Before the ride:
If you would like to drop down a distance before the event day, there is no need to let us know. Instead, please ensure you start the ride in the correct time slot for your new distance. As you cross the timing mat, we will be updated of your new distance.
You rider pack will still signify your original distance. You do not need to get this changed, but if you would like to, you can do so by visiting the help desk on the morning of the event and we will provide you with a new coloured bike card, your race number will remain the same.
Please ensure you are aware of the new distance colour arrows and follow these around the route.
During the ride:
If you are finding the going tougher than you had anticipated, we strongly advise you to drop down a distance and to complete the ride rather than be collected by a medic or sweep vehicle. Due to the staggered start times, if you make the decision to drop down to a shorter distance then there is a possibility that the course, feed stations and finish will NOT be ready for you.
The sense of euphoria of crossing the finishing line under your own steam is appreciably bigger than returning to Margam Park in the back of the sweep vehicle.