Merlin Ride

Merlin RIDE2018

Sunday 12th August 2018
The Merlin Ride was established in 2008 and has now celebrated its 10th year. The event has continually developed and grown and we will be running the 11th Merlin Ride on

There are now three different routes to choose from, each one is quite different from the other, however they all have their own character. Each route is designed to appeal to riders of different ability but all are chosen in order to experience the stunning beauty (and sometimes challenging terrain...) that South Wales has in such abundance.

With all routes strating and finishing here at County Cycles we will be able to offer pre-registration the day before as well as on the Sunday morning. We have easy access to the A48/M4 and there will be ample parking available nearby in conjunction with other businesses located here.

All routes will have full support and feed stops provided as well as cooked food available from Bean On The Bike Cafe here at County Cycles. 


Merlin - 104 miles+
Taking in the spectacular and iconic Devils Staircase and the Usk Reservoir on the northern edge of The Brecon Beacons National Park.

Cothi - 70 miles+
Riding through the beautiful Towy Valley and, like the 100mls+ route, taking you through The Brecon Beacons National Park with scenic views of the Usk Reservoir and
Y Mynydd Du.

Druid - 50 miles+
Designed as a scenic route through the lush and verdant landscape of Carmarthenshire, this is ideal for a first sportive ride and a perfect introduction to all that
The Merlin Ride has to offer.

Event information:

- Pre-Registration from 09:00hrs - 19:00hrs on Saturday 11th August.
- Registration opens: 06:30hrs on 11th August.
- Event start: Merlin 104 miles & Cothi 69 miles & Druid 55 miles - 08:00hrs
- Post event meal.
- Post event physiotherapy.
- Full mechanical support on route.
- Full recovery service.
- First aid support available. 
- Well stocked Food stations offering fresh fruit, Welshcakes, potatoes etc.

All proceeds raised will be donated to The Chemotherapy Unit at local Hospitals.

The Merlin Ride will start at County Cycles.

County Cycles Ltd
Unit 1
22B Heol Stanllyd
Cross Hands Business Park
SA14 6RB

Merlin - 104 Miles

Cothi - 69 Miles

Druid - 55 Miles

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