- Dyfi Enduro entries open
I did the dyfi last year. The downs were good, but, as with all enduros, the endless fire-road ascents got me down. Good vibe though, and cheerleaders at the top of the first climb was very pleasing. 😀
For variety of riding, the Blackmill Rat-run enduro was a better mix and probably harder too.Posted 9 years agoSurfrMember
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1001m ascent total.Posted 9 years ago
1001m ascent total
Sounds ace. I’m no climber (not at 5’7″ and 13 stone…), but that isn’t *horrendous* – I’ve done UK sportives with 3,500m+ climbing (the Tour of Pembrokeshire last year was one).
I shall look forward to staying with the folks down near Cardigan, and enjoying this enormously..!Posted 9 years ago
For variety of riding, the Blackmill Rat-run enduro was a better mix and probably harder too.
Have you done the Dyfi before? as to compare the two is like comparing a 3K fun run with a mountain marathon. The Dyfi is much much easier than the Rat run in terms of distance and the difficulty of the tracks.
There was a thread on mtb-wales about them re-running the Rat Run,and I have no doubt that is would be easily the toughest Enduro in the UK, as it had something like 8,000ft of climbing in the 65K route made more difficult by it being held in April so everything was nice and tacky.
Not sure how successful it would be as people don’t like to be shown to be average fitness and ability as the course was **** brutalPosted 9 years ago
The first climb is quite a long one but it’s actually quite nice (no really!). You tend to be “paced” by the surrounding riders and it’s a great warm up before the proper off road stuff.
And as for taking the first climb quick – nonsense. There’s something amazingly satisfying about getting to the descents and “on your left”ing the XC whippets that have just steamed past you….
safely and responsibly of course 😉
and surfr – I’d agree, the climbs aren’t as tough as the leg burner – I hate that climb 🙂Posted 9 years ago
I’ve seen some top crashes by the ‘on your left’ riders and I would be amazed if you could make many places up on the 1st descent as its so crowded.
Also if you do scream on your left for gods sake make sure there is enough space to do it, I’ve lost count of the number of **** that do that and then cause a massive pile up and they steam past the queue of riders waiting for a reasonable place to overtake.Posted 9 years ago
Agreed, the first descent needs some care due to traffic and yes you do get some complete cocks trying to over-take where they really shouldn’t (uphill as well as down) but on the whole the Dyfi is better than most I’ve done for not having too much of that kind of thing – I guess the first climb spreads people out nicely and there are lots of line choices on some of the more “interesting” descents 🙂Posted 9 years agowhytetrashMember
I got a telegram from the Queen 3 weeks ago tipping me off!..nice to have friends in high places.
Seriously it is a bit of a mess really, did it last year so they have all my details but a post on my club (VC Melyds) site was the first I saw of it!
If summit do a mailshot now when it must be nearly full then there’s gonna be a lot of peed off folks!Posted 9 years agoholeyrollerMember
Sorry to all who missed out re the lack of ‘entries open’ email, the guys who run the entries/mailshots for us had a problem with their mail server.
We asked them to run the mail shot a few hours before we opened entries, but by the time they realised there was a problem the event was full…and that was after we added an extra 100 places. So, once again, sorry, and we will make sure it goes out for next year. Which will bring the aditional problem of how to fit 2000+ people into an event for 700…..Cheers
Joe HPosted 9 years ago
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