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NEW! Are you looking for a cool cycling event or an interesting place to ride your bike? Maybe you'd like to join a relaxing social ride or discover a new traffic-free cycle route? Well, you've come to the right place. Check out some of our upcoming events below.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

YEAR OF LEGENDS 
Upcoming Events 2017


The sole purpose of Bike Wales is to promote the benefits of cycling and to encourage exploration of Wales by providing readers online access to cycling events, route maps, and reviews. Now get out there and have fun!



Winding House Heritage Ride
Join me for a ride through the Rhymney Valley up to the see the Winding Engine Run. The ride will follow NCN 468 from Hengoed Train Station through Pengam and Bargoed to the museum in New Tredegar where we'll have coffee and/or lunch before watching the big wheel turn at noon. There will also be the option of cycling further up to Rhymney afterwards just to get a few more miles in the saddle.

NEW! 2017 - March - Winding House Ride Gallery

Cost of Event: FREE! 
Next Organised Led Ride: Saturday 25 March 2017
Starting & End Locations: Hengoed Train Station
Starting Time & End Time: 10:30 am - approx. 2:30 pm
Contact: Bike Wales | Muse Kidd

☞  View the Route: Winding House Heritage Ride



Cordell Country Heritage Ride
This is a fabulous ride focusing on the landscapes and history of the Southeast Valleys of Wales paying particular attention to Industrial Heritage. This will be a led ride for families (children 12+) with experience cycling longer distances. Most of the ride will be on traffic-free cycle paths, however there will be several short sections on quiet roads. It will be a long day, so come prepared with plenty of snacks, water, and your water-proofs!

Cost of Event: FREE!
Next Organised Led Ride: Saturday 13 May 2017
Starting & End Locations: Llanhilleth Train Station
Starting Time & End Time: 10:30 am - approx. 4:30 pm
Contact: Bike Wales | Muse Kidd

☞  View the Route: Cordell Country Heritage Ride



Cycle Across the Beacons Tour
This will be a multi-day event for experienced cyclists and campers. Some of the highlights include the M&B Canal, Carreg Cennen Castle and Dinefwr Castle. The first 2 days we'll head north along the canal turning west at Brecon and then following the new NCN route; Cycle Across the Beacons to Llandeilo. The last two days we'll head back over a combination of quiet roads and traffic-free cycle routes (NCN 437 & 46) across the Heads of the Valleys before joining NCN 492 at Brynmawr and back to the start in Pontypool.

Cost of Event: Each rider will cover costs of their food and accommodations
Starting Date & Ending Date: Wednesday - Saturday, 14 - 17 June 2017
Starting & End Locations: Pontypool/Pontymoile Boat Basin
Contact: Bike Wales | Muse Kidd

☞  View the Route & Read More: Cycle Across the Beacons Tour



Sustrans Summer Solstice Dawn Ride
A dawn ride leaving Pontypool town onto NCN 492 and climbing steadily up through the Afon Llwyd Valley, above Abersychan, Cwm Avon and rising above Blaenavon to pause at the routes highest point and watch the sun rise above the Severn Estuary announcing that the Solstice, the longest day, has arrived. [ Read more... ]

NOTE: This will be a led group ride sponsored and marshalled by Sustrans trained volunteers. All participants are requested to register at the associated Eventbrite website. All cycle riders should be prepared with front and rear lights, temperature appropriate clothing, and hydration.

Cost of Event: FREE!
Next Organised Led Ride: Wednesday 21 June 2017
Starting & End Locations: Pontypool Active Living Centre (Old Mill Car Park)
Starting Time & End Time: 3:00 am - 8:00 am
Contact: Dean Piper or Sign up on Eventbrite

☞  View the Route: Sustrans Summer Solstice Dawn Ride



Newport Family Cycling Festival
Come join the second annaual event for two days celebrating all things cycling. They've led rides, bmx stunt bike shows, pedal powered arts & crafts, cycle proficiency training for kids, a festival park full of stalls, and more! Check back as the details unfold...

Cost of Event: FREE!
Festival & Organised Rides: Saturday & Sunday 23 & 24 September 2017
Starting & End Locations: Tredegar House, Newport
Starting Time & End Time: Sat; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Sun; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit the website:  www.newportcyclingfestival.com




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