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Escape to Afan

£49.00 - £90.00Free injury protection
Try this off-road duathlon, with the option of different distances and intensities over 2 days. This event has you covered if you’re a beginner or if you’re looking for a challenging technical experience. This is an exciting course in one of the UK’s most popular mountain bike locations.
Sprint, Standard, Extreme, and 2 more
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Sat 27th Nov 2021
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Pontrhydyfen, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Amazing scenery

Based on location

Rolling Hills

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Bryn Bettws Lodge, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot SA12 9SP, UK
Start times
9:00am |
9:00am |
9:00am |
The Full Weekender - Sprint & Extreme:
The Full Weekender - Standard & Extreme:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Escape to Afan
£49.00 - £55.00
£59.00 - £65.00
£59.00 - £65.00
The Full Weekender - Sprint & Extreme
Route information
Both courses will be located in the Afan Forest Park but the Sprint and Standard races on the Saturday will take a slightly route to the Extreme race which will be more technical and challenging. You'll be sure to experience some sensational views not matter which event you choose.
Sprint & Standard
The Sprint will be a 5k run, 12k bike and 2.5k run.
The Standard will be a 5k run, 24k bike and 5k run.
This off-road duathlon promises to be an exciting route.
The Extreme will be a 5k run 26k bike and 5k run. This will be a challenging, technical course with the added benefit of having exclusive access to the entire mountain bike trails. You'll be riding and running along renowned trails with single tracks, steep uphill and off-road passages.
What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Awards for top 3 finisher's
  • Free official race photography
  • Chip-timed results
  • Toilets
  • Medical support
  • Fully marked and marshalled route
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How to get there
Bryn Bettws Lodge, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot SA12 9SP, UK
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Parking will be available at Bryn Bettws Lodge at a cost of £5 per car. It is close to the start/finish.
Bryn Bettws Lodge has sleeping options should you wish to stay for the weekend.
Event day logistics
07:00 Registration & transition opens
08:40 Registration & transition closes
08:50 Mandatory race brief
09:00 Duathlon starts
13:00 Bike cut-off
Race Pack
Your race pack will include a race number and 2 stickers which should be attached to your bike and helmet.
Age Requirements
You must be at least 17 on event day to participate.
Race Rules
  • This is a non drafting event. Drafting may result in your disqualification.
  • You are permitted to push or carry your bike over the course
  • Lapped competitors will not be removed from the race
  • Clip-ons are not allowed
  • You should not litter on the course
  • Your helmet must be fastened on your head at all times whilst you are on your bike or running through transition with your bike.
All competitors must comply with British Triathlon Federation (BTF) rules.
Bike Specifications
  • The maximum permitted tyre diameter for the mountain bike is 29 inches/ 74 centimetres
  • The minimum cross section for the tire is 1.5 inch/ 3.8 centimetres.
  • Front and rear wheels may have different diameters
  • Studded and/or slick tyres are allowed
  • Clip-ons are not allowed
  • Traditional road handlebars are forbidden
Spiked shoes are allowed.
Only competitors wearing their ID will be allowed in and out of the transition area.
Water & Nutrition
There will be water available at the start/finish area. It is recommended that you take your own water and nutrition on route.
Onsite Facilities
There will be toilets within and outside the lodge.
British Triathlon Federation Membership
You will need to be a BTF member to compete. If you aren't, you must be licensed to race which will be a £6 charge payable when booking your ticket.
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Will there be a photographer at Escape to Afan?
Yes. A photographer is provided free of charge.
Is there a bag drop area at Escape to Afan?
No there won't be any bag drop area. Please leave your valuables and other belongings in your car.
Can I compete on both days of Escape to Afan?
Sure you can!
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