We are delighted to bring this unique event to Whitchurch Village a leafy suburb of Cardiff.
Nestled in the village is Whitchurch High School which has produced a host of Welsh Sporting hero's including "2018 Tour De France" Winner Geraint Thomas, so it seems quite apt for a cycling event to be staged here!
The first CARDIFF 26.2 - Cyclothon will take place as a Virtual Event with the intention for it to arrive as a real time cycling event in 2022.
This years Participants will be able to Ride the 26.2 mile marathon distance route of their choice, anytime, any place, anywhere they feel safe to do so, between Saturday 26th June & Sunday 18th July to coincide with the 2021 Tour De France.
It's a Fun Ride to be enjoyed on cycle routes and open public roads, not a race or sportive, just a ride!
You can ride your chosen route for the challenge of completing the marathon distance and just for fun or take part to raise funds for your chosen Charity; the choice is yours.
We would love you to send us videos and pictures of your very own Cyclothon to Support @ CardiffCyclothon.com for us to share through all our social media outlets; it could make you famous!
If you would like to ride for a charity and raise sponsorship, we recommend supporting Noah's Ark Charity.
"Here at the Noah’s Ark Charity we believe passionately that all children in Wales should get the best possible hospital care.
Our mission is to create brighter todays and better tomorrows, ensuring the best outcome and experience possible for the children of Wales.
Every year 73,000 children, from across Wales, receive specialist and life-saving treatment at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital in Cardiff and in communities across the nation.
Having raised more than £23 million to build and equip the hospital, today the charity work hand in hand with the NHS, providing funding for the most up to date equipment, facilities and support services for families like the play specialist team, who help children be children, despite the difficulties they are facing.
We would love to see the cycling community helping us towards our fundraising goal of £10,000!"
ALL Riders who Enter will receive:
The Unique Limited Edition Names "Cardiff 26.2- We Ride The Streets" Technical T-shirt which features the names of all those who enter
ALSO a FINISHERS MEDAL to wear with pride as a participant in the first ever CARDIFF 26.2 - Cyclothon - We Ride The Streets
PLUS the chance to Win this fantastic Frog 70 - Tour De France Road Bike
Win a Frog Road 70 bike.
Ride the first Cardiff 26.2 - Cyclothon on a @nextbikeUK and receive these wonderful discounts!
You can complete your cyclothon on your own, or with Friends and Family in many different ways.
Outside on a Bicycle or Electric Bike:
Inside on a Static Bike or Turbo Trainer:
There are lots of apps that can help you to plan your own route and tell you how far you've ridden
A quick internet search will mention apps like:
There are many routes available that include large sections that are off the main roads
A quick internet search will find routes like these:
Former international racing cyclist June Mace (née Bolt) is taking part in the first ever Cardiff 26.2 - Cyclothon.
June Bolt (later Mace) is one of Cardiff Ajax Cycling Club's "AJAX WOMEN", becoming their "Top Lady" during the 1950s.
The first Tour de France Féminin was raced in 1955.
June also held many Welsh Road Race titles and set many Time Trial records, until retiring from racing to raise a family with fellow cyclist Derek.
Please help us support June on her latest challenge for, Noah's Ark Charity and all the wonderful work they do, via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JuneRoseMace.
This year entry fees are subsidised by our wonderful Supporting Partners from your local community, to encourage entry and maximise fundraising opportunities for The Noah's Ark Charity.
This year entry fees are subsidised by our wonderful supporting partners from your local community, to encourage entry and maximise fundraising opportunities for The Noah's Ark Charity. We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to them all.
Send your photos to our Hall of Fame
View a selection of photos including riders training for and taking part in the 2021 Cyclothon
Event HQ Address:
Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 1XQ
Outside Barclays Bank CF14 1XQ
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