200km – Brevet de Randonneurs – Route A

Distance: 210km in 14h 35min
Date: Saturday 2nd June 2018
Time: Saturday 08:00 to finish by Saturday 22:35
Starting from: Llandrindod Wells
Speeds: 14.4-30kph
Total Climb: 3734m
AAA: 3.75
Category: BR
Rough sections: 1
Ideal bike: Ride something that takes 28mm tyres

Fee: £7.25
Entries open: 1st October 2017

Enter: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-551/

210km cycling route starting from Llandrindod. Controls at Llanidloes and Machynlleth, plus 2 information controls.

A challenging 200km event for those that prefer to keep rough tracks to a minimum but still wish to embrace rider self-sufficiency on a shorter route.

Route leaves Llandrindod Wells, making it’s way through the Elan Valley to Cwmystwyth. Climbing out of the Cwmystwyth valley on the hilly and degraded road surface of NCR 818 through the upper Wye Valley to the small market town Llanidloes. Departing Llanidloes along the banks of the Upper Severn through the Hafren Forest and eventually on to the head of the Dylife Gorge and descending to Machynlleth. The return route traces east along lanes to Talerdigg, then predominantly downward route through various villages to Newtown. After climbing out of Newtown the route follows the Teme Valley to Knucklas. From thereon the route meanders back to Llandrindod via quiet lanes. The route is a mixture of minor roads and lanes, B-roads and A-roads and recognised national cycle routes. The route follows asphalt surfaces, and can be traversed on road bike with 28mm tires.

Reconnaissance notes

One degraded road surface section, steep climbs and descents, sections with little access to the railway network for self-extraction. This is an adventurous hilly route.

Think again about entering this event if you normally use the full time allowance to ride a 200km or if you are unhappy about unmanned controls.

Can be ridden on 28c tyres. Below 28c not advised but that’s your call.

Track and profile overview