Latest Action Medical Research 100 series ride takes place on 8 August

The Brecons 100 is a new cycling challenge set to hit Wales this summer. Part of the Action Medical Research 100 Series, the ride takes place on Sunday 8 August.

The new ride is the charity’s first in Wales and its fourth new ride of the season. It promises all the usual 100 Series ingredients – two routes, with feed stations and full back-up support.

There’s a choice of two distances: a 100-miler and a 100 kilometre ride. Both circular routes start and finish at the University of Wales’ Newport Campus in the town of Caerleon. Heading along quiet country lanes, both routes hit the hills at 20K, climbing to a height of 517 metres.

The 100-mile option then continues with a stiff climb into the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty that features reservoirs, canals and mountains.

Cyclists taking part will raise money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Entry costs £25 and you will also need to raise a minimum of £25 in sponsorship.

Cheap accommodation is available at the university campus for those with a long way to travel. A single en suite room costs £26.50 (ex VAT) per night, and breakfast is available for £5.65 (ex VAT).

For more information about the Brecons 100 and to register, visit the Take Action website.

Lifelong lover of most things cycling-related, from Moulton Mini adventures in the 70s to London bike messengering in the 80s, commuting in the 90s, mountain biking in the noughties and road cycling throughout. Editor of Simpson Magazine (www.simpsonmagazine.cc).