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Taith Feicio Cwm Gwendraeth 2020 ~ Gwendraeth Valley Tour Cycle Ride 2020

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Neuadd Yr Eglwys, Llangyndeyrn ~ Llangyndeyrn Church hall

Llangynderyn

SA175BP

United Kingdom

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Taith Feicio Cwm Gwendraeth 2020 ~ Gwendraeth Valley Tour Cycle Ride 2020

Following the success of previous years the Gwendraeth Valley Tour is back for a 5th year!

It will again be a (mostly) non-competitive event (!) that we hope will cater for everyone, from the very keen cyclists that want the challenge of completing Hilly Hell, to those that want a more leisurely cycle, as well as a more sedate route for our loyal walkers!

With each of the cycle routes starting, looping through and finishing in the village – it’s a spectacle in itself, therefore spectators are very welcome – bring your flags, hooters, bells….! The more noise the better.

We will once again be remembering Will Thomas during the event, who sadly passed away in 2016 at the age of 16. Will was a keen cyclist and supported the Gwendraeth Valley Tour a number of times and was the first cyclist to cross the finishing line on the first ever Hilly Hell in 2014!

We thank you in advance for your support.



The Routes:

Route 1 – ‘Hilly Hell’ (53 miles)

This is the most challenging of the 3 routes covering the entire upper and lower Gwendraeth Valleys taking in some breath taking views and lung busting climbs!

The route is 53 miles long and includes 7 steep challenging climbs totalling almost 5,500ft!

The route starts and ends in Llangyndeyrn, and also loops back into the village at mile 13 and 37 allowing riders to re-hydrate and re-fuel.

Click here to view this route on MapMyRide or here for Strava.

Route 2 – Gwendraeth Valley Loops (31 miles)

This is a 31 mile route which incorporates 3 moderate climbs totalling 2,224ft for the entire route.

The route leaves Llangyndeyrn, heading up the valley towards Porthyrhyd to Drefach, Mynydd-cerrig, Bancffosfelen back into the village at mile 12 before heading to Ferryside, Kidwelly and Meinciau and returning to finish in Llangyndeyrn.

Click here to view this route in MapMyRide or here for Strava.

Route 3 – ‘Walk the Gwendraeth’ (6.5 miles)

This route is 6.5 miles with 2 climbs totalling 650ft.

Leaving Llangyndeyrn the route heads up the Gwendraeth Fach valley towards Cwmisfael, crosses over the Gwendraeth Fach River, and then back down the other side of the Valley, primarily on single lane country roads.

The route follows the perimeter of the reservoir that was planned by the Swansea Water Corporate in 1963, however the villagers of Llangyndeyrn fought and won their battle to save the valley from being drowned.

Click here to see the route on MapMyRide



Entry Fee and Registration

- Registrations for Route 1 - ‘Hilly Hell’ and the Route 2- ‘Gwendraeth Valley Loops’ must be completed online prior to the event. No entry for these two rides will be accepted on the day.
- Registration for Route 3 will be on the day. This is a cost of £5 per adult and £3 for children Under 18.
- All routes will start and finish from the Church Hall car park in Llangyndeyrn (SA17 5BP) and participants are asked to share lifts whenever possible to minimise parked cars in the village.
- Toilets are available at the starting point but no there are no changing or showering facilities.
- All 3 events will start from 1pm with participants being set off a few minutes apart.
- There will be a briefing at 12.30pm where all cyclists are asked to attend.
- Please bring an e-copy or a record of your registration with you on the day.
- We will be enforcing a “NO HELMET, NO RIDE” policy - all riders not wearing the correct headwear will not be able to participate in the event.


Following the event

Complementary tea, coffee, squash and cakes will be available from the village hall to all walking and cycling participants and there will also be a BBQ selling hot dogs, burgers etc for those wanting or needing something a little more substantial. For for those seriously dehydrated participants please join us in the Farmers Arms immediately after the event to re-hydrate!




Terms and Conditions and Data Protection Statement

This is a charity bike ride and all funds raised will go towards Ysgol Y Fro, Llangydneyrn

Cyclists must observe the Highway Code at all times

Cyclists under the age of sixteen MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Cyclists should ensure that their bicycles are in a roadworthy condition

Cyclists should appreciate that cycling can be very strenuous and should be fully aware of their capabilities.

    Respect the countryside and leave it tidy.

      Photos and videos will be taken throughout the day and used for social media purposes, if you wish not to be photographed, please make the organisers aware.

        Organisers reserve the right not to allow a cyclist to participate for various reasons, including but not limited to: late registration, unsuitable clothing/footwear, unsafe cycling equipment, inappropriate behaviour, unsuitable fitness levels, and/or health issues.

          Any cyclist withdrawing from the event either before or during the ride must notify the event organisers.

            All cyclists are encouraged to finish by 6pm - at the latest

              The Organisers reserve the right to amend, postpone or cancel the event at any time. Please note that the entry fee is non-refundable.

                We strongly recommend cyclists wear cycle helmets bright clothing and have their own insurance.

                  We advise against the use of iPods or any other musical devices.

                    Cyclists will need to bring their own snacks, drinks and bike spares e.g tubes for the ride.

                      A support vehicle will be available along with a mobile contact number, however please note some areas of the valley have limited mobile signal.



                      Disclaimer

                      By paying for and participating in this event you accept these terms and conditions of entry and acknowledge that the event organisers have no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage to your belongings and will not be liable for death or personal injury.



                      Volunteers

                      We are looking for volunteers to help out on the day with registration, taking photos, managing parking,.......

                      If you'd like to help, we'd love to hear from you!



                      Contact us

                      We hope we've covered everything but if you have any further queries please contact us on gwendraethvalleytour@hotmail.com


                      Thanks in advance for your support!

                      Diolch yn fawr iawn!

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                      Neuadd Yr Eglwys, Llangyndeyrn ~ Llangyndeyrn Church hall

                      Llangynderyn

                      SA175BP

                      United Kingdom

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                      Refund Policy

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