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.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

2012 Bear Bones 200 Entries open

That's right, on-line entries for this years BB 200 are now open. Full details and the entry page can be found HERE

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 WRT... entries open!

That's right good people of bivvy land, you can now enter the 2012 WRT. The miracle of the modern age has also hit mid Wales, so not only can you enter but you can do it on-line ... how amazing is that?

Point your mouse here and follow the link that says something along the lines of ENTER THE WRT. Oh one more thing, raffle tickets can also be bought at the same time as entering, they won't be avaliable any other way.

Monday, December 5, 2011

You can stop emailing now ;o)

For all those people who keep emailing to ask whether the WRT will be taking place in 2012 ... I can confirm that YES it will. We've lost our usual spot at the end of May (you can blame the Queen for that) and have been pushed onto the following weekend which is June 2nd/3rd and 4th.

You can't enter just yet ... lets get Mach' N Back out of the way first but you will be able to enter at the end of January. We'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mach' N Back ... Winter WRT?

Mach' n Back takes place on the weekend of Jan 14th/15th in tropical mid Wales. You can think of it as a mini, winter WRT. It's non competitive and the emphasis is firmly placed on fun and socialising. To try and ease any potential weather issues the start/finish point will be Llanbrynmair community centre rather than Ceulan as with the WRT. If it sounds like something you fancy then you can find full details and a link to the on-line entry by going to

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bear Bones 200 entries are now open.

Anyone who didn't get their full bikepacking fix on the WRT may be interested to know that on-line entries are now open for the Bear Bones 200. The BB 200 takes place on October 15th/16th in sunny mid-Wales and should hopefully prove to be a proper mental and physical test.

I won't go into the details here but if I've sparked your interest nip over to the Bear Bones site where all is revealed.

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.