Ritchey TrailMasters kicks off this weekend

Only a few days now before the Ritchey TrailMasters powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport (17-19th August 2012) will kick off this weekend at Plas y Cadno Farm in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales.

Preparations have been on overdrive and everything is set for a great (long) weekend of riding, racing, campground games and more.

The Ritchey TrailMasters will have around 220km of fantastic Welsh riding waiting for the riders and to make matters interesting there are 6 (timed) special stages spread over the weekend.

The ride
Friday will kick off with a longish ‘warm up ride’ at lunchtime followed by a long dinner break and finished off with the Exposure Lights night stage.

Saturday is a classic big day on the hills. An 85km loop will showcase the best trails and views this beautiful pocket in the heart of Wales has to offer. The day is not timed in the conventional way so that riders can take it easy and enjoy the rider rather than ‘chasing the tyre in front’. But as always a couple of ‘special’ sections will be against the clock again to establish who the real ‘TrailMasters’ are.

After enjoying an entertainment packed Saturday night the Sunday is another proper day on the hills which will feature the last two special stages of the event.

The camp
The Ritchey TrailMasters is trying to look after the riders and their support crews throughout the day. Starting with some great food and drinks from the ‘Luff Bus’ and carrying on with some great kids activities on site. The campground has all the facilities you need (including a bar) and the afternoon and evenings are filled with lots of interesting things to do, take part in or listen to! And don’t forget your running shoes if you are supporting/staying back at the camp and fancy a 10km fun run on Saturday!

The products
If you are looking for some new gear then the Ritchey TrailMasters has a rather broad offering in that department as well. Test the latest Avanti Bikes and MIO GPS units, or get your wheels ‘NoTubes’ for a very special price or check out the latest from our title sponsor Ritchey. And you don’t have to do any of your ‘testing’ just in and around the event venue we have test MTB and road test courses all laid out.

Entries still open
Entries to the Ritchey TrailMasters powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport are still open and will stay open till the start of the event. You can still enter for the three day event or maybe just come along for the ‘Day rider’ on Saturday. For details on registration times and start times please check the ‘Details’ page and to enter please go to the ‘Entry’ page.

For all other info please visit the Ritchey TrailMasters website: www.trailmasters.cc

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