300km G (Saturday Ashphalt)

Distance: 305 km in 21h 11min
Date: Saturday 15th June 2019
Time: 05:45 Saturday to finish by Sunday 02:56
Starting from: Llandrindod Wells
Speeds: 14.4 – 30kph
Total Climb: 5521m
AAA: 5.5
Category: BR
Rough sections: none

Entry opens: 1st January 2019
Fee:  £10.00

Enter: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-550/

Event details

305km cycling event starting from Llandrindod. Controls at Llandovery, Talybont-on-Usk and Drovers Cycles (Hay-on-Wye), plus 5 information controls.

A ride set completely on asphalt, the ultimate 300km road-based challenge. Route is chosen to emulate the sort of conditions found on rides such as ‘The Trans-Am’, as such it visits some of the most iconic climbs and vistas in Wales.

Leaving Llandrindod the ride crosses numerous river valleys through Beulah, through the Abergwesyn common to climb the devils staircase. Then skirting Lynn Brianne and stopping for breakfast at Llandovery. Then a short cycle to cross the west Eppynt with spectacular views. A chance to regain some energy before the second ‘Devil’, this time it’s the Devil’s Elbow, once crested you’re rewarded with stunning views to the north. Passing through grass dezerts you will eventually find yourself cycling along the lanes and ultimately dropping down to Talybont-on-Usk for a stop and refuel. Continuing down the Usk valley once again getting a rest before your next challenge – traversing the Gospel Pass. Once again, the vista from the summit is simply stunning, after a swift descent you will find yourself at the next control – which also happens to be a Drovers Bike store, so if your steed is in need of something – now’s your chance. The final 50km start with gentle roads and lanes giving you time to ascend the Biylth mountain road at Erwood. The climb is sharp to begin, but yields to a steady incline, again your reward will be views to amaze you – even in the evening light. Dropping off the climb and heading south for a short distance you traverse the east side of the Eppynt. Descending down to one of the many smal spa towns, the final trek to arrivee is a retrace from Beulah through Newbridge back to Llandrindod Wells.