Over 10,000 riders have pre-registered their interest to ride the new Velothon Wales sportive in 2015, with pre-registration set to close on Thursday

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The inaugural Velothon Wales is set to close its pre-registration to riders at 10am on Thursday, September 11, with over 10,000 riders already signed-up to ride the 120km route through the Welsh countryside.

Organisers recommend anyone interested should pre-register before the Thursday deadline to guarantee themselves entry during the Priority Booking Window, despite extra-capacity already being planned for the 2015 event.

The sportive will run alongside a new professional men’s road race, which, much like the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey event, will take place after the conclusion of the sportive.

One of four events in the UCI Velothon Majors series, Velothon Wales will become one of the few events in the UK that allows amateur riders to experience completely closed roads. And with a timed King of the Mountains challenge on the Tumble climb in the Brecon Beacons, the event offers a competitive edge to those who want it.

There’s the option of a 50km route too, which also features closed roads, starting and finishing alongside the longer event in the centre of Cardiff. Entry to the routes will cost £40 and £55 respectively.

To find out more about Velothon Wales, click here. Or follow this link to log your pre-registration.