News: Route Change for Dave Lloyd Challenge

News: Route Change for Dave Lloyd Challenge


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The ALL NEW Dave Lloyd MEGA Challenge - 20th June 2010

Posted: 7th June 2010

This just in from the organisers of the Dave Lloyd Mega Challenge...

After three years of running this superb event, Dave Lloyd and Terry Bell have been listening to all the feed back from the Sportivers who have participated in this "Challenge of all Challenges!" so far, and have made some subtle, yet significant changes to the 2010 route.

You needn't worry as all the major climbing challenges are still in the route.

The Shelf, The Horseshoe Pass, World's End, Moel Arthur, The Bwlch-y-Groes and The Stingers.

PLUS you will have the extra "sting in the tail" this year that Dave knows you all want and that's the finish up the BWLCH PEN BARRAS !

Dave has changed the route from the bottom of the descent off World's End to the bottom of the Moel Arthur Climb to make this transitional part of the route a tad easier and also to bypass Mold altogether.

Dave has also left out the boring route along the valley to get to Dynas Mawddwy in order to take in the Hard side of the Bwlch-y-Groes, and now goes along the side of Bala Lake and up the other side of the Bwlch-y-Groes, thus knocking the Sportive distance down to 118 miles in total for the "MEGA" route. That's 30 miles less than last year.

There will also only be three distances. The 97 mile "MIDI" route, which leaves out the Bwlch-y-Groes and heads straight to the "Stingers" from Bala, and the full "MEGA" route of 118 miles as already described. Dave and Terry think this is the "Ultimate Route" for the "MEGA Challenge" and should make everyone happy.

There is a new 50 mile "MINI" route to suit anyone who cycles regularly and wants to experience the fantastic scenery and roads of this area of north Wales..

The routes are fully signposted AND marked on the roads too for added reliability.

HQ at Ruthin school has camping facilities, a catering unit and hot showers and we are offering all riders a free breakfast pre-start and great feedstations on route.

Full details, including GPS Maps, profiles and downloads, riders briefing notes, accomodation and the headquarters are available at -

So don't be shy, come and try a super day out in North Wales on the 20th June.