A major new participation ride will be held on the roads and valleys of South Wales on Sunday 21st August 2005. BikeWales offers an exhilarating day out in the beautiful Usk Valley and beyond and is part of a whole weekend of cycling based at The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport on 20th & 21st August.
Joining in on the ride will be local 22-year old Welsh cycling phenomenon and Commonwealth Champion Nicole Cooke, who will be fresh from competing in a major international race based at the landmark 5-star resort the day before.
BikeWales offers riders a choice of three routes and distances, which all start and finish in the beautiful grounds of The Celtic Manor. The 19-mile Bronze route is the one set to be most popular with anyone prepared to 'have a go' at cycling a longer distance ride, with the Silver and Gold routes ideal for the more experienced cyclists. There will be drink stations, mechanical support and first aid provision on each of the routes, and each finisher will receive a certificate to commemorate their day and a ranking relating to their category of ride.
On the previous day, Sat 20th August, Nicole Cooke is hoping to grab first place in front of her home crowd in the UCI Women's Road World Cup race, where the cream of the world's top women's cyclists will compete for the first time on British soil at this level.
For an ENTRY FORM, please visit www.bikewales.org or call 01372 464666