10th Sept 2023

Epic updates

Changes, additions and late notices about this year's event

Updated: 7th Sept 2023

Entry List - check your place on The Epic here

Event Briefing and Rider Number - sent out 2nd class post on Wed 30th Aug - your rider number is a small sticky seatpost tag:

Route Status

All signs out on the course now, no road closures/changes - the GPX files are now available. Final check of the route on Saturday night and possibility of last minute update...


Food Stop news

Food Stop 1

Location: Phillips Hall, Abbey-cwm-Hir

What3Words: ///propelled.buzzing.home

Catering for: all participants

Instructions: Long and Medium riders - the food stop is just sightly off route - go to it then turn back (right) to return to route

Short route riders - after the food stop carry on towards Abbey-cwn-Hir - turn left out of the hall



Food Stop 2

Change from previous plan - no longer outdoor...

Location: just after Llanwrthwl village, on the main road - Greggs at mile 55

What3Words: ///resists.trains.jammy

Catering for: Long and Medium route riders

Instructions: go in Greggs for a hot drink and savory bake (up to combined value of £4 - included in The Epic entry price). Greggs staff should check you are on this event by asking you - you need to say "I'm on The Epic".

Check out what Greggs have to offer here (including veggie and vegan options). Greggs are happy to fill up water bottles.



Food Stop 3

Location: open air stop at top of climb

What3Words: ///fracture.scornful.rigid

Catering for: Long route riders only

Instructions: long tradition of the Epic, situated at the top of the Glascwm climb




Live Timing

I've added an electronic timing option to the event today (13th July). This will be an option for participants who like to be timed (you can choose not to be timed) - the results will be published "live" during the event.

Here's the link to the results page - use this on the event day (other can check you've started, and when you've finished)

Timing provided by Results Base using a manual timer - you'll need to make sure the timing person logs your number as you leave on the event morning, and again when you return.

You'll be able to check your time (and others) as soon as you finish. If you have chosen not to have timing you won't appear on the timing list.



Event hashtag


New for 2023 I want to encourage social media posts about the event - especially on the event day. To help these posts get shared and seen I'd like participants to include an event specific hashtag - #theepic2023

Use #theepic2023 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram when you post about your Epic ride - either preparing for it, during it or at the end (a favourite moment for photos) then other participants can see your post.

To help encourage the use of #theepic2023 I'm running a prize draw - all posts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #theepic2023 will go into a hat and one lucky winner will get a £30 Wiggle voucher.*


*Hashtag Competition Rules: got to be a post on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook only, got to be about The Epic event, draw will be made a week after the event and only if there are 30+ posts in all to enter in the draw