Closing date for entries is Sunday 5th June 2016

Admission is now closed

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ALL RIDERS NOTE: Just after mile 41 the route takes a left into a small lane and this will be sign posted on the day.
However. I managed to go past the turning slightly and doubled back as can be seen on the trace.
If you find yourself going past the turning it would be better to carry on to the roundabout and go left rejoining the route after approx. one mile.
If anybody needs clarification on this just pop me an e-mail to wildwalesorg1@gmail.com.
Ian Bulmer
Tel: 0151 494 3750

Welcome to the Official website of the Wild Wales Challenge!  2016 will mark the 32nd edition of this most prestigious cycling event, which features a different route each year, but always set amidst the spectacular scenery of North Wales.   The WWC is NOT a race – but a traditional tourist challenge ride in which riders are invited to complete the course within a generous time allowance.   Riders should note that the roads are NOT closed for this event and that they should ride with due care and consideration for other road users.

The Wild Wales Challenge is open to all riders, whether or not members of the CTC.   It is organised on behalf of Merseyside CTC and any type of cycle may be ridden, provided it is roadworthy.   Low gears are advisable, and special attention should be paid to brakes, wheels and tyres.  It is a challenge event, but a reasonably fit rider should experience no difficulty in completing the course within the time allowed.   Being set in the glorious North Wales countryside, riders should expect both steep climbs and descents, and care is required at all times.

For your entry fee of £20, you will be joining a select group of just 650 fellow riders.  Included in the fee are: Online entry and payment, full route directions, notes and electronic timing tag, light refreshments at start, finish and stops, event photographer, changing rooms and showers at event HQ, and commemorative engraved Welsh slate plaque to all finishers.
For Club riders, there is the Harold Kewish Trophy, awarded annually to the club providing the most finishers, currently held by Port Sunlight Wheelers.   So if you ride with a club, be sure to indicate this on your entry form!