Join us for an unforgettable cycling experience at our Solstice Sundowners event. This epic ride will take you on an exhilarating off-road journey through the stunning landscapes of Chepstow, the Wye Valley Greenway, Tintern, the Brecon Beacons, Aberdare and Cardiff Bay.
The Solstice Sundowners Route
Starting in Chepstow, riders will quickly veer off-road and venture through the picturesque Wye Valley Greenway, before reaching the renowned Tidenham Tunnels that add a thrilling element to the ride. Crossing over the River Wye into Tintern, the route then begins a climb to the top of Beacon Hill, offering breathtaking views along the way.
After conquering Beacon Hill riders can enjoy some easier miles on gravel and tarmac roads, providing a welcome respite before entering the remote and exposed terrain of the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons). Passing through the awe-inspiring Trefil Quarry, the route leads to fast and technical singletrack that descends to the picturesque Ponsticill Reservoir.
Continuing on, the ride progresses towards Aberdare, where a challenging off road climb awaits to reach the top of the mountain, joining route 47. This section of the route is entirely off-road and rewards riders with sweeping panoramic views of the Bannau Brycheiniog and the majestic Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in Southern Britain.
As the journey nears its end, the ride gradually descends towards Cardiff Bay, leading cyclists through a series of scenic cycleways. Finally, you will arrive in the heart of Cardiff Bay, where a well-deserved drink awaits, providing the perfect end to an incredible adventure.
Join us at the Solstice Sundowners event and immerse yourself in the beauty and excitement of this challenging off-road ride through picturesque landscapes.
What is included?
As part of the event, you’ll receive fully insured coverage (personal insurance required), GPX files. You’ll also receive an event pack, have access to a feed station, and receive a well deserved drink at the finish (alcoholic or non alcoholic drink).