Cambrian Gravel
Challenge 2023

29th & 30th July 2023

Bagman presents a 2 day epic loop of the Cambrian mountains of Wales. Amazing route suitable for gravel, MTB and CX. From the English border to the Elan Valley and back via offa’s dyke.

29th & 30th July 2023

90km each day of fully supported on-and-off road riding in the wildest and most beautiful part of the UK

2 nights wild camping with the essentials provided for

Live music, beer and dancing indoors at one of Wales' best secret venues!

Tents transferred on your behalf so you can ride unencumbered

Free weekend parking

Secure indoor bike storage

Fully catered* and marshalled

Mechanical and medical support

gpx. routing and maps

Finishers medal

* Free feed stations. Breakfasts and evening meals available for sale on site or locally.


Cambrian Gravel Challenge 2023

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Indicative map only – route subject to change.

This is not a race –
it’s a state of mind!

2022 Itinerary (Example)

Registration and Camping at Panpunton Farm, Knighton from 16.00 – registration closes 19.30. Rock-up, park the car and find a pitch to camp. Food and drink will be available for sale from our selected vendors on site. The market town of Knighton is just a 5 minute walk away.

Wake up to a choice of breakfasts from our favourite street vendors and ready yourself for the adventure that lies ahead. Depart with your gourmet packed lunch at your leisure any time before 10.00am. Leave your tent with our friendly staff – Bagman’s got you covered!

Today’s route starts with a few kms of tarmac before going off piste up the mighty Goytre Hill. You may find this first ramp arduous and a bit of pushing required but fear not; the views from the top are well worth the effort and the remaining parcours becomes less punishing. Enjoy the quiet lanes and long gravel sections as the Trans Cambrian Way threads through the beautiful welsh countryside on the route less travelled. Take time to rest and refuel at Rhayader before traversing the stunning Elan Valley with its Victorian reservoirs.

And if you have any energy left use it! Our food concessions, live music and bar should keep you occupied throughout the evening at the amazing Pafiliwn Bont, Pontrhydfendigaid.

Another day of glorious scenery as we loop north and east back to Knighton. Rest up at one of the myriad view points to enjoy your picnic in the great outdoors.

The final stretches trace Offa’s Dyke back south along the English border before the final descent into Knighton. Fancy a dip in the river?

You’re welcome – see you next year!

*Route to be confirmed prior to event