Snowdon Marathon Bike Hike
(Snowdon Charity Bike Ride)
7th & 8th March 2009
More than £55,000 has been raised for charities in Wales since the 1992 start of this annual charity bike ride around Snowdon, North Wales. A circular route of nearly 30 miles, hilly but with magnificent scenery, the ride is a fun event which follows much the same course as the famous Snowdon Marathon road race.
This year the money raised will go to the rescue services including Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue, Search & Rescue Dogs, and the Welsh Air Ambulance.
The Bike Hike can be ridden on either Saturday 7th March or Sunday 8th March. It starts and finishes at the Cwellyn Arms in Rhyd Ddu, on the A4085 between Caernarfon and Beddgelert. Riders can start between 10am and 12.30pm, and on finishing revive with soup and rolls in the pub before receiving a Bike Hike certificate. For information and entry and sponsorship forms click here.
This popular annual cycling event is held in early March each year. In aiming to attract cyclists of all abilities the organisers stress this is a fun ride, NOT a competition to see who can get around the course fastest.
Commencing at Cwellyn Arms, Rhyd Ddu , the route proceeds via Waen Fawr - Llanrug - Llanberis - Pen y Pass - Nant Gwynant - Beddgelert and back to Rhyd Ddu - 32 miles.
Nant Gwynant seen from the road: join the bike hike and enjoy the views. Photo: Russ Sheaf
Those successfully completing the ride received a certificate - and a superb bowl of the landlord's home made soup.
In recent years the event has raised many thousands of pounds for North Wales Charities.
annual event provides a chance to enjoy cycling in Wales at its most magnificent - and in the best of
Further Details from Cwellyn Arms, Rhyd Ddu, Gwynedd (01766 890321) or click here.
For those who enjoy the delights of fine drinking The Cwellyn Arms is highly recommended by the Campaign for Real Ale. As part of the St David's Day celebrations, Conwy Brewery's Welsh Pride Ale will be available for the discerning connoisseur.
Entering Beddgelert with Moel Hebog in the background
Photo: Russ Sheaf
Llyn Padarn, Llanberis
Photo: Russ Sheaf