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Welsh venue for Single Speed UK Championships 2010

Beer, camping, stunning scenery and, oh, some bike racing promised at August event

Cwm Rhaedr in Dyfed’s Towy Valley has been confirmed as the venue for the 2010 Singlespeed UK Championships (SSUK), which take place from 13-15 August. The purpose-built trail, close to the town of Llandovery and the Brecon Beacons National Park, features a 4km descent.

Organisers, who had to overcome a number of obstacles including a change of location before confirming this year’s event, promise that “weather proof trails, easily conquerable but satisfying climbs, stunning views and awesome single track will all come together to provide a great ‘race’ venue for all abilities,” and add “we can pretty much guarantee the most breathtaking beer stop of any event you’ve been to.”

The event is based at a nearby farm where camping will be available from the Friday to the Sunday, with on-site catering provided by The Dropoff Café and a post-race bar and entertainment on the Saturday evening.

In keeping with tradition, organsisers say that “it’ll be a usual single speed affair – the start will probably not quite be on time, we’ll probably move your bikes around, and we’re guessing that some of you may be starting the race feeling a little worse for wear” and full details of the event and how to enter can be found on its website.

Sponsors include our friends at Singletrack and Morvélo – who also designed the event logo and t-shirts Lynskey, which is “providing a few super special prizes” and Cotic, Singular and Bontrager.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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jezzzer | 14 years ago

not really "road" news tho, is it?

Simon E replied to jezzzer | 14 years ago
jezzzer wrote:

not really "road" news tho, is it? have some kind of reciprocal arrangement with Singletrack mag, whose readership has a disproportionate number of singlespeed devotees/perverts. And some readers 'go both ways'.

Anyway, Mid-Wales is boring, it's populated almost entirely with sheep and it rains. A lot. You don't want to go riding there, the scenery is rubbish and the roads are even worse.


Seriously, once you get off the arterial A-roads (and on them, but not Bank Holiday weekends) it's brilliant road cycling territory as well as being blessed with some great MTB trail centres.

jezzzer | 14 years ago

Ti frame for first prize would be nice!

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