The WRT has moved. If you're looking for info, entries or anything else bikepacking related try Bear Bones Bikepacking, the Bear Bones blog or the Bear Bones forum - ta.

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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The WRT is moving home!

The Welsh Ride Thing is moving home. The WRT and everything to do with it, now has a new home at Bear Bones Bikepacking. is a new website dedicated to all things Bikepacking. There's reviews, trip reports, a forum and obviously a blog, where you'll find all the drivel and ramblings you've grown to love on the WRT blog.

Pop across, take a look and sign up for the forum. It's early days yet but the site will grow if people use it and join in. Feel free to send stuff in for inclusion, reviews, reports or anything else you think will be of interest.

Thank you.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Thank you.

So this is the bit where I say thank you. Firstly, thank you to everyone who came and rode. You endured some pretty poor conditions ... considering how wet and windy things were the number of bail outs was remarkerbly few and I didn't have to play at being Thunderbirds even once!

Next up is a very big thank you to all those companies who donated their products for the raffle. Asking for prize donations is one of the jobs I hate but everyone who donated made it a pleasure. Obviously the list of companies that donate prizes is always shorter than those who don't ... so please bear that in mind the next time you're looking to buy something. What goes around comes around, so support those people and companies who support you.

Lastly, I'd like to say thank you to Dee. Without her the WRT doesn't happen.

The efforts of everyone above means that this years WRT raised £1481 for Wales Air Ambulance ... hooray!

If this years experience hasn't finished you off or even if you've decided to retire from active service and become an armchair bikepacker ... you might want to keep your eye on the blog over the next couple of weeks.

Once again, thank you.