I don’t know about you but Autumn is my favourite season of the year. The colours are vibrant, everything is a little damp and the countryside comes alive for the avid cyclist. So don’t get down about the end of summer, relish in the new season of cycling that is upon us with these awesome sportives.
Sportive events have been growing in popularity for some time now, largely owing to the non-competitive nature and social atmosphere. They provide a welcoming environment for newcomers, while still catering for the more experienced riders with challenging course options.
Although the long summer days are drawing to a close, and the supermarket stores are painfully early to flog their Christmas wears, it’s the perfect time to get involved in a sportive event. Stretch your legs, make some friends and you’ll give yourself a great start after the winter hibernation period.
Go Explore: Newport Family Cycling Festival
When: Saturday 24th September and Sunday 25th September 2016
Where: Tredegar House, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8YW
The first annual Newport cycling event is being held to promote the sport and encourage children to take part. There will be guided rides by Sustrans Cymru, along with Changing Gearz offering cycle proficiency training and bike inspections by Dr. Bike. This 2 day event is totally free, and you can come for a ride or just to enjoy the entertainment on offer.
Saturday will see demonstrations and entertainment, with for 3 mile rides being ran for younger riders. On the Sunday, 20 mile loops of the surrounding areas will be guided by professionals and open to everyone.
For more information, head over to their website here.