XC Ride Away – The Gap!

Here are the details that everyone needs for the ride......

The drive is about 2-2.5 hours, so we will car share as normal to keep things simple.

The Gap Route - Brecon Beacons

Distance 40km
Total Ascent 1100m
Time 5h +
Meeting point Talybont-on-Usk
Time 10am for a 10:30 start
(Parking is on the main road it can be busy, especially if the weather is nice!)

The ride is mainly on existing bridleways that cut through the Brecon Beacons. The highlight of the route is riding through the ‘Gap’ between Cribyn and Fan-y-Big at 599m

A route map can be found here: http://www.ridethequantocks.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/gap.pdf And a description can be found here:

There is a café at about the halfway point, grid reference: SO055175
(Bring something to eat just in case the cafe is not open)

Unlike trail centres, the tracks were not designed with mountain bikers in mind, and have to be shared with other users. At some places on the route we will be many miles from civilisation, mobile phones can't be relied upon. The highest point on the route is exposed to the full extremes of weather.

• Ensure your bike is in good mechanical order
• Always ride within your ability
• Carry enough food and water for a full day
• Carry your own tools and spares ( Bring at least 2 inner tubes )
• Even if its sunny when you set off carry a waterproof and warm jersey
• A personal survival bag or blanket is recommended
• As is small backup light

The ride is open to members and non-members alike, but please inform us if a non member is coming to we know detaits in advance.

Any questions please let us know, we're meeting 7.15am Cheese & Grain, Leaving 7.30

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