6 SPORTIVES

1,154 MILES

81,078 FEET

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Merlin Sportive

Merlin Cycle Sports Ltd have a history of organising sports events which span over 20 years. We have supported numerous British based charities over the years including RNLI, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Macmillan Cancer Support, Wales Air Ambulance, Prince Phillip Hospital Breast Care Unit, Hywel Dda Health Charities, Ty Hafan and many more.

We also support individuals to raise money for their own charity and also interact with ‘Just Giving’ to ensure charities get every penny pledged to them. In 2014 we were instrumental in Wales Air Ambulance being gifted in excess of £15,000 and Hywel Dda Health Charities £1,500. We also donated large sums of money to Macmillan Cancer Support, Prince Phillip Hospital Breast Care Unit and smaller sums have been given to numerous other health related charities For 2015 we will be raising money for Maggies through the Sosban Festival.

We also use funds from the events to underwrite new challenges. For 2015 we are delighted to introduce several new cycle sportives. Each event has its own dedicated page on this site.

Merlin Cycle Sports Ltd has an excellent reputation for organising top class events which riders return to time and time again. Regardless of your level of fitness or ability we have a ride that will challenge you! Our rides are continually developed to ensure you have a new challenge, this year sees a new Merlin 125 route and a brand new Druid route.

New for 2015

DOUBLE DEVIL Sportive

The Double Devil Sportive.

HQ: Royal Welsh Agricultural Show Ground, Builth Wells, LD2 3SY
Date: 2nd May 2015.
Distance:
121 miles with 12,227 feet of ascent.
95 miles with 9,957 feet of ascent
82 miles with 9,150 feet of ascent

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Sosban Festival

The Sosban Festival of Cycling

HQ: Pembrey Country Park, SA16 0EJ
Date: 29 & 30th August 2015.
New sportive will be created, details to be decided.
Cyclo-cross event.
Closed circuit road race for beginners.
Cycle Show
And much more.

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Hywel Dda

Autumn Sportive Series; 3 Counties

We have introduced three new events for Hywel Dda Health Charities which will form a three weekend Autumn sportive challenge. The first will be staged in Pembroke Dock on the 4th October, the following Sunday, 11th October will be at Aberystwyth and the final event will be held on Sunday 18th October at Glangwili Hospital.

 

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We have also planned a new event for July of 2016 which will be known as the Mametz Challenge. This will coincide with the Centenary of the First World War battle at Mametz Woods. The event will take riders from Swansea to Newhaven, crossing the Channel to Dieppe and cycling the final leg to the War Memorial at Mametz Woods.

Please read through the website and enter your event today to avoid disappointment. We look forward to taking care of you in 2015 at one if not all of our events in 2015.

If you want to raise money for your own charity we will happily plan a ride for you. Each year we create a bespoke ABC Wales event for individuals. This is best described as a three day cycle holiday through Wales with all money being donated to Wales Air Ambulance. Please contact us to arrange your bespoke event.

Plotaroute: A great tool which we are delighted to be able to use to share all of our routes with you.

When you view our plotaroute maps you will be able to see route profile, altitude gain, mileage, notes on where food stops are, see actual directions and also download to your own Garmin device.