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This year's Trans Cambrian is going to be a very special edition of the popular Mid Wales Sportive. Featuring new routes, riders will have the option of riding purely on tarmac, or choosing one of the new X-routes. These routes are still mostly on tarmac, but include some lengthy sections of fairly non-technical off-road going. You will not encounter steep drop offs or anything technically challenging, it will be the sort of going that you can take at a steady consistent pace. Expect stone tracks, open hillside, some dirt, and a stream crossing. Be prepared for a real adventure!


August 31 2014


There is a choice of 3 distances - 20 miles, 50 miles, or 75 miles, and each distance has a ROAD or CROSS option. The routes are called TCX 75, TCX 50, TCX 20, TCR 75, TCR 50 and TCR 20. Please be sure to tick the correct route on the entry form.

Route Maps


The venue for the Start/Finish is the Elan Valley Visitor Centre (postcode LD6 5HP), which has parking, toilets, café gift shop, and a kids' play area. Extra parking is available in the Elan Village.

Route Marking

All routes will be marked very clearly with black arrows on a yellow background. Where routes split, the arrow signs will have the appropriate route number marked on them. You will also be provided with a route map.

Broom Wagon

A broom wagon will bring up the rear, and will pick up any riders experiencing difficulties, dependant on availability of space in the vehicle.


For the X-routes you will need a bike with tyres that are about 35mm wide. A cyclo cross bike is ideal, but you could use a mountain bike or a hybrid. If you are thinking of getting a new bike, take a look at the Giant Revolt range. They are made for this type of event with drop bars, 35mm tyres, and disc brakes.

As a special Event Promotion, we are offering 10% discount on Giant Revolt 1 and Giant TCX SLR 2 bikes to all who enter the Trans Cambrian Cross Sportive 2014 (subject to availability). So get your entry and bike order in as soon as possible.

Most importantly, be sure to carry a toolkit and spare tubes with you on the day.


Entries can be made online on this site, or by downloading the entry form and sending it off with a cheque made out to CLIVE POWELL to Trans Cambrian Cross Sportive, Cwmdauddwr Arms, West Street, Rhayader, Powys LD6 5AB.

Age Restrictions: Minimum age for the TCX 75, TCR 75, TCX 50 and TCR 50 is 16. Minimum age for the TCX 20 and TCR 20 is 12. All riders under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.