Piccolofondo Rider Instructions

Registration will take place at the following times:

Sunday 19th May at Marlwood School from 7.15am

Please follow signs to the School Hall where you will be able to collect your rider number and timing chip. We will supply you with zip ties to attach them to your bike. There will be cable snips available to trim them but you may find it worthwhile bringing scissors or snips of your own as a lot of people will be asking to use ours.

Once you have collected your rider number and timing chip, please wait until you are called to ride. We will call numbers in order to go to the starting area, so numbers 1 – 50, 51 – 100 etc.

The ride will start at 9.00am

Our aim is to get 50 people started every 2.5 minutes. With delays that may occur, this means that all PF riders should be on the road by 9.30am.

When you are on the road, you need to look out for the Black Rat signs which are black with orange arrows.

The first feed station will be at Monmouth, near the arch next to the river. Public toilets are 20m away.

Drinks will be dispensed from the containers provided.

After the feed station, you will turn left and cross over the River Monnow, before taking a right turn next to the petrol station and heading towards Trellech and Devauden before descending to Chepstow and the Severn Bridge.

If you decide to take the Minifondo route, you will find a sign inviting you to turn left when you reach Hewelsfield. This will take you down to the river Wye at Brockweir. You will then ride to Tintern before climbing up to Devauden and then back on to the route that other riders will take back to the start / finish. There is no feed station on the Minifondo route – it is just a shorter route for those who don’t feel like the full ride to Monmouth and back.

On return to the school, you should cross the timing mat below the arch in order to get your finishing time.

You will be offered food at the finish and there is enough space for you to eat it at the school and cheer other finishers as they cross the line.

Please be tidy with your food utensils and plates when you have finished – we will have plenty of rubbish bags around and we want you to use them!