Event: 30 June 2013
The Merlin Ride is a well established Sportive in West Wales now celebrating its sixth successful year. The event raises money for local health related charities including: Wales Air Ambulance, Macmillan Cancer Support, Ty Hafan, Prince Phillip Hospital Breast Care Unit and West Wales Prostate Cancer Support.
The ride has four distances: Merlin 105 miles, Emlyn 85 miles, Cothi 70 miles and Druid 50 miles.
All four routes start and finish at the magnificent National Botanic Garden of Wales and all four link together to form a terrific cycling experience for all.
The Merlin and Cothi routes take you over the infamous Black Mountain with a spot height of 1,681 feet and an alpine style descent to Llangadog with sweeping hairpin bends.
Hosted at The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire, with easy access off A48 and large free car parks, full toilet and changing facilities, early morning café, post event refreshments, Cycle Show, physio facility, free entry to one family member and much more.
Feed Stations located at:
Llanwrda Village Hall, public toilets and fully equipped Cycle Mechanic Station provided by Cycle Tec.
Llansawel Village Hall with public toilets
Hydration Station at Llanybyther
Final feed station at Ludos Restaurant, New Castle Emlyn
The event is timed by Race Timing Solutions who provide an interactive service with your results posted as you finish.
Times grouped into Gold, Silver Bronze categories
Free entry to timed Hill Climb with full Merlin Kit as prize
Free Prize draw
Full mechanical break down facility
Fully stocked feed stations
Official event photographer
Entry via web site www.merlinsportive.co.uk