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Continental Tyres Welsh Wild West Sportive

29/05/2016 - Aberystwyth, Ceredigion - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 94.0% based on 13 reviews

The Continental Welsh Wild West Sportive is the final event of a week-long festival of cycling in Aberystwyth, 'AberCycleFest'. With fringe events all week, leading up to a weekend of criterium racing, downhill mountain biking and the Welsh Wild West sportive. Why not stay a few nights and witness the Pearl Izumi Tour series race, as seen on ITV4 whilst enjoying a weekend break by the seaside? 

The sportive is now in it's fourth year, and always takes place on the Sunday of the May Bank Holiday weekend, just two days after the Pearl Izumi Tour Series race in the town. Choose from four routes to suit all abilities, with our Cawr 114 mile ride including 10,000 feet of climbing over some of the lesser known, but equally as impressive Welsh hillsides.

Sponsored by Continental Tyres, the team will be on hand to handle service emergencies out on the course whilst the Continental Gym bag acts as our event goody bag and includes a free innertube, commemorative bottle, energy gel other snacks - great value for money!

Event details and schedule

After the urban based events of Friday and Saturday, it's time to get out into the countryside and relax. Explore the challenging local terrain on one of three routes which provide something for everyone. Whether you're an experienced cyclist looking to take on the challenging 'Cawr' or 'Mynach' rides, or perhaps fancy a more relaxing tour of Ceredigion on the 'Diafol' or 'Corrach', you'll be sure of one thing - one of the most spectacular rides in Great Britain!


  • Y CORACH (Dwarf)
    Distance: 26 Miles
    Food Stops: 1
    Difficulty: Easy
    Start Time: 9am
  • Y DIAFOL (Devil)
    Distance: 41 Miles
    Food Stops: 2
    Difficulty: Medium
    Start Time: 9am
  • Y MYNACH (Monk)
    Distance: 70 Miles
    Food Stops: 2
    Difficulty: Medium
    Start Time: 8.30am
  • Y CAWR (Giant)
    Distance: 114 Miles
    Food Stops: 3
    Difficulty: Hard
    Start Time: 8am

Parking is via the town's numerous public car parks which are all within 1 mile of Aberystwyth Castle which is where the rides will start and finish.

Our sponsors Continental will provide 3 support vehicles and two motorcycles, and each junction is marshalled by a human being and not just an arrow sign!

Our feedstops are full of great supplies with a Welsh theme, like Bara Brith, Welsh Cakes and even some Welsh Tea if you're lucky!

Head over to our website for full route details :

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Aberystwyth Bandstand
Address Line 2 Promenade
Town Aberystwyth
County Dyfed
Postcode SY23 2BX
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name AberCycleFest
Email Email Hidden
Phone 01970 833902
Address Line 1 Cambrian Tyres Ltd
Address Line 2 North Parade
Town Aberystwyth
County Dyfed
Postcode SY23 2JR

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