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Crosstober Wales is an exciting festival of Cyclo Cross Racing brought to you by the enthusiastic members of the Abergavenny Road Cycling Club.

The festival which debuted last year, aims to celebrate this fast paced and action packed version of cycling. Situated in the grounds of the Abergavenny Leisure Centre, Crosstober is expecting to welcome World Champions, past and present along with hundreds of other talented riders of all ages to battle it out over a challenging course in this internationally acclaimed event.

If you’re a fan of Cyclo Cross racing, you’ll be delighted with the weekend of races we have lined up, along with a number the world’s best competitors. You can, if you’re keen, take part, there are races on for everyone over the weekend.

However you don’t have to race! You can just come and watch the action and marvel at how dynamic and fast paced, riding a bike in less than ideal conditions can be, all for free!

Each race is determined by a set time, which is usually calculated by a number of laps of a circuit rather than a set distance, expect races up to an hour in duration. Courses can vary but you will notice that all or at least a large proportion of the course tackles grass, mud, gravel, sand, hurdles and a huge variety of natural and man made obstacles along the way.

If you’re not a fan, yet, come and experience the Cyclo Cross community at it’s best. You never know, you may get the bug. It’s very addictive!

Alongside the racing there is also an event village, showcasing plenty of cycling products and clothing for you to check out and maybe a bargain or two to buy for the cyclist in your life. There are also a number of fantastic caterers, hand picked, providing hot and cold drinks along with a plethora of tasty morsels.

If you cant join us, you can watch all the action live on Sunday as S4C will be televising the event the Elite races and highlighting the rest of the event.

Where? Abergavenny Leisure Centre – NP7 6EP When: 28th – 29th October Why? Because Cyclo-Cross racing is exciting!

For more details of what Crosstober is all about just head over to

Joolze Dymond


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