The Brecon Military Challenge
>> Single day, five-stage, multi-discipline event in the Brecon Beacons; the training ground of the SAS.
>> Circular route including Cycling, Trekking and Kayaking disciplines. Fully supported by the Challenge Central team from start to finish.
>> Starting at first light, the challenge will include 5 stages:
Stage 1 – Cycle from the accommodation to the Pen-Y-Fan mountain.
Stage 2 – Trek up and over Pen-Y-Fan (SAS Selection Mountain).
Stage 3 – Cycle from the mountain to the Kayaking Lake, Pontsticill Reservoir.
Stage 4 – Kayak circular route of the reservoir.
Stage 5 – Cycle from the reservoir back to the accommodation.
>> 06:00 – Breakfast
>> 06:30 – Event Briefing
>> 06:45 – Start Stage 1 – Cycle 16 miles to the Storey Arms Mountain Centre
>> 08:15 – Start Stage 2 – Trek up and over Pen-Y-Fan
>> 10:30 – Summit Pen-Y-Fan
>> 12:00 - Arrive at YHA Brecon Danywenallt for lunch
>> 13:00 – Start Stage 3 – Cycle 8 miles to Pontsticill Reservoir
>> 13:45 – Start Stage 4 – Kayak Reservoir, approx. 2 miles
>> 16:30 – Start Stage 5 – Cycle 13 miles to accommodation
>> 17:30 – Complete the challenge
>> Bike Helmet (compulsory)
>> Bike Gloves
>> Padded Cycling Shorts
>> Cycling Tops / T-Shirts
>> Waterproof / Warm Cycling Clothing
>> High Viz Vest / Reflective Clothing
>> Suitable Footwear - Trainers for Flat Pedal Bikes
>> Water Bottles
>> Small Backpack or Bento Box (for accessible food)
>> Spare Inner Tubes x4
>> Anti-Chafe Cream
>> Travel Insurance (to cover you for cycling activities)
>> Walking Boots
>> Walking Socks - Outer / Inner Pairs
>> Waterproof Socks
>> Base Layers – Shorts / Tights / Upper Body
>> Walking Trousers
>> Walking or Wind Proof Jacket
>> Waterproof Jacket / Trousers
>> Fleece or Warm Jumper
>> Hat / Gloves / Balaclava
>> Day Back Pack
>> Camelbak or Water Bottle
>> Insect Repellent / Sun Cream / Sun Glasses
>> Mobile Phone
>> Walking Poles (if helpful)
>> Swimming Gear
>> Sun Cream
>> Long Sleeve Shirt (Sweat Shirt)
>> Spare Socks
>> Warm Clothes For When You Get Out
>> Challenge Leaders, leading the challenge from start to finish.
>> Support vehicle assisting the leadership team and participants. Strategically parked in key positions, carrying additional supplies and provide essential back-up emergency support.
>> Bike and equipment transfer to pick up locations – Stage 1, 2 and 3.
>> Cold Buffet lunch – a range of sandwiches, sausage rolls, pastries, fruit, salads etc.
>> Kayak hire and instruction from a local specialist.
>> Refreshments and snacks at the end of each stage.