Etape Cymru 2012: The Movie

Etape Cymru 2012 was an awesome event.
Forget all the negative stuff about the first event in 2011, the new organisers did a fantastic job in 2012. But don’t just take my word for it, here’s what twitter had to say.

Here’s my “proper” video of the event as I experienced it. I also made a daft, entertainment version of the Horseshoe Pass segment, in a Nintendo, Mario Kart stylee.

The video looks best in 720 HD, so increase the settings if you have a good broadband connection. It was filmed on a GoPro Hero2 camera.

Did you ride this event?
What did you think? Please feel free to leave a comment below.


  1. says

    Nice Video. Could not see any large rocks, mud or grass, and why did you get off the bike to go through the water, that is the fun bit. The bikes need a lot bigger tyres and front suspension would not go a miss.

    Seriously, looked really tough, well done on completing the race, even though it was on Tarmac. :D

    • Alan says

      I rode across the ford, but the marshalls were quite forceful in persuading people to walk. I think one person had taken a flyer and required the ambulance folks.
      Not as tough as you mtb’ers obviously!
      It’s a great event, highly recommend it if you ever fancy a bit of road too.


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