The 2015 Epic Cymru proved to be a popular event and now for 2016, it looks to go from strength to strength. With a wide variety of challenging terrain attracting competitors from across the world, the race is one to put in the diary! Find all the details on how to enter and what to expect from the race direct from those at the heart of the event:

The hit event of 2015, Epic Cymru, is set to return to South Wales, next summer, with entries due to be released on Sunday, January 17th and riders from around the World expected to attend.

Epic Cymru – a 5-day Mountain Bike stage race – will encompass several styles of riding and is aimed at the entire spectrum of riders, from Cross Country (XC) to Enduro and Downhill, appealing to the ‘weekend warrior’ as much as the Pro-Elite stars.

Epic Cymru Action Shot 1

Last year’s event attracted riders from 12 countries around the World and as far afield as Japan & the USA including several top Pro-elite racers and many amateur riders.

The 2016 event offers a new route and with riding areas never featured in any event previously and will include a mix of natural and man-made trails. Famous South Wales riding spots including Bike Park Wales, Afan Forest Park, Rheola Forest & Margam Park will also be visited, taking place from July 30th to August 3rd.

Epic Cymru Action Shot 2

The race format will include timed sections and linking sections over the five days, with the race decided by over 15 timed sections, with separate Cross Country and Downhill sections. Stage distances will be a manageable – but still challenging – 40-60km, with an emphasis on providing fun, technical and fast riding throughout.

For more information and to enter visit the Epic Cymru-Website.

Words & Photos: Epic Cymru

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