There are plenty of things to do this weekend in the Brecon Beacons! Ystradgynlais will be holding its own Big Weekend, the WAAT4 Challenge will be taking place in the mountains, you can support the cyclists taking part in the Everesting Challenge, enjoy a cream tea garden party hosted by the Friends of the Regimental Museum…and don’t forget it’s Fathers Day!
The Big Weekend Ystradgynlais-15th-17th
Ystradgynlais Big Weekend will kick off on the 15th June with Gin and Jazz! The evening will be held in a large marquee at the Gorsedd Park Ystradgynlais. Get your tickets from the Welfare Hall box office! The next event will be Buskagynlais held on the 16th June, with buskers around town, choirs at the Con Club, a fun fair and stalls at the Welfare hall. This is a free event with no tickets needed! And last but not least-the 17th of June will see Proms in the Gorsedd! Classical favourites, movie hits, popular hymns and arias and much much more! marquee seated tickets are £20pp-bring a seat or blanket and relax in the park tickets -£5pp 1-3pm. Gates open midday. Find out more here.
WAAT4 Challenge-16th June
Become part of Team WAAT4 by taking part in the WAAT4 Challenge 2018, and raise funds for the vulnerable within the communities. Attracting over 500 participants and over 1,000 spectators each year, this iconic event has become a must do in the outdoor calendar. With 2 routes to choose from it doesn’t matter whether you’ve never done a navigation event before or are an champion of the mountains – there’s something for all abilities and ambitions! More here.
The Drover Cycles Gospel Pass Everesting Challenge-16th June
Fancy a sensational summer cycling challenge?? The concept of “everesting” is simple. Choose a hill and ride up and down by the same route until you have clocked up 8,848 meters of ascent, i.e. the height of the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. Simple does not mean easy. For our chosen route, from Hay on Wye to Gospel Pass, you’re going to need to repeat the climb 16 times. It’s as much a psychological challenge as it is a physical endeavour. How will you motivate yourself to keep grinding the gears and turning the pedals to achieve your goal? Base Camp at Drover Cycles will be in operation throughout offering food, drink and mechanical support as well as a bike expo, family-friendly activities and BBQ open to all. Spectators and supporters welcome! This event is raising funds for Himalayan Quests Foundation. Team entries available. More here.