Welsh venue for Single Speed UK Championships 2010

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

by Simon_MacMichael   April 23, 2010  

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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.

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Ti frame for first prize would be nice!

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posted by jezzzer [339 posts]
23rd April 2010 - 11:30

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not really "road" news tho, is it?

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posted by jezzzer [339 posts]
23rd April 2010 - 11:35

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jezzzer wrote:
not really "road" news tho, is it?

Road.cc 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.

Wink

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.

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posted by Simon E [2051 posts]
23rd April 2010 - 12:01

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