Friday 26th May - 2pm onwards
On Friday 26th May, the roads of Aberystwyth are closed for bike racing when the televised Tour Series pro criterium hits town! The award winning course circumnavigates the iconic 19th century Old College, the 13th century Castle, the Victorian Pier and also brushes the town centre for what is a great day’s entertainment for all.
Whilst the professionals display their talents on the evening of the 26th, cyclists from as young as 8 years old also have their chance to race from 2pm with six separate schools races, followed by a Town Vs Gown fun challenge for local adults and students. There is also a 4th category ‘GoRace’ for first time senior racers and finally the Aberystwyth Seafront criterium for 2nd & 3rd category amateurs, meaning that well over 500 cyclists will be racing around the streets of Aberystwyth as part of the proceedings. This provides the backbone of the festival with everyone then able to watch Olympians and top UK ranked pro riders race later whilst being catered for by the many café’s bars and restaurants around the course that stay open on the night.