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TransWales Challenge - SR

Great Britain, August 17-23, 2008

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  • Stage 1 - August 17: Builth Wells to Cilycwm, Llandovery (linking stage) & Cwmrhaedr TT (special stage), 67.5km
  • Stage 2 - August 18: Cwmrhaedr to Llansawel via Brechfa Forest (linking stage), 71.5km
  • Stage 3 - August 19: Brechfa Forest (special stage) & Abergorlech to Tregaron (linking stage), 71km
  • Stage 4 - August 20: Tregaron to Machynlleth (linking stage) , 82km
  • Stage 5 - August 21: Cli-machx trail (Corris) (special stage) & Climax Trail to Ponterwyd (linking stage), 55.5km
  • Stage 6 - August 22: Nantyrarian (special stage) & Nantyrarian to Strata Florida (linking stage), 68.5km
  • Stage 7 - August 23: Strata Florida to White House Farm in Builth Wells (linking stage), 83.5km

TransWales returns for 2008

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After a Scottish sojourn last year, the MTB Trans concept returns to mid-Wales for the second-ever TransWales from August 17 to 23. The event will start and finish in BuilthWells.

Taking its cues from the epic TransAlps and TransRockies point-to-point races that cross the Alps and the Canadian Rockies, the Merida Bikes TransWales will mix seven daily non-competitive marathon linking stages - varying from 55km to 83km in distance - together with a selection of special stages on the cream of Wales' purpose built trails for singletrack speed shakes.

Cwmrhaedr, Brechfa Forest, the Cli-Machx trail, and Nant yr Arian and will all see riders tackling rally style time trials in pairs and in relay, both during the day and at night. All in all this uniquely epic challenge demands that the riders - split amongst six categories - complete a total of 550km (344miles) of riding with 15,500m (50,840feet) of climbing off-road in just seven days.

The event is known for its high percentage of singletrack.

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