120 entries led to 99 actual starters on a cloudless day in Llandod. Cyclists were waved off with a Devil's trident to remind them of what was to come.
Key signs at the Upper Chapel turn went missing and led to many 100milers taking on an extra distance before realising they were off course. Organisers will have a marshal there in 2018.
Heat built up by mid-day with some Garmins recording 35deg cel as the field of riders made it up the Devil's Staircase and around to the mountain road. There were stories of cyclist stopping to throw themsleves in the streams to cool off.
Most made it back by 5pm for very welcome showers and hot food - pasta with salad and bread. Last riders were back just before 7pm.
A big challenge in remote coutryside - 100miles and 10,000ft of climbing, with 80 and 50 mile options.
You'll be in the hills all day on empty roads riding through the huge landscapes of mid-Wales.
Fully signed and professionally timed
Manned food stops with toilets around each route
Broom wagons, first aid and mechanical assistance
Free hot food at the finish
Ride with GPS routes to download
History, results, blogs about the Devil Ride
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