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 race weekend, why not stay overnight and witness the Welsh Criterium Championships on Saturday before tackling the hills of Ceredigion on Sunday?
The sportive is a regular fixture on the Welsh calendar and year, and takes place on the late May Bank Holiday weekend in 2023.
Choose from three routes to suit all abilities, with our Cawr 106 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 service emergencies out on the course whilst the Continental kit bag acts as our event goody bag and includes a free innertube, medal, commemorative T-Shirt, energy gel other snacks - great value for money!
Event details and schedule
After the urban based events on 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’ ride, or perhaps fancy a more relaxing tour of Ceredigion on the 'Diafol', you'll be sure of one thing - one of the most spectacular rides in Great Britain!
- Y DIAFOL (Devil)
Distance: 46 Miles
Food Stops: 2
Start Time: 9am
- Y MYNACH (Monk)
Distance: 65 Miles
Food Stops: 2
Start Time: 8.30am
- Y CAWR (Giant)
Distance: 106 Miles
Food Stops: 3
Start Time: 8am
Parking is via the town's numerous public car parks which are all within 1 mile of Aberystwyth Bandstand which is where the rides will start and finish.
Our sponsors Continental will provide support vehicles and motorcycle marshals, and the route is clearly signposted with our branded AberCycleFest / Continental signage.
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 : www.abercyclefest.com/sportive