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Brecon Beacons Devil Sportive

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Challenging course

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This stunning sportif offers three stunning cycling routes taking in the best of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Radnorshire Hills. Leaving Hay on Wye on a twisting mountain road, the route climbs steadily into the Black Mountains. Panoramic views of the Wye Valley unfold to your right and nothing more than sheep and skylarks will disturb the peace and quiet as you continue climbing to reach Gospel Pass, Wales highest road. Having topped out at 549 metres, enjoy the long descent through a wooded valley past Llanthony Priory.

Review summary

4.3
5 Reviews
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  • Organisation
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Bernie P
"Brilliant testing course good roads with excellent scenery. Nothing to..."

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Andrew K
"Challenging ride lots of hills. Great organisation and friendly staff and..."

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Paul P
"Great and challenging ride. Lots of climbs and very steep in places. Definitely..."
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How to enter the Brecon Beacons Devil Sportive

  1. 83 km

    Bike 83km
    £10–£35
    Event passed
  2. 213 km

    Bike 213km
    £10–£35
    Event passed
  3. 114 km

    Bike 114km
    £10–£35
    Event passed

Brecon Beacons Devil Sportive routes

Each sportive has at least two options of different lengths – a short and a long route, if you will. Routes are designed to take in the best scenery the area has to offer while sticking to the quieter roads wherever possible. You can find route maps and downloadable gpx files for each sportive on the relevant event page. Routes are comprehensively waymarked with brightly coloured markers at each junction. So, as long as you keep your eyes open and pay attention, there’s barely any risk of going astray.

We will have one food stop for the short route, two for the medium route, and three for the long route. All feed stations will be in village halls with toilets, mechanical assistance and route maps on hand. There will also be water stops along the route at intermediate points (i.e. in between the feed stations).

Event Details

What’s Included
All routes are signposted with our easy-to-spot fluorescent pink arrows which seem to go down well with our sportive riders with comments including “spot on signage, we never missed a turn” and “perfect for me, didn’t miss a beat all day”. We have well-stocked feed stations run by our friendly team where you can fill up on homemade sweet and savoury snacks, energy food and a range of hot and cold drinks. We have dairy free and gluten free options and, if you let us know you dietary requirements in advance, we will be happy to cater for particular diets, allergies or intolerances. You’ll also get mechanical and first aid support at the feed stations. At the finish you’ll be greeted by a massage therapist, food and drink, a goody bag and medal.
Raceday Logistics

LONG ROUTE –

Registration opens at 07.00am and you may depart from 7.30am – 8.00am.


MEDIUM & SHORT ROUTES –

Registration opens at 7.30am and you may depart from 8.00am – 9.00am.

- The 83km route has a total of 1234 vertical metres of climbing
- The 114km route has a total of 2079 vertical metres of climbing
- The 213km route has a total of 3695 vertical metres of climbing
Volunteers

If you have any questions about the event or would like to get in touch with the event organiser then please follow the link below -

http://www.drovercycles.co.uk/events/contact/
FAQs

Back-up

We will have a dedicated back-up team on hand including fully trained first aiders and bike mechanics. Feed stations will offer a selection of spares and tools including track pumps and work stands. If needed we have a broom wagon which will collect you and bring you back to the HQ. Contact numbers will be provided in the rider briefings.

Pre-event info

14 days before the event you will receive a comprehensive pre-event information pack via email including route information, a kit checklist, directions to the start point together with information about signage, feed stations and relevant contact numbers. An update will be sent out 2 days before the event to reconfirm the details and alert you of any changes to start times / venues, weather conditions etc.


Food & Drink

Feed stations are a big part of the experience for us so be prepared for home-made cake, savoury snacks, Fairtrade tea and coffee as well as performance nutrition products from Shropshire experts Torq who produce a range of brilliant energy gels, bars and drinks.

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Brecon Beacons Devil Sportive weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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Brecon Beacons Devil Sportive reviews (5)

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Challenging course

  • Did the 114 km in 2019

    Great and challenging ride. Lots of climbs and very steep in places. Definitely recommend to other. Would have been nice for a medal or something at the end.
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    Did the 114 km in 2019

    My first sportive and a very enjoyable experience .Well organised in a fairly chilled way . Excellent route signage. Some very steep climbs on narrow single track roads . Nice relaxed and friendly volunteers at foodstops with tasty homemade snacks . Some quite broken up road surfaces so robust endurance type bike with 28 mm tyres advisable .
  • Did the 213 km in 2019

    Brilliant testing course good roads with excellent scenery. Nothing to comemerate the completion though medal or cert?
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    Derek Y

    Did the 213 km in 2019

    Completed this last year, came back with friends this year, was expecting a finishers medal like last year. Overall the event is a great day out with pleasant and helpful volunteers. The route is fantastic for a great challenge for those loving distance and spectacular hills with a view.
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    Andrew K

    Did the 213 km in 2019

    Challenging ride lots of hills. Great organisation and friendly staff and helpers were great 😀👍 long ride was hard lots of climbing
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