After all the excitement of Christmas and New Year, January can feel a bit dull and sluggish. The weather doesn’t help. But here in Llanwrtyd Wells we have the cure. This weekend (the second one in January) every year we hold the World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing and the Roman Saturnalia Feast and Party
There’s nothing quite like dressing in a skirt when the temperatures dip below freezing!
The premise is 2 mountain bikes, joined by fixed t-bar with an oil drum chariot at the back; teams of 3 race round the circuit in heats of 4 chariots a time. Each heat winner moves to the next round until we have our finalists. The final, as if the racers are not wet and muddy enough, comprises two laps.
In the evening at Green Events H/Q, also head office of the Brecknockshire Branch of the Monster Raving Loony Party, there is a toga party complete with Roman Feast.
Sadly you’ve missed your chance this year but there’s always 2019… enough time to get fitted for your Centurion outfit and find yourself a team. Join us and wash away the winter blues with a fun packed weekend of crazy in the UK’s smallest town.
The World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing is the first event of the year run by Green Events Ltd, throughout the year they run a calendar of events, both quirky and mainstream, including World Bog Snorkelling, Real Ale Wobble, Man v Horse Marathon and Real Ale Ramble. Bi-annually in the same small town of Llanwryd Wells, Powys you can find the 2 week festival of the World Alternative Games
3 thoughts on “Its cold and wet…so toga up and join in the Mountain Bike Chariot Racing….”
This sounds so much fun! What a great way of getting your community together #thesatsesh
Wow – you sure know how to continue partying in January in your part of the world! What a fab thing to do! #thesatsesh xx
That could have been a great event!