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Event URN:
266845
Start date:
Sun, 25th May 2014
Event Type:
Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)
Venue:
Aberystwyth University
Blaendolau Sports Centre , Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth Dyfed , SY23 3SR
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Event promoted by:
Ystwyth Cycling Club ( website )
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Event website:
http://www.abercyclefest.com
Event organiser:
Mr Shelley Childs
01970833902
info@abercyclefest.com
Cheques payable to:
Ystwyth CC
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British Cycling Grading:
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Info for Riders:
Sunday 25th May is day 3 of the Aber Cycle Festival. We have rides over three distances for road riders of all abilities - The Welsh Wild West Sportive. Come and see the county of Ceredigion in all its glory and experience the quiet country roads, spectacular views and challenging terrain to finish your weekend with a real sense of achievement”.

Testimonials from 2013 event :

"I just wanted to add my congrats to the organisation team and volunteers on putting on a great event. We were blessed with good organisation, great weather and marshals that did a truly outstanding job. I have no doubt that the people will be talking of this for weeks to come and what a great event it was. Congratulations to everyone involved in making the event such an outstanding success"...Dom

"What a fantastic event. My first ever sportive, 106 miles and to my astonishment I managed without getting off the bike once even on the 16% hill. Thanks to the organisers. The feed stations were
a life saver!. Phil Paul
Preview Rides:
Date Start Ride name Grade BCG Duration
25 May 14 08:00 Y Cawr 5 536 07 hr 30 mins / plus 1 laps / 183km / 114m
25 May 14 08:30 Y Mynach 3 213 04 hr 30 mins / plus 1 laps / 112km / 70m
25 May 14 09:00 Y Corrach 1 27 03 hr / plus 1 laps / 42km / 26m

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Part of the Aberystwyth Cycling Festival weekend (23-25 May 2014).

Sponsored by Continental Tyres, this new sportive in one of the most rural parts of Wales promises quiet roads, challenging terrain and a very warm welcome to all visitors.

Choose from three different distances, all fully supported with feed stations and mobile mechanic vehicles out on the course. The event is being run by the same organisers that have brought the Halfords Tour Series to Aberystwyth, and who have run countless road races in the area since the 1960's.

Why not spend all weekend in this University coastal town to enjoy the thrills & spills of the Tour Series professional criterium on the Friday evening, the Consitution Hill Downhill MTB races on Saturday before taking on your own challenge on Sunday in this Wild West Sportive. 

Rides of 40, 70 & 100 miles will be offered.

More details about the course etc are available on our website www.abercyclefest.com  

Accomodation details can be found here :

http://www.tourism.ceredigion.gov.uk/saesneg/index.htm 

Event Location:

Blaendolau Sports Centre ,
Llanbadarn Fawr,
Aberystwyth Dyfed ,
SY23 3SR

Ride: Y Cawr

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Online entry closed 1 year 1 day 12 hours 38 minutes 33 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
25 May 14 08:00 07 hr 30 mins / plus 1 laps / 183km / 114m 536 200

Ride: Y Mynach

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Online entry closed 1 year 1 day 12 hours 38 minutes 33 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
25 May 14 08:30 04 hr 30 mins / plus 1 laps / 112km / 70m 213 100

Ride: Y Corrach

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Online entry closed 1 year 1 day 12 hours 38 minutes 33 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
25 May 14 09:00 03 hr / plus 1 laps / 42km / 26m 27 50

Press Release - Feb 2014

Posted 18/02/2014

Historical ‘Arch’ KoM added to Continental Welsh Wild West Sportive 

Riders on the 2014 Continental Welsh Wild West sportive will have the added experience of cresting the historical ‘Hafod Arch’ on one of the routes major climbs. This three kilometre slog from DevilsBridgetowards Cwmystwyth is one of the highlights of the sportive which takes place on Sunday May 25th, entirely within the county limits of Ceredigion in Mid Wales.

 

Both the 62 mile Mynach (Monk) and 103 mile Cawr (Giant) routes will summit the ‘Arch’, last used in a professional bike race at the 1989 professional Tour of Wales as a King of the Mountain (KoM) point on the B4574 road.

 

Built by Thomas Johnes of Hafod in 1810 to mark the Golden Jubilee of George III, the old masonry arch spans the road at mile 35 of the sportive routes and marks the spot for a new KoM for the event and also marks the second feed of the day at the Forestry Centre car park, an immediate left after cresting the summit at 1312 feet and climbing at an average gradient of 6%.

