Gravel Fondo Cymru will have the option of 2 distances:
Gran Fondo & Medio Fondo. Both routes will take in stunning scenery and head into the Cambrian Mountains. Both feature a high percentage of off-road and both are timed and can be classified as a race, making it the only single loop Gravel Fondo race in the UK. The route will be fully marked and marshaled and for extra reassurance GPX files will be sent out to all riders in the weeks leading up to the event.
130KM & 2800M CLIMBING
The Gran Fondo distance will take riders on an incredible journey and a route that will be challenging for all riders. The route takes in Crychan Forest before climbing through Esgair Dafydd towards Llyn Brianne. Riders will enter Towy Forest, complete with formidable climbs and beutiful landscapes. After the route split after 65km the Gran Fondo continue to head North into the wilderness with a big climb and the most challenging section of the route before returning to Llyn Brianne and the final section around the perimeter. The timing will finish after the last off-road section on Llyn Brianne reservoir dam wall, leaving a 15km neutral section, mostly downhill and all on surfaced roads following the river towy back to Llandovery and the event HQ.
Distance Timed: 115km (Final 15km neutral to HQ)
% Off-road: 78% of timed course
Feed stations: 4, at 27km, 65km, 98km & 115km
Highest Elevation: 519m
90KM & 2000M CLIMBING
The Medio Fondo route follows the same route as the longer Gran Fondo to the 65km marker, at which point it splits and cuts out a section of the longer route. It is still a big challenge and one that riders will need to be well prepared to undertake.
NB. Although the Medio Fondo distance is timed and results will be published, no prizes will be awarded.
Distance Timed: 77km (Final 13km neutral to HQ)
% Off-road: 76% of timed course
Feed stations: 3, at 27km, 65km & 75km
Highest Elevation: 524m