Coming soon in 2023

Are you up for The Beast 8849 challenge?

Hard as Nails Events presents the ultimate challenge “The Beast 8849” – 2 days of climbing and non-stop action-packed boundary pushing road bike event.

Expand your own levels of capability and performance whilst trying to conquer up to 8849m of terrain (the height of Everest) in the Brecon Beacons.

(Full Everest “aka The Beast”, Medium & Short Route Options Available!)

Some riders will be happy to reach the height of basecamp whilst other riders will strive for the Summit!

What you need to know...

  • What is it?

    Two days of riding some of the most beautiful and iconic hill (peak) climbs in South Wales

  • Where?

    Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

  • When?

    stay tuned for details

  • Entry Fee

    £55   Without accommodation or breakfast

    With Accommodation & Breakfast (2 nights)
    £99   Camping with own tent / sleeping gear
    £129 Bunkhouse with own sleeping bag

  • Riders Agreement / Disclaimer

    All riders will be required to sign a Riders Agreement / Disclaimer

  • Route Options

    Full Everest “Beast” Route: Approx. 498km with 8989m elevation in 2 days

    Medium Route: Approx. 390km with 7307m elevation in 2 days

    Short Route: Approx. 229km with 4269m elevation in 2 days

  • Start

    stay tuned for details

    (Start Location: The Old Station Hub, Talybont-On-Usk)

  • Checkpoints

    1 Mandatory checkpoint (free water & fruit resupply) – located at half way point on full course.

  • Finish

    stay tuned for details

    (Finish Location: The Old Station Hub, Talybont-On-Usk)

How high can you ride? SHORT, MEDIUM & FULL ``BEAST`` Route Options!

Some riders will be happy to reach an elevation of +4269m on the Short Route whilst other riders will strive to Summit the elevation of Everest 8849m+

Full Everest “Beast” Route

The Full Everest “Beast” Route is the ultimate challenge in the Hard As Nails series.

Day 1 – Approx. 255.1km with +4860m elevation gain

Day 2 – Approx. 243.5km with +4129m elevation gain

Medium Route

The Medium Route will certainly test the endurance of our riders and will see them reach an elevation of 7,307m which just exceeds Camp 3 of the actual Everest Mountain climb.

Day 1 – Approx. 216.3km with + 4212m elevation gain

Day 2 – Approx. 174km with + 3095m elevation gain

Short Route

The Short Route is by no means an easy feat and will give our riders a taste of what the Full Everesting challenge entails.

Day 1 – Approx. 105.3km with +2310m elevation gain

Day 2 – Approx. 123.9km with +1959m elevation gain

Note: The exact routes are currently being finalised and are subject to change. The final routes shall be issued to riders before the event (exact distances and elevations may vary).


Peaks - Full Everest ``Beast`` Route