The Blaenau 600 is, by far, our most challenging event. It’s 600km long with over 14,000m of climbing, taking in multiple Welsh hill and mountain ranges. Blaenau translates roughly as ‘remote uplands’, so you get the idea! Like all of our rides the Blaenau 600 follows a fixed route, is self supported, and has no prizes or podiums.
A spectacular and highly challenging mixed terrain adventure, the Blaenau 600 is a proper introduction to the world of multi-day ultras and self-supported bikepacking – it is also ideal prep for the likes of GBDuro.
The event starts at 9am on Saturday 11th June 2022, and while there is no time limit, there’s a finishers pizza party on Tuesday 14th at 6pm to aim for. If you start to fall behind your own schedule we also have a cut-back option near Rhayader that comes in at roughly 450km – it’s a cool gravel route in its own right, not a simple road based shortcut.
The Blaenau 600 is our only event with an entry fee, as it is also the only one with significant expenses to cover. It is still a not for profit event, organised by unpaid volunteers. We have worked hard to keep the entry fee at £75, while ensuring that we provide a high quality and enjoyable experience. In the unlikely event that we are left with any surplus it will go to a local charity.
This is a new event, and we also want to keep it small and friendly, so there’s a strict limit on entries (just 30 places) this year.