The Castles & Cathedrals Sportive offers riders one last challenge at the end of the season.
This year’s 93 mile ride, Castles Grande (7,893 feet of climbing) will be equally as challenging as in previous years, however we will be traveling back through Tredegar, Blackwood and Caerphilly. There will once again be a shorter route, the Castles Medio which will be 50 miles (4,631 feet) and the smaller Castles Piccolo route of 30 miles (2,298 feet) for those wanting to take on their first challenge. All of the rides will start and finish at The Cathedral School, Llandaff in Cardiff.
Leaving Cardiff the route steadily starts to climb before entering the Rhondda Valley. The climb over Maerdy Mountain is followed by a sharp descent into Aberdare before heading towards Hirwaun. Cycling through Penderyn cyclists then head up into the National Park towards Brecon. The second leg takes riders through Tredegar, Blackwood and finishing with the final climb up Caerphilly Mountain before heading back to Llandaff Cathedral School for the finish.
There will be refreshment stops along the way with food and a warm welcome when you return to The Cathedral School in Cardiff and cross the finish line.
Once you have paid your registration fee, you may choose to also raise money for a good cause.
Should you wish to fundraise for event organisers Shelter Cymru and help prevent homelessness in Wales, you can set up you own online fundraising page on Just Giving. We do not specify a minimum target – every penny you raise will make a huge difference.
Should you wish to cycle for an alternative cause, please contact your chosen charity directly to let them know you are supporting them.
DATE AND TIME
Sun 8 October 2017
07:30 – 17:00 BST
The Cathedral School
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