Velothon Wales attracts 12,000 riders

All 'general' entry places in next year's inaugural Velothon Wales have sold out in six weeks

Organisers of the inaugural Velothon Wales report that all 12,000 general places on the closed-roads sportive have now sold out, six weeks after they first went on sale.

The riders take on either a 120- or 50-kilometre route that winds its way through the Welsh landscape on June 14 2015, starting and finishing in Cardiff. A UCI 1.1-ranked road race will take place on the same roads directly after the sportive. Entry prices were £40 for the 50km distance and £55 for the 120km route.

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Riders still wanting to take part in the event can enter via its official charity partners, including Save the Children and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

“The fact Velothon Wales has sold out eight months before the event is testament to the excellent work undertaken by the organisers and also the appetite there is in Wales and across Britain for cycling,” said British Cycling’s Cycle Sport and Membership Director, Jonny Clay.

“Velothon Wales fits the criteria we ask of major events in Britain by combining the inspiration of elite cycling with the opportunity for huge numbers to take part in our great sport. The crowds that turned out in Abergavenny for this year’s British Cycling National Championships proved the Welsh passion for cycling and I’m sure next June will see Velothon Wales establish itself as a major event on the country’s sporting calendar.”

Velothon Wales is one of four events in the UCI sanctioned Velothon Majors series, which also includes events in Berlin, Stockholm and Vienna.

For more information on the event, visit the Velothon Wales website.

Velothon Wales map

Velothon Wales route map