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Summer PJ M Treasure Hunt 2011 - 4th September 2011
Contact person: Marianne Walford [email protected] 01686 430522
This is designed to be a fun event for riders of all motorcycle skills. The winners of the classes may not necessarily be those with the best offroad riding skills. Indeed it will be possible to plan a route entirely on tarmac and gravel suitable for riders with pillions on dual sport tyres. You will be provided with maps and route descriptions. You will need to sort out the best route for your riding ability and the type of bike you are using to try and gain a large points score. The checks will give you a differing number of points depending on how I have planned it!
The start will be in the Main Car Park off Maengwyn Street, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AE. The finish will be at Yum Yums Cafe, High Street, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9AE, where a meal will be waiting for you!
Check point information: on Saturday evening the checkpoint sheets will be available from 7pm at the White Lion Hotel, Machynlleth. These will be laminated maps with a separate description sheet. Each of the checkpoints will gain you a different number of points for successfully reaching it. To help you choose suitable checkpoints to aim for, each will be graded as follows:
T = tarmac road
G = gravel or deteriorated tarmac road (mud, moss, leaves, potholes)
E = easy unmetalled road or byway
M = medium unmetalled road or byway (rocks,etc)
D = difficult unmetalled road or byway (the description will state if unsuitable for multis or sidecars)
As it will be impossible for you to reach all the checkpoints, you will have to decide a route you believe gives you the maximum amount of points within seven hours, allowing time to return to the finish. The first rider to reach each checkpoint finds the treasure!
Riders will start from 8am on Sunday morning with small groups of riders leaving at 10 minute intervals. If you bring your bike in a van or on a trailer, please do not start your bike before 8am in consideration of the people whose houses are nearby.
You will receive a card on which to record the checkpoints they have attended, and which must be handed in at the finish. You must sign with the coloured pen found in the checkpoint box. Please also sign the sheet in the box as a double check. There is no provision to reissue cards, so keep it safe! You will be required to finish 7 hours after your start time, and will lose ten points for every minute of lateness. If you are more than 30 minutes late, too bad! You will be out of it!
The entry form is attached, and can be filled in electronically or manually. If electronically, the signature will be required when you sign on, so can be ignored on the entry form. If you don't give an email address, please include 2 SAEs. The entry fee for the rider or driver is £35 (£37 if paying by Paypal) and for a pillion or sidecar passenger is £10 (£11 if paying by Paypal). The fees can be paid by direct transfer,* credit or debit card over the phone 01686 430522, cheque payable to Trail Rides Wales posted with the entry form to Glanbachog, Staylittle, Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7BU, or Paypal by logging on to your account and sending the payment to [email protected] The fee includes the meal at the finish.
*Request bank details when you email your entry form [email protected] or phone 01686 430522.
Awards: best rider on motorcycle under 249cc, between 250 and 399cc, between 400 and 599cc, between 600 and 799cc, best over 800cc/best multicylinder (separate awards if not the same rider), best sidecar, best lady rider. Awards subject to a minimum of three riders in each class.
The awards will be presented shortly after the last rider's return at approximately 4.30pm. They will be based on provisional results, and could be subject to alteration.
Patrick James died whilst taking part in the Alto Turia Rally 2003, and will be sorely missed for his wit and cheerfulness, his enthusiasm and helpfulness.
Accommodation List
(ch = country house hotel, h = hotel or pub, g = guesthouse or B & B, c = camping, caravan, self catering, etc)
The first 4 all offer secure parking for bikes and trailers and the Escape has a power washer:-
Plas Llwyngwern, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, SY20 9RB: 01654 703970, g, <Site Unavailable | UK2> [email protected]
Maenllwyd B & B, Newtown Road, Machynlleth, SY20 8EY: 01654 702928, g, <Maenllwyd Guest House - Bed And Breakfast Machynlleth - Guest House Machynlleth/Machynlleth Accommodation/Powys Guest Houses/B And B Powys/B And B Machynlleth/Hotels Machynlleth> [email protected]
Plas Dolguog, Penegoes, Machynlleth, SY20 8UJ: 01654 702244, ch, <A Country House Hotel in Dyfi (Dovey) Valley, Plas Dolguog, Machynlleth, Powys, Mid Wales SY20 8UJ> [email protected]
Dave & Tina, Plas Mawr B & B, Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, SY20 8SZ: 01654 781286, g, <Machynlleth Bed Breakfast Accommodation> [email protected] (drying room)
Wynnstay Arms, Maengwyn St, Machynlleth, SY20 8AE: 0165654 702941, h, <The Wynnstay Hotel • Restaurant & Pizzeria>
Glyndwr Hotel, Machynlleth: 01654 703989, h
White Lion Hotel, Heol Pentrehedyn, Machynlleth: 01654 703455, h, <The White Lion Hotel, Machynlleth, Mid-Wales>
Pendre Guest House, Maengwyn Street, Machynlleth: 01654 702088, g
Llys Maldwyn B & B, Heol y Doll, Machynlleth, SY20 8BQ: 01654 703641, g
Cwm Dylluan, Forge, SY20 8RZ <Cwm Dylluan - Bed and Breakfast - Powys> : 01654 702684, g
Campsite (camping or caravan):-
Llwyngwern, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, SY20 9RB: 01654 702492, [email protected] ; Ralph Beaumont at Llwyngwern Farm campsite is a trail rider and member of the Mid Wales Trail Riders Fellowship group. He allows us to use his car park opposite the farm as a meeting place, and we often ride from there.
Self catering cottages and houses are also available at Llwyngwern Farm.
For groups (6 miles away from Machynlleth):
Braich Goch Bunkhouse and Inn, Corris, [email protected] , 01654 761229 or 07881 626734
More may be found via <Stay in Wales, holiday accommodation, cottages and rooms> , <Wales Holidays. Welsh Short Breaks and Weekends | Visit Wales>

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Discussion Starter #3
Not sure how long it has been running, I did it last year good fun with some nice people.

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Discussion Starter #5
I think you can now do this event on the 4[SUP]th[/SUP] or the 11[SUP]th[/SUP] but sent them an email to confirm if you are interested.
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