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Date Change for 2014 Tour de Mon to Preserve 'Flying Mile'

by Nick Gregory

It has been announced that the date for the 2014 Tour de Mon Sportive has been changed to Sunday, 17th August. 

The change has been made to ensure that the sportive includes its iconic 'Flying Mile' timed sprint section. The Flying Mile gives riders the opportunity to race against the clock for a perfectly straight, uninterrupted mile along the runway at RAF Valley. 

After the success of the 2013 event, organisers Always Aim High Events wanted to ensure that participants had the same incredible experience in 2014. 

The Tour de Mon sets off from Newry Beach in Holyhead, and 2014 marks the second running of the event. The incredibly successful inaugural edition in 2013 attracted over 1,000 riders, and 2014 is set to be even bigger. 



Regarding the change of date, Always Aim High Events Manager, Rob Samuel, made the following statement: 

"Unfortunately we have had to move the date to Sunday 17th August, two weeks earlier than originally planned. This is due to circumstances completely out our control, as RAF Valley could no longer accommodate the "Flying Mile" section of the event on 31st August." 

He continued, "We think you'll agree that the "Flying Mile" is a fantastic and unique aspect of the event, and therefore the date change has been made to ensure that participants get the best experience possible. We hope you can still join us on the revised date for what is going to be yet another fantastic event." 

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