Dambuster 2018 - now in it's 3rd year
75th Anniversary of the famous WW2 raids on the German dams
On Sunday 13 May 2018, CMC Llandeilo Cycling Club, in association with The Douglas Bader Foundation are promoting an event to commemorate the famous raids on the dams in Germany that took place on the 16 & 17 May 1943 and which accelerated the end of WW2.
This unique event will be a ride up the beautiful Towy Valley and on to the Llyn Brianne Reservoir above Llandovery and called THE DAMBUSTER CYCLE RIDE.
The event will have two distances - The 55 Mile "Target Mission" and the 35 Mile "Fighter Escort" route.
Both routes take you to Llandovery and the longer of the two routes then heads up via Cil-y-Cwm to Rhandirmwyn. The final run up to the dam and reservoir includes a 4 mile steady climb and this is the toughest part of the entire ride. The feed station at the dam will be manned by family members of the famous war-time ace and double amputee Douglas Bader, in whose name The Douglas Bader Foundation was set up on his death in 1982. The shorter route turns off at Llandovery avoiding the major climb to the dam and apart from one short climb to the village of Bethlehem, is as flat as any ride in this area can possibly be!