Elan Valley Epic 2019

Offroad Endurance , Powys – Saturday, 23 Mar 2019

Event Summary

Event Overview

We have been working with NRW and the Elan again, and are pleased to bring you back for the second year, THE ELAN VALLEY EPIC 2019. The event last year was a complete success, and we are predicting this one to be a sellout due to only 200 places available.

Elan Valley has been placed in the top ten mountain biking trails in Wales by no other than Red Bull.

Set amongst spectacular backdrops of Victorian dams and reservoirs, open hills, old railways and woodlands, the scenery is as much a reward as the sweeping valley descents.

As with all the other Bryniau MTB events we set challange and not races. The challenge here is 55k and 35k loops of natural riding! Both routes punch way above their weight too, so you guys are in for a challenge. Technically we grade it a RED, but it's all natural terrain and not trail centers. We have decided to offer a 19k easier ride too, sticking to our motto of 'events should be safe, fun, relaxed and opened to everyone'.

Be mindful before you enter, that you will be out in th hills away from the shelter of trees etc, so come prepared. There is a basic kit list that we suggest that contain some spares and warm clothes. This can be found at the bottom of the page, but they are all commonsens items that you should be carrying anyway in our oppoinion. If you don't have the spares be mindful that you might have a bit of a walk down to the nearest marshal point as there won't be a marshal standing on every corner of the route. So come prepared for a day out in the mountains. 

The route however will be fully marked out by our new large hi-viz signs and a GPX and map of the route will be released by the 1st of February.

Anyone with a bike, weather mountain or cyclo cross and good fitness will be able to complete the routes on offer.

The event is capped at 200!! so it will be quite a social and personal event.

So, if you agree that this will also be an EPIC challenge that you'd like to see in the event calendar please enter sooner rather than later. There is quite a bit of interest in the event already and we are striclty capped at 200.

The usual Bryniau MTB event services will be provided. The legaendary feed station, full waymarked with our proven new hi-viz signs, sweepers and first aid cover.

T.shirts will be available to order as usual with a design sample available to see before christmas.

Any questions, please email us at gareth@bryniaumtb.co.uk

Suggested kit list. (not mandetory, but please come prepared)

waterproof jacket

warm jacket

water

food

tubes/puncture/ kit tols

chain links

Event Details

Event URN:

440793

Start Date:

Sat, 23rd Mar 2019

Event Type:

Offroad Endurance (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Online Entry FAQs
Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Gareth Roberts
welshgar@gmail.com

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

Please read!! 

Map and gpx will be available to all entrants by February the 1st. They won't be released prior in case of route diversions etc.

This event is all on natural trails up in the hills if February. So, it will probably be cold, possibly wet, this is Wales after all. Please come prepared for a ride in the hills. Below is a list of kit we recommend. They aren't mandatory, but we strongly advise you to have these in case of an emergency. 

They are things you really should have in your back pack all the time in our opinion anyway.

Helmet (a must)

Water

Food

Jacket

Gloves

Warm top

Tubes

Pump

Chain links

First aid kit

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

Elan Epic Short Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sat 23/03/19 09:00 --- --- 19km / 12 miles
Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Sat 23/03/19 – 09:00
19km / 12 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Elan Epic Middle Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sat 23/03/19 10:00 --- --- 38km / 24 miles
Entry: Online: (£33.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Sat 23/03/19 – 10:00
38km / 24 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£33.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Elan Epic Full Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sat 23/03/19 10:00 --- ---
Entry: Online: (£33.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Sat 23/03/19 – 10:00
Entry: Online: (£33.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)

Event Summary

Event Overview

We have been working with NRW and the Elan again, and are pleased to bring you back for the second year, THE ELAN VALLEY EPIC 2019. The event last year was a complete success, and we are predicting this one to be a sellout due to only 200 places available.

Elan Valley has been placed in the top ten mountain biking trails in Wales by no other than Red Bull.

Set amongst spectacular backdrops of Victorian dams and reservoirs, open hills, old railways and woodlands, the scenery is as much a reward as the sweeping valley descents.

As with all the other Bryniau MTB events we set challange and not races. The challenge here is 55k and 35k loops of natural riding! Both routes punch way above their weight too, so you guys are in for a challenge. Technically we grade it a RED, but it's all natural terrain and not trail centers. We have decided to offer a 19k easier ride too, sticking to our motto of 'events should be safe, fun, relaxed and opened to everyone'.

Be mindful before you enter, that you will be out in th hills away from the shelter of trees etc, so come prepared. There is a basic kit list that we suggest that contain some spares and warm clothes. This can be found at the bottom of the page, but they are all commonsens items that you should be carrying anyway in our oppoinion. If you don't have the spares be mindful that you might have a bit of a walk down to the nearest marshal point as there won't be a marshal standing on every corner of the route. So come prepared for a day out in the mountains. 

The route however will be fully marked out by our new large hi-viz signs and a GPX and map of the route will be released by the 1st of February.

Anyone with a bike, weather mountain or cyclo cross and good fitness will be able to complete the routes on offer.

The event is capped at 200!! so it will be quite a social and personal event.

So, if you agree that this will also be an EPIC challenge that you'd like to see in the event calendar please enter sooner rather than later. There is quite a bit of interest in the event already and we are striclty capped at 200.

The usual Bryniau MTB event services will be provided. The legaendary feed station, full waymarked with our proven new hi-viz signs, sweepers and first aid cover.

T.shirts will be available to order as usual with a design sample available to see before christmas.

Any questions, please email us at gareth@bryniaumtb.co.uk

Suggested kit list. (not mandetory, but please come prepared)

waterproof jacket

warm jacket

water

food

tubes/puncture/ kit tols

chain links

Event Details

Event URN:

440793

Start Date:

Sat, 23rd Mar 2019

Event Type:

Offroad Endurance (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Online Entry FAQs
Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Gareth Roberts
welshgar@gmail.com

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

Please read!! 

Map and gpx will be available to all entrants by February the 1st. They won't be released prior in case of route diversions etc.

This event is all on natural trails up in the hills if February. So, it will probably be cold, possibly wet, this is Wales after all. Please come prepared for a ride in the hills. Below is a list of kit we recommend. They aren't mandatory, but we strongly advise you to have these in case of an emergency. 

They are things you really should have in your back pack all the time in our opinion anyway.

Helmet (a must)

Water

Food

Jacket

Gloves

Warm top

Tubes

Pump

Chain links

First aid kit

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

Elan Epic Short Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sat 23/03/19 09:00 --- --- 19km / 12 miles
Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Sat 23/03/19 – 09:00
19km / 12 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£30.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Elan Epic Middle Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sat 23/03/19 10:00 --- --- 38km / 24 miles
Entry: Online: (£33.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Sat 23/03/19 – 10:00
38km / 24 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£33.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Elan Epic Full Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sat 23/03/19 10:00 --- ---
Entry: Online: (£33.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Sat 23/03/19 – 10:00
Entry: Online: (£33.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)

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