The Giant’s Tooth 500

BRIEF:

Head to the Welsh coast & Llangrannog; home of the Giant Bica’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:
28/08/2020 - 30/08/2020
21:00 - 08:50
WHERE:
Felix Road Adventure Playground
Easton, BS5 0JW
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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; toggle the elevation & grade on/off by clicking the key (subject to change).

Type:
BR
Points Distance:
500
Total Distance:
512
Speeds:
14.3-25
AAA: 8.25
Gold Grimpeur
Climb: 8140
Time:
35h50
Entry closes:
26/08/20
Entry (min):
£9.50

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. 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, hopping across 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. I aim to ride as well so a ‘postal finish’ – receipt from ATM then pop it through my door round the corner; if I’m back come on in. Any luggage left at start can be collect from mine Sunday morning.

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

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