1st September | 2019

9AM, Margam Country Park.


5 best bits of The Five Valleys Sportive...

We take a look at our five favourite parts of the Five Valleys Sportive to get you excited for Wales premier sportive in aid of Prostate Cymru.

  1. Rhigos Climb- As close to the Alps as you can get in Wales, this beautiful climb has an average gradient of 5.6% and stretches for 3 miles. The climb features two tight hairpins with a scenic lakeside view, as well as lovely smooth roads. (Long route only)

2. Bwlch Climb- The highest tarmacked pass in Wales, and has been compared to Mount Ventoux. The climb has a height gain of 385 metres and is known for its steepness. Nick-named the hell-fire pass by the English.

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3. Pont Rhyd Y Fen Aqueduct- The ride through the town will offer cyclists fantastic views of the 19th century aqueduct, famed for images of Richard Burton crossing it in the 1950s.

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4. The views of the Afan Valley- An area world famous for it’s mountain biking, the Valley will offer stunning scenery before you enter the town of Port Talbot.

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5. The Finish Line- The sight every cyclist will want to see after a challenging day in the saddle. Nothing will beat the feeling of pride as you cross the finish line and take time to look back on your fantastic achievement.

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