Extra route for BikeWales

There is now a fourth distance option open to riders for the BikeWales event on August 21, the day a

There is now a fourth distance option open to riders for the BikeWales event on August 21, the day a

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Budding Lance Armstrong types will be rubbing shoulders with cyclists of a rather more laid-back style on the start line of BikeWales, the major new public participation cycle ride taking place in Newport ON August 21, thanks to the additional of a new family-friendly route.

In addition to the three main routes, which offer the opportunity for some great long distance cycling, an additional fourth easy-style option has been included, set entirely in the grounds of the Celtic Manor Resort, to ensure that you don't need to be a cycling enthusiast to enjoy this very special opportunity to experience the thrill of pedal power.

At approximately three miles long, the extra route is ideal for families and those wishing to avoid the roads. Magnificent views are promised as this short but exhilarating ride meanders through forest trails and open grassland, all within the grounds of the five-star Celtic Manor.

BikeWales is supported by the government-backed Health Challenge Wales initiative, which encourages a return to a healthier, active lifestyle. Sports minister Alun Pugh AM comments, "I'm a keen cyclist myself, and am really looking forward to welcoming such an excellent new event right here to our doorstep. I urge as many people as possible to get involved - whether it's to cycle or maybe to be a marshal, helping to make the event safe and fun - BikeWales is an event that we'd like to see come back again year after year."

For an ENTRY FORM or more information about how to be a marshal, please visit www.bikewales.org or call 01372 464666

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