Reviews

Each ride has a more concise collection on their page; grouped by ‘event’ if appropriate: the distance variations, perms, slightly hAAArder ones, etc.

Always one of the best – now it’s even better!

27th May 2023

A truly epic weekend’s cycling – epic distance, epic climbing, epic scenery and an epic effort from everyone involved in putting on such a great event. This one felt much more than just another long bike ride – it felt like a proper cycling adventure. Love the changes Will and ACB have introduced – particularly the delightful coastal section on the way home from Kings.

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Dave

Glorious Wales

26th May 2023

A stunning route in beautiful scenery, seeing Wales at its finest. Really well organised by Will and his band of helpers and volunteers who helped shepard weary riders at the stops, helping people find a spot to sleep. Nice to have Fergus the photographer popping up at random spots along the route as well.

It was my firsts audax over 300k and (most of) the climbs were pretty steady affairs. A couple were a bit #willshills, but that was to be expected. Some of the A roads got a bit busy, but that came with travelling that length of Wales and also the weather had all the drivers out.

Nice to spin down the Wye Valley in May as a run in to the finish, although the Llancloudy climb after 575km was a bit unfair!

Looking forward to more of the same.

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Pete

BCM 23

24th May 2023

This was my second BCM , and loved the changes made in the second half from Newtown to the shell Garage .

Would welcome changes to the first half ( If Possible) to used some quieter roads .

Organisation first rate from Will and the team from ACB . The Food stops worked very well with the staggered start .

Maybe would like to see an Outdoor food stop control with about 50/60:k from finish.

As it was ACB first BCM event I’m pretty sure that this well run Event will be even better in the future.

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Ivor

A fun weekend

23rd May 2023

Superb. Enjoyed the route even more than my 12 previous BCM’s

Great TLC from ACB pals, plenty of food, nice bed at Kings

Liked the day two route via the coast instead of Cross Foxes

Not getting any younger so it wasn’t that quick but would do that weekend again!!

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Jamie

Amazing view

23rd May 2023

This was really one of the best ride regarding the scenery. Less hilly and it would be probably the best one. The organisation and controls were great too. I loved it but my legs and bum didn’t. Would I do it again, yes if I have more comfy saddle.

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Branislav

Stunning

23rd May 2023

I’ve done a lot of cycling but this (2023) was my first Bryan Chapman. Bottom line: absolutely stunning, the best cycling event I’ve done in years. Incredible challenge, mindblowing scenery, fantastic organisation. Top marks to Will and his team. Thanks.

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Jason

First Attempt

23rd May 2023

This was a very well organised event indeed. Good route, especially the return leg, officials were very encouraging and friendly. Tough ride but well worth the effort

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Ian

Brilliant

14th May 2023

Great route and impeccable organisation. The marmalade sandwiches at Paddington were brilliant. The welcome at all the checks were very much appreciated …. Especially the beans on toast in the middle of the night. Highly recommend these events 🙂

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Dan

Greate Route, Magnificent (and superstar) organiser

14th May 2023

A tough day > night > day ! Made to feel very welcome. Incredible how much time Will gives to organise the events and put himself out to help others. Thank You !

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Dan

Great route and faultless organisation

14th April 2023

A series of midweek events is perfect for those of us who struggle to get away at the weekends and I’m hugely grateful to the organizer. The event ran just as smoothly as you’d expect based on the user friendliness of this website and the route was great – challenging without being daft and lots of smaller roads through an area of the country that I was not as all familiar with. Route cards and gpx were spot on, as was the friendly welcome on my return to the hq. Weather was dreadful, but you can’t have it all! I’ll be back for more later in the year 👍

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Tom