Trans Cambrian Way
I tried to do it in a day last year. Managed just under 80 miles (with a support crew) but had to bail as conditions were truly horrible.
You can leave cars at Knighton, there’s a visitor centre there. Just let them know that’s what you’re doing.Posted 5 years ago
Or I think you can park near Dovey Junction and get the train to the start.grtdkadSubscriber
All of the info you could ever need is on the IMBA website.
Unlike IR_B above, we did the conventional 3-day plan. Challenging enough, trust me. Experienced a few seasons in three days – 115 miles and 12000ft climbing IIRCPosted 5 years ago
Parked in Knighton by the way; minibus from Mach back to Knighton as per IMBA guide.lexiekayMember
Thanks for the replies – I’ve read the guide which has lots of useful info but just wanted to check there was a car park or somewhere in Knighton where we could leave the cars for 4 days. We’ve decided to do the four day option so we can really enjoy the ride – fair play to anyone attempting it in a day! Accommodation is all sorted, just got to hope for good weather now….! Great write up by the way, and a wonderful way to remember your son. Are you still planning another attempt?Posted 5 years agobacondoublecheeMember
We parked at Knighton station and bivvied it. We had great weather (although I guess the heat made it a bit more tiring as there is very little shade up there), even still it was a hard route with lots of grass riding, steep climbs and there were some big puddles and river crossings that would be difficult in poor weather. Don’t forget midgie spray like we did!Posted 5 years ago99percentchimpMember
Did it in ~48 hours last year with two overnight stops, camping… was ace and almost too hot (!) when we did it but it was very enjoyable and remote riding in parts.Posted 5 years ago
Parked in the station car pack in Mach (the station master thought we were mad to ask if the van would be OK for a few days… ‘course it will’ was his comment, and it was too). We wanted to finish and not be tied to train times so got train to the start and then could drive home whenever.
Massive second brekkie in Rhayader after a few hours in the saddle and then on to Cwm Ystwyth for a second night camping. Will be doing it again this year I think.
Crap video below.
TCW on VimeoChewMember
Mr Pedalheads write up
chapeauPosted 5 years agoBlackhoundSubscriber
Mr pedalhead’s sub 12 hour was indeed excellent. Don’t think it has stopped raining since;-)
We stayed in a pub which had a local (non pub) car-park next door and was told that would be safe. Car was still there next evening when we got back.
I have also heard that Machynleth rail station is a safe place to leave it. Park there, get train back to Newtown, ride to Knighton and tghen follow TCW.Posted 5 years ago
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