Funds raised in aid of St David’s Hospice Care
Organised by St David’s Hospice Care, the Tour de Gwent offers a fun day out for recreational and hardcore cyclists with all funds raised going towards the upkeep of the hospice, which provides palliative care to people facing life-limiting illnesses and support to their families.
Sponsored by Whitehead Building Services, the annual event will take place on 14 April this year and features six carefully designed routes, catering to cyclists of all abilities.
All routes start and finish in the picturesque Roman town of Caerleon, with the Platinum the most difficult... featuring total climbs of 7,352ft. Also known as ‘The Big One’, the 150km route sets the biggest challenges but also offers the biggest rewards, featuring the spectacular views around Abergavenny that follow the monster climb up the hill at Lydart.
The routes take cyclists through some of the most idyllic scenery in South Wales, with spectators also invited to enjoy a few hours exploring the local area or to head out to a vantage point to cheer the riders along their chosen route. The 126km Gold route is the next most difficult with climbs of 6,141ft, followed by the 83km Silver route which takes cyclists out to Monmouth and then back via Raglan.
For a less arduous adventure the Bronze route is a more leisurely 56km, with the 32km Midi route one for all the family. And for children there's a three-mile ride along the cycle path near the event village at Caerleon Comprehensive School.
Entry for the Platinum, Gold and Silver routes is £60, plus postage if needed, with the Bronze and Midi routes priced at £35. Entry includes an exclusive Tour de Gwent jersey subject to availability, motorcycle and volunteer marshals along the route, bike maintenance crew and recovery vehicles, route maps and directions, water and feed stations along the way, as well as refreshments and live music and family activities at the event village.
The Tour de Gwent-jersey deadline has now passed... entries are still open although jerseys can no longer be guaranteed and may take as long as five weeks after the event to be delivered.
For more information about the Tour de Gwent visit the website.