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The Five Valleys Sportive 2019

Event: The Five Valleys Sportive 2019

Costs: £25 online

Date Held: September 1st, 2019

Organiser: Prostate Cymru

Venue: Margam Park, Port Talbot

Contact: Prostate Cymru

Ride one of Wales’ most famous cycle routes, The Five Valleys Sportive, on 1st September 2019 for Prostate Cymru! This challenging and exciting sportive has been held annually since 2013 in aid or Prostate Cymru to help raise awareness and support men in Wales with prostate issues. There is a choice of two routes available to participants: 54 miles and 72 miles. It’s the perfect end of season ride before the winter months!

The history of the Five Valleys route comes from an event which was started as a road race by the Port Talbot Wheelers in 1958 and grew to become one of the most famous races held in Wales. The reason for its popularity was because it was an arduous course taking in some of the most historical climbs in South Wales such as the Bwlch and Rhigos mountains. It was the only race in Wales which was given a Star Trophy status – this rating is now called the Premier Calendar.

Since the historic route has become The Five Valleys Sportive, a number of Welsh sporting stars have completed the cycling challenge. Olympic gold medallist Nicole Cooke MBE and former Welsh international rugby players Richard Webster, Rhys Williams, Gwyn Evans, Gareth Cooper, Ray Giles and Dafydd James have cycled alongside participants in the sportive. Former dual code Welsh rugby international John Devereux has completed the sportive twice!

If you would like to take part in The Five Valleys Sportive 2019 please visit British Cycling at the following link: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/191892/The-Five-Valleys-Sportive. The entry fee is £25 if you book online before the registration deadline. There will also be an opportunity to register on the day of the event for £35 if you miss the registration deadline.

We also offer corporate packages for businesses, organisations or clubs looking to enter teams of 10 or more. If you are interested in The Five Valleys Sportive corporate package please contact chris.leyshon@prostatecymru.com.

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