Aberystwyth Cycling Festival

Cyclists racing at Aberystwyth during the 2012 event

Cyclists racing at Aberystwyth during the 2012 event

24 May 2013

Britain's leading televised cycle race series, the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, returns to Aberystwyth this weekend, headlining an action packed programme of cycling.

The UK’s top professional teams head to Aberystwyth on Friday 24 May for the Aberystwyth Cycling Festival, hosted in partnership with the University, with the likes of Olympic Champion Ed Clancy and The Tour of Britain's SKODA King of the Mountains winner Kristian House, both former winners of the Welsh event.

Professor Martin Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University added:

“This is the third year of this exciting event and Aberystwyth University is pleased to be a core partnership player. Health, exercise and wellbeing are integral to our teaching and research strategies, as is contributing to the vibrancy of the local and regional economy. Now expanded into the Aber Cycle Fest, we are looking forward to a weekend where there is something for everyone”.

The elite Pearl Izumi Tour Series race takes place on Friday evening, coming at the end of a full day of support races and community events on Aberystwyth Promenade.

Spectators are then being encouraged to stay on in Aberystwyth and make the most of their Bank Holiday weekend, with an action packed downhill mountain bike race taking place on Constitution Hill on the Saturday before the Welsh Wild West sportive on Sunday offers a choice of three routes through the stunning local Ceredigion countryside.

For more information on the Aberystwyth Cycle Festival please visit www.abercyclefest.com