Double Olympic Medallist Rob Hayles will join other top British cyclists to ride the route during an action packed day of cycling fun and entertainment at Bailey Park on 19th August.
Rob is no stranger to long training rides in the countryside so the GSK route in Abergavenny will provide a fun opportunity to take in the beautiful Welsh scenery along with hundreds of other cyclists. At 12 miles the main route is the perfect distance for all the family and has been designed to put family bike rides back on the map, an initiative that Rob fully supports, “I remember going on bike rides when I was a kid and having loads of fun, it’s what got me interested in cycling. The GSK Routes and Rides initiative is excellent as there are more and more people with bikes who just don’t know where to go for an enjoyable and safe bike ride.”
As well as the 12 mile route there will be a 24 mile option for riders who fancy a bit more of a challenge and for those members of the family too small to take on these rides there is the Bailey Park Lap Challenge where you can bring your bike to the park and see how many times you can ride round the course.
When this gets a little too energetic there will be a host of entertainment in the park itself including BMX displays, bouncy castle, fairground rides, “Go-Ride” competitions, the Mechanics Pit Stop and plenty of food and drink stands.
Our celebrity cyclists will also be on hand throughout the day to offer advice on everything cycling. Rob will be joined by British Criterium Champion James Taylor and former British Road Race Champion Julian Winn. Having grown up in Abergavenny Julian is no stranger to the routes around the town and will be the perfect cyclist to offer tips and advice on the day.
The day runs from 10am to 5pm with riders being set off at regular intervals. Entry for both the rides is £5 for children, £7 for adults with a £20 family ticket covering two adults and two children. To enter the rides and find out more information please go to
GSK Rides 2006:
Nottingham 25th June 2006
Wales, Abergavenny 19th August 2006
London, Twickenham and Hounslow 10th September 2006