Over the Baas cycling festival is a celebration of all things mountain bike & pedal powered.  Talybont on Usk, Wales will be hosting this unique event over the weekend of the 14th to 15th of September 2019.

Explore the area on our waymarked rides, sample local food and drink, entertainment for all with  bike-related challenges, pedal-powered scalectrix, demos and coaching with flatland BMX champion and local hero Matti Hemmings, test a new bike with the Specialized demo fleet or just kick back apres-ride, rehydrate and listen to some cracking local bands in the pubs.  It's the local event for everyone!

This is the first year so we'll be adding all sorts of stuff over the Summer, so keep checking back in. The facebook page will be updated regularly, and please spread the word!




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 the info here is from 2018. ThE SITE WILL BE UPDATED early 2019



Riding your bike:

The Big One - Saturday 
Long mountain route  approx 25miles   Last rider to leave

 by 10am.  Water/refreshments at 16 miles


Number Two - Saturday  
Short mountain route  approx 18 miles  Last rider to leave

 by 11am Water/refreshments at 10 miles


Big mountain ride  - Sunday
approx 28 miles


All riders should be competent off road riders capable of being self-sufficient on a longer ride. Your bikes should be well maintained and in good working order.


Budding bikers 
Long family route  approx 6 miles

Mini bikers
Short family route  approx 2 miles

All routes are waymarked and marshaled. Spot prizes will be awarded along routes too!!


 Brecon Inclusive Sports Association are looking to contribute to

 sending two athletes to the next Para Olympic Games. We’re

 hoping for a large group to escort a group of disabled riders

 to the top of the Taff Trail at Torpantau.

 A group of local riders will accompany them back down the

 valley while everyone else continues on a day ride.



Registration opens at 8am Saturday morning at Henderson Hall in Talybont village.

Pre-paid tickets or cash only

2-day riders - £25 or bring your ticket confirmation with you

1 day rider - £15

Under 16’s go free but must be accompanied by an adult

Festival site access (non-rider) - £2.50 per adult, kids go free

Parking is available at Gilestone Farm and Talybont Farm (£5 per day)


Spectator sports (opens at 11am):

Main attraction
Top Flatland BMXr and local lad Matti Hemmings will do a series

 of displays and coaching sessions.

Activities Skills loop and coaching

 Tyre throw with a chance to win a pair of Maxxis tyres

 Bike Scalextric - humiliate your mates and walk off with a prize

 Adaptive bikes - practice your bike parking

 Bike parts treasure hunt

 All activities have kids and adults competitions

Film evening A series of short bike related films in the Hall, 5pm til 7pm.

 Admission free to riders, £5 to everyone else


Retailers/Stands Specialized Bikes with their fleet of demo electric bikes

 OvertheBaas – T shirts and other goodies available.
10% off for riders









 Suspension Inc. Suspension set-up and advice

 Sports massage for those aching limbs


It's worth checking the FB page as it's sometimes updated before the website.


Here are a few local campsites to check out..

Talybont Farm Camping

Accredited campsite with full facilities.


Gilestone Camping

Basic campsite, field, wc, shower.


Both sites signposted off A40 and accessed via Gilestone entrance to minimise vehicles in village.


You can also look at the village website for local accommodation..


07909 968 135 (Bikes & Hikes)


Our local bike shop and hire....


There's lots of information about the location, and accommodation in the area ...


get in touch

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