Tony from Green Events has sent us news of the Red Kite Easter Bash, a non competitive mountain bike event taking place on the 26th and 27th March 2011 in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. They’re celebrating over 25 years of mountain biking in the smallest town in the UK – one famous for hosting events as diverse and bonkers as the Real Ale Wobble, World MTB Chariot Racing Championships, and of course the World MTB Bog Snorkelling Championships. More details below:
“The Crychan forest contains a wide range of routes for our first Easter event. Just right for that first big ride of the year. Some steep stuff every now and again, to mix it up and keep you on your toes. Various route lengths have been set, so you can make the route as long, short or as hard as you please. There will be short, medium and long (43km) and to make them even longer, why not do them twice?
There will be a mixture of man-made and natural trails with steep uphills to test your resolve and determination, long sweeping downhills with easy gradients to whizz along on and steep bed rock paths that descend and wind through forest covered hillsides to idyllic stream settings. The trees often give way to open views, far reaching to the Epynt and the distant mountains of Mid Wales.
Once registered you may start the event from 9am on Saturday. The start will remain open till approximately 10am. The course is fully marked, event marshals will be on hand at tricky spots to point your way. There will be feed stations around the course, these will act as checkpoints to monitor your progress as well as having food and water.
At around 2pm the marshals will close the second loop of the long course and the event participants will need to return to the start finish to check in before 5pm.
For the Sunday, we turn the course on its head and do all the good bits the other way round. Those tortuously steep up hills are now massively wicked, long down hills. The event will take in some of the best riding in this part of the country…
Entry will cost £35 for both days, £22 for Saturday or £16 for Sunday.
For more information or to enter, go to the Green Dragon Activities website HERE.