 

Riders will be given a time split for riding ‘Up the Arch’ as part of their overall result, with spot prizes on offer.

 

Both 62 & 103 mile routes also tackle the infamous ‘Nant y Moch’ climb early on in the sportive, a 3 ½ mile ascent of unclassified roads with only sheep & cattle grids for company.

 

The longer Cawr route eventually peels away south, via Tregaron, Lampeter and Talsarn where the infamous ‘Tychrug’ climb is tackled, a 2.3 miler which climbs to 1,104 feet.

The final sting in the tail is again a steady 3.2 miler at Llanfihangel y Creuddyn. The 4.9% climb up to 848 feet will tell on rider’s legs which will already have 84 miles in them by this time.

Mynach route profile (62 miles) Google Earth route link here

 

Cawr route profile (103 miles) Google Earth link here

 

Forming the final day of the Aberystwyth Cycle Festival which will have already hosted a round of the 2014 Pearl Izumi Tour Series (Friday), and the Conquer the Cliff Urban Downhill (Saturday), Sundays sportive is fully supported by sponsors Continental Tyres.  Four service vehicles plus two branded BMW motorbikes will be provided for a quick response to any riders with technical issues. All turns & junctions are marshalled and three feed stations will provide the necessary energy drinks and gels, not to mention Bara Brith and Welsh cakes!

 

Timing is provided by HS Sports and the event is fully sanctioned by British Cycling and online entry is provided on their website via this link.

 

Testimonial from the 2013 Continental Welsh Wild West

“Would like to pass on my compliments and congratulate the organising team, and the people who helped on the day, for what is without a doubt amongst the very best sportives I have ridden, and I have done a few now! Everything ran like clockwork on the day, right amount of marshals, well signed, friendly volunteers at feed stations, which were superbly stocked.... food at the finish was excellent and much needed after a strenuous but very rewarding and scenic route. Well done to everyone, and I sincerely hope you'll be putting it on again next year, I'll definitely be back!

Phil Paul – Newtown

 

 

Posted 08/05/2014 - British Cycling

Offer for entrants to trade in their old rubber... [more]

Posted 19/03/2014 - British Cycling

Spot prizes on offer for riders who tackle the climb.. [more]

Posted 05/09/2013 - British Cycling

Part of AberCycleFest weekend.. [more]


Provisional Results

Ride name: Y Cawrasdf

435 Andrew Alexander 08:42:09
451 Amanda Binks 08:47:49
32 Matthew Burke 09:00:14
433 Miles Burrows 07:46:31
33 Owen Burt 09:29:49
34 Michael Burton 07:39:48
37 Sam Carter 07:42:19
40 Kara Chesworth 08:41:56
41 Michael Clarke 09:09:25
45 George Colville 08:37:17
56 Richard Dartnell 07:37:46
60 Gareth  Davies 06:51:52
64 Dylan Davies 07:01:13
61 Dafydd Davies 07:13:05
65 Colin Davies 08:09:45
57 Rhys Davies 08:11:57
58 Carwyn Davies 08:36:12
62 Marc Davies 09:00:10
59 Paul Davies 09:00:16
80 Grant Doyle 08:49:31
89 Vaughan Edwards 07:28:27
95 Dafydd Evans 09:06:26
96 Jonathan Evans 09:13:05
110 Mark Fenton 07:04:33
111 Michael Field 08:08:47
112 Christan Fishbourne 07:31:31
124 Dilwyn Griffiths 08:42:09
125 Sean Grosvenor 06:20:30
128 Thomas Halama 09:12:24
131 Matthew Harper 06:50:12
132 Rhys Harries 06:44:34
133 Sally Harrington 09:31:11
427 Richard Haywood 07:10:35
141 Christian Heinrich 09:12:23
142 Tody Hellman 07:29:49
422 Gareth Hodgson 06:18:22
151 Chris Holman 07:09:34
155 Wayne Hoyland 07:24:49
165 Carl Hyde 08:40:09
174 Simeon Jenkins 08:37:10
179 Trystan Johns 07:24:48
180 Will Johnson 06:31:42
181 Tim Johnson 07:10:30
437 Ray Jones 07:33:56
423 Richard Jones 09:06:25
428 Rhodri Jones 09:29:07
212 Mark Lane 07:47:06
217 Darren Lewis 06:33:05
220 Mark Ludgate 09:11:52
228 Richard Manning 07:30:29
230 Julian Mansel-Thomas 07:46:22
229 Laura Mansel-Thomas 09:25:07
240 John Mcdonagh 09:01:16
247 Benjamin Moore 09:00:12
248 Pip Morgan 07:51:34
249 Huw Morgan 08:07:59
258 Joseph Murray 08:01:27
259 Tim Newby 08:26:28
264 Richard Owen 05:57:36
424 Steffan Owens 07:04:00
280 Andrew Poole 07:04:01
286 Andrew Prince 06:44:52
301 Andrew Rees 07:50:53
300 Dorian Rees 08:36:12
447 Erica Rees 08:44:56
308 Neil Rickard 07:21:13
309 Mark Ritchie 08:08:30
312 Steffan  Roberts 07:10:26
310 Andrew Roberts 07:47:03
319 Michelle Robertson 07:31:33
332 Gary Sinclair 09:00:13
333 Michael Skaife 05:58:43
452 Dave Smith 08:47:31
339 Mark Steene 07:47:01
344 Tim Strang 07:20:00
360 Richard Thomas 08:25:19
359 Owain Thomas 08:25:07
371 Jonathn Turner 07:11:54
377 Martyn Wells 07:48:56
436 Glyn Williams 06:44:22
397 Nick Williams-Walker 07:39:46
403 Daniel Zoppellini 08:20:24

