Distance: 406 km in 28h 12min
Date: Saturday 15th June 2019
Time: 06:00 Saturday to finish by Sunday 10:12
Starting from: Llandrindod Wells
Speeds: 14.4 – 30kph
Total Climb: 7587m
Rough sections: 5 plus 1 ford
Entry opens: 1st January 2019
Fee: £12.00 ( £13.50 when paying via PayPal)
406km cycling event starting from Llandrindod Wells. Controls at Tregaron, Llanidloes, Tywyn, Newtown and Kington, plus 2 information controls.
This is where the idea started. The ultimate memorial multi-surface ride styled to take riders on an adventure to test not only a rider’s strength but also their capability to plan a ride. This ride is not to be taken lightly!
A route constructed to represent ‘A Good Day’s Cycling’ on some of the races that Mike Hall rode in various parts of the world. Starting from Llandrindod Wells, 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 continues through the Hafren Forest, Staylittle, Machynlleth to the coastal town of Tywyn. Onwards to Dolgellau along NCR82 (see website header image) you will find a control on this lane. Rising out of Dolgellau on through Dinas Maldwydd to tackle Bwlch-y-Goes en-route to Lake Vyrnwy. Onwards over more grass dessert and then a flattish section to Newtown. Climbing out of Newtown to (and through) the sleepy market towns of Knighton, Presteigne and Kington followed by a final stretch along deserted but not forgiving lanes for an arrivee in Llandrindod Wells. The ultimate ‘Day Ride’. The route follows public rights of way throughout, some sections are on rough lanes/tracks and it is recommended that bikes are fitted with a minimum of 28mm tires.
And to get the ultimate ride experience, Wales has some of the best bivi spots and ‘Audax hotels’ (bus shelters) in the country, that’s if you have time to stop and sleep that is.
Track and profile overview