Cambrian Rally

Compact Route for 2020

Posted on December 18, 2019

A COMPACT route incorporating Wales Rally GB stages, and limited road mileage, plus an improved town centre service area, and a £30 cashback offer for 2019 driver entrants, are some of the ingredients which look set to make the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally an attractive start to the 2020 British rally calendar.

Organisers, North Wales Car Club, say they’ve responded to feedback from last year’s event which saw last minute changes to the route which were beyond their control.

Clerk of the course Alyn Edwards commented: “Our aim is to provide an event which competitors and spectators alike find enjoyable, and provides a fitting start to the British Rally Championship, the British Trials and Rally Drivers’ Championship and Welsh Rally Championship seasons, and we feel the format for the 2020 event will provide that.

“We are fortunate to have been able to incorporate some great stages, and the event will be the most compact ever, being centred on the Conwy Valley around the Betws y Coed area with limited road mileage to and from the start/finish and service area in Llandudno town centre, where, after last year’s trial of the facilities, lessons have been learned.”

Because of last year’s late route change and reduction in stage mileage, the rally committee has also decided to give a £30 refund at signing on to driver/entrants from the 2019 Cambrian who enter for 2020, and this will be payable at signing on at rally headquarters.

The six gravel stages on offer at February’s event are Crafnant; Gwydir where it will follow a previously unused route, a 14 mile test at Penmachno, and Elsi where changes have been made to eliminate a section which tends to cut up. And back in the mix for the first time for some years is the popular Great Orme stage. Competitors may also welcome reverse seeding which will see the 1400cc cars running at the head of the field.

“Rally4Wales have done a great job on regrading the stages since Wales Rally GB and we feel we are able to offer competitors an opportunity to show their skills to the maximum while giving great value for money,” added Edwards.

Entries are now open for the 2020 Cambrian Rally