The Giant's Tooth

Description

515km cycling event starting from Bristol. Controls at Llanfoist, Pensarn - Carmarthen, Steve's, Nevarn, Llangrannog, Tregaron, Sennybridge, Pontypool and Bristol., plus 4 information controls.

Head to the Welsh coast & Llangrannog; home of the Giant Bica's tooth! Fast valleys, remote Welsh mountains, old mining towns; it's all there! Descend the Devil's Staircase and climb his Elbow #wills_hills galore!

Interactive map available through corresponding event in web link. ============================================================= Qualifying event for the GWR AAA SR series; cloth badge for all completing this AUK season: www.gwraudax.co.uk/aaa-sr ============================================================= Legend has it the Giant Bica lost his tooth on Llangrannog beach whilst eating berries from the cliff. The solitary rock is known as Carreg Bica, or Giant's Tooth. =========================================================== With a late start cruise to Sennybridge along the Usk Valley through the night before into the hills at Trecastle. Then the Towy Valley passing through Carmarthen. Now let the hills begin proper like as you head to Fishguard, a former GWR port with their steam ships serving Ireland, then skim along the coast to Llangrannog. Inland again to Tregaron and the infamous mountain road with its iconic phone & letterbox. Descending the Devil's Staircase can be just as daunting as climbing it! Then across Sennybridge Ranges via Mynydd Bwlch-y-Groes stopping in Sennybridge this time. Buckle up for The Devil's Elbow then you are into The Valleys, hopping across for the final leg home through Caerleon. =========================================================== Dinner included before setting off. Two 24hr establishments on way out. Red Lion @ Sennybridge will be serving food late. Two 24hr establishments between there and finish. No sleep provisions en route. Any luggage left at start can be collect from mine Sunday morning.

Event Date and Location

Distance:
500 km (515 km) in 36h03
Time:
21:00 to finish by + 09:03
Starting from:
Bristol
Fee:
£9.50
Closing Date:
Wed 26 Aug 2020

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

Speed:
14.3-25 km/h
Climb:
8140m
AAA:
8.25
Category:
BR
Body:
Audax Club Bristol
Audax Points:
5
Event No:
20-513

Organiser Information

Organiser:
Will Pomeroy
Email:
will@audaxclubbristol.co.uk

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Facilities

Food and/or drink may be available en route
Food and/or drink may be available en route
GPS files available from organiser
GPS files available from organiser
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Youth Hostel at or near start
Youth Hostel at or near start

Event Weather Information

Start Location

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Route Map

The Giant's Tooth

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