Cardiff, Wales Jul 8, 2018




Stunning scenery, spectacular roads, challenging climbs.

There's something for every level of ability or ambition at VELOTHON Wales. 

The 140km course includes 1,822 meters of elevation and incorporates two iconic and challenging climbs - "The Tumble" and "Caerphilly Mountain" whilst a pair of brand-new shorter routes (to be revealed shortly) will appeal to everyone, whatever their goal or fitness.

2018 courses will be confirmed soon. Click the image below to view an interactive map of the 2017 routes.

If you’re up for a challenge, this is the course for you! Up to 15,000 riders will be relishing the enjoyment and competition together and when you cross that finish line you’ll experience a real sense of achievement.

Riders will leave Cardiff to the east, heading through Newport and Usk, before entering the Brecon Beacons National Park, home of the legendary Tumble climb - a highlight of the route! - and home to Velothon Wales' "King and Queen of the Mountains Challenge". The route then heads south via Pontypool and Newbridge on its way to Caerphilly for one final climb up the stunning Caerphilly mountain, before finishing with a fast descent towards the finish line, in the heart of Cardiff city centre.

Total climb: 1822 metres