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Valleys Velo

29/09/2013 - Dare Valley Country Park Aberdare Mid Glamorgan - Sportive

Rating: 98.5% based on 18 reviews - Rate this Event Now

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 100.0%

PaulJones2 wrote:

First ever sportive so didn't know what to expect, but it exceeded any expectation that I had. Great day, can't wait for next year's already!

Rated Event: 100.0%

StuartHowe wrote:

A value for money down to earth sportive, dismiss the Epics 60mile course at your peril. If there's a flat section then I'm sorry but I missed it, the climb to Penrhys is all but a warm up for the final onslaught from Pontypridd through to Maerdy mountain top. An apparently seamless debut on the sportive scene.

Rated Event: 100.0%

JohnWilliams1 wrote:

Incredibly well organised especially as it was the first time for this event.
Marshals were very supportive and gave the event a great friendly atmosphere.
Well done to the 'Bicycle Doctor'

Rated Event: 94.4%

AndrewBrockway wrote:

Easily on a par with the Dragon Ride, fiendishly concentrated course with heaps of spectacular scenery. I found all of the staff and marshals spot on: friendly and encouraging to the last. I loved the #ShutUpLegs and #Stinking signs - made me laugh out loud as much as the descents. Well done to all who partook and organised - I will be up for the epic next year.

Rated Event: 93.3%

KevinOates wrote:

Great ride & organisation, looking fwd to next year. Very friendly atmosphere.

Rated Event: 100.0%

GarethTaylor wrote:

A brillant ride for the experianced and novice cyclist.

Rated Event: 100.0%

LeighJames wrote:

Fantastic event and very challenging, one slight disappointment =no water at end of event. Would I be back, definitely .

Rated Event: 100.0%

NeilRichards wrote:

A well run event from online entry through to the finish line, for a first time event you couldn't ask for more! Signing on was a breeze and the free T shirt in the goody bag was top quality. I thought the route was very challenging but very well thought out, with some real testing climbs thrown in! The on route marshals were very enthusiastic and encouraging with the band at the finish topping the day off. Will be entering the 2014 event for sure!

Rated Event: 98.9%

KelvynDavies wrote:

Excellent we'll organised event.tough course with tremendous views can't wait until next year.look out dragon ride.....

Rated Event: 100.0%

HuwThomas wrote:

This was a fab event , really we'll organised, expertly signposted and marshalled with plenty of encouragement offered all the way round. Sensibly priced with excellent facilities at the start/finish. Definitely recommend and will be back next year. How about reversing the route for next year, Tour de France style !

Rated Event: 100.0%

TraceyBowditch wrote:

Fantastic event, the weather was perfect, the route was stunning, the marshals were very supportive and the event itself was run really well can't wait to do it next year

Rated Event: 98.9%

EmlynLewis wrote:

Absolutely fantastic day out - tough enough to make me want to come back for more next year

Rated Event: 100.0%

Jkore2013 wrote:

Outstanding event, for the first Valleys Vello, this was truly spectacular! The hard work and dedication of the organisers, marshalls, volunteers & police made this event 'Top Notch'! The riders 'dug in' and suffered together through the climbs and really put in all the effort. This is definitely an event to look out for, if this year is anything to go by then look out 2014!!!

Rated Event: 100.0%

StevenWilliams wrote:

Outstanding event, From everything from the course to the marshals. Very challenging route and probably more challenging the the dragon ride even though the route was some 60miles shorter. Would chose this event over the dragon ride every year. The timing was really good as you got a print out at the finish line of your time, cannot praise the organisers enough :)

Can't wait for next year, bigger and better if that's possible ;)

Rated Event: 92.2%

CraigWilliams wrote:

Very tough but an Amazing route, of BIG hills and long descents, captured in clear alpine-esk weather conditions......not the typical valley weather.
Every competitor doing the event was going through there own world of pain, which was empathised and respected by all riders and the fantastic loud support cheering us through the valleys by the locals and marshals.
Also love the '#shutlegsup' signs which made me smile knowing the person putting it their obtain great satisfaction knowing that a wall of Tarmac rising into the clouds was around the next corner.
Brilliant event!

Rated Event: 100.0%

Boots wrote:

A very well run event , plenty of support from local police , volunteers at feed stations were very helpful and offered plenty of encouragement , definitely enter it again and recommend it to others

Rated Event: 95.6%

Pebble wrote:

An excellent event that I will most certainly do again.

Rated Event: 98.9%


Only 95 km but hitting all the best climbs in the valleys, fantastic course, really well organised.Forget the bloated corporate dragon ride this one wins hands down

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