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The Big Cycle is back for 2022.

Prostate Cymru are pleased to announce The Big Cycle will return this August for the 9th annual, inperson event.

Challenge yourself on the 14th August and ride the valleys to help support men with prostate cancer.

Formerly known as The Five Valleys Sportive, The Big Cycle is one of Wales’ Premier Sportives and has had over 1720 riders take part.

There are two routes to choose from, the shorter route at 54 miles, or the longer route at 72 miles.

All participants will be given a disposable timing chip for the event so why not take on the challenge this August.

On completing the cycle, all participants will receive a commemorative medal.

Early bird entry for the event is just £25, with an optional fundraising element.

If you decide to take part on the day, you can still come down and pay £35 to take part.

All cyclists are encouraged to raise a minimum of £50 in fundraising. 

As a thank you, everyone who raises £50 and over will be gifted a surprise item of cycling apparel.

To date The Big Cycle has raised an astonishing £78,833.67.

Sign up for early bird now by clicking here

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.

Olympic gold medalist Nicole Cooke MBE and former Welsh international rugby players John Devereux, Richard Webster, Rhys Williams, Gwyn Evans, Gareth Cooper, Raymond Giles and Dafydd James have cycled alongside participants in the sportive.

Sign up for early bird now by clicking here.

For any further enquiries please contact event coordinator Chris Leyshon at [email protected]

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