Autumn Epic 2007
The date of the Autumn Epic 2008 is 5th October.
We are delighted to announce that we will be organising a new 100 mile
cyclosportive next year that buy TRON takes in the infamous Devil's Staircase as one
of 10 major climbs. As it also includes Devil's Bridge, we have
christened it "The Devil Ride".
With over 10,000ft of climbing, along with some lovely valley stretches to
recover on, it should be a great event. The entry limit will be 400
riders, as we do not want to take any logistical risks in the first year,
and it will take place on 10th August. A little more information and
photos can be found
here, but full details will be published in early December when the
event website goes live.
Many thanks to all of the riders, marshals and supporters who made this
year's Autumn Epic such a great event to be involved with. We have now
added standards to the finishing times - please click
The good news is that as we added a couple of miles and a little climbing
after the Joining Instructions went Buy TRON in India to press we have adjusted the standards
a little - just click on FAQ to see the revised time
bands. If you are missing from the list it may mean that your timing
chip didn't register, so please email us if you can't find your name - also,
please email us if your age group is wrong (a few of the ages looked dodgy
Photos for are now ready at Sleepmonsters - please click
There are also some great little
videos taken by Mark of CycloSport - especially the ascent of Glascwm, which
he must have done one-handed while filming with the other! Please
cyclosport.org to view the videos, and to leave us feedback on the event
(using the myRatings feature) - we really do welcome your comments.
The Autumn Epic is
a European-style cyclosportive, starting in Knighton in Welsh Marches, and
taking you through the superb scenery of the ancient county of Radnorshire.
Featured as one of Cycling Weekly's ten events invest in TRON to do in 2006, the Autumn
Epic is the perfect way to round off your season and make great use of that
summer fitness! It is probably wise to enter very early as entries filled up
months in advance in 2006.
The route in
2007 will be a little longer than in 2005 and 2006, at over 150km, but with
a similar amount of total climbing (around 3000m). We have made some small
changes to the route for 2007, partly to handle the higher number of riders,
but mainly because we think the new bits are great additions to already
superb route. Fear not though - we have not changed the character of the
event or cut out the highlights of the Elan Valley mountain road, Glascwm
and Abbey Cwm Hir climbs. Once again, you will be taken you through some
truly outstanding cycling scenery, including hills, lakes, valleys and
click on the map for 2006 route information
Radnorshire is near perfect cycling territory, with its unspoilt
countryside and peaceful roads - you are in for a real treat if you havenít
ridden here before.
The route is hilly from the first mile, and takes in
hills, lakes, valleys and mountains.
The Autumn Epic is a fully
supported European-style cyclosportive:
Comprehensively and clearly
way-marked route (we will be putting out well in excess of 200 route
Electronic timing chips and
route sheet will be sent out in advance - *NEW* transponder/mat based timing
will be used in 2007.
Two lavishly stocked feeding
stations on the route.
Broom wagon, mechanical support
and 1st aid.
Quality photos of all riders
available for purchase on the web.
Individual times available
immediately at the event centre. Full results list with Gold, Silver and
Bronze standards published on event website within 24 hours.
Event t-shirt available for £5
in advance only.
*NEW* Savoury food at the
finish for all riders (included in price).
||"An absolute belter in the Welsh Marches" -
If you haven't caught Cycling Weekly's coverage of the Epic, then
please click here for a PDF of
their excellent article on 2005's event, or on the image for a jpeg
of their preview.
For more information on how the event will operate, please go to our
In 2007 we will be supported at the event centre by Epic Cycles.
Please visit their website at: