then follows the NCR818 to Llangurig and the N8 onto Llanidloes. There will be a choice of nominated control cafes here. The ride then finishes at the coastal hamlet of Fairbourne via Tywyn.

The time between the end of the Saturday 200km and the start of the Sunday 200km is your own. We shall not be arranging accommodation! Why not embrace the spirit, pack a bivi kit, a hipflask and sleep out under the stars.

The 200G starts from Barmouth on Sunday morning. After a few km warm-up, the route rises up to the checkpoint above the estuary. You then pass through Dolgellau, climb over Bwlch Oederwss and then Bwlch-y-Groes. dropping down to llyn Vyrnwy and a breakfast stop at Dasarn Newydd Stores – Andrew will cook you a breakfast to order. Continuing southwest over the grass deserts to pick-up the A470 at Talerddig, where you get a rest as the road is downhill or flat virtually all the way to the next control and Newtown. Leaving Newtown you have a steady shallow climb out of the Severn valley, and you drop down into the Teme valley to and through Knighton, picking-up an info before visiting Kington for your last on the road control. The route then undulates back to arrive at Highland Moors (Llandrindod) to complete the second half of ‘The ultimate day ride (TINAT 400A).