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:

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:; Web::

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:

Saturday 11 - Sunday 19 June; Bike Week; Tel: 01243 527444; email:;

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:

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:, Web::

Sunday 3 July; South Wales (Gower) Bike Ride in aid of the British Heart Foundation; contact BHF Wales on freephone 0800 7836970; email:; Web::

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:; Web::

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

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:

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:; Web:

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: or; Web:

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

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:; Web: