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The classic sportive around the high Radnorshire hills including the spectacular Elan Valley and the notorious Glascwm challenge climb.

The Epic has been going since 2005 with 3,000+ riders enjoying a challenging day out in mid-Wales over the years.

Excellent support from Rideventures - fully signed, chip timed and with free hot food at the finish.

How to enter the The Autumn Epic

  1. 150km

    Bike 150km
  2. 130Km

    Bike 130km
  3. 70Km

    Bike 80km
  4. 40 Km

    Bike 40km

The Autumn Epic routes

Epic 150km Route:

  • Same as the classic 95mile Epic route – except for an additional 8 mile loop that extends it to just over 100miles. New trial option for 2018 to satisfy riders wanting to hit the 100 mile target. All the same climbs and food stops as the 95miler, and just 440ft/130m more climbing.
  • After the Elan Valley/Rhayader you’ll have the option to go left onto the Epic 100 or carry straight on for the regular Epic 95.
  • The two route options rejoin relatively soon – before the Newbridge food stop.
  • We’ll have Route Split and Confirmation signs to make sure you get on the right one.

Adventure 70km Route: 

  • New for 2018 – we’ve revised the return after the cafe – get ready for a steep (but safe) descent and then a new climb in Llanbister.
  • It’s virtually car-free and even more scenic than the Epic/Legend course.

Quest 40km:

  • New for 2018 this is a super-short intro to Epic riding. So short we don’t feed you on the route – but you can expect the full Autumn Epic chilli and baked potato once you return to Knighton.
  • Follow the first 10miles of the Epic route (easy riding), then turn at Felindre for a long rising road up onto the hills (4 miles).
  • Further dips and rises lead to a wide road descent through Crug and onto the long (2 miles) climb – Fron Goch.
  • A final 3 mile descent gets you back into Knighton.

 

Event Details

FAQs
  • Individual times available immediately at the event centre. Full results list published within 24 hours.
  • Two feeding stations on the route with enough food and drink to get you to the finish (one feed station on the 70km, food at finish for the 40km)
  • Broom wagons, mechanics and 1st aid support

The Autumn Epic weather forecast

Rain in the evening and overnight.

14°C
Predicted highs
9°C
Predicted lows
IconHigh chance of rain
IconLight breeze possible, up to 6mph

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