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Event Details 

Registration times - Registration and the start line are at Brecon Leisure Centre inside the hall. Sat Nav: LD3 9SR.

Participants will leave Brecon Leisure Centre from 9:00am at timed intervals for safety reasons. Please arrive at Brecon Leisure Centre no later than 45 minutes before the start. Registration will open at 8:00am. 

Event Venue - Brecon Leisure Centre - Pen Y Fan - Brecon Leisure Centre

How long is each challenge?

Ultimate - 10 mile bike 4 mile hike 5 mile bike 

Extreme - 25 mile bike 4 mile hike 5 mile bike

What to bring on the day?

You can find the full kit list inside your fundraising pack that will be posted out to you (it is also available on the Tread and Trail web page). The fundraising pack also includes a route map of the cycle and hike elements of the event. 

There will be a kit check at registration to ensure that you have all of the required listed items. Please remember this is done for your safety.

Cycle helmets are compulsory throughout the cycling element of the event and you will not be allowed to start the event if you are not wearing a helmet. 

If you are taking part in the hiking element of the event at Pen Y Fan walking boots are compulsory.  

Please do not bring your sponsorship money with you on the day, more information on paying in your sponsorship can be found in your fundraising pack.  

Is this event a guided cycle/walk?

There is a set route for the cycling element of the event which will be marked by yellow signage along the route. You will be sent a map prior to the event to familiarise yourself with the route. There will also be cycle marshals along the route and a support vehicle.

The hike up Pen Y Fan will be marshalled to for safety purposes however, this is not a guided walk and you will need map reading skills to complete the challenge. 

What route are we taking to Pen Y Fan?

We are taking you on what we think is possibly the most dramatic way to get to the top of Pen Y Fan. You will be entering the beacon via the back door, Cwm Gwdi – this energetic walk is one of the less familiar routes however is the toughest walking route in the Brecon Beacons! This is what makes Tread & Trail an epic challenge! 

You will cycle to the Cwm Gwdi car park and begin your hike here  

  • Length: 4.6 miles
  • Start and finish: Cwm Gwdi car park
  • OS map ref:SO 024247 
  • OS map:OL12 Explorer (1:25 000 series)

Please note this is not the Storey Arms or Pont ar Daf car park route.

How do I get my walking boots to Pen Y Fan?

You will have a specific kit list for the hike element of this event. This will need to be in a small backpack no bigger than a 20 litre hold. Remember your backpack needs to have a waterproof liner.

You will be required to hand this in at registration in Brecon Leisure Centre - this will be tagged with your participant ID number and full name. Please note we will be doing a kit check at registration - this is to ensure you have the essential items on the kit list and is for your safety. Your backpack will be waiting when you reach Pen Y Fan and you will exchange your helmet and cycling shoes for your backpack which you would have put your walking boots inside. 

Once you have completed the climb - you will hand your backpack back with your walking boots inside. These will be delivered back to Brecon Leisure Centre. 

Facility Information

Brecon Leisure Centre is based just on the outskirts of the beautiful town of Brecon with sensational views around it. They have a cafe if you fancy something to eat before the event.

There are toilet facilities within Brecon Leisure Centre and in Cwm Gwdi car park. There will also be a catering vehicle at Cwm Gwdi car park which will provide you with a hot meal - a fantastic vegetable soup to get you re-energised for the final leg of the challenge!


There are two entry options for this event, a sponsorship ask and a non-sponsorship ask. (Please note the non-sponsorship ask is limited to only 50 spaces).

Your entry fee only covers the cost of the event and we have asked that participants aim to raise £75 in sponsorship. However no amount is too small (or too large) and we warmly welcome any amount you raise! 

A fundraising pack is available to download on the website and will also be posted to you. The pack contains all the information about the day along with your bespoke sponsorship form. 

£25 could pay for an hour of emotional support from a family support worker, helping families to deal with the daily challenges they face. 
£50 could pay for an hour of music therapy giving children the chance to spend time together that they`ll always remember. 
£100 could pay for three hours of physiotherapy to ease a child`s pain that they are experiencing.

How to send in your sponsorship money

There are many ways to send your sponsorship money in. 

Before you proudly pack your sponsor form into an envelope, you need to ensure the following information is on your sponsor form:

  • Your name, and if applicable your race number is written in the space provided on the sponsor form.
  • Gift aid it! When you’re collecting your sponsorship, ask each person to tick the gift aid box (if eligible*). Please ensure each person supplies their home address, not their work address. By doing this we’ll receive an extra 25p from every £1 you raise.

Then return your completed sponsorship form with the cheque to:

FAO Events Team, Tŷ Hafan, Head Office, Hayes Road, Sully, CF64 5XX


Alternatively, you can pay your sponsorship money straight to Tŷ Hafan

HSBC or BACS payments

Bank account number: 01475932

Sort code: 40-16-18

Please use the reference: 'Your name' and EVET20

If you decide to send money this way, please send an email to events@tyhafan.org stating your name, the event, the branch you're paying into and the amount.