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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.

 

Pen-Y-Fan Cycling Challenge

Event Day

>> 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

For Cycling:

>> 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)

 

For Trekking:

>> 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)

 

For Kayaking:

>> Swimming Gear

>> Towel

>> Sun Cream

>> Long Sleeve Shirt (Sweat Shirt)

>> Spare Socks

>> Warm Clothes For When You Get Out

Cycling Challenge

>> 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.

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