BUILTH Bike Bash, the town’s annual cycling festival, takes place on the Groe on Sunday, September 10, with event organisers harbouring ambitious plans to ride the distance of the perimeter of Wales – 1,050 miles.

Every year the organisers set a distance challenge. In previous years, for example, it has been the distance of the Tour de France and the combined distance of the men’s and women’s Tours of Britain.

Anyone with a push bike, scooter, wheelchair or pushchair can take part; it doesn’t cost anything, but you will need to register on the day and collect a number board to attach to your bike.


There will be a 0.5 mile course set up from 11am until 12noon, this is for the younger and less confident riders. At midday the 1-mile course will be opened for everyone to ride. The laps will all be counted. 

Organiser Bonna Williams said: “We expect to ride around Wales at least once…but it would be fantastic to manage it twice.”

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To continue the Welsh theme, this year every participant will receive a sports bottle in red, white and green. 

The event runs from 11am until 4pm, and you can come for a couple of laps or bring a picnic and stay all day. Everyone will need to wear a helmet whilst participating, and don’t forget to bring your own bike/scooter.

There will be hot and cold refreshments available all day, and raffle tickets will be on sale.

For more info see www.builthbikebash.uk or follow the Facebook page.