Date: Sunday June 14, 2015
What is it? Velothon Wales will see up to 15,000 riders make history as they embark on Wales’ first-ever closed road cycling event. Velothon Wales will deliver a weekend of cycling on a scale that Wales has never before witnessed with tens of thousands of spectators lining the iconic route.
There will be a challenging 140km route for experienced riders and a 50km route followed by a UCI sanctioned professional race attracting pro teams and riders from across the world. Watching the pros fly into Cardiff city centre and across the finish line is guaranteed to provide a dramatic climax to a truly memorable day of cycling. There will also be races for the British Youth Circuit Series on Saturday, June 13, between 10am-5pm in Cardiff city centre
- 7am-7.20am: 50km cyclists start
- 7.45am-9.15am: 140km cyclists start
- 12.40pm: Pro race start (194km)
- 5.15pm: Estimated 1st pro finisher
Location: Starting and finishing at City Hall, Cardiff, with the route spanning up through Newport and Usk before entering the Brecon Beacons National Park to tackle the legendary Tumble Climb. The route then heads south via Pontypool and Newbridge on its way to Caerphilly for one final climb up the stunning Caerphilly mountain, before finishing with a fast decent towards the finish line located in the heart of Cardiff city centre.
Full route details: http://www.velothon-wales.co.uk/en/route/route-information/interactive-route-map/#map
More about Velothon Wales:
Velothon Wales is the latest event in the global UCI Velothon Majors series – an international cycling series with events taking place in the most iconic cities around the world. Wales has been selected as a host city for a Velothon Majors Series event as a result of the surge in popularity the sport of cycling has witnessed over the last few years, as well as the provision for two truly stunning routes. We believe that this event will firmly cement Wales as one of the world‘s leading cycling nations. Here are some images from Velothon Berlin to give you a taste of what to expect: