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Continental Welsh Wild West 2014 Entries Now Open

by Nick Gregory

Entires are now open for the 2014 Continental Welsh Wild West Sportive.

Comprising the final event of the Aberystwyth Cycling Festival weekend, the second Continental Welsh Wild West Sportive takes place on Sunday 25th May 2014.

Aberystwyth and the surrounding area of Ceredigion boasts some of the quietest and most scenic roads in the UK, with the backdrop of Cardigan Bay and Cambrian mountain range to ensure an enjoyable day in the saddle. 

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Choose from three distances

40 miles Y Corrach  

70 miles Y Mynach 

100 miles Y Cawr 

Tackle the major climbs in the area including Nant y Moch - the alleged hideout of the last indigenous Prince of Wales, Owain Glyndwr, The Arch near the famous Devils Bridge falls which sports a mysterious stone 'arch', and Tychrug, near Lampeter, which is perhaps one of the most under rated road climbs in Wales with views of three counties from the summit. 

Sponsored by Continental Tyres, the event is backed up by Continental UK's fleet of four 'service course' vehicles, and two motorcycle stewards. Each competitor also receives a free gift from the sponsor, and feed stations are backed up by High 5. The free homemade cooking at the Race HQ at the finish is also not to be missed. 

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2013 event testimonials

"Without a doubt amongst the very best sportives I have ridden. Everything ran like clockwork on the day: right amount of marshals, well signed, friendly volunteers at feed stations (which were superbly stocked).... food at the finish was excellent and much needed after a strenuous but very rewarding and scenic route." 
Phil Paul - Newtown 

"Llongyfarchiadau ar benwythnos llwyddiannus iawn. Da iawn. Nes i fwynhau cael mynd fyny Nant yMoch eto !" (Congratulations on a brilliantly successful weekend. I enjoyed the climb of Nant y Moch again!)
Meirion Davies - Bethesda 

"Some lovely cycling roads at the @AberCycleFest sportive today. Fantastic support from @ContiTyres. Put it in your diary for next year!"
Liam Holohan (Madison-Genesis professional cycling team) 

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The event is run by Ystwyth Cycling club, who have been organising races and events in the area since the 1950's, and now run the local round of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, The Tour of Mid Wales and The 'Conquer the Cliff' Downhill Race. 

Why not spend all weekend in this University coastal town to enjoy the thrills & spills of the criterium racing on the Friday evening and the Cliff Downhill MTB races on Saturday before taking on your own challenge on Sunday in this Continental Welsh Wild West Sportive. 

More details are available on our website www.abercyclefest.com 





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