News: Aberystwyth Crits 2017

AberCycleFest announce that annual Aberystwyth ‘Seafront Criterium’ cycle races are now open for registration (Wales)

News: Aberystwyth Crits 2017

Event Press Release

AberCycleFest are proud to announce that our annual ‘Seafront Criterium’ cycle races are now open for registration.

In collaboration with Ceredigion County Council, we are planning a full day’s entertainment on the prom and around the town with no less than fifteen races between 1.30pm and 9pm on Friday May 26th.

After six years of being host to the popular ‘Tour Series’ televised town centre cycle race, we are now able to continue the legacy of this event by adding our own Ceredigion Grand Prix as the final event of the evening, preceded by the Storck Bikes Women’s Grand Prix. This means we will have professional male and female cyclists racing the streets of Aberystwyth, expanding the scope of the festival once more.

With street entertainers, trick cyclists and a mini pump track also booked, along with the 500+ cyclists who will be taking part and thousands of spectators, Aberystwyth will be full to bursting.

Eager adult riders wishing to register should on our online entry system, which is fully insured and regulated by British Cycling.

The hugely popular children’s races are back, and our new processing system will ensure faster post-race results and a new podium area and more time between each race. Entries will be administered by each school individually and entry is only possible for children who live in Ceredigion. This process will also begin shortly and any interested children should look out for information on their school noticeboard or ask their teacher.

With the focus on fun, the former Town vs Gown race will now become the ‘Aberystwyth University Fancy Dress Challenge’ with prizes given for effort in donning fancy dress rather than any athletic prowess.

We then have a beginner adult race, a new Cat 3/4 race for those wishing to move to the next level, and finally the Elite Women’s and Men’s races at the end of the evening. The 1km closed circuit race course will encompass Pier St, Upper Great Darkgate St, St James Place, Seaview Place, South Promenade & New Promenade.

Our volunteer registration form is now also live and anyone wishing to get involved can sign up on our homepage –





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