Valleys Velo

Cycle Sportive , Aberdare – Sunday, 29 Sep 2013

Registered Sportive
Supported by Welsh Cycling

Event Summary

Event Overview

New event for 2013 the ‘Valleys Velo Sportive’ is an end of season sportive that brings together, spectacular rolling mountain scenery, with  classic climbs, brilliant  views and fast testing descents as it threads its way through the ex mining landscape of the South Wales Valleys.

The area and route already steeped history and a cycling pedigree which arcs back to the famous ‘Linton Brothers’ of the 1900’s and more recent ‘Milk Race’ of the 80’s  and even more recent ‘Tour of Britain’, which passes through only a week before.

There are two routes a 70k and 95k longest route of Valleys Velo may only be 95km long but there are a total of six major hills with almost 6000ft of climbing which yes includes the epic climbs of the Bwlch, Rhigos and Maerdy but also many more hidden gems a waiting to challenge you.

Entry Fee
£20 per person and free T Shirt for entries before Sept 8th

Minimum age:18

All enquiries regarding entries to Event Organiser Email: valleysvelo@thebicycledoctor.com
Telephone: 07887667218

 

Valleys Velo Sportive

Event Details

Event URN:

265855

Start Date:

Sun, 29th Sep 2013

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare, Aberdare, CF447PT
View map

Event promoted by:

Bike Doctor (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

About the Event

Info for Riders

All participants remember to download route cards and maps from the website Overnight accommodation is available from £10.00 per night (Camping). Caravan accommodation consists of 35 hard standing pitches with electric hook ups, an amenity block with showers, laundry, washing up and disposal facilities. Purpose built campsite with 60 tent pitches and electric hook ups and access to amenity block. Hotel accommodation is also available in a 15 bedroom block suitable for families, couples and groups (by prior arrangement). New redesigned Café and Restaurant offers you the opportunity to relax before and after the event. All of the overnight facilities can be booked online at www.darevalleycountrypark.co.uk or direct on 01685 874672 Plenty of Free Parking. Event photography (To be confirmed). Event Photographs will be available on The Bicycle Doctor Facebook Page after the event. Please like to stay up to date with last minutes updates and tips for the event https://www.facebook.com/

The Rides

Epic Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 29/09/13 08:00 95km / 59 miles 300
Entry: Online: (£20.00 + £0.70 Application fee)
Sun 29/09/13 – 08:00
Est. Field Size: 300
95km / 59 miles
Standard Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 29/09/13 08:00 65km / 40 miles 100
Entry: Online: (£20.00 + £0.70 Application fee)
Sun 29/09/13 – 08:00
Est. Field Size: 100
65km / 40 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

New event for 2013 the ‘Valleys Velo Sportive’ is an end of season sportive that brings together, spectacular rolling mountain scenery, with  classic climbs, brilliant  views and fast testing descents as it threads its way through the ex mining landscape of the South Wales Valleys.

The area and route already steeped history and a cycling pedigree which arcs back to the famous ‘Linton Brothers’ of the 1900’s and more recent ‘Milk Race’ of the 80’s  and even more recent ‘Tour of Britain’, which passes through only a week before.

There are two routes a 70k and 95k longest route of Valleys Velo may only be 95km long but there are a total of six major hills with almost 6000ft of climbing which yes includes the epic climbs of the Bwlch, Rhigos and Maerdy but also many more hidden gems a waiting to challenge you.

Entry Fee
£20 per person and free T Shirt for entries before Sept 8th

Minimum age:18

All enquiries regarding entries to Event Organiser Email: valleysvelo@thebicycledoctor.com
Telephone: 07887667218

 

Valleys Velo Sportive

Event Details

Event URN:

265855

Start Date:

Sun, 29th Sep 2013

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare, Aberdare, CF447PT
View map

Event promoted by:

Bike Doctor (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

About the Event

Info for Riders

All participants remember to download route cards and maps from the website Overnight accommodation is available from £10.00 per night (Camping). Caravan accommodation consists of 35 hard standing pitches with electric hook ups, an amenity block with showers, laundry, washing up and disposal facilities. Purpose built campsite with 60 tent pitches and electric hook ups and access to amenity block. Hotel accommodation is also available in a 15 bedroom block suitable for families, couples and groups (by prior arrangement). New redesigned Café and Restaurant offers you the opportunity to relax before and after the event. All of the overnight facilities can be booked online at www.darevalleycountrypark.co.uk or direct on 01685 874672 Plenty of Free Parking. Event photography (To be confirmed). Event Photographs will be available on The Bicycle Doctor Facebook Page after the event. Please like to stay up to date with last minutes updates and tips for the event https://www.facebook.com/

The Rides

Epic Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 29/09/13 08:00 95km / 59 miles 300
Entry: Online: (£20.00 + £0.70 Application fee)
Sun 29/09/13 – 08:00
Est. Field Size: 300
95km / 59 miles
Standard Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 29/09/13 08:00 65km / 40 miles 100
Entry: Online: (£20.00 + £0.70 Application fee)
Sun 29/09/13 – 08:00
Est. Field Size: 100
65km / 40 miles

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