WHAT IS IT?A single loop gravel cycling event with option of 130km Gran Fondo or 90km Medio Fondo distances. Riders are timed and will be the only Gravel Fondo race in the UK.
WHERE?Llandovery, Carmarthenshire with riding within the Cambrian Mountains
WHEN?Registration & Gravel demo day Saturday September 11th &
Main event Sunday September 11th, 2021
MASTERS - Ages 30 to 39 (born 1982 to 1991)
VETERAN - Ages 40 to 49 (born 1972 to 1981)
GRAND VETERAN - Ages 50 to 59 (born 1962 to 1971)
SUPER VETERAN - Ages 60+ (born 1961 and before)
e-FONDO - For electric assisted bikes based, Medio Fondo distance only. (non-competitive, no prizes awarded) All categories are based on riders age on 31/12/2021
Overall fastest Male & Female riders will also be awarded
- plus booking fee
Applies to Gran Fondo & Medio Fondo distances
Medio Fondo - 90km & 2000m climbing (timing finish @ 77km)
See Full rotue details here
Age Category Winners - Winners Jerseys
Medio Fondo - Timed and results produced, but no prizes awarded
Accurate Electronic Chip Timing
Event Technical T-Shirt
Multiple well stocked feed stations
Full route marking & supplementary GPX
Prizes for category winners
Event HQ facilities & parking
First aid support
2020 ROUTE IN BRIEF
Saturday, September 1106:45
11:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 18:00
Gravel Demo & Trade Open
Sunday, September 1206:47
Faster Finishers Expected Back
The town is a gateway to surrounding beauty spots such as the Cambrian Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park. With easy access on main roads and being less than 1 hour drive from the end of the M4 motorway it is an ideal location that mixes fantastic riding beyond and ease of access.
Carmarthenshire is known as the Cycling Hub of Wales and we are working together with Carmarthenshire County Council to ensure that as many accommodation options as possible are bike friendly. For more information and properties within the area as well as excellent local information on things to do and see, visit the Discover Carmarthenshire website.
By road: From the South, it is less than 1 hour from the M4. From North & East it sits upon the main trunk roads from Newtown (A483) and Abergavenny (A40).
By train: Llandovery has a railway station on the Heart of Wales line, accessed via Swansea or Shrewsbury. The station is just 200 metres from the event HQ. Bikes are permitted on the Heart of Wales line, but can not be booked in advance.
By bike: If you want to turn Gravel Fondo Cymru into a bikepacking adventure there are endless minor roads and off-road tracks that make this area of Carmarthenshire perfect for cycling. Wild camping is not permitted on the venue field, but there are 2 campsite with full facilities within Llandovery.
Mountain bikes and any other form of off-road bike is allowed, but please ensure it is road worthy and able to deal with rough road surfaces.
The cut offs in place are designed for a lowest average speed of 15kph (8mph) for the Gran Fondo route.
We are also working closely with local councils to have road closures in place on minor roads that the event uses. There will be marshals around the course to ensure it is a safe and fair race for all.
As it is not a race, there are no prizes or podiums for any e-bike riders.