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BikeWales now has a major new public participation cycle ride taking place in Newport this 21st August, 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 just 3 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 5-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 marshall, helping to make the event safe and fun – BikeWales is an event that we’d like to see come back again year after year.”

BikeWales Facts:
3 main routes and distances: Bronze route (30Km/19miles), Silver route (82km/51miles), and Gold route (165km/103miles). A shorter family route (approx 3 miles) is also available within the grounds of the Celtic Manor Resort.
BikeWales is supported by the Government-back Health Challenge Wales initiative
Mechanical and medical support on all routes, plus refreshment stops
Opportunity to ride with friends, colleagues or individually, sponsored or just for fun
Personal certificates awarded to every finisher, together with an official ranking relating to their category of ride.

The course in detail

bikewales course
The three routes to choose from

To remember the achievement of finishing your chosen route, each rider will receive a certificate with finishing ranking.

BikeWales is being supported by Health Challenge Wales, a government initiative to encourage a more active and healthier lifestyle, and cycling is key to these plans.

For more information about BikeWales visit their website, where you can also download an entry form. You can also phone them on 01372 464666.

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