The Five Valleys Sportive 2019

288 cyclists took part in the seventh annual Five Valleys Sportive for Prostate Cymru on Sunday 1st September. Several of the participants opted for the longer route of seventy two miles, tackling the steep climbs of the Bwlch and Rhigos mountains whilst a quarter of cyclists chose the shorter but equally challenging route of fifty four miles. The cyclists enjoyed a dry and sunny day, though the cold wind posed a challenge on some parts of the routes. On completion of the ride, cyclists were rewarded with a medal at the finish line.

The Five Valleys Sportive saw a range of cyclists enter, from amateurs to members of cycling clubs. A number of the cyclists were taking on the challenge for the first time or even their first sportive whilst other participants returned for consecutive years to enjoy the challenge again. Prostate Cymru’s Chairman Andy Thomas, Corporate Events & Marketing Executive Owen Pugsley and broadcaster Aled Huw took part as well as three generations of the same family: John Pritchard (the original Five Valleys organiser), Martin Sage and Dylan Sage. Whether affected by prostate cancer in some way or just keen to push themselves all cyclists enjoyed the event.

Prostate Cymru would like to thank all those who helped make the event a success including, but not limited to, Ray Giles, the Pritchard family, St Johns Ambulance, OnIt Sports, CJ Constuction, Race Timing Solutions, Radnor Hills, Benefit Drinks, Tregroes Waffles, Peters Pies, Vintage Whippy and Beaches Chiropractic.

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