Our guide to the Aberystwyth Cycle Fest 2014

The fifth annual Aberystwyth Cycle Fest is now just days away, so we thought we’d take a look and give you a run down of exactly what you can expect from this year’s sporting spectacular. With some of the UK’s top cyclists also due to make an appearance, this is one event not to be missed…

On Friday 23rd May, the roads of Aberystwyth will be closed for bike racing when the televised Tour Series pro criterium hits town! The award-winning course circumnavigates the iconic 19th century Old College, the 13th century Castle, the Victorian Pier and also brushes the town centre for what is a great day’s entertainment for all.
There’s also plenty of other entertainment all afternoon, with stunt displays, bike demonstrations & a variety of stalls!
Saturday, Downhill MTB ‘Conquer the Cliff’
Come watch some of the UK’s top mountain bikers using the morning as practice with the main competition in the afternoon offering up a full day’s entertainment for spectators.
The finish line will be located along the north promenade, which makes for a great spot if you want to experience the ‘pit lane’ atmosphere with each racer perfecting their bike in time for the afternoon’s competitions.
This sportive (ie a mass-participation event that combines elements of road cycling with long distance touring) offers a much needed opportunity to escape the city and head out into the stunning mid Wales countryside.
There are three routes to choose from, depending on whether you’re a beginner looking for a relaxed tour of Ceredigion or an experienced rider looking for a real challenge.

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