Elan Sprint 300


300km cycling event starting from Tewkesbury. Controls at Hay On Wye, Penbont, Bronllys, Allensmore Services and Tewkesbury., plus 2 information controls.

A new event for 2022. A picturesque out & back route through mid Wales, culminating in a circuit of the spectacular Elan valley reservoirs. Suited for late summer cycling. Experienced controls used throughou

Leaving Tewkesbury, the route makes its way through rural Worcestershire, Herefordshire to the market town of Hay-on-Wye for breakfast. On through Builth Wells and mid Wales to Rhayader, where you loop around the beautiful Elan valley and its dramatic reservoirs. Mid way around the reservoir loop is the lunch stop control venue is Penbont House, sited virtually next to Penygarreg reservoir dam. You complete the Elan valley loop returning to Rhayader via the Cwmystwyth mountain road and its breathtaking vistas. Retracing back through Builth to Boughrood you divert to control at the Honey Cafe in Bronllys. Return journey continues via Hay-on-Wye through the golden valley to Lock's Garage Services, Allensmore (also known as the Fortnum & Mason of the West). For the final stage you cross the river Wye at Hoarwithy, crest Marcle Ridge then though lanes returning to the upper reaches of the Severn Vale and arrivee at Tewkesbury.
Hot & cold food/drink available at all controls, you will visit ALL controls during their normal opening hours.. And just in case you run low on energy, there are numerous opportunities to 'pit-stop' between controls.
The ride is X-rated, purely because it will be a car park start. The route and controls are all 5-star.

Comprehensive navigation information supplied to all entrants.

Event Date and Location

300 km (300 km) in 20h00
05:30 to finish by 01:30
Starting from:
£3.50 (£5.50 when paying with PayPal)

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NON-MEMBERS are welcome but need to register first. This is free - we ask you to do this so we can verify your contact details. You only need to register once and can then enter multiple events or in future convert to paid membership.

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. This can be declared by the parent/guardian making an online entry on behalf of the under 18 rider. Otherwise, although an entry can be made online, the parent/guardian should complete and sign the parental consent form available here. More information about event entry terms related to under 18 year olds is here.

Event Information

15-30 km/h
BlackSheep CC
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Organiser Information

Mark Rigby

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Camping near start
Camping near start
GPS files available from organiser
GPS files available from organiser
Parking at start
Parking at start
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Toilets at Start
Toilets at Start
'shoestring' event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers
'shoestring' event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers

Start Location

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Route Map

Elan Sprint 300

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