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The Five Valleys Sportive

Cycle Sportive , Port Talbot – Sunday, 16 Sep 2018

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Event Summary

Event Overview

This challenging and exciting sportive is being held annually in aid of Prostate Cymru that helps raise awareness and support for men in Wales with prostate cancer. A testing, tough and historic route awaits those who enter this fun, popular and rapidly growing event.

  • Established in 2013, we are celebrating our 6th annual Five Valleys Sportive

  • 1214 riders have completed the sportive to date
  • The Five Valleys Sportive is one of Wales’ premier sportives

  • Since founded we have raised an outstanding 
£43,862.96
  • Surprise celebrity guests start the sportive each year. Over the last 5 years we have been joined by Olympic gold medalist Nicole Cooke & former Welsh International Rugby players Richard Webster, Rhys Williams, John Devereux, Gwyn Evans, Gareth Cooper, Dafydd James & Ray Giles

  • Timed event with electronic tagging

  • Two different route options, Long route (72m) & Short route (54m)

  • Feeding & water stations, mechanical support & medical support


#RIDETHEVALLEYS 

Event Details

Event URN:

418674

Start Date:

Sun, 16th Sep 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Margam Country Park, Margam, Port Talbot, South Wales, SA13 2TJ
View map

Cheques payable to:

Prostate Cymru

Online Entry FAQs
Event promoted by:

Tap It Out Cycle Club (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Christopher Leyshon
02920340029
owen.pugsley@prostatecymru.com

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by British Cycling Mapping

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

Go On, Test Your Limits…

 

Whether you are a club, part of a club, an enthusiast or just a reasonably experienced rider, we fully recommend you add this event to your annual cycling calendar. The history of the Five Valleys route comes from an event which was started as a road race by the Port Talbot Wheelers in 1958 and grew to become one of the most famous races held in Wales. It was the only race in Wales which was given a Star Trophy status – this rating is now called Premier Calendar. The reason for its popularity was because it was such an arduous course taking in some of the most historical climbs in South Wales.


Nicole Says Go For Gold…

 

“I would recommend the Five Valleys Sportive to anyone who loves to test themselves on a challenging course as it is packed with some of the toughest hills in South Wales. The organisers have decades of experience in cycling and know how to put on a great event that is also one of the most friendly I’ve participated in. My favourite part of the course is the Bwlch mountain as the climb has a steady gradient so it’s easy to get into a rhythm and when you get to the top the views are exceptional.”

Nicole Cooke MBE & Olympic Gold Medalist


Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

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Long Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 16/09/18 09:00 116km / 72 miles 171 ---
Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 16/09/18 – 09:00
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British Cycling Grading: 171
116km / 72 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
2
Short Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 16/09/18 09:00 87km / 54 miles 90 ---
Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 16/09/18 – 09:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 90
87km / 54 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)

Event Summary

Event Overview

This challenging and exciting sportive is being held annually in aid of Prostate Cymru that helps raise awareness and support for men in Wales with prostate cancer. A testing, tough and historic route awaits those who enter this fun, popular and rapidly growing event.

  • Established in 2013, we are celebrating our 6th annual Five Valleys Sportive

  • 1214 riders have completed the sportive to date
  • The Five Valleys Sportive is one of Wales’ premier sportives

  • Since founded we have raised an outstanding 
£43,862.96
  • Surprise celebrity guests start the sportive each year. Over the last 5 years we have been joined by Olympic gold medalist Nicole Cooke & former Welsh International Rugby players Richard Webster, Rhys Williams, John Devereux, Gwyn Evans, Gareth Cooper, Dafydd James & Ray Giles

  • Timed event with electronic tagging

  • Two different route options, Long route (72m) & Short route (54m)

  • Feeding & water stations, mechanical support & medical support


#RIDETHEVALLEYS 

Event Details

Event URN:

418674

Start Date:

Sun, 16th Sep 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Margam Country Park, Margam, Port Talbot, South Wales, SA13 2TJ
View map

Cheques payable to:

Prostate Cymru

Online Entry FAQs
Event promoted by:

Tap It Out Cycle Club (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Christopher Leyshon
02920340029
owen.pugsley@prostatecymru.com

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by British Cycling Mapping

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

Go On, Test Your Limits…

 

Whether you are a club, part of a club, an enthusiast or just a reasonably experienced rider, we fully recommend you add this event to your annual cycling calendar. The history of the Five Valleys route comes from an event which was started as a road race by the Port Talbot Wheelers in 1958 and grew to become one of the most famous races held in Wales. It was the only race in Wales which was given a Star Trophy status – this rating is now called Premier Calendar. The reason for its popularity was because it was such an arduous course taking in some of the most historical climbs in South Wales.


Nicole Says Go For Gold…

 

“I would recommend the Five Valleys Sportive to anyone who loves to test themselves on a challenging course as it is packed with some of the toughest hills in South Wales. The organisers have decades of experience in cycling and know how to put on a great event that is also one of the most friendly I’ve participated in. My favourite part of the course is the Bwlch mountain as the climb has a steady gradient so it’s easy to get into a rhythm and when you get to the top the views are exceptional.”

Nicole Cooke MBE & Olympic Gold Medalist


Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

3
Long Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 16/09/18 09:00 116km / 72 miles 171 ---
Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 16/09/18 – 09:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 171
116km / 72 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
2
Short Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 16/09/18 09:00 87km / 54 miles 90 ---
Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 16/09/18 – 09:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 90
87km / 54 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£35.00)

British Cycling Grading

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