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Yea, yea, yea, but what is it?

The WRT is a 3 day and perhaps more importantly 2 night ride through and around mid Wales. You'll be expected to be self sufficient, carrying everything you need and sleeping out in or under whatever you think best. It's not elitist, entry is open to anyone who wants to try it. All the money raised by the WRT goes to the Wales Air Ambulance charity ... an organisation I hope you'll never need.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Answers to questions

Ok, some folk have asked a few questions about the WRT so I thought I'd try to answer some of them here.

Do I have to ride on my own? ... No, feel free to ride in whatever sized group you like. Solo, pairs, 3, 4 whatever it's all good. I love been out on my own but not everyone does (or perhaps other people have friends).

Do I have to ride a mountain bike? ... If it's a bike and you pedal it, it'll do! At the end of the day, you're going to decide on your route so you should be able to tailor it to suit your bike. It will however be impossible to visit every grid reference without 'going off road' so bear that in mind when you borrow your mums fold up shopper*.

Will it be possible to pick up supplies along the way? ... Yes, if you plan your route that way.

Isn't wild camping 'naughty'? ... Strictly speaking then yes, wild camping is illegal in Wales. However, if you're sensible and respect land owners and your surroundings then it tends to be tolerated ... common sense will get you a long way ;o)

Is it true there are still bears in Wales? ... I'm not rising to this one!

If anyone wants to know anything else, so long as it isn't about the Welsh wildlife feel free to get in touch.

*If anyone does turn up on a fold up shopper I'll either lend them a bike or sort them out a special prize.

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