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Wild Wales Challenge 2014

24/08/2014 - Bala - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 94.1% based on 9 reviews


2014 is the 30th anniversary of the Wild Wales Challenge, and to mark the occasion the organisers have devised a special route through the spectacular North Wales scenery. At 97 miles with the climbs of the Milltir Cerrig and the Bwlch y Groes included, this course will be a challenge to riders who thrive on challenges!

Every year those "in the know" flock to Bala in North Wales for this unique event; for those riders, it represents the ride of the year, a fixture in their cycling calendar. And 650 riders is the maximum, in order to preserve the particular character of this special event, so if you miss the boat, well, there's always next year! 

It's a true challenge event where the ingredients are a cracking good ride, all on road, the vast majority on minor roads and lanes; a different route each year; spectacular scenery; feed stops with good old comfort food; support from sag wagon and marshals; a specially engraved slate plaque (much coveted amongst the cognoscenti), and all-round value for money with a very modest entry fee. What more could you ask? 

The idea of the WWC is that riders should not just belt round, head down, using it as a training run, but should take their time, take pleasure in the wonderful North Wales countryside, and enjoy the camaraderie of cycling in the company of fellow spirits.

For 2014 there will be a course which will test riders' abilities over a longer route of 97 miles, including the climbs of the Milltir Cerrig and Bwlch y Groes. More details to follow.

The event is designed to appeal to a wide range of cyclists, not just the fast boys, and is a traditional-style tourist club event. Therein lies its charm. Any sort of bike may be ridden, as long as it's roadworthy. The message is: Look round and wonder at the spectacular scenery, soak up the general buzz, make new friends and chat to old ones, and just enjoy the day.

Watch the 2013 video here: 

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Penllyn Sports Pavillion
Address Line 2 Castle Street / Heol Y Castell
Town Bala
County Gwynedd
Postcode LL23 7UY
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name Wild Wales Challenge
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County Antrim

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