56.3mi - Distance
6,836ft - Elevation Gain
VALLEYS VELO STANDARD ROUTE
The 56.3miles / 95km route is a challenging route, incorporating two famous climbs.
Riders will leave Dare Valleys to the east, Heading straight for the Rhigos visiting Hirwaun, before entering the Rhondda Valleys to tackle the famous Bwlch Mountain climb. Home to the King and Queen of the Mountain Valleys Velo Challenge. The route then heads south through some unspoilt scenery through valleys towns before heading back over Gilfach and on to a valleys favorite the 'Penrhys Climb'. The route then heads south to tackle a secret gem 'Graig Hill' through the lanes before decending into Blaenllechau. One more climb left and your home!
The Route will be signposted but we recommend you familiarize yourself with it beforehand. Participants are welcome to change to the shorter routes but please inform us on the finish line.
A staggered start from 8 a.m. cut off start time 9.00 a.m (approx). Late arrivals may still ride the route and be timed for one hour after. Riders concerned about completing in the time available are urged to start as early as possible.