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Trans-Wales Coast 2 Coast

18/07/2015 - Wales - Multi-Day

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Previous Years Rating: 92.8% based on 2 reviews

There have been numerous cycle rides that have navigated their way down through Wales over the years, but none more challenging that the 206 mile Wales Coast to Coast Challenge. 

The ride starts at Caernarfon on 18th July.

The route has three distinct sections, with the first 85 miles involving the hardest climbs of the ride at Penmachno and the road out of Dolgellau.  This is a demanding section with some unclassified mountain roads and long sweeping B class mountain roads down to Bala.

The second section from Mallwyd to Lampeter will also be challenging, especially as fatigue starts to crawl into the riders.  From Mallwyd there is approximately 20 miles of A class roads where riders can spin along easily. However, upon turning on to the unclassified road for Nant y moch riders will face a long climb of 7% average for several miles. Following this is a terrific road to enjoy to Devils Bridge and Aberystwyth before hitting the final section - homeward bound!  

This final section from Lampeter starts off with a significant climb for several miles and continues to provide a mixture of descent and climbing until riders reach Llandovery.  At this point many will be riding in the dark, however, the last 25 miles is on a wide flat A class road to finish with little prospect of navigational error.  


We have commissioned Cycle-Tec of Builth Wells to manage the logistical support for the event, they will have two breakdown vehicles out on course ready to service your mechanical needs. 

The ride will have designated feed stops providing you with all the nutrition you will need to enjoy and succeed in this challenge. 

A recovery service will also be available for those who have to retire from the event. 

A return coach transfer to Caernarfon is included to get you and your bike back to the start.

There are no hidden costs, we will provide everything for you, including all your food, hydration and transport costs, however the cost of repairs and parts etc will have to be met by you. We provide the facility, you pay for the service. 

Cost of entry is £250, however, if riders wish to raise funds for Wales Air Ambulance they only then have to pay a registration fee of £75 and then open a Just Giving page for the charity and pledge to raise £400.

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HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 TBC
Address Line 2 TBC
Town Caernarfon
County Antrim
Postcode Caernarfon
Organiser Details
Name Merlin Sportive
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County Antrim

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