BOSTIN' VYRNWY VELO SPORTIVE

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The Bostin' Vyrnwy Velo will still offer a choice of three fully signposted routes among the glorious Welsh countryside, taking in the beautiful lakes at Bala and Vyrnwy for the longer riders.All three routes will follow the same initial 25K, 15 miles or so riding from the HQ through Buttington and on towards the delightful market town of Welshpool. Here you will ride up the main street, past all the interesting shops, and out the other side to begin a climb out into the countryside beyond. The route continue up past the turning to Guilsfield, the previous location of the Bostin' Vyrnwy Velo, and on to the 2017 route riding towards a long descent before the climbing legs have to get back into gear to ascend the rise at Bwlch-y-cibau. The picturesque scenery is all around when the Bronze route turns left into a quieter country lane and leaves the other riders to carry on deeper into the hills. The Bronze routes reward, after riding through the Nant Alan river valley, is a refreshment stop at the highest point of its route at, what we call, Laughing Angel (Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa). After some tea and cakes the Bronze riders head South down quiet lanes with picturesque views through rolling hills, wonderful hamlets and villages back towards Guilsfield and then retrace their steps to Welshpool and the finish line. A challenge but a memorable 70K, 40 mile ride.
Participants
Silver Route, Bronze Route, and Gold Route
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Calendar
Sun, 16 Jun 2019
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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Location
Welshpool Livestock Sales, Buttington Cross, Welshpool SY21 8SR, UK
Start times
Sun, 16 Jun 2019
Gold Route:
8:50am |
Silver Route:
8:50am |
Bronze Route:
8:50am
Here's what races are available for BOSTIN' VYRNWY VELO SPORTIVE
Bronze Route
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40mi
£5.00 - £25.00
Silver Route
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70mi
£5.00 - £30.00
Gold Route
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80mi
£5.00 - £35.00
GOLD ROUTE
130K / 80 miles
Actual distance + 134.5K / 83.6 miles
Total climb + 2,125m / 6,973 feet
Max. gradient + 12.2% / -13.8%
Grading + 3/5 (285) - Difficult
Single lap
Two feed and one water station
SILVER ROUTE
110K / 70 miles
Actual distance + 108.1K / 67.2 miles
Total climb + 1,532m / 5,025 feet
Max. gradient + 12.7% / -12.6%
Grading + 2/5 (165) - Challenging
Single lap
Two feed stations
BRONZE ROUTE
70K / 40 miles
Actual distance + 67.8K / 42.1 miles
Total climb + 942m / 3,089 feet
Max. gradient + 11.1% / -13.4%
Grading + 1/5 (63) - Moderate
Single lap
One feed station
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Event HQ facilities, toilets and free car parking
Free tea/coffee at Registration
Start line mechanic, to sort out any last minute bike issues
All routes fully signposted
Event information pack (emailed 3 days before event)
GPS/GPX route files
Free tea, coffee, water, cakes, bananas, etc at all feed station(s)
On-course photography (subject to availability/rider numbers)
Emergency support includes first aid, rider's emergency telephone number and support vehicles to return you and your bike to the Event HQ in the event of mechanical failure
Commemorative medal to all finishers
Free hot food and tea/coffee at the finish
A great sense of achievement and a Bostin' smile!
Train
Welshpool Livestock Sales, Buttington Cross, Welshpool SY21 8SR, UK
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EVENT HQ
WELSHPOOL LIVESTOCK MARKET
BUTTINGTON CROSS
WELSHPOOL
POWYS
SY21 8SR
Please refer closely to the race pack email you will receive beforehand to ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to register and start the race.
Backpack
**WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
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spare parts, tools or on-course mechanical support
each rider should carry their own tools, replacement inner-tubes, patches, chain-links, etc. to enable them to repair every-day mechanical failures.
If you cannot repair your bike we will pick you up but we will not repair your bike for you.
roads in perfect condition
we are at the mercy of the local authorities and the weather with regard to the conditions of the road surfaces on the day of the event.
detailed monitoring of riders around the course - although we try our best to sweep the routes and make sure that everyone arrives back safely.
timing chips or any other timing information - it is not a race!
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