Etape Eryri - The Snowdonia Sportive
Sunday 16th June 2013. Caernarfon, Wales.
Entry Limit is just 1200 riders - When it's full...it's full!
Talking about the Etape Eryri, Dave Brailsford, Team Sky Team Principal said "Anybody who's thinking about doing any event should come down here and do this one - it's going to be fantastic"
Welcome to the Etape Eryri 2013 – The Snowdonia Cycle Sportive, powered by Chain Reaction Cycles.
Entries for the Etape Eryri 2013 are now open, simply click on the Register Now button. Entry numbers will be stricly limited so that the quality of this unique event is not compromised in any way.
If you are not sure and need convincing that this is a must for your 2013 calendar then check out this incredible video of the 2012 event. You won't be disappointed!
The Etape Eryri was new for 2012, the feedback has been so fantastic that it will most definitely be back in 2013. Exploring the most breathtaking and scenic roads in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. The Etape Eryri will blow your mind as well as your legs!
Organised by local cycling enthusiasts and award winning professional event organisers, the event will be one not to miss! The route could not be more spectacular, with four distance options on offer.
- Etape Bach 47 – is the shortest route at 47 miles. But don’t be deceived, this will be among the most gorgeous and challenging 47 miles you will ever ride.
- Etape Canol 76 – comes in at 76 miles with some mega climbs to get your legs and your lungs burning. Equally as beautiful but a little bit tougher than the bach.
- Etape Mawr 103 – is the biggie! A monster 103 miles of awesome tarmac on climbs you never believed you could ride! Are you tough enough to take on the Etape Mawr.
- Etape Teulu - (info here) is a short family ride (approx. 6.5 miles) so that the kids can get involved too. Starting and finishing from the same location as the senior routes, we hope to inspire young riders to one day become British Cycling heroes! The Etape Teulu route will follow quiet roads with beautiful scenery for you to enjoy. Children must be accompanied by adult cyclists for the duration of the ride. There is no fee for the Etape Teulu.
We are making every effort to offer you a great value event, consequently the Etape Eryri entry fees will be kept as reasonable as we can make them. Your entry fee will include electronic chip timing, numerous feed stations on route, refreshments at the finish, loads of awesome spot prizes and a fantastic event goody bag for all participants. As well as this there will be masses to see and do in order to keep spectators entertained while the ride is taking place. This will include some brilliant live music on the Castle Square in Caernarfon, we will have the amazing Addo mtb display team and kids entertainment too. This really will be a cycling festival to remember and we look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of the World.
There is limited Saturday night camping at Caernarfon Rugby Club with ample toilet and shower facilities. You will also be welcome to join us for a pre ride 'pasta party' at the rugby club from 6pm on Saturday, this must also be pre booked when you enter the event.
All routes will start and finish at the incredible and iconic Caernarfon Castle. The castle square will become a mecca to cyclists for one Sunday in June. We have planned the courses very carefully so that whichever one you choose, you won’t ride the same stretch of tarmac twice! For more detailed route information click on the event info page.
We are very proud to be working with our friends at Chain Reaction Cycles, and with all of the communities along the ride route. Thanks guys for helping us make this a Sportive to remember!
All of you who took part in the Etape Eryri 2012 are awesome and deserve a huge congratulations for completing the challenge of the beautiful Snowdonia roads. The results are here for the Mawr, Canol, Bach and Hill Climb.