This stunning sportif offers three stunning cycling routes taking in the best of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Radnorshire Hills. Leaving Hay on Wye on a twisting mountain road, the route climbs steadily into the Black Mountains. Panoramic views of the Wye Valley unfold to your right and nothing more than sheep and skylarks will disturb the peace and quiet as you continue climbing to reach Gospel Pass, Wales highest road. Having topped out at 549 metres, enjoy the long descent through a wooded valley past Llanthony Priory.
Road Cycling Events in Wales
Welcome to the awesome Tour de Mon - the cycle sportive which takes you around the beautiful island of Anglesey.
The Tour de Mon will take you to the most beautiful and iconic locations on the wonderful island of Anglesey. Boasting possibly the most beautiful coastline in the whole of the UK, Anglesey is one of Britains best kept secrets and we want to share it with you.
The V12 Sportive is a new and exciting open road cycling event starting and finishing on the iconic Barry Island resort, South Wales. There are two distances to conquer with some demanding climbs (it is South Wales after all).
The 100m GF route will take you east from Barry, along the coast to Newport and then over Caerphilly Mountain. You will then head towards the valleys where you will get to ride over one of the nations favourite ups The Bwlch. Youre then heading back to the coast where you will loop around to finish on the prom where you will be awarded your medal.
As stunning as it is challenging, the Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior sportive bridges the gap between England and Wales and gives you the best views, climbs and cycling roads of the border towns and villages of both states.
Starting out from Chepstow Racecourse, youll head for one of the main attractions straight away as youll tackle the hills of the Wye Valley first of all. Following the River Wye all the way, darting left and right as do the roads youre sure to enjoy the ride alongside the water. Sit up and absorb the stunning cliff faces and river below before criss-crossing once more and heading into England.
Once on the English part of the course, youll enter the Forest of Dean soon after leaving Wales. One or two small climbs wait in the Forests sheltered and remote roads, but they shouldnt make you too uncomfortable to enjoy the tranquillity and wilderness along the wooded roads.
Heading up through Ruspidge, youll bear left at Nailbridge and head west once more. Around Upper Lydbrook, youll meet the River Wye again and pass over it, although much closer inland compared to before. The winding country lanes continue, as the undulating terrain around the Welsh and English border will keep pushing you along on up-and-down sections.
Crossing the River Wye yet again, youre back on Welsh soil and on the home straight, although theres still time for a sizeable loop to harness the unique rolling hills in the area. The last couple of hills might smart with tired legs, but youd expect nothing less on such a comprehensive border-crossing tour of the valleys.
137km cycling event starting from Old Ma's Tattenhall, Cheshire. Controls at Chirk, Ponderosa Cafe, Llanarmon-yn-lal and Cross Keys Llanfynydd, plus 3 information controls.
A continuously interesting route through Cheshire lanes into North East Wales. The hilly middle section from Chirk to The Horseshoe Pass summit boasts outstanding mountain views. Scenic return over Hope Mountain.
The Cambrian Coast Sportive takes place on 16th September 2017 in some of the UK's most spectacular countryside. Starting from Aberdovey and set entirely within the Snowdonia National Park, the routes follow the coast and beaches, climb the mountains, skirt around lakes and descend through forests, making this arguably the most scenic sportive ride in the country.
In this scantily populated part of the country, well over half of each route is done on minor back roads with smooth tarmac and where cars are seldom seen allowing riders to ride happily side by side.
Highlights of the routes includes the spectacular Cregennan Lakes with its views over the Mawddach Estuary, the coastal road to Fairbourne (10km) right by the sea, the crossing of three estuary bridges and the mighty Bwlch y Groes (aka Hellfire Pass) which is the highest piece of tarmac in Wales and features in Simon Warren's '100 Greatest Cycling Climbs'.
The routes are comprehensively marshalled and sign-posted with 3 feed-stations (5 on the Long route and Big Dog!) and riders benefit from electronic chip timing. You will receive your finishers medal on your return to Aberdovey!
Take time to explore the routes, view the photos and register online via our simple rider entry form. We look forward to welcoming you in September 2017.
Celtic series The Cambrian Coast Sportive is proud to be part of the Celtic Series of cycling events.
209km cycling event starting from Old Ma's Tattenhall, Cheshire. Controls at Chirk, Pistyll Rhaeadr, Lake Vyrnwy Dam, Bala and Cross Keys Llanfynydd, plus 3 information controls.
Set within the Clwydian Mountain Range, this ride is as tough as it is beautiful. The Northern counterpart to our South Wales Event, this ride is equally challenging. With over 8000ft of climbing and a high point of 1500ft (long route), this ride will seriously test strength and endurance. We will take on some of the most unforgiving terrain in the area including the notorious Blwch Penbarras. The difficulty of this ride is offset with truly stunning scenery and superb road cycling on some of the quietest roads in the UK. This ride is one of our more challenging routes, so if you enjoy hills, this ride is for you.
The classic sportive around the high Radnorshire hills including the spectacular Elan Valley and the notorious Glascwm challenge climb.
The Epic has been going since 2005 with 3,000+ riders enjoying a challenging day out in mid-Wales over the years.
Excellent support from Rideventures - fully signed, chip timed and with free hot food at the finish.
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