Provisional Results

Ride name: Y Mynachasdf

186 Gwydion Ab ifan 04:12:25
1 Steve Albert 06:24:58
463 Rhodry Ap Dyfrig 03:53:56
6 Stuart Arkwright 04:54:55
7 Kelvin Arkwright 05:12:33
459 Colin Armstrong 04:40:47
8 Wayne Aubrey 05:02:45
12 Richard Barnes 04:45:45
13 Victoria Bayliss 07:41:58
17 Gavin Benjamin 05:04:42
18 Martin Berry 04:46:18
19 Andrew Best 04:45:32
20 Geoff Bevan 06:47:16
431 Glen Bickell 04:42:20
22 Ian Blair 04:39:35
21 Michael Blair 06:22:29
24 Simon Blamire 05:30:10
25 Matthew Boazman 04:58:40
407 Dan Boulger 05:25:17
453 Andy Bradick 05:10:40
27 Stephen Bray 05:59:03
26 Simon Bray 06:14:06
28 Robbie Brewster 06:03:54
29 Andrew Brown 05:59:03
31 Belinda Buckingham 05:19:04
38 Adrian Cash 04:29:32
408 John Cleaton 05:06:04
432 Mark Cloves 04:31:33
43 Maggie Collingborn 05:32:05
47 Rebecca Cook 05:40:03
46 Andrew Cook 05:40:03
48 Janet Cotterall 06:21:39
409 Sam Coxon 04:53:00
50 Donall Cross 05:58:55
53 Gareth Danks 04:48:01
449 Scott Davies 04:26:58
75 Mathew Davies 04:38:02
67 Gary Davies 04:12:34
70 Ian Davies 05:05:58
68 Rhys Davies 05:24:09
446 Martyn Davies 05:42:52
72 Jason Davies 05:47:33
74 Rachel Davies 06:14:11
73 Peter Davies 06:14:12
410 Ann Davies 06:31:43
71 Matt Davies 06:56:00
78 Stuart Donald 05:59:06
81 John Draper 05:30:17
465 Chris Drew 05:27:23
84 Stephen Duffy 05:57:21
85 Mark Ebenezer 05:10:46
86 Andy Eden 05:33:31
87 Stuart Edmonds 05:27:48
93 Ian Edwards 05:40:57
91 Alun Edwards 05:51:51
438 Simon Edwards 06:58:35
101 Paul Evans 04:29:30
98 Barrie Evans 05:35:03
97 Vaughan Evans 05:56:25
104 Rhys Evans 06:06:23
105 Gerwyn Evans 06:21:11
103 Gareth Evans 06:29:38
102 Goronwy Evans 06:35:54
107 Charlotte Everard 05:00:03
108 Sion Ewart 06:06:23
109 David Fazakerley 05:44:44
114 Mari Fotherby 06:22:54
115 Andy Fotherby 06:22:54
116 Robin Fowler 05:07:05
117 Jake Gartland 06:02:25
118 Kieran Gartland 06:49:14
122 Derek Glennie 04:41:31
123 Paul Gough 06:14:06
129 Andy Hamilton 05:26:35
135 Gareth Harrison-Jones 06:00:06
457 Adrian Harvey 05:57:20
136 Darren Hathaway 05:42:52
137 Andrew Hawes 06:13:53
138 Sarah Hawkins 05:27:46
139 David Hayter 06:00:17
143 Jolyon Henry 04:53:38
144 Ruth Herbert 06:22:54
147 Alexander Hickerton 05:23:02
148 Steven Higgins 05:08:50
150 Sandra Hollins 05:42:16
152 Jonathan Honeybun 05:18:14
154 Steve Hopkins 06:24:11
157 Peter Hughes 06:10:11
156 Mark Hughes 06:10:15
170 Gwion James 05:12:50
169 Jeremy James 05:09:03
177 Dominic Jenkins 04:37:10
173 Richard Jenkins 05:48:45
176 Trevor Jenkins 05:36:46
178 Ceri John 05:24:09
183 Tom Jones 04:30:08
191 Alun Jones 04:59:50
192 Huw Jones 05:01:32
197 John Jones 04:57:26
193 Gwydion Jones 05:08:00
200 Mathew Jones 05:23:27
196 Eifion Jones 05:30:18
199 Arwel Jones 05:31:55
195 Stephen Jones 05:33:21
189 Andrew Jones 05:55:23
456 Emlyn Jones 06:03:55
198 Eric Jones 06:06:56
