Final round of the Halo BDS Caersws this weekend

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Final round of the Halo BDS Caersws this weekend

Just a quick heads up to say that the final round of the 2011 Halo BDS takes place at Caersws, Wales this weekend.

I know if you’re a rider you probably already there but if you just fancy watching some great racing the why not pop along?

Here’s a Caersws vid from last year to get you in the mood. Actually there’s a whole heap of Caersws vids right here if you fancy?
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Here’s the info you need to know:

SY17 5JE

Grid ref so/013937

From Birmingham:
Leave the M6 at junction 10a, then join the M54 motorway.
Continue forward onto the A5 then pick up the signs for Welshpool.

Just before Welshpool there is a traffic blackspot! You will see a Little Cheef on your left before you hit the bridge.

Then Newtown and then head towards Machynlleth and Caersws, turning right on the A470 just before the railway crossing. Please be careful of oncoming traffic over the bridge into Caersws. The race venue will be well signposted for the event and is 1.5 miles outside of Caersws just before the bridge.

Turn right just before the bridge (Be careful) then the first left and up the steep and narrow tarmac road one way system before turning right into the field. To exit the field drive down onto the gravel road (one way system) and exit.

If you have a large motorhome or camper very limited parking on hardstanding road on the left hand side only is availalble for you on the middle fire road upto the quarry where the uplift starts. Please note you will not be able to pop your awning out as we need the road clear for the tractors and emergency vehicles.

Caersws village itself has two pubs, post office, chip shop, petrol station and a Spar supermarket.

Distance from Aberdeen – 439.5 miles – Time: 8 hr 11 min
Distance from Birmingham 85.8 miles – Time: 1 hr 49 min
Distance from Bristol – 117.5 miles – Time: 2 hr 30 min
Distance from Edinburgh – 302.5 miles – Time: 5 hr 44 min
Distance from Fort William – 407.9 miles – Time: 7 hr 42 min
Distance from Glasgow – 300.8 miles – Time: 5 hr 22 min
Distance from London 202.9 miles – Time: 3 hr 58 min
Distance from Manchester 101.7 miles – Time: 2 hr 17 min
Distance from Sheffield – 140.0 miles – Time: 2 hr 59 min

There is no charge for camping and parking and spectating free
Drinking water is available from the farm house’s external tap, please be polite!
There are no bike washing facilities.

Registration will be near the finish line.

Hospitals: Newtown A&E is a small cottage hospital.
Shrewsbury Hospital if you are in a bad way.
Thre main Police Station is in Newtown

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