Over 200 riders typically take part in this event, with spectators attending free of charge.
Barmouth has one major association football team: Barmouth & Dyffryn United, the team competes in the Welsh Alliance league and is generally well supported by residents.
Many of the farmhouses near Barmouth date from the 16th century but built upon older sites.
And yet this is a relatively recent settlement as the area is rich in early sites, most predating the Roman period by many centuries. Dinas Oleu - the Fort of Light - sited on top of the Rock indicates Barmouth's earliest origins. Ty Gwyn (White House) was built, suggests a contemporary poem, to provide a safe meeting place for those supporting Henry Tudor's claim to the throne during the Wars of the Roses.
Fortunately, the harbour has not had the 'marina makeover' yet so it very much retains its traditional feel.
Llwyngloddaeth offers a unique opportunity to acquire a modernised stone built cottage with a history dating back approximately 400 years, which is full of character, together with The Barn at Llwyngloddaeth which is let for holidays and produces a valuable income.