superhero cycle challenge faq

To create a more streamlined registration process before the Superhero Cycle Challenge event, we are encouraging participants to download and sign the following disclaimer and to bring it with them on the day to hand in at registration, thank you.

How long is each challenge? 

Challenge 1 Full Taff : 79 kilometers - that is 49 miles of a quest

Challenge 2 Half Taff : 41 kilometers - that is 25 miles of a quest

How many supeheroes can we have?

Both challenges require you to recruit a team of four superheroes, however in certain circumstances we can allow teams to have up to a maximum of six superheroes. Please register your team of four superheroes via the registration page on the website and then email the additional one or two member’s details to

Is the Superhero Cycle Challenge a race?

Although some superheroes are against time, you are not and therefore you can take your time in this event. The challenge is to raise sponsorship for Tŷ Hafan by successfully completing the individual cycling challenges safely. Times are not important. Please do not let your competitive spirit overtake you. Safety on the track and roads are of utmost importance. 

Are cycle helmets compulsory?

Yes, all superheroes must wear a helmet throughout the event. Superheroes will not be allowed to start the event if not wearing a helmet.

Team changes

Please inform the Tŷ Hafan events team of any team changes in the run up to the event

Team changes made after Wednesday 22 August should be made at registration on the day – please allow extra time on the day to make team changes.

What happens if a superhero drops out at the last minute?

We encourage you to try and find a replacement team member if possible, however if a team member is unable to attend at the last minute, teams of three can commence the event. However, a team of less than two members cannot start the event, event organisers will pair you up with another team at registration.

Where does the quest start?

Challenge 1 Full Taff : Registration and start line is at theatr brycheiniog, Brecon.

Challenge 2 Half Taff : Registration and start line is outside Rhydycar Leisure Centre, Merthyr.

Do I need to follow a set route on my quest?

Yes, please ensure that you follow The Taff Trail - Route 8 and follow the additional yellow event signs. Please familiarise yourself with the route beforehand. For safety reasons you must follow the marshalled route.

When will I receive my comprehensive guide to my quest ?

Participants will receive a comprehensive guide via email approximately 5 days after registration, this will include your sponsorship form with team number and your event instructions.

*You will also receive a copy of your sponsorship form and fundraising pack in the post a couple of weeks after registration.

Where do I send my sponsorship money?

HSBC or BACS payments
Bank account number: 01475932
Sort code: 40-16-18

Please add the code TT18 followed by the challenge title,.

If you decide to send money this way, please send an email to stating your name, the event, the branch you're paying into and the amount.

Can spectators come along to the Superhero Cycle Challenge?

Spectators are very welcome at the start and finish lines. Please keep a good distance from the route itself and be watchful of travelling Superheroes.

Can children take part?

Challenge 1 Full Taff - You must be 16 years old and over to take part.

Challenge 2 Half Taff - You must be 13 years old and over to take part.

Are costumes allowed for this event?

We understand superheroes need to cover their identity but for safety purposes we ask that superheroes do not wear eye masks that obstruct their vision, long capes and excessive clothing materials on the legs that will get caught on their bikes. 

My question hasn’t been answered here, what do I do?

Please email or call 029 2053 2282 and we will respond to you with an answer.