Route details announced for TransWales 2010

500km, climbing over 15,000m

This year’s TransWales mountain bike stage race will use an almost entirely new course that includes over 500km of riding on some of the best trails in the world.

The Gore Bike Wear TransWales powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport, to give it its full title, takes place from 14-21 August, starting in Builth Wells, Powys, Wales.

It'll consist of five special stages combined with daily linking stages, with highlights set to include a 1km hillclimb in the Radnor Hills and a downhill time trial on the Climax trail at Machynlleth.

Mike Wilkens, the man behind the TransWales event, said: “The Gore Bike Wear TransWales is a truly inspirational event and one of the biggest challenges in the UK mountain bike calendar. With a distance of over 500km and over 15,000m of climbing, it shows off some of the best riding Wales has to offer and gives the hardened endurance racer as well as the adventure seeker a real goal in 2010.“

Details of each stage, including length, amount of climbing and descending, special stages and predicted riding time, is now online on the stage pages of the TransWales website. To enter, go to the TransWales entry page.

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