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Aberporth 2 Weybridge Ride
This epic ride from Aberporth to Weybridge is sure to challenge with 3 great days of riding across Wales and to the outskirts of London. We will traverse the Brecon Beacons, before crossing the UK's Largest River and heading towards Europe's Largest Neolithic stone circle, before continuing to traverse the North Wessex Downs before reaching our final destination of Weybridge.
Day 1 - We will gather at our accomodation the night before the ride for an evening meal and an event briefing. Time to check bikes and get ourselves ready for an early departure the following morning.
Day 2 - Departing from Aberporth early in the morning headin from the Welsh Coast towards Llandovery, we then enter the boundary of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We continue to head across the Brecon Beacons, and Brecon itself with views of Pen Y Fan the highest Peak in the National Park. From Brecon we then continue to our overnight destination near Abergavenny.
Day 3 - Todays ride will see us leave the beauty of the Brecon Beacons behind as we head towards the bristol channel and across the old Severn bridge. We ride to the North of Bath in stunning countryside, before heading towards Avebury and Europes Largest Neolithic Stone Circle. Depending how ourt pace is we may have a chance for a quick visit, before we continue to our overnight destination of Marlborough.
Day 4 - From Marlborough we continue to traverse the North Wessex Downs before reaching Newbury. we will then continue towards our final destination of weybridge picking our way through small towns and villages on route.
Day 1 - Arrive at Aberporth Accomodation - Evening Meal and Event Briefing
Day 2 - Ride to Crickhowell/ Abergavenny - Overnight - 130km
Day 3 - Ride to Marlborough - 130km
Day 4 - Ride to Weybridge - 120km
We will be staying in simple yet comfortable accomodation 2/3*
What is a Level 3.5 Cycling Challenge Like?
These challenge rides are either longer, with more ascent, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 10 hours cycling. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be a keen cyclist for these events, and to enjoy training, and to ride regularly. If the ride is outside the EU, it is likely to be easier in terms of the physical riding, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to more basic living conditions (in the case of Asia / Africa especially)
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Bike Ride’?
You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long rides in the countryside - 6 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training. Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be at least 22-24 km/hr, and you should be able to cycle at high speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km. You may also be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)
Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.
It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.
Included In Trip
3 nights Accomodation.
Trained first aid and bicycle mechanic driver.
Excluded From Trip
Lunches and dinners.
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike / Mountain Bike (with Touring Tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf
Small Rucksack (or small pannier)
Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Lamps (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Under Saddle Pouch (recommended - can be used to carry asterik* items)
Duck Tape (small folded piece off the reel)*
Puncture Repair Kit*
2 x Inner Tubes*
Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc
Pack Towel (lifesystems recommended), Soap (small bar)
Medium Weight Fleece, Lightweight Gloves, Fleece Hat
Cycle / Overnight Clothing
Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts
Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Cotton T-Shirts for evening
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (Dryflo type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes suitable)
Sandals / Spare Shoes for after ride
1 Set Casual Evening Wear
1 Pair Cotton Trousers
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms
Camera, Memory Card
Wallet, Credit Card, Cash
Sunglasses, Mobile Phone
Penknife, Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip
A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure..
Your leader and support driver will do their very best to keep you safe and well on this trip. But you should listen carefully to their briefings. It is their role to identify to you the safest way to get through this ride, and to keep an eye on you and your wellbeing. Please take seriously any suggestions or comments they may make to you - it is for your wellbeing!. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.
During the summer months we can expect warm weather, however we will be crossing the Brecon beacons where we may encounter any sort of weather, therefore appropriate clothing as set out in the equipment list is essential.
Notes on Cycling Events
This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss!
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