Paying homage to the Club des Cingles, 30 years after that challenge was conceived, we have created a Welsh version - Bwlch x3. The challenge is to climb, in the same day, the Bwlch 3 times by the three different main roads. Starting in Sarn, the route is approx 85km and approx 1815m of ascent.
As cyclists we are all only too aware of the risks of brain injury should we suffer an accident. It's why we wear helmets. We couldn't think of a better association with a cycling challenge than Headway Cardiff.
The challenge is also to raise awareness and funds for Headway Cardiff & South East Wales.
They help people affected by acquired brain injury to rebuild their lives. Acquired Brain Injury can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. Lives can be changed in an instant. At Headway Cardiff & South East Wales they support individuals with Acquired Brain Injury to regain their independence and help their families, friends and carers adapt to a new way of life. Their Community Services offer social groups, counselling, day trips and outreach support. Their Independence & Wellbeing Centre is based at Rookwood Hospital and provides our service users with individual development plans, life skills workshops and social interaction.
All three climbs must be on the same day
Attempt must be recorded by completing the Bwlchx3 Strava segment