187 Geraint Jones 06:10:59
188 Iwan Jones 06:22:21
185 Tara Jones 07:10:01
190 Keith Jones 07:13:05
206 Martin  Jordan 05:04:43
207 Stephen King 05:10:41
404 Michael King 06:43:42
209 Ian Knott 06:00:46
211 Edward Land 04:18:05
213 Robert Langford 06:14:07
215 Matthew Lawlor 05:31:53
216 Will Lewer 05:18:35
218 Barri Lewis 05:19:22
219 Berian Lewis 08:52:12
221 Stuart Ludlow 04:24:14
223 Hywel Madden 06:11:00
227 Sion Manley 06:21:10
231 Dexter Mansel-Thomas 07:05:35
232 Ian Mansel-Thomas 07:05:42
235 Helen Marshall 04:36:50
236 David Mason 05:45:23
237 Thomas Mayo 05:41:56
243 Anthony Mckenzie 04:36:57
246 Ashley Miller 05:36:18
251 Barry Morgan 05:56:25
254 Wyn Morris 05:42:50
261 Zachary Noble-Davies 05:39:11
262 Geoff Oldrid 04:54:58
265 Owen Owen 06:11:53
267 Anthony Panting 05:29:15
444 Stuart Park 04:54:00
413 John Parker 05:34:46
268 Richard Parker 06:52:04
270 David Parrott 06:22:25
271 Scott Patrick 03:58:58
273 Philip Paul 05:11:36
274 Stephen Peacock 07:22:33
275 Gary Pemberthy 05:35:10
277 Nia Peris 05:53:32
278 Olivier Perret 05:43:20
279 Steve Phillips 04:41:33
464 Marc Phillips 05:27:22
281 Keith Powell 05:13:04
284 Barry Powell 05:36:54
282 Dylan Powell 06:39:38
283 Margaret Powell 07:35:33
285 Andrew Price-Stephens 05:28:28
287 Molly Probert 07:34:43
288 Jeremy Proctor 05:03:11
443 Owain Pugh 06:14:51
290 Andy Purkiss 05:27:43
291 James Purkiss 05:32:30
293 Nicola Quinn 05:43:20
305 Dafydd Richards 06:14:50
304 Iwan Richards 07:13:06
460 Paul Roberts 04:05:20
315 Steve Roberts 04:28:29
316 Gareth Edgar Roberts 05:40:59
317 Alun Roberts 06:22:42
321 Paul Rowland 04:57:19
322 George Ryall 07:40:07
324 Murray Salmon 05:18:31
325 Hannah Sams 06:22:20
327 Martyn Saycell 05:42:51
328 Chris Sayers 06:13:50
329 Paul Scullion 05:10:36
442 Lee Shackleton 05:11:38
330 Tracey Sharratt 05:30:33
405 Robert Sheasby 06:29:24
445 James Sibley 04:53:58
434 Helen Slaughter 05:28:24
414 Marie Smith 05:41:03
336 Dominic Sparkes 06:10:25
337 Greg Spencer 04:34:10
338 Jonathan Stacey 06:00:17
415 Matthew Stollery 06:35:58
342 Gillian Stott 06:13:58
343 Andrew Stott 06:14:00
341 Tim Stott 07:49:37
450 Tom Stuart 04:26:58
345 Rich Sykes 05:00:03
348 Tim Tansley 04:44:37
353 Martyn Taylor 04:41:20
352 Stephen Taylor 04:50:09
354 Charlie Taylor 05:09:02
362 Sophie Thomas 04:41:34
363 Huw Thomas 05:42:50
367 Jeffrey Thornton 06:43:34
441 Sarah Tildesley 05:55:15
370 Andrew Tromp 05:44:20
461 George Ultann 04:09:24
372 Emily Van Der Heijden 07:49:41
375 Martin Watts 06:34:43
376 Edward Webb 06:39:38
378 Tony Wenlock 05:36:32
379 Ian Weston 05:48:43
381 Joshua White 04:24:11
384 Aled Williams 04:43:49
416 David Williams 04:37:25
406 Dilwyn Williams 04:40:49
389 Dyl Williams 05:15:00
388 Jonathan Williams 05:24:59
387 Rhys Williams 05:24:31
462 Marcus Williams-Dean 05:55:40
398 Daniel Wilson 06:12:12
400 Anita Worthing 06:35:52

