Aber Cycle Fest is back again for 2019, and runs from Saturday 18th May to Monday 27th May. Ystwyth CC is proud to be closely associated with the festival, and our members certainly enjoy the huge variety of cycling that it brings to Aberystwyth and the surrounding area. Full details of all the events are available here: https://www.abercyclefest.co.uk/
You can support the festival in various ways, as spectators, cyclists and marshalls. Registration is open for the town centre criterium races, which this year incorporate the Welsh Circuit Race Championships. The full list of races is available here, as is online entry, and there are races for children, novices and seasoned racers alike: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/195523/Welsh-Criterium-Championships-&-Aberystwyth-Promenade-Criteriums
Registration is also open for the Welsh Wild West sportive, with four distances offering something for everyone, and we’d encourage our riders to get their entries in: https://www.abercyclefest.co.uk/whats-on/sportive/
Our members’ efforts as volunteers on the final Cycle Fest weekend are crucial to the success of the festival, and we’d encourage everyone who won’t be riding at the above events to consider volunteering as marshalls. Please register your interest here https://www.abercyclefest.co.uk/volunteers/ – various shifts are available, you’ll be supported throughout, and we’re extremely grateful as a club to you for your help.
Fringe events are taking place at various venues in the town during the week, including a film evening at the National Library of Wales (21st May – tickets available here), a BMX display and skills workshop at the Parc Kronberg skatepark (23rd May), and our 10-mile time trial at Cwmrheidol (22nd May).
The two new events added are a 212km in a day ‘Afan Outdoor Audax’ (18th May), and Summit Cycles Mountain Bike Discovery Day at the Nant yr Arian visitor centre (19th May). As always, the festival is brought to a close on Bank Holiday Monday with a head-to-head hill climb challenge on the fearsome 25% gradient Cefn Llan hill in Llanbadarn, which always attracts huge crowds.