Spelling Enduro: the essential details

Saturday 6th May 2017 | BikePark Wales, Merthyr Tydfil

Here you’ll find everything you need to know to prepare yourself for this enduro with a difference!

How to find BikePark Wales


Gethin Woodland Centre
Merthyr Tydfil

Grid ref: SO050035 / GPS Coordinates: 51.718074, -3.361611

If you’ve not been to BikePark Wales before, have a look at the directions on their website before you set off.

Timings on the day


You can register any time between 9am and 10am – as you’ve already filled in your details online, it will only take a couple of minutes, but please ensure you don’t leave it til the last minute as it will be busy!

Please take a moment to complete BikePark Wales’ acceptance of risk online before you arrive – you can also fill it in on the day, but it will save time and queuing if you do it in advance.

The challenge

The challenge (no matter which route you’re riding) will start at 10.30am


The prize-giving ceremony will be at 5pm

What to bring

Please check out the FAQs on BikePark Wales’ website – if you have any specific questions relating to kit, or which bike to use, give them a call direct on 07730 382501 and they’ll be happy to help out!

The trails you’ll be riding

NB: don’t forget that the uphill climbs are part of the challenge too – you won’t be able to use BikePark Wales’ uplift service! Consider whether this might impact on which level challenge you choose to complete.

It’s up to you in which order you decide to complete the trails for your chosen challenge – take a look at the full map online to check out the trails you’ll be riding, and plan how you’ll complete each loop.

Blue challenge: “BPW”

Level: intermediate
Trails to complete: Blue Belle – Popty Ping – Willy Waver

Red challenge: “MALAWI”

Level: advanced
Trails to complete: Melted Welly – A470 – Locomotion – A470 – Wibbly Wobbly – Insufficient Funds

Black challenge: “TEMWA” + “MALAWI”

Level: expert
Trails to complete: Terry’s Belly – Enter The Dragon – Melted Welly – Willy Waver – A470; and Melted Welly – A470 – Locomotion – A470 – Wibbly Wobbly – Insufficient Funds

Safety and rider conduct

Mountain biking is a potentially dangerous activity, so please take a moment to read through and understand BikePark Wales’ code of conduct for riders, and ensure you comply with it at all times during the challenge.


We’re so grateful to our friends at BikePark Wales, Laurie Greenland, all the generous prize sponsors – and you, for taking part in this sponsored challenge.

Every penny you raise will help us to make a real difference to the lives of people living in rural areas of northern Malawi – an extremely isolated, and often overlooked, region in one the poorest countries in the world.  Through our projects in agriculture and forestry, health, education, and microfinance, we’re working to bring about sustainable, long-lasting change to these communities.  Discover more about what we do and how your money helps us achieve our goals.

Fundraise online (with Virgin Money Giving)

We recommend using Virgin Money Giving to collect sponsorship – it’s simple to use, and we get 100% of your donations.

  1. Head to the Spelling Enduro event page.
  2. Click “start fundraising”.
  3. Follow the online steps to set up your fundraising page.
  4. Customise your page with a photo and why you’re fundraising for Temwa
  5. Spread the word amongst your friends, family and colleagues – you can share your fundraising page via your usual social media channels.

Get in touch with Sally on sally@temwa.org if you need a hand setting up your page, or if you have any questions about how to maximise your online fundraising.

Collect cash donations

Alternatively, if you would like a paper sponsorship form to collect cash yourself get in touch with us at info@temwa.org or 0117 403 1426.

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