Location: Castle Combe Circuit, Wiltshire
Event: 26 August 2012
If this amazing summer of cycling success at both the Tour de France and Olympic Games has made you feel like grabbing your bike and going for a ride, The Castle Combe Cycling Festival and Severn Bridge Sportive offer a fantastic opportunity for anybody with a bike from beginners through to experienced and dedicated riders.
Andy Cook Cycling and Castle Combe Circuit have teamed up to organise a fantastic new cycling experience offering riders the chance to ride around the famous Castle Combe motor racing circuit in the circuit lap challenge where the likes of Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell and David Coulthard have all raced in their cars, or to take part in the Severn Bridge Sportive with a choice of a 56 mile route and a 100 mile route both crossing the famous Severn crossing.
The 100 mile route completes a loop in South Wales over the Wentwood climb used for the UCI Ladies World Cup race in 2005 prior to passing through the beautiful Usk Valley, Usk town, Raglan and then climbing “Star hill” before dropping back into Chepstow to return along the same route as the 56 mile route.
The Festival will kick off with Youth racing for all youth categories and also feature the Savage Skills stunt team including a “have a go” area, Cycling Projects – making cycling accessible for all, Strider bikes - Adventure Zone and Toddle Bikes for the very young, British Cycling’s Go Ride activity, Have a go Cyclo cross, Vintage bike display, Saddle bag sale, Trade stands and much more.
Places for the Sportive are filling fast for this popular event now in its third year so enter now to secure a place with chip timing, well stocked feed stations, fully signed route, out rider support, free hot food at the finish etc.
Check out the website www.castlecombecyclingfestival.co.uk to turn your Tour and Olympic excitement into a great day of cycling.