Yr Elenydd . . . . in memory of Dave Pountney

315km cycling event starting from Bushley. Controls at Shobdan., Builth Wells., Abergwesyn., Tregaron., Rhayader. and Sutton St. Nicholas..

A further reincarnation of a true classic audax event. New grand depart/arrivee, but the important 'Elenydd' section remains intact.

With a grand depart from Bushley, the route adopts a fast ride up to the first control (Hotspur cafe) Shobdon aerodrome. You then continue through the marches and into Wales. Riders have a free control at Builth Wells at any of the numerous cafes/shops. Continue west into ever more isolated villages, and at Buelah turning onto the lane to the next control at Abergwesyn- a cup of tea and a piece of cake to help you 'dance up the Devilís Staircase, gambol over the Gamallt & cruise over the Cenglau' and finally dropping down to Tregaron. The team at Tregaron bowls club will look after your catering requirements. You're now roughly one third around Yr Elenydd mountain range. There's now a bit of a break from the hills, so a chance to prepare for roads around Ponyrhydygroes. You'll soon find yourself cycling through the lead mine's in the Cwmystwyth valley. The final part of Yr Elenydd as you drop down into the next control at Rhayader. There's now a rolling section back through the Marches and into Herefordshire for a final control at Sutton St. Nicholas. The final stage is along easy to navigate roads back to arrivee at Bushley. Event info sent out 2 weeks prior to ride.

Distance:
315 km   in 21h00
Date:
Saturday 25th April 2020
Time:
06:00   to finish by + 03:00
Starting from:
Bushley
Fee:
£11.00   ( £12.50 when paying via PayPal. )
Closing date:
10 Apr 2020

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Sunrises:
05:52 BST
Sunsets:
20:23 BST
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map

Facilities:
C G L NM P R T (10/4)
Organiser:
Mark Rigby
Body:
BlackSheep CC
Entries to:
Mark Rigby
The Dwellings
Woodhall Farm Barns
Wichenford
WORCESTER
Worcestershire
WR6 6YE
Phone:
Speeds:
15-25 kph
ROA:
25000
AAA:
4.5
Total Climb:
4570m
Event No:
20-748
Category:
BR
Email:


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Route
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