Format: Ride your bike as part of the Mid Wales beer festival - details to be completed for 2002 ---- SEE HOW WE GOT ON IN 2001
WHEN Late Nov 2002
LOCATION Llanwrtyd Wells Powys MAP
START TIME 10am Sat and Sun
ENTRY COSTS £13 covers both days (+50p extra on the day)
CLASSES Non competitive U18's must be acompanied NUMPLUMZ.COM
ENTRY INCLUDES Free Beer at checkpoints
As part of the Real Ale festival of mid Wales its a full on party weekend, up to 80 real ales on tap.All the pubs and Hotels in the Town take part.
Its a whole lot more fun if you get youself a bed for the night. Makes enjoying the nights alot better.
There's plenty of Entertainment, on Fri and Sat night. Stonecroft Inn normally has a great band, for a good knees up. Then get over to the Neuud arms for abit of Stair-surfing (you just have to see it) and a good late drink.
Dorm accom from £14 b&b
Full board from £28-£37
Each competitor gets some beer tokens. Our usual format is the fitter idiots go for the 30 mile route and enjoy the isolated beerstops on route. The fun lot in the group have all our beer tokens and never make it past the first checkpoint at 5 miles out. They never bother you anyway, its normally drink all you like.
Great fun atmosphere sees many non regular cyclists turn up, riders in caving and climbing helmets on bikes hired from the nearby Cycles Irfon, are common. They all have their own goal, some just to get drunk.
LENGTH You decide from 10 to 30 miles both days
CLIMBING Shedloads, feels more with a hangover
TERRAIN Welsh forests at their best, good singletrack, fast fireroads, and some bogs.Linked by local roads
WEB SITE local site
ENTRY FORM event site
Closing date entry on day always available
POSTAl ENTRY SAE to Gordon Green
On the rides - take food and normal drink, the first stop normally has a chip wagon there- How many MTB events have you done and stopped for chips mid ride - superb
As this used to be a spa town, there's a lotof accomodation available, from the organisers Hotel, to the Stonecroft Arms own bunkhouse (next door to the pub)
Camping available on the local Dolwen playing fields, easy parking for minvans, no facilitys £2/person
loads of food in the pubs, hog roast outside the Stonecroft on sat night, local supermarket.
This small town has all you need
Camping available on the local Dolwen playing fields, easy parking for minvans, no facilitys £2/person
PHONE/FAX john Lloyd on 01982 552923
or Gordon on 01591 610710
USEFULL LINKS Australian owned Stonecroft Inn 18 bedrooms -52 Beds
Getting there: approach from Builth Wells on the A481, The Neuud Arms in the centre of town (can't miss it) is the ride start point