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Wild Wales Challenge 2023
27th August.​
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Wild Wales Challenge – 2023 Welcome!


Welcome! This year will mark the 39th edition of this most prestigious cycling event, which features a different route each year, but always set amidst the spectacular scenery of North Wales. The event is NOT a race – but a traditional tourist challenge ride in which riders are invited to complete the course within a generous time allowance. Riders should note that the roads are NOT closed for this event and that they should ride with due care and consideration for other road users.

The event is open to all riders, whether or not members of Cycling UK. It is organised on behalf of Merseyside CTC and any type of cycle may be ridden, provided it is roadworthy. Low gears are advisable, and special attention should be paid to brakes, wheels and tyres. It is a challenge event, but a reasonably fit rider should experience no difficulty in completing the course within the time
allowed. Being set in the glorious North Wales countryside, riders should expect both steep climbs long descents and some non-metallic road surfaces so care is required at all times.

The entrance fee of £35 provides 2 Routes, each rider with be offered lunch at the second food stop along with 2 other grub stops, you will be joining a select group of just 550 fellow riders. Also Included in the fee are: Online entry payment, full written route directions, gpx route files and an electronic timing tag, light refreshments at start and finish, event photographer, changing rooms and showers at event HQ, and commemorative engraved Welsh slate plaque to all finishers.

For Club riders, there is the Harold Kewish Team Trophy, awarded annually to the club providing most finishers on the Long Course Only, this is currently held by Macclesfield Wheelers. So, if you ride with a club, be sure to indicate this on your entry form and insert your club’s name in its correct format.

Once again, this year there will be two routes:
Long Course of 95 miles and 9,500ft of ascent and a Shorter Course of 71 miles and 5,750ft of ascent. Club Riders please note: To be considered for the Harold Kewish Trophy you MUST complete the LONG Course.

Online registration will open in two phases, similar to last year.
Phase 1 will be for the 35 or so clubs who regularly ride the event it will open on 1st March 2023.

Those clubs included in Phase 1 will be notified by e mail. Phase 2 will open to all other riders on Tue 14th March. As in previous years, there will be limit of 650 riders.

Web page for registration:

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