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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Sporting Event, Mon 22 - Sat 27 Jul 2019

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Details

Wales360 is a six-day cross country (XC) mountain bike adventure. It is a point-to-point event with riders following a 360-degree route around Mid and North Wales. Riders will be able to take advantage of the excellent facilities offered at Aberystwyth University on registration day and at the end of Day Six. On Days One to Five all riders and the event crew will stay in the Wales360 camp, which will relocate each day to the next town along the route. In fact, we’ll have two crews and sets of infrastructure leapfrogging each other along the route to ensure that we are ready to welcome you at the end of a hard day in the saddle.

The Wales360 camp will be comfortable and have all the facilities you need. Expect a hot shower at the end of each day while our crew clean and lube your bike. Once you’ve scrubbed off the sweat and grime you’ll be able to make the most of the relaxed and social environment in camp before enjoying some fresh and quintessentially Welsh food, a bar and some great live entertainment. You’ll be eating and sleeping under canvas with each pair of riders (minimum of two riders per team) accommodated in a four-person tent. You’ll have some power points in your tent and access to WiFi, so you can stay in touch with friends and family.

The Wales360 is not a race, but please don’t underestimate the challenge. The distances covered and the nature of the terrain mean only determined and strong riders will be capable of completing it. Expect to be riding your bike for around eight to nine hours per day, with a good portion of that time spent heading upwards where you will be rewarded with wonderful views. Of course, what goes up must also come down and there will be plenty of freewheeling fun, too.

Riders will be able to navigate most of the route at their chosen pace, taking in the stunning scenery and soaking up the experience. However, if you are the type of rider who needs to have their competitive instincts satisfied, there will be opportunities for you to race against the clock on some Special Stages. This isn’t compulsory so don’t be put off if racing isn’t your thing. Details of these segments will be released nearer to the time of the event.

Riders must participate in one of the following categories as part of a team with a minimum of two riders:
Male Team Open
Male Team Masters 40+ on 31 December 2019
Male Team Masters 50+ on 31 December 2019
Female Team Open
Female Team Masters 40+ on 31 December 2019
Female Team Masters 50+ on 31 December 2019
Mixed Male / Female Team Open
Mixed Male / Female Team Masters 40+ on 31 December 2019
Mixed Male / Female Team Masters 50+ on 31 December 2019
eBike Team (at least one rider in the team on an eBike)

All riders must be aged over 18 on the first day of riding (Monday 22 July 2019).

We anticipate the inclusion of an eBike category will open up the Wales360 to broader participation, but it will still be a very challenging event to complete. We expect the Wales360 to appeal to experienced mountain bikers with an interest in XC riding and tough endurance events. The Wales360 may also appeal to those who perhaps only have a moderate amount of experience on a mountain bike but do enjoy pushing themselves to their physical and mental limits. There will be some technical challenges along the route but you don’t need to be a World Cup downhill star, just a competent bike handler who knows and respects their own limits. If you have an XC hardtail then bring that, along with some reasonably resilient but fast rolling tires. A trail bike would be fine too.

For your own safety and for the benefit of our enthusiastic but hardworking event team you will need to complete each ride within reasonable time limits (as a rough guide this will be based on an average speed of around 12km/h dependent on the daily terrain).

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 22 - Sat 27 Jul 2019

Prices

For registration details and cost - see https://www.wales360.com/enter/entry-information/

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 22 - Sat 27 Jul Wales 360

Address

Penglais,
Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion,
SY23 3BY

Location

Directions

Plan route to Aberystwyth University using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 596819  Lat: 52.41790 Long: -4.06495

Directions upon request or visit http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/maps-travel/maps/
1 mile from train station, regular buses available.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Aberystwyth station

Facilities

  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair