Bike Wales update
BIKEWALES - RIDE LIKE A CHAMPION – WITH A CHAMPION!
major new cycling participation event for all, which gives cycling
enthusiasts the chance to test themselves on the roads and valleys of
South Wales, will take place on Sunday 21st August 2005. BikeWales
offers an exhilarating day out in the beautiful Usk Valley and beyond and
is part of a whole weekend of cycling based at The Celtic Manor Resort,
Newport on 20th & 21st August.
joining in on the ride will be local 22-year old Welsh cycling phenomenon
and Commonwealth Champion Nicole Cooke, who will be fresh from competing
in a major international race based at the landmark 5-star resort the day
offers riders a choice of three routes and
distances, which all start and finish in the beautiful grounds of The
19-mile Bronze route is the one set to be most popular with anyone
prepared to ‘have a go’ at cycling a longer distance ride, with the
Silver and Gold routes ideal for the more experienced cyclists. There will
be drink stations, mechanical support and first aid provision on each of
the routes, and each finisher will receive a certificate to commemorate
their day and a ranking relating to their category
is set to become a popular annual fixture on the cycling calendar,
combining spectacular countryside with the fun of riding on the open road
with friends and colleagues.
the previous day, Sat 20th August, Nicole Cooke is hoping to
grab first place in front of her home crowd in the UCI Women’s Road
World Cup race, where the cream of the world’s top women’s cyclists
will compete for the first time on British soil at this level.
is supported by the government-backed Health Challenge Wales initiative
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