2018

The Beili Neuadd bunkhouse that served us well on both the 2013 & 2014 editions of the Tour was a perfect location for our 2 night base in 2018.

 

After a first day loosener, the second 2 days saw us rack up the elevation, and the climbs had more than a passing association with Hell in the form of the Devil's Staircase and Devil's Elbow being notable in terms of torture. 

 

 

The cause, Cardiff Women's Aid, benefited from almost £2,000 in funds - a big thanks once again to our supporters.

2017

2017

The option to stay two nights at one base from 2016 proved popular, so we chose to repeat with setting up base in Llanelli.

 

Day one revisited the Rhigos, with the Bwlch added to keep it interesting. Day 2 saw us traverse the Brecon Beacons twice, before our final day which included the cobbles of Constitution Hill in Swansea.

Once more, we were thankful for our supporters, and we raised over £1,500 to the Welsh Refugee Council.

The option to stay two nights at one base from 2016 proved popular, so we chose to repeat with setting up base in Llanelli.

 

Day one revisited the Rhigos, with the Bwlch added to keep it interesting. Day 2 saw us traverse the Brecon Beacons twice, before our final day which included the cobbles of Constitution Hill in Swansea.

Once more, we were thankful for our supporters, and we raised over £1,500 to the Welsh Refugee Council.

2016

Our fourth Tour was our first involving a 2 night stay at one location.

Taking in famous climbs including the Rhigos, Gospel pass and the Tumble - this was our hilliest and longest route yet.

Thankfully we had the Ye Olde Ferrie Inn on the Wye to refuel each night, and raised £2,000 for Casey's Cause.

View the full route on Strava here

2015

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In 2015 the Tour went international! We headed East through the Forest of Dean to Cheltenham, before heading South through Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

The final day was an epic ride through Cheddar Gorge and over the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Our charity on this occasion was the Velindre Cancer Centre, and we raised £1,900 for the cause.

2014

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It was quickly established that the Tour would be repeated....but would the route?

Following a few discussions, a loop of South Wales was chosen.  Some people had some long days in the saddle, but one of our group (Daz) decided to hit a tree at full speed - fortunately he has since managed to finish a Tour in 2016.

This was our second year staying at the fantastic Beili Neuadd outside Rhaeadr, and raised £1,800 for the Sepsis Trust.

2013

Where it all began....

It started with Gareth Davies doing a year of challenges, and thinking of cycling from Holyhead to Cardiff raising money for Recovery Cymru and Keep Wales Tidy.

He quickly got some company, and the Tour was born......

View the full route on Strava here

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