The Trans Cambrian Cyclo Sportive 2012

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EVENT DATE

Sunday 16th September 2012

LOCATION

Rhayader, Powys

EVENT SUMMARY

The Cambrian Mountains form the spine of central Wales. With peaks of around 500m-600m, and hidden valleys holding reservoirs of clear water, it is a region of outstanding natural beauty. The winding roads that cross these mountains see a relatively small amount of traffic, making ideal cycling country.

ROUTE INFORMATION

A choice of 3 route options –

  • Trans Cambrian – 87 miles
  • The Devils Return – 46 miles
  • Tour of the Elan Valley – 18 miles

“The Trans Cambrian Cyclo Sportive takes you on an 87 mile tour of the central part of the mountain range, starting on the western side in the scenic Elan Valley, climbing over to the Dyfi Estuary at Machynlleth, and running down the coast as far as Talybont. From there you rise back up to the tops of the hills at Nantymoch. On this 5 mile climb, if you care to look over your left shoulder, you will be rewarded with a fine view of Cardigan Bay. Having reached Nantymoch Reservoir, you will pass beneath Plynlimon, the source of both the River Wye and the River Severn. From there, your journey takes you through Devil’s Bridge and Cwmystwyth, culminating with a tour of the reservoirs of the Elan Valley, to the Finish at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.”

EVENT FACILITIES

  • Choice of waymarked routes
  • Feed stations
  • Broom wagon
  • Event photographer

START LOCATION

Elan Valley Visitor Centre
Elan Valley
Rhayader
Powys
LD6 5HP

Map

ENTRY DETAILS

Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)

Postal entry – Yes (entry form)

On the day entry – Yes

ENTRY PRICES

  • Trans Cambrian – £25 (£30 on the day)
  • Devil’s Return – £20 (£25 on the day)
  • Tour of the Elan Valley – £10 (£15 on the day)

ORGANISERS WEBSITE

Clive Powell