The Giant’s Tooth 500

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Legend has it the Giant Bica lost his tooth on Llangrannog beach whilst eating berries from the cliff. The solitary rock is known as Carreg Bica, or Giant’s Tooth.

With a late start cruise to Sennybridge along the Usk Valley through the night before into the hills at Trecastle. Then the Towy Valley passing through Carmarthen. Now let the hills begin proper like as you head to Fishguard, a former GWR port with their steam ships serving Ireland. Then skim along the coast to Llangrannog; view the village and the Giant’s Tooth from beside St. Carannog’s statue as you decend to the coast. Inland again to Tregaron and the infamous mountain road with its iconic phone & letterbox. Descending the Devil’s Staircase can be just as daunting as climbing it! Then across Sennybridge Ranges via Mynydd Bwlch-y-Groes stopping in Sennybridge this time. Buckle up for The Devil’s Elbow then you are into The Valleys; these can catch you out! Hop across them for the final leg home through Caerleon.

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Dinner included before setting off. Two 24hr establishments on way out. Red Lion @ Sennybridge will be serving food late. Two 24hr establishments between there and finish. No sleep provisions en route. ‘Postal finish’ at my house.

Wind down on the Sunday with fellow ACB organiser Jon Banks’ wonderful Chalfield Challenge 100. Me and Red will be there!

Cloth badge for all finishers of the GWR AAA SR series completed this AUK season.

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BRIEF:

Head to the Welsh coast & Llangrannog; home of the Bica the Giant’s tooth! Fast valleys, remote Welsh mountains, old mining towns; it’s all there! Descend the Devil’s Staircase and climb his Elbow #wills_hills galore!

WHEN:
30/08/2019 - 01/09/2019
21:00 - 08:50
WHERE:
Felix Road Adventure Playground
Easton, BS5 0JW
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Type:
BR
Points Distance:
500
Total Distance:
512km
Speeds:
14.3-25km
AAA: 8.25
Apex Grimpeur
Climb:
8133m
Duration:
35h50
Entry closes:
tbc
Entry:
tbc
Route:

Extensive route notes and a variety of files will be distributed to entrants via email a week or two before the event. In the mean time use the interactive map for an overview of what lies ahead (subject to change); toggle the elevation & grade on/off by clicking the key. *Please note plugin's 'grade' is experimental so take it with a pinch of salt, especially where rocky outcrops may be present.

Event Information

description:

Legend has it the Giant Bica lost his tooth on Llangrannog beach whilst eating berries from the cliff. The solitary rock is known as Carreg Bica, or Giant’s Tooth.

With a late start cruise to Sennybridge along the Usk Valley through the night before into the hills at Trecastle. Then the Towy Valley passing through Carmarthen. Now let the hills begin proper like as you head to Fishguard, a former GWR port with their steam ships serving Ireland. Then skim along the coast to Llangrannog; view the village and the Giant’s Tooth from beside St. Carannog’s statue as you decend to the coast. Inland again to Tregaron and the infamous mountain road with its iconic phone & letterbox. Descending the Devil’s Staircase can be just as daunting as climbing it! Then across Sennybridge Ranges via Mynydd Bwlch-y-Groes stopping in Sennybridge this time. Buckle up for The Devil’s Elbow then you are into The Valleys; these can catch you out! Hop across them for the final leg home through Caerleon.

details:

Dinner included before setting off. Two 24hr establishments on way out. Red Lion @ Sennybridge will be serving food late. Two 24hr establishments between there and finish. No sleep provisions en route. ‘Postal finish’ at my house.

Wind down on the Sunday with fellow ACB organiser Jon Banks’ wonderful Chalfield Challenge 100. Me and Red will be there!

Cloth badge for all finishers of the GWR AAA SR series completed this AUK season.