Etape Cymru this weekend

Last chance to sign up for closed-road 85-mile sportive

The Etape Cymru is a rare chance to ride a gorgeous route, traffic-free

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If you’re looking for one last sportive hit-out before the off-season, the 2014 Wiggle Etape Cymru could end your year on closed-road high.

Taking placing this weekend, on 14 September, the Etape Cymru, based at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse in Wrexham, is an 85-mile traffic-free roam around some of Wales’ most beautiful landscapes.

The route includes a timed ascent of the notorious Horseshoe Pass, which will be timed as a King of the Mountains challenge. At 6.1km in length – and without cars to worry about – it’s about as close as you can get to scaling a Tour climb in the UK.

The route, which features over 1,800m of climing, also takes on The Shelf and World’s End climbs.

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Check out the route and sign up at the Etape Cymru website.