Windmill Cycle Club Special Event

Cheeky Wales Weekend!

Event Status:

Completed.

Organiser(s):

Jimmy Knight

Start Date:

Saturday

February 29, 2020

Ride Start:

Coes-y-Brenin, Dolgellau LL20 2HZ

Start Time:

12.00

Plan is to leave Hitchin perhaps about 7-8am, drive up to Coed-y-Brenin trail centre to ride “the Beast” and “the Bull” on Saturday.

An overnight stay nearby in a B&B/bunkhouse/travelodge etc. followed by the "CliMachX" trail near Corris/Machynlleth on Sunday morning before heading back home to Hitchin (ideally before 5pm)

Details:

Day One

Saturday Route Info:

Ride the CYB Bull & Beast.

Plotaroute link below.

Google Map Link to Ride Start:

Plotaroute Map Details

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Details:

Day Two

Sunday Route Info:

Ride the ClimachX Extended trail.

Plotaroute link below.

Google Map Link to Ride Start:

Plotaroute Map Details

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Details:

Day Three

Google Map Link to Ride Start:

Plotaroute Map Details

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Additional Useful Event Information: Each event is different, so this is a general 'heads-up'.

Preparation

Service your bike, or at a minimum check that it has newish brake pads and the gears are fine. Fingers crossed for sunshine, or at least not pouring rain – this trip will anyway go ahead regardless. Just check the weather forecast before heading off, and adjust your clothes accordingly
Try to get as many cycle miles in as you can, pre-trip.
Bring some warmer clothes, and a spare layer/rain jacket to carry on the ride. Weather can quickly change, and don't underestimate the potential for a cold wind on top of the hills. Given a lot of the riding is fairly remote, make sure you ride with enough water and snacks.

What to bring

Must have spare bits for your bike:
Rear mech hanger (this tends to be unique to your bike, and can easily be damaged by a rock); chain link (hard to fix a broken chain without it); inner tubes; pump; if running tubeless tyre patch/stans fluid/CO2 inflator & cartridges.
Nice to have spare bits:
Extra set of brake pads, spare gear cable; oil lube; cycle energy gels are great for tired legs on long rides. They really can make the difference between finishing a ride or crashing out. Always have some spare with you.

We've built up a great list of essential equipment through trial, error and experience out on the trails. Click here to visit out Essential Equipment page.