Provisional Results

Ride name: Y Corrachasdf

4 Paul Almond 02:25:32
3 Solomon Almond 02:29:17
15 Javan Belfield 01:43:03
14 Oliver Belfield 01:43:04
30 Guy  Buckingham 02:12:23
35 Daniel-Jon Butler 02:29:09
44 Susi Collins Howgill 02:26:40
421 Adrian Convery 02:10:06
420 Catrin Convery 02:15:23
51 Mark Cunnington 02:18:55
54 Melody Dark 02:33:58
76 Phil Davies 02:18:27
77 Caryl Davies 02:18:36
66 Wendy Davies 03:07:16
79 Ali Dore 02:35:41
440 Daniel Downs 02:33:20
94 Sion England 02:42:48
106 Jeff Evans 02:14:15
100 Mike Evans 03:57:50
119 Chris George 02:28:28
120 Ian Gibbs 01:49:07
121 Stuart Gill 02:06:25
429 Huw Griffiths 02:31:00
127 Shannon Haird 02:34:59
126 Alan Haird 02:34:59
140 Sebastian Heal-White 02:35:01
145 Innes Heron 02:20:24
146 Sarah Heyworth 02:28:59
455 Lee Hibbard 02:06:36
153 Jonathan Honeybun 02:58:16
160 Dylan Hughes 02:35:00
161 Rhys Hughes 02:35:05
159 Carly Hughes 02:56:41
162 Carwen Hughes-Jones 01:53:06
448 Gareth James 02:18:28
171 Mike James 02:34:23
202 Matt Jones 02:26:41
201 Simon Jones 02:26:46
417 Martin Jones 02:29:16
205 Steve Jones 02:32:53
204 Gareth Jones 02:56:37
203 Carwen Jones 02:58:17
210 Amy Knott 02:18:57
214 Mark Latham 02:29:21
222 Simon Mace 03:02:20
225 Stephen Male 02:39:42
233 Lois Mansel-Thomas 04:04:10
234 Isabel Mansel-Thomas 04:04:12
454 Jason Martin 01:58:50
238 Anthony Mccarthy 02:19:44
241 John Mckenniff 02:28:27
245 John Mckenzie-Murdoch 02:29:01
252 Terry Morgan 01:59:17
253 Llyr Morgan 02:13:50
458 Eiddig Morgan 02:40:33
430 Alison Newby 03:01:32
272 William Patterson 02:38:08
294 Lee Rabjohn 02:12:57
298 David Ian Ramsbottom 02:33:47
297 Jack Ramsbottom 02:34:59
296 Daniel Ramsbottom 02:44:04
307 Aled Richards 02:31:40
306 Nia Richards 02:44:08
314 Gareth Roberts 02:12:44
418 Stuart Roberts 02:17:35
323 David Sage 02:26:05
426 Steffan Saycell 01:51:46
334 Jonathan Smeeton 02:44:13
439 Chris Stock 02:34:19
365 Nick Thompson 02:10:29
369 Rachel Tindall 02:21:46
382 Nicolas White 02:34:58
392 Clive Williams 01:52:40
393 Rhys Williams 02:16:13
419 Erica Williams 02:30:58
395 Bethan Williams 02:28:48
394 Endaf Williams 02:43:36
396 Jenny Williamson 02:17:36
399 Edward Woodhead 02:29:39
402 Dafydd Wright 02:39:56
401 David Wright 02:39:55