History of The Five Valleys...

This challenging and exciting Sportive is being held annually in aid of Prostate Cymru that helps raise awareness and support for men in Wales with prostate cancer.

The history of the Five Valleys race 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, it was the only race in Wales which was given a Star Trophy status – this rating is now called Premier Calendar. The reason for its popularity was because it was such an arduous course taking in some of the most historical climbs in South Wales.

In 2013, The Five Valleys Sportive was open to Cycle Club members by invitation of Prostate Cymru to launch the event and raise the profile of the Charity. The success of the launch event and the enthusiasm of the riders led to the formal creation of the Prostate Cymru Five Valleys Sportive in 2014 which is now open to include the general public and cycling enthusiasts, encouraging greater participation.

The event has become a flagship cycling event in the Prostate Cymru calendar with an ever increasing number of participants.

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