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VELOTHON Wales

Cardiff, Wales TBD 2018

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Courses

Stunning scenery, spectacular roads, challenging climbs.

  • New for 2017! Choice of either 110km* and 140km course

We want VELOTHON Wales to appeal to everyone, whatever their goal or level of fitness. 2017 will therefore see the introduction of a slightly shorter course, which will follow the same route, but without the climb up the Tumble! The challenging 140km course incorporates two famous climbs: "Caerphilly Mountain" and "The Tumble” with a total elevation of 1,822 metres. 

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*The route for the shorter course has been slightly altered and is now longer than 110 km

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  • 110k


We want VELOTHON Wales to appeal to everyone, whatever their goal or level of fitness. 2017 will therefore see the introduction of a slightly shorter course, which will follow the same route, but without the climb up the Tumble !

Cyclists will leave Cardiff to the east, heading through Newport and Usk before turning south towards Pontypool and Newbridge on its way to Caerphilly for the only climb up the stunning Caerphilly mountain, before finishing with a fast descent towards the finish line, in the heart of Cardiff city centre.

Although the route for the shorter course has been slightly altered and is longer than 110 km, the cut off point for the short route is commensurate to the actual length of the course


* NEW MAP FOR SHORTER COURSE COMING SOON *

Total climb: 940 metres




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