Posted: Sun 5th Jun 2016

Llandovery To Host 2016 British Marathon Championships

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 5th, 2016

Llandovery is to host the prestigious 2016 British Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon Championships. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It will be the first time in a decade that the event has been held in Wales, cementing the county’s fast growing reputation as the cycling capital of the country. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Organised by A Cycling, the team behind the Battle on the Beach event, the Wild West event will be a one-off for this year and offers two distance options. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Both are based on a challenging 40km course entirely within Crychan Forest. Riders can expect lots of fast, rocky singletrack, great views and tough climbs. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The championship race, held over two laps will be a total of 80km with 3000 metres of climbing, with veteran and senior titles up for grabs. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Entries are open now from £30, with places limited and only available online in advance. Email matt@acycling.com or visit www.acycling.com/wildwelsh ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



Spotted something? Got a story? Email News@News.Wales



More from Carmarthenshire Council

Tens of millions earmarked for new schools and projects in Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire Council

Carmarthenshire Council Approves 7.5% Council Tax Rise for 2024-25 Budget

Carmarthenshire Council

Senior Councillor Calls for Increase in Domiciliary Care Contributions in Wales

Carmarthenshire Council

Council Chiefs in Carmarthenshire Plan to Defer Savings, Resulting in Higher Council Tax

Carmarthenshire Council

Campaigners Call for Underground Power Lines to Protect Carmarthenshire Landscape

Carmarthenshire Council

Dyfed-Powys Police Precept to Increase by 6.2% in April, Impacting UK Council Taxpayers

Carmarthenshire Council

Latest from News.Wales

Three Community Projects in Neath Port Talbot Approved for UK Funding

Neath Port Talbot Council

Brighter Financial Position for Blaenau Gwent as Reserves Decrease in 2023/2024 Budget

Blaenau Gwent Council

Homeowner in Cwmbran Refused Planning Permission for Removal of Hedge to Create Parking Space

Torfaen Council

Claims of Potential £10 Million Annual Target Sparks Concerns Over County Farms Sales

Powys Council

Ceredigion Household Waste Site Faces Closure Amid Council’s Budget Crisis

Ceredigion Council

Newport Council Leader Disputes Lower Council Tax Rise Demands

Newport Council