Update: The Reason Epic Cymru Is Cancelled

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After seeking clarification, the organisers of Epic Cymru have sent us a statement outlining the reason it was cancelled. It can be enormously difficult to so much as break even on bike events, and our hearts go out to Matt and the team.

Epic Cymru Statement

“It is with regret that we announced on March 4th that Epic Cymru was cancelled indefinitely. We would like to apologise to everyone who had entered the 2016 event, all of whom are being refunded in full.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported the event to date, especially land and venue owners, Natural Resources Wales, Margam Park, Dare Valley Country Park and Bike Park Wales.

We would also like to thank all those who volunteered and entered the 2015 event and made it so memorable and the sponsors who supported our vision to create what was the UK’s only multi-day stage race.

The event has been cancelled due to having lower number of pre-entered riders than required to make the event financially viable. We were not able to cut costs and did not want to change the quality or type of event we offered, so felt there was no other option but to cancel. There are no plans to bring the event back in the future.”

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David Hayward

Singletrack Contributor

David started mountain biking in the 90’s, by which he means “Ineptly jumping a Saracen Kili Racer off anything available in a nearby industrial estate”. After growing up and living in some extremely flat places, David moved to Yorkshire specifically for the mountain biking. This felt like a horrible mistake at first, because the hills are so steep, but you get used to them pretty quickly.

Previously, David trifled with road and BMX, but mountain bikes always won. He’s most at peace battering down a rough trail, quietly fixing everything that does to a bike, or trying to figure out if that one click of compression damping has made things marginally better or worse. The inept jumping continues to this day.

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