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Etape Xtrem: The UK’s Longest and Toughest One-day Cyclosportive

Introducing the UK’s longest and toughest one-day cyclosportive!

The UK’s Longest and Toughest One-day Cyclosportive

It has been announced this week that North Wales’ event specialists, Always Aim High Events, will be organising the UK’s longest and toughest one-day cyclosportive!

This new event, aptly named the Chain Reaction Cycles Etape Xtrem, will be run as part of the famous Snowdonia cycle sportive – the Etape Eryri. Rather than just picking one of the Etape Eryri’s gorgeous 3 routes to ride you will be required to cycle all three in just 18 hours. The Xtrem will take in all three of the Etape routes – the 76 mile Canol then the 103 Mawr followed by the 47 mile Bach – taking in the atmospheric festival at the base of Caernarfon Castle after every route

Totaling 226 miles and approximately 4000m (13,000ft) of climb there is no other one day cycle ride this long or as tough in the UK and possibly the world.

Entries for the Etape Xtrem will bestrictly limited to 100 and online registration will open at midday on Monday 1st September. If you think you have what it takes to tackle this absolute monster ride then register your interest HERE and be one of the first to receive the Etape Xtrem online registration link.
The Etape Xtrem and Etape Eryri will take place on Sunday 14th June 2015. Last year’s Etape Eryri attracted over 1500 cyclists to Caernarfon and the 2015 edition is expected to be even more popular.

Always Aim High Events Manager and event planner, Rob Samuel is delighted by the inclusion of the Etape Xtrem to the Etape Eryri. He says:

“The Etape Xtrem is going to be absolutely immense. We know that it’s going to attract some of the hardiest and toughest cyclists from around the country and even the world and we love it!

Like all Always Aim High Events participants the riders of the Etape Xtrem will be fully looked after, with mobile support teams and food necessities providedaround the course. Not only will Xtrem riders get a sense of accomplishmentunlike any other, but they will also get their hands on an exclusive Etape Xtrem Salomon t-shirt and a bespoke Chain Reaction Cycles goody bag.  

So if you think you’ve got the legs to beat the UK’s longest and toughest cyclesportive then make sure you sign up on 1st September. But be warned ONLY THE TOUGHEST NEED APPLY!”

State your interest in participating in the Etape Xtrem HERE.

Route and all other information can be found HERE.

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