The 13th-17th of July sees the return of the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling. As we all know the Brecon Beacons is a haven for all outdoor sports, with Cycling being a main attraction of the area. With Abergavenny recently holding the Velothon it is a perfect destination to take part in this event.
Schedule of Events
THE CHEPSTOW GRAND PRIX
Televised National Series Race Supporting races School Race -10 mins- Go ride, local Schools invited through Mon CC (Short course)5:30pm Youth Under 10/12 – BC members – 15 mins (short course)6:00pm Youth Under 12 – 20 mins – full course6:20pm Youth A/B combined – 25 min full course -6:45pm Senior 2/3/4 Support Race – 30 mins7:15pm Elite 60 – mins8:00pm
THE WALES OPEN CRITERIUM
Televised National Series Race Supporting Youth Races Schools Race5:30pm Youth Under 10/12 – BC members5:45pm Youth Under 12 – 20 mins6:05pm Youth A/B – 25 min6:25pm Women’s 2/3/4 – 30 mins6:55pm MJ Events Support Cardiac Race Carnival Event 15 mins the security and crowd7:15pm The JP Signs & Print Wales Open Criterium Elite Race 60 mins + 5 laps8:00pm
SUPPORTING YOUTH RACES
IRON MOUNTAIN SPORTIF
Four distance sportive rides Iron Mountain 10009:00 Iron Mountain 7009:30 Monmouthshire 4010:00 Leisure Ride10:30 Biking in the Bailey12:00
THE GRAND PRIX OF WALES
Televised National Series 110 Mile Professional Race
The Grand Prix of Wales is the penultimate leg of the Motorpoint Grand Prix Series which ends in Leicester a month later and will see riders tackle a 113-mile route around Monmouthshire which will include, for the first time, three laps around the town of Grosmont in North Gwent.
The Grand Prix of Wales will also have an international feel to it as a group of riders from Africa arrive in the county. Team Rwanda are entering the Festival events as part of the Team Africa Rising project which is aimed at unifying African countries through cycling
THE PARA GP OF WALES
Hand Cycles, Trikes and Tandems