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The Black Mountain Challenge

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Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September 2024

Entries Open
Tuesday 19th March 2024
Entries Close
Tuesday 13th August 2024
Entry Fees

Individual £60 + £20 Tracker

Pairs £120 + £20 tracker (one tracker per pair) 

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The Black Mountain Challenge is a self-supported, ultra cycling, bike packing event that promises to test your endurance, mental fortitude and love for adventure. However, be forewarned, this route is challenging.


Starting and finishing in Llanellen, Abergavenny, this epic 145-mile route will lead you through the remote and challenging landscapes of the Black Mountains and beyond. Brace yourself for varying terrains including smooth roads, forestry roads, double track, single track and everything between.


This is a self-supported event, emphasising the need for riders to be responsible for their own health and safety. Participants must assess their fitness levels and experience to ensure they are prepared to tackle the demanding route. Riders are required to carry all their own kit and supplies, including mandatory items due to the remoteness of certain areas along the route. Participants must have their own Third-party insurance covering sportive and addax events is essential. 


Safety is paramount. For enhanced safety and tracking, GPS trackers and event mapping will be provided. These tools not only enable organisers to monitor your progress but also allow friends and family to follow your journey and provide support along the way.


As part of the Black Mountain Challenge, participants will receive the following:

  • Organiser Third Party Insurance
  • GPX Route files
  • GPS Tracker
  • Event tracking
  • Event pack
  • Goodies and Discounts
  • Access to a checkpoint

The start and finishing venue will be conveniently located in the village of Llanellen, Abergavenny for ease of access.

Distance: 145/ 235km Elevation: 4,500m / 14,800ft

Don't miss out on this epic adventure that will push you to new heights, both physically and mentally. The Black Mountain Challenge awaits you, but remember, it's not just a ride – it's a test of your determination and spirit. Are you ready to take on the challenge?

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This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Event Location
Llanellen Village Hall, Llanellen, Abergavenny, NP79HT