Mynydd Y Grug 2017

 Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April 2017

Update 10th April 2017: We regret to announce this ride has been cancelled.

This new ride will have some familiar terrain to riders who have taken part in Mynydd Machen in previous years. The venue is by courtesy of our local Riding Club, Islwyn, and is a lovely flat field which is used for Shows. It was formerly the Sportsfield for a local factory so is quite well drained unless we have some torrential downpours. The field is bordered by the Afon Sirhowy so plenty of water. It is an ideal venue for Camping and Corralling as there is a pub (the Halfway at Wyllie) in less than 5 minutes walk and others within a few minutes drive.

This is a fairly typical Welsh ride with some nice forest tracks, some bridle paths and  country lanes as well as the common land on Mynydd y Grug where there are some fabulous views over to the Brecon Beacons (unless of course its raining!).  All routes have some testing but fittening climbs!

The venue is near Pontllanfraith and Blackwood and should take about 20 minutes from Junction 28 off the M4 - which is about 20 minutes from the Severn Bridge.

We hope to see you there!

There is a Group Ride on the Saturday if you fancy making a weekend of it!

Taking in the good going of the North end of the Mynydd Machen route- cantering over moorland. All routes will have some short steep fittening climbs! Lovely views if dry!

Fun Ride

Saturday 15th April 2017

Come and try the sport of Endurance

This is an all day event, run by Endurance GB, De Cymru Group at Old Switchgear Sports Field, Gelligroes, Pontllanfraith, NP12 2LP

Map Reference

OS Map 171 Grid Ref:ST182 947

Do not follow sat nav as it will not take you to the correct place.


Starts at 10.30am. Last riders out 12.00 (subject to organiser’s discretion). "

Saturday Classes

 1.   23km PR 

 2.   16km PR

Fun RideEntry Fees (2017)

£10 Members and Associate Members

£18 Non Members ( Includes £8 Temporary Day Membership)

Concessions for Junior Riders and Young Riders. A Junior rider is aged between 8years old and 13years old.

Young Riders are aged 14yo to 21yo inclusive.

Young rider entry fees are reduced by 10%
Junior ride entry fees are reduced by 20%

Please use Entry Form below for

Mynydd y Grug

Fun Ride

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Parental Consent Form


To be completed by the parent/guardian of each young
person (YP) under 18 attending a ride run on behalf of EGB.

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Graded Endurance Ride

Sunday 16th April 2017

This is an all day event, run by Endurance GB, De Cymru Group

NB. This is a National Ride from the Ride Schedule and is in the EGB Ride Handbook. Please use the Entry Form as indicated below in this column.

Ride Close Date

Monday 3rd April 2017

Late entries allowed

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1. 80km GER
2. 63km GER
3. 40km GER
4. 40km Novice GER

5. 32km GER

6. 32km Novice GER
7. 32km PR
8. 16km PR

For this National Ride, please enter on this ride entry form below.

NB. EGB National Entry Fees apply.

Click here for EGB Ride Entry Fees 2017

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Nicola Smith
24, Heol y Pentre
CF15 9QE
Tel: 02920 891090

Sue Box
Fedw Ddu Farm,
Upper Cwm Nant Gam,
Llanelly Hill,
mobile: 07867 512 673


NB. All instruction documents are being updated with latest information so please call back shortly when they will be uploaded. Maps below are current.

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Camping and corralling

£15 per horse/rider unit payable on Sunday to Secretary when you book in.

Stabling and B&B enquiries to Celia, email or tel: 07760457787