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The Big Cycle 2020 (Cancelled)

Cycle Sportive , Port Talbot – Sunday, 23 Aug 2020

Cycle Sportive
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Registered Sportive
Supported by Welsh Cycling

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Event Summary

This event has been cancelled

Event Overview

Whether you are part of a club, a cycling enthusiast or just ride for fun, why not sign up for Wales’ premier sportive today? 

This challenging and exciting cycling 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.


Big Cycle Facts

  • The Five Valleys Sportive which was established in 2013 was rebranded as The Big Cycle in 2020
  • We are celebrating our 8th annual Big Cycle event.
  • 1720 riders have completed The Big Cycle to date.
  • The Big Cycle is one of Wales’ premier sportives.
  • Over the last 7 years we have been joined by Olympic gold medalist Nicole Cooke MBE & former Welsh International Rugby players Richard Webster, Rhys Williams, John Devereux, Gwyn Evans, Gareth Cooper, Dafydd James & Ray Giles.
  • Timed event (Disposable timing chip).
  • Two different route options, Long route (72m) & Short route (54m)
  • In 2019 we raised an outstanding £18,517.09
  • To date The Big Cycle has raised an astonishing £78,833.67

#RideTheValleys for Prostate Cymru in 2020!

Event Details

Event URN:

470401

Start Date:

Sun, 23rd Aug 2020

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

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

View map

Cheques payable to:

Prostate Cymru

Entry close date

Sun, 16th Aug 2020

Event promoted by:

Tap It Out Cycle Club (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Christopher Leyshon
02920340029
chris.leyshon@prostatecymru.com

Safeguarding lead:

Christopher Leyshon
chris.leyshon@prostatecymru.com

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Other

About the Event

This event has been cancelled

Info for Riders

Included in your event pack:

  • Information booklet
  • Wristband
  • Pin badge 
  • Sponsor form

 

Included in your entry fee:

  • High quality medal to commemorate your achievement
  • Access to the event facilities, including toilets
  • Prizes for top fundraisers
  • Feeding & water stations
  • Mechanical support & full medical support

Entry Fees & Sponsorship
£25 Registration before deadline £35 Registration on the day £50 Minimum sponsorship
By participating cyclists are agreeing to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship monies that they will forward to Prostate Cymru no later than 6 weeks after the event (4th October 2020).
Team Challenge

If your business, organisation or sports club is looking to take part in our team challenge with a team of 10 or more, please contact chris.leyshon@prostatecymru.com for more information about our packages.


History of The Big Cycle

The history of the Big Cycle 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. Its popularity comes from the arduous course which takes in some of the most beautiful climbs in South Wales.


Nicole Cooke MBE & Olympic Gold Medalist

“I would recommend the Five Valleys route 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.”

The Rides

3
Long Route - 72 Miles Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 23/08/20 09:00 116km / 72 miles 202 ---
Entry: On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 23/08/20 – 09:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 202
116km / 72 miles
2
Short Route - 54 Miles Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 23/08/20 09:00 87km / 54 miles 100 ---
Entry: On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 23/08/20 – 09:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 100
87km / 54 miles

Event Summary

This event has been cancelled

Event Overview

Whether you are part of a club, a cycling enthusiast or just ride for fun, why not sign up for Wales’ premier sportive today? 

This challenging and exciting cycling 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.


Big Cycle Facts

  • The Five Valleys Sportive which was established in 2013 was rebranded as The Big Cycle in 2020
  • We are celebrating our 8th annual Big Cycle event.
  • 1720 riders have completed The Big Cycle to date.
  • The Big Cycle is one of Wales’ premier sportives.
  • Over the last 7 years we have been joined by Olympic gold medalist Nicole Cooke MBE & former Welsh International Rugby players Richard Webster, Rhys Williams, John Devereux, Gwyn Evans, Gareth Cooper, Dafydd James & Ray Giles.
  • Timed event (Disposable timing chip).
  • Two different route options, Long route (72m) & Short route (54m)
  • In 2019 we raised an outstanding £18,517.09
  • To date The Big Cycle has raised an astonishing £78,833.67

#RideTheValleys for Prostate Cymru in 2020!

Event Details

Event URN:

470401

Start Date:

Sun, 23rd Aug 2020

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

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

View map

Cheques payable to:

Prostate Cymru

Entry close date

Sun, 16th Aug 2020

Event promoted by:

Tap It Out Cycle Club (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Christopher Leyshon
02920340029
chris.leyshon@prostatecymru.com

Safeguarding lead:

Christopher Leyshon
chris.leyshon@prostatecymru.com

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Other

About the Event

This event has been cancelled

Info for Riders

Included in your event pack:

  • Information booklet
  • Wristband
  • Pin badge 
  • Sponsor form

 

Included in your entry fee:

  • High quality medal to commemorate your achievement
  • Access to the event facilities, including toilets
  • Prizes for top fundraisers
  • Feeding & water stations
  • Mechanical support & full medical support

Entry Fees & Sponsorship
£25 Registration before deadline £35 Registration on the day £50 Minimum sponsorship
By participating cyclists are agreeing to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship monies that they will forward to Prostate Cymru no later than 6 weeks after the event (4th October 2020).
Team Challenge

If your business, organisation or sports club is looking to take part in our team challenge with a team of 10 or more, please contact chris.leyshon@prostatecymru.com for more information about our packages.


History of The Big Cycle

The history of the Big Cycle 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. Its popularity comes from the arduous course which takes in some of the most beautiful climbs in South Wales.


Nicole Cooke MBE & Olympic Gold Medalist

“I would recommend the Five Valleys route 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.”

The Rides

3
Long Route - 72 Miles Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 23/08/20 09:00 116km / 72 miles 202 ---
Entry: On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 23/08/20 – 09:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 202
116km / 72 miles
2
Short Route - 54 Miles Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 23/08/20 09:00 87km / 54 miles 100 ---
Entry: On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 23/08/20 – 09:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 100
87km / 54 miles

British Cycling Grading

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Cycle Sportive
Entry powered by British Cycling
Registered Sportive
Supported by Welsh Cycling

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