CYCLING EVENTS

Sunday 22 May; South Wales Bike Ride in aid of Cancer Research UK; 15 miles starting and finishing at Tredegar Country House; contact Kim Jones on 029 2022 4386; email: kim.jones@cancer.org.uk.

Saturday 28 May - Friday 3 June: Mission Incredible Bike Ride in aid of Little Bryn Gwyn Appeal for Valleys Kids; 240 miles - Caernarfon to Cilibion, Gower; contact Kath Edwards; Tel: 01443 420870; Fax: 01443 420877; Email: Friends@valleyskids.org; Web:: www.valleyskids.org

Saturday 11 June; Friends of Pedal Power Sponsored Rides and Bar-B-Q; 52 miles Brecon to Pontcanna or 18 miles Pontcanna to Caerphilly & return; contact Sybil Williams; Tel: 07974 121464; fax: 02920 573962; email: Sybil.Williams@bromor-tr.wales.nhs.uk

Saturday 11 - Sunday 19 June; Bike Week; Tel: 01243 527444; email: HQ@bikeweek.org.uk; www.bikeweek.org.uk

20 June - 3 July; Wheelie Round the World in aid of the Meningitis Trust; the aim is to collectively cycle the equivalent of the earth’s circumference - 24,901 miles! Open to absoluTely anyone, individuals, families and teams; contact Kate Baines; Tel: 0845 120 45 30; email: events@meningitis-trust.org

Sunday, 26 June: Family Bike Ride in aid of Cancer Research Wales; 26-mile round trip via Cardiff Bay; start and finish Pendragon Inn, Thornhill; contact Maggie Hughes; Tel:2031 6976; Email: crw@velindre-tr.wales.nhs.uk, Web:: www.cancerresearchwales.co.uk

Sunday 3 July; South Wales (Gower) Bike Ride in aid of the British Heart Foundation; contact BHF Wales on freephone 0800 7836970; email: wales@bhf.org.uk; Web:: www.bhf.org.uk

Sunday 10 July; Big Bikeathon - sponsored cycle ride for children in aid of Leukaemia Research; 3 mile circular route round Pontcanna Fields & Bute Park; contact Gill Jones; Tel 2062 8696; email: 88gandt@tiscali.co.uk; Web:: www.bigbikeathon.co.uk

27 July - 3 August; from Newport along National Route 8 to Eisteddfod in Bangor; contact Sustrans; Tel: 0117 926 8893; email: rides@sustrans.org.uk

Friday 29 July - Monday 1 August: CTC Cymru's Welsh Festival of Cycling/Gwyl Seiclo Cymru at Bala, Gwynedd; more info Tel: 0870 873 0061; Web: www.cyclefestwales.org.uk

Sunday, 14 August: Cycle Ride in aid of the Velindre Cancer Appeal; 20-mile route through the Vale of Glamorgan or 4 miles for the not-so-fit; start and finish at the Plough & Harrow Pub, Monknash; contact Julie Smith, Tel: (029) 2031 6211; email: Julie.Smith@Velindre-tr.wales.nhs.uk; Web: www.velindre-tr.wales.nhs.uk/

Sunday 4 September: Taff Trail Bike Challenge in aid of Ty Hafan Children's Hospice in Wales; 54 miles from Brecon Theatre to the Oval Basin, Cardiff Bay; Contact Craig Ananin or Sandie Middleton; Tel: 01446 739993; Fax: 01446 739994; email: craig@tyhafan.org or sandie@tyhafan.org; Web: www.tyhafan.org

7 - 15 September: Cycle la Seine in aid of NSPCC Wales/Cymru; Normandy, the Seine Valley & Paris; contact NSPCC; Tel: (029) 2026 7008; email: walesappeals@nspcc.org.uk

Friday 23 - Sunday 25 September; The 100 mile challenge - Brecon Beacons Cycle Ride in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care; 3 days to cycle from Cardiff along the Taff Trail to Brecon then Cwmcarn; Contact Jon Duckham; Tel: 01884 703540; Fax: 01884 703540; email: waleswestevents@mariecurie.org.uk; Web: www.mariecurie.org.uk