Another giant has been added to the UK’s sportive and professional race calendar as Velothon Wales, an event that promises to deliver a weekend of cycling on a scale that Wales has never before witnessed.
Taking place on the 14th June 2015, Velothon Wales will combine a closed road sportive with a capacity of up to 10,000 riders alongside a UCI sanctioned professional race that is likely to attract many of the world’s top riders and teams.
Starting and finishing in the heart of Cardiff city centre, the completely closed road sportive will take riders on a 120km route through the breathtaking Welsh countryside. With over 1,400m of climbing including Caerphilly Mountain and a King of the Mountain’s Challenge on The Tumble climb in the Brecon Beacons – as featured on stage 9 of this year’s Tour of Britain – riders can expect a challenging day in the saddle. For less experienced riders, there is the option of entering a shorter 50km route which also boasts the safety of completely closed roads.
Entries for Velothon Wales will be priced at £55 for the 120km route and £40 for the 50km route.
Whilst the event is not yet on sale, you can pre-register now using the promo code TOTALWOMENSCYCLING. In doing so, you will be able to enter the event with a 20% discount during a week-long ‘Priority Entry Window’*. Given the premium nature of the event, demand is expected to be high and so event organisers are urging all riders to pre-register now and sign up during this window to avoid missing out altogether.
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