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Tour of the Black Mountains Sportiff

Posted on: 23rd-June-2011 by Martin

Taking place on Sunday 10th July from Abergavenny in south Wales, the sportive features three courses of 63 miles, 101 miles and 120 miles.

The 120 mile course is reputed to be one of the most challenging sportives in the UK and features the legendary climbs of the Gospel Path, Devils Elbow, Cwm Claisfer, Mynydd Llangynidr and The Tumble.

The Tour of the Black Mountains follows the best roads through the Brecon Beacons National Park incorporating some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the United Kingdom. This is the closest you will get to the feeling of riding in the Alps or Pyrenees - from the sheer amount of steady climbing you will encounter.

In 2008, the Black Mountains route was used as the last training ride by by Sharon Laws before she departed for the Beijing Olympics and in 2010 professional cyclists from Pendragon - Le Col - Colnago, Endura Racing and Rapha Condor Sharp all took part - as part of their build up to the Tour of Britain.

So if you want a ride which has the reputation of being the Welsh Etape come and join us!

Over 400 people have already entered in advance with an unlimited number of places available.

Entry in advance online - 63 miles £18.00, 101 miles £25.20 and 120 miles £30.00

Your entry includes; Transponder Timing, Finishers Medal & Certificate, Official Photographer, Red Cross First Aid, Moto Safety Marshals, Sweep Vehicles, Mechanical Support, Toilet and Shower Facilities and Feed Stations Approx every 30 miles - all organised to the highest of standards.

For full details, including profiles, online maps, GPS downloads and how to enter online, please visit

Abergavenny Festival of Cycling

The Tour of the Black Mountains has teamed up with the Iron Mountain Sportive as part of the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling. These two awesome sportives are being combined into a great weekend of cycling.

The Iron Mountain takes place on Saturday 9th July offering a 19 mile family ride, two sportives of 50  and 100 miles. Don't forget that there are open criteriums on Friday 9th July around the streets of Abergavenny town centre from 5:30 pm. The elite race for professional cyclists at 8 pm, is being filmed for SKY SPORTS. For full details, please visit