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The Five Valleys Sportive raises over £18,000 for Prostate Cymru

The Five Valleys Sportive was back with a bang this August raising over £18,000 for Prostate Cymru.

Over 200 cyclists joined us on the day, taking on the 54 or 72 mile bike ride from Margam Park.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the challenge this year.

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.

Speaking about the event, Owen Pugsley, Head of Commercial Operations, said, “We are so grateful for all the support the Five Valleys has had this year. It was a fantastic day, and all of the cyclists should be so proud of the challenge they took on and the fundraising that came from it. Neither route is an easy ride, and it’s great to see so many people taking on the challenge.”

Prostate Cymru has no national or government funding and relies on the kindness and generosity of its fundraisers and volunteers.

All money raised from events such as The Five Valleys Sportive goes towards helping Prostate Cymru grow awareness and improve research and treatment for men suffering from prostate disease or cancer.

The Five Valleys Sportive will be back in 2024 on the 11th August 2024.

See pictures from this year’s Five Valleys Sportive here.

If you would like to register your interest please email [email protected] and we will be sure to inform you of any updates about the event.

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