Shelter Cymru’s ‘Castles & Cathedrals’ is back and offers riders one last challenge at the end of the season.


With three fantastic routes to choose from, each offering their own challenge, Castles & Cathedrals is a sportive not to be missed.


All of our routes start and finish in Cardiff and travel into the Rhondda Valley before splitting off from each other, with the Castles Grande Route heading into the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Castles Piccolo

30 Miles (2,298 feet of climbing)

Castles Medio

50 Miles (4,631 feet of climbing)

Castles Grande

93 Miles (7,893 feet of climbing)

Riders will return to Cardiff for the end of the challenge for food and to collect their medals.

Castles & Cathedrals is a picturesque sportive, taking in some of the most spectacular scenery Wales has to offer.

Entries close on Tuesday 9th October 2018.

Register for any of the three routes free of charge if you commit to raising £150 for Shelter Cymru. Our fundraisers will receive a complimentary branded cycling jersey and water bottle to say “diolch“.

To register for a free fundraising place at Castles & Cathedrals, please enter promotional code SHELTERCYMRU when choosing your tickets on Eventbrite.

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Shelter Cymru is an independent Welsh charity, founded on the belief that everyone in Wales has the right to a decent, secure home.

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