Windmill Cycle Club Special Event
Organiser: Scott Morrell
Date: Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September 2020
Ride Start: Elan Visitor Centre LD6 5HP
Start Time: 11:30am
Leave Hitchin around 7am, arriving at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre by 11am. Note we will be riding at 11:30am sharp!
Please bring sandwiches for a packed lunch. If needed there’s a cafe where you can purchase food.
We start with a 24 mile ride, with 1105m of ascent to get our Wales adventure underway. A mixture of terrain, with some superb descents awaits us today.
Once today's ride is finished, we will load our bikes up and drive to our accommodation (approx 25 mins away) where there is secure storage for our bikes and off road parking for cars.
Friday Dinner – We will eat in the Hotel on Friday evening.
After Breakfast, we head back to the Elan Visitor Centre for our biggest ride of the weekend. Some challenging climbs await us today. The reward however is stunning views across the valleys, Claerwen Reservoir & Dam and the infamous 'Monks Trod'.
At 33.5 miles long with 1160m of ascent, today's ride will truly give us an insight into just how remote and isolated this part of Wales can be.
We then drive back to our accommodation to freshen up for our evening meal, which will be in a nearby pub.
Elan Visitor Centre LD6 5HP
We have about an hours drive today to get to Llyn Brianne/ Doethie Valley. At just over 14 miles in distance, today's ride is the shortest of the three. However don't be fooled by that, as today we take on MBR Magazine's trail of the year for 2011.
With a stretch of singletrack over 4 miles long, our skills and concentration are going to be tested to the maximum!
Doethie Valley - Llyn Brianne Dam car Park (Free) SA20 0PG
Highland Moors Guest House, Wellington Road, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5ND
Additional Useful Info:
We've built up a great list of essential equipment through trial, error and experience out on the trails. Click here to visit out Essential Equipment page.