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Wild Wales Challenge 2013

25/08/2013 - Bala - Sportive

Rating: 93.3% based on 6 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 95.6% based on 3 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 98.889%

JohnRobson1 wrote:

A ride worthy of the name "challenge", this was no Sunday stroll, it was a beautiful, and well crafted route which took in seriously beautiful areas of Snowdonia national park - some good long, challenging, ascents, and of course the other side of those hills :)

The *only* thing that let it down in my eyes was that the bacon butty trailer that was due at the start was involved in an RTA the night before - I was nearly bonking by the first feed stop.

Rated Event: 93.333%


First timer on this event. Very tough because of the ammount of climbing, but extremely enjoyable. Fantastic route and spectacular scenery. The organisers promote this as NOT a Sportive - that is its attraction and the entry fee also reflects this. Who needs "energy foods" at the stops (the food actually provided was fine), and a cr@p "goody bag"? The unique slate plaque was far more significant and special! Thanks Merseyside CTC. I will be back next year.

Rated Event: 95.556%

GJ wrote:

Fantastic event. Most enjoyable organised event I have done.....far more enjoyable than the Cheshire Cat, Wild Edric and Autumn Epic!.... and better value for money too.
many thanks to the organisers for putting on such a great event. cheers.

Rated Event: 82.222%

Ricardo67 wrote:

The good.
Best day's riding for along time. Very challenging but wanted to do it again the next day. Fantastic route and scenery complete with fantastic weather. Quality memento of the ride.
The not so good.
Inadequate toilet facilities at all stops with one to two urinals/bowls between 700+ riders. More food at the organised stops would have been better.

Rated Event: 95.556%

lanternerouge wrote:

Fantastic day out. Amazing route and very tough climbs. Great atmosphere to the event too. Well done Merseyside CTC :)

Rated Event: 94.444%

Cyclist International Routier wrote:

If your new to this you will like this, don't be afraid to take a saddle bag with you - for food and wet clothes, although I've not punctured to date they seem to go in threes - I take 4 + patches a C02 pump and a proper pump too, I hope this info helps

DON'T TAKE A BACK PACK - as my dad used to tell me "let the bike carry the load" I did not listen in those day, do now!!

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 96.667%

Cyclist International Routier wrote:

A great day out and well organised. I have enjoyed this event on 5 occasions from 2003. They make you welcome and are very helpfull

Rated Event: 96.667%


Best ride of the year - overall excellent event

Rated Event: 93.333%

Sean.Lacey wrote:

Fantastic event, well supported and highly respected by the riders. Well organised and the area is spectacular!

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