Builth Wells Merida Bikes Mountain bike marathon coming soon

A superb weekend of Welsh trail riding beckons

There are now less than two weeks to go before the third leg of the Merida Bikes MTB marathon takes place in Builth Wells, mid Wales on July 5 and 6.


Distances for this event are 90K, 75K, 50K and 30K, so there should be something for all levels of rider. The route starts by heading west out of Builth Wells up on to the EpyntMilitaryRange, using parts of the

Epynt Way

. The route then enters the CrychanForest, heading back across the EpyntRange and onto Pantllyn Hill, where there is great descent all the way to Builth Wells.

The White House Campsite will provide the setting for the event village, and will be open from Friday to Monday morning.

Chariot Racing – the sequel

The April round of the Merida Marathon in Builth Wells marked the first ever mountain bike chariot race, and the upcoming Builth event will see the return of the chariots on Saturday afternoon at the event village. Chariots are provided, and you can either use your own bike or you’ll be provided with one.

Gore Bike Wear – Try B4 U Buy

Gore will be at the event giving all riders the chance to try out their kit on the ride. Just go along to the Gore Bike Wear tent and they’ll sort you out.

How to enter?

To enter go to our entry page where you can either download an entry form which you need to fill in and send together with your entry fee check to the registration office or enter directly through the new online entry service. Alternatively you can enter on the day with a £2 surcharge.


To find out more about the third round of the Merida Bikes MTB Marathon events go to the organiser’s event site