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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Cardiff Velothon

Today was the the Cardiff Velothon 140K with 12000 plus riders taking part
 I just cycled from home to Caerphilly Mountain to watch the riders coming over the top of their final climb of the day.  All in all there was 1850 m of climbing on the ride.  
All the route roads were closed to traffic so it was a great opportunity to ride traffic free.
The riders came from all over, and judging by their jerseys many had traveled a way to participate.

I stood on the corner [see arrow] and the support for all was fantastic, with cow bells ringing, flags waving, and continuous shouts of encouragement.

Its a great money spinner for the city's hotels and restaurants. 

Even tandems.

The is the rear view of Claus, one of our club members.

For some this climb was just too much. 

For some the joy of making the climb was obvious.

Support vehicles were out in force.