Friday 8th June 2018
Llandudno: LL30 2RP, Llandudno, United Kingdom
We guarantee this spectacular cycle challenge will provide an unforgettable experience, all while raising funds to support cancer patients and their families.
Taking in three mountain ranges, this circa 220 mile challenge requires a good pair of lungs and a strong pair of legs. From Llandudno, through the mountains and into our Welsh capital, the rewards of this challenge are more than worth it; as the scenery promises some of the most stunning Wales has to offer!
Included in this trip is;
2 nights bed and breakfast at Barmouth and Llandrindod Wells.
2 evening meals at Barmouth and Llandrindod Wells.
3 picnic style lunches.
Snacks and water on ride days.
Expereinced cycle leader with the group at all times.
Support vehicle with mechanical and first aid support, including spare bike parts.
Transfer from Cardiff to Llandundo
Registration fee £99.00 with a minimum fundrasing target of £550 per person
Tenovus Bike Adventure
Join us for a beautiful yet challenging ride, taking in three mountain ranges and some stunning coastal riding. We'll climb mountain passes, speed along clifftop roads, and swoop past lakes on thrilling descents. This challenge is not for the faint-hearted, but with the right training, and with our event support, you will be sure to make it successfully to Cardiff, having crossed a country in the space of 3 incredible days!
Upon leaving Llandudno we'll have a gentle warmup along the North Wales seafront cycle path, including a lap of the iconic Great Orme, making sure our legs are up-to-speed before tackling the first proper climb of the trip; the beautiful Llanberis pass. After conquering this classic ascent through the centre of Snowdonia National Park, we'll then drop down to west coast, passing through scenic seaside towns to finish our first day's riding in the tourist village of Barmouth, right on the Mawddach Estuary, considered one of the most beautiful places in the whole of the UK.
Day two sees us climbing up and over the Cambrian mountains, including taking in the infamous Machynlleth Mountain Road, the view from the top is said to be one of the best in Wales, which more than makes up for the lung-busting climb to get there! After dropping down past Llyn Clywedog, we'll roll through the Cambrian foothills to the historic spa town of Llandrindod Wells for our night's accommodation.
Our final day sees us finishing in central Cardiff, but only after crossing our final mountain range; the Brecon Beacons. The second half of the day is a long gradual descent back to sea level, where we'll have a well-earned meal to celebrate your completing of an incredible challenge; the crossing of a country all in a long weekend!
Day One. 116Km/ 1310 Climbing
(Transfer up to Llandundo optional with 6.00am departure from Cardiff)
10.30 Depart Llandundo
17.30 Arrive Barmouth
Ride highlight - Llanberis Pass
Day two. 118Km / 2072 Climbing
08.00 Depart Barmouth
16.30 Arrive Landrindod Wells
Ride Highlight - Machynlleth mountain road followed by little-used mid-Wales back lanes.
Day Three. 120Km / 1067m Climbing
08.00 Depart Llandrindod Wells
16.30 Arrive Cardiff
Ride Highlights - Brecon Beacons traverse followed by long descent to Cardiff.
Tenovus Cancer Care
Gleider House, Ty Glas Road, Cardiff