Bala Big Bash

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Welsh Triathlon are working with a number of key partners to deliver the Bala Big Bash multi-sport weekend. We hope that with the continued support of the partners, the local community and the Triathlon Community within Wales, the weekend has the potential to become Wales’ primary Open Water Festival.

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Competitor Race Information



Road closure details in Welsh and English







Primary Partners

     Visit Bala     


Local Delivery Partners

We’d like to thank the numerous local and community clubs who will contribute in the delivery of the event, through use of their resources and their members volunteering.

We’d like to thank the Community Councils of Bala, Llanuwchlyn, Llangower, Llanycil and Llandderfel. Bala Chamber of Commerce, Bala RFC, Llanuwchlyn Football Club, Bala Football Club, Staff and Pupils of Ysgol y Berwyn, Gwynedd Young Ambassadors, Volunteers from GOG Triathlon Club and Bala Sailing Club.

Local Accommodation

If travelling to take part in the weekend and you need accommodation, As well as the camping that will be available at Bala RFC, please look to utilise what Bala and the local area have to offer. Please mention that you’re taking part in the weekends’ events!!

*starred locations are located along the closed bike route.

Glan Llyn Caravan and Camping* - - 01678 540227 or 01678 540441

Bala Caravan Park* - - 01678 520427

Abercelyn Country House* - -01678 521109

Abercelyn Cottages* - – 07391 099724

Penybont Touring – - 01678 520549

Plas Yn Dre – - 01678 521256

Bala Backpackers – - 01678 521700

Plas Coch – - 01678 520309

The Eagles Inn, Llanuwchlyn – - 01678 540278

Bodiwan B&B - - 01678 521392

Frondderw Country House –  - 01678 520301

The Royal White Lion – - 01678 520314

Ty Newydd Bed and Breakfast, Bala. - 01678 520964

Bwch Yn Uchaf, Llanuwchlyn - - 01678 540983

Pant Yr Onnen Campsite –  - 01743 718283

Other local Cafés and restaurants

The Loch Café – Pensarn Road, Bala - 01678 520226

Caffi Cyfnod – High Street, Bala - 01678 521260

Eco-Caffe – Tegid Street, Bala.

Bala Spice – High Street, Bala.

Y Cwrt –  High Street, Bala   - 01678 521500

Car Parking

There will be no parking at Llyn Tegid Lakeside on the Saturday and Sunday of this event. Parking at the Leisure centre will be solely for Leisure Centre users and customers of Bala Adventure & Watersports. All Bala Big Bash participants are asked to park at one of the car parks within Bala town, located at Plasey Street as well as The Green Car Park. Both are less than 1km walk from the registration point in Penllyn Leisure Centre, and it will provide you an opportunity to see what Bala has to offer. Bala Rugby club also offers parking for weekend competitors and spectators.

Bala Business

Canolfan Hamdden Penllyn Leisure Centre – 01678 520252

Pren – 07979 074320;  Troi pren a cynnyrch I’r cartref ; Wood-turning and home-wares.

T.J. Roberts & Son – 01678 520471; Cigydd – Award winning Butcher.

Awen Meirion – 01678 520658; Llyfrau, Cardiau a Crefftiau; Books, Cards and Crafts.

Oriel Tan yr Hall Gallery – 01678 521854; Celf, Creft a Llyfrau; Arts, Crafts and Books.

E.J. Theodore, Tegid St. – 01678 520230; Deunyddiau Traddodiadol, Traditional Hardware.

Manna – 01678 521757; Llyfrau Cristnogol a Masnach Deg; Christian Books and Fair Trade

Siop Ria – 01678 521800; Anrhegion Cyfoes a Gemwaith, Contemporary Gifts and Jewellry.

Siop Hefin – 07867 876878; Hynafolion ; Antiques and Collectables.

Siop DE – 01678 521369; Dillad a Manion Gwnio; Clothing and Haberdashery.

Y Gwyniad – 01678 521654; Offer Pysgota a Gwersylla; Fishing Tackle and Camping Equipment.

Aran Hufen – 07570 410034; Hufen Ia Cartref; Home Made Ice Cream.

Cocoa – 01678 520582; Y Siop Siocled;  The Chocolate Shop.

Capel Clay – 01678 520984; Crochenwaith a Stiwdio Peintio; Pottery and Painting Studio

Stori –; Cwrw a Gwin; Bottle Shop and Tap Room.

Number 6 – 07769 725171; Hynafolion a Nwyddau Cartref; Antiques, Interiors and Collectables.

R.H.Roberts Cycles - - 01678 520252

Road Closures for the 2019 Bala Big Bash.                                

Details and timings of road closures will be posted here as soon as they have been confirmed. As with the 2018 event, the road closures and traffic management plan will be completed in conjunction with Gwynedd County Council and the agencies that form the Gwynedd SAG group and advised by Snowdonia National Park and the community councils that surround Llyn Tegid.


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