52km

2016 Route Details Below (2017 may change slightly)

If 35km isn’t enough for you, then we have the 52km route which has 1200m of climbing. The 52km route splits from the shorter route at the 27km marker.

The biggest climb of the day comes at the beginning, a long steady climb, with a mixture of forest roads and byways taking riders to the highest point of the day. After navigating around the Usk Reservoir riders head onto open moorland and a fun, sheep track section and then a exciting descent that leads to a feed station and route split. From the split point, another steady climb will take riders onto another fantastic descent, used in 2015 and then passed the abandoned mill. The course then rejoins back at the split point, making it an additional loop. A flat, but tough bridleway followed by tiny back roads will lead riders to the final descent, the same as previous years and one that has become a feature of the event.

A total of 3 feed stations, approximately – 20km, 27km & 42km distances,