Bostin' Vyrnwy Velo Sportive 2021

The Bostin' Vyrnwy Velo Sportive is our very popular Welsh classic that starts in Guilsfield, just North of Welshpool.

We offer a choice of three fully signposted routes among the glorious Welsh countryside, taking in the beautiful lakes at Bala and Vyrnwy for the longer riders.

Gold route - 75 miles / 120km

Silver route - 55 miles / 90km

Bronze route - 30 miles / 50km

All three routes begin at Guilsfield and after a short warm up the routes begin a climb out into the countryside beyond. The route rise briefly, then a long descent before the climbing legs have to get back into gear to ascend the rise at Bwlch-y-cibau. The picturesque scenery is all around when the Bronze route turns left into a quieter country lane and leaves

the other riders to carry on deeper into the hills. The Bronze routes reward, after riding through the Nant Alan river valley, is a refreshment stop at the highest point of its route at, what we call, Laughing Angel (Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa). After some tea and cakes the Bronze riders head South down quiet lanes with picturesque views through rolling hills, wonderful hamlets and villages back towards Guilsfield and the finish line. A challenge but a memorable ride.

The Silver and Gold riders continue upwards deeper into the Welsh Lake District, passing through the town of Llanfyllin and then onwards to Penybontfawr, where the routes divide, and the first feed station of the day. After taking on some calories the Silver route riders leave the Gold riders and turn left towards Lake Vyrnwy and a climb up to the route's second highest spot, a special wooded place with outstanding views. The route then drops down to cross over the Vyrnwy Dam before circumnavigating Lake Vyrnwy, looking out for boaters, wildlife, walkers and other cyclists, before continuing homeward and the second feed station at Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa. Riders then join the Bronze route back to the finish line and a well deserved rest.

When the Silver route turns off, the Gold route riders are left to continue on to greater things. At Llangynog the route become serious as the riders begin to climb along the edge of the Afon Eirth valley with spell-binding views, to their left, and magnificent hills to their right. Then forward over moorland and more magnificent views abound before dropping down to the banks of Lake Bala and, following along side the Bala Lake Railway, to a much needed respite at our water station. After a brief stop, riders will move on to their next tough ascent with spectacular views to their right hand side as they climb up to the summit of Bwlch Y Groes and the highest point of their route. Then they begin descending over undulating moorland roads to the banks of Lake Vyrnwy where they will rejoin the Silver route to the final feed station and then the route home.

A challenging but rewarding ride with breathtaking views, that welcomes back riders year after year!

Full event details can be found on the website


Discounts

Multi-Event Discounts:

We are offering you a discount if you come and ride more than one of our great events in the season. There is one great multi-event discount currently on offer:

  • The Bostin' "Grand Tour" Discount - enter all 5 events* and save 15% on your combined entry fee.

(* you can ride any route at each selected event, Gold, Silver or Bronze)

Each rider must book separately to take advantage of these discounts. Multiple discounts cannot be applied.

Multi-Rider Discounts:

We are also offering you a discount if you come and ride with your mates, 'cause we're bostin' sociable!

  • The "Bostin' Club" Discount - aimed at cycling clubs, but open to anyone with plenty of cycling buddies, make up a team of 10+ riders. Enter all the riders together on the same booking to ride the same route at the same event and save 15% on your combined entry fees.
  • The "Bostin' Buddies" Discount - make up a team of 5+ riders. Enter all the riders together on the same booking to ride the same route at the same event and save 10% on your combined entry fees.

Each booking must be for the same event and the same route to take advantage of these discounts. Multiple discounts cannot be applied.

Entry Options

Bronze Route
10% off for teams of 5-9!
15% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.
Silver Route
10% off for teams of 5-9!
15% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.
Gold Route
10% off for teams of 5-9!
15% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.
Adult + Child team

Refunds/Transfers/Instalments

We do not issue refunds to riders once an online booking has been made however, for a small additional charge at the time of booking, you can add Booking Protect to your booking and protect your entry fee. 

In addition, up to one week before the event, riders may:

  • transfer their booking to a different route at the same event; or
  • transfer their booking to another Bostin’ Ride event in the same calendar year; or
  • transfer their entry to another person.

A transfer can only be made through the online booking system and a transfer fee of £5 is payable (which will be donated to our chosen charity). If the price paid for an entry is different to the current price of an entry on transfer then the price differential has to be paid.

Transfers

  • You may trade your entry for a Transfer Credit FREE of cost until 14/06/2020.
  • You will have 12 months (from the date of the event) to spend your Transfer Credit. You may also use your Transfer Credit to enter someone else.
  • Click here for more info on Transfers.

You can manage your entries in the section of your Racer Dashboard.

Instalment Plan

  • You may pay in equal instalments up to a either a maximum set by the organizer or monthly up to one month before the event, whichever is less.
  • There is an additional fee of 1% + £0.50 (inc VAT) for each instalment.
  • You are responsible for ensuring payments are made, missing payments may mean removal from the event and loss of any monies paid to date.
  • For more information on instalment plans see here.

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