This is not a tour 160A
166km cycling event starting from Llandrindod. Controls at Pontrhydygroes, Llanidloes and Abbeycwmhir, plus 3 information controls. An exciting 100 mile ride, off-road for the majority of the route. Surfaces range from tough track to forest track to asphalt, and fording numerous streams. Set in stunning scenery throughout.
A challenging route featuring multiple surfaces. The bias is towards 'off-road' riding. After an asphalt start - to warm-up the legs, the route frequently changes in both off-road terrain and a constantly changing profile all the way to the first control at Pontrhydygroes. There then follows a chequerboard of route surfaces, forest track, asphalt, track, more forest track, country lanes and finally a smooth descent to the lunch control at Llanidloes. After a pipe-opening smooth climb the afternoon resumes with a track ascent of Bwlch-y-Sarnau - to drop down to Abbey-cwm-hir - the last bit via a bit more off-road. Onward via lanes through LlanfihangelRhydithon to crest and traverse mountains, passing 'Break Neck Waterfall'. Continuing with the off-road theme to crest Gwaunceste Hill before dropping down a quiet green lane to the final stretch back to arrive. This final stretch is on quiet asphalt lanes and a final km on main road.
- 04:52 BST
- 21:36 BST
- X C F G NM P 100 (1/6)
- No Mudguards required
- Shoestring event few or no facilities or AUK controllers
- Parking free or reasonably priced, at start
- Camping at or near start
- Food some free food and/or drink provided on the ride
- GPS files available from organiser
- Mark Rigby
- BlackSheep CC
- Entries to:
- Mark Rigby
Woodhall Farm Barns
- 9-25 kph
- Total Climb:
- Event No:
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