Abergavenny Festival of Cycling
Get set this June for the ride of your life, as you face the exhilarating ‘Road of Champions’. Set in the breath-taking county of Monmouthshire, the Championship Sportive will see you tackle the same course the stars of British cycling will as they fight to be crowned British Cycling Road Race Champion 2014.
Known as the cycling capital of Wales, Monmouthshire is the perfect backdrop for the sportive. Steeped in historic landmarks and sparkling with stunning scenery, this is sure to be the most beautiful sportive you will ever ride.
Cyclist who died following collision with van during Abergavenny Festival of Cycling road race named
Police have named a cyclist who died in hospital today following a collision with a van during a race in Gwent yesterday evening as 26-year-old Ben Carroll from Cardiff.
Ben, who had been taken to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny but died there of his injuries, was one of two cyclists involved in the incident at around 8.50pm yesterday evening as they took part in the Abergavenny Handicap race.
Want to go someplace where there's lots of like-minded folk, to see the fit guys and gals racing (or race yourself, if you're one of them), maybe take in a sportive or family event, or just have a look at some of the latest bike kit on offer? Or a bit of all of those things? Well, the good news is that what with cycling being the new golf and that, there's no shortage of festivals to attend to get your fill of cycle racing, kit and culture.
Rapha Condor rider Kristian House capped a busy week in fine style today by taking the British road race Championships in Abergavenny. House, who has been a mainstay of the Rapha Condor team during the recent Tour Series, beat Cervelo's Daniel Lloyd and Peter Kennaugh of 100% ME in a three main sprint.
Nicole Cooke held of the challenge of Emma Pooley and Lizzie Armitstead to take her 9th British National Road Race Championship in a row in Avergavenny today and her 10th in total. Cooke outsprinted her two main rivals to take the title after 80 miles of racing over a tough course.
Abergavenny is set to become a cycling fan’s dream from this weekend as the picturesque Welsh town plays host to a week-long festival of cycling culminating in the National Road Race Championships.
The festival kicks off this weekend with the Iron Mountain Sportif which offers you the chance to test yourself on a choice of six routes over two days with something for all comers. The Iron Mountain covers the same roads Britain's elite riders will be racing over for the National Championships next weekend.