Organised by K-Extreme Ltd, the Etape Cymru has been backed by the Wrexham and Denbighshire Councils alongside the Welsh Assembly and North Wales Tourism. The course comprises of 100 miles of closed public roads that will take the cyclists through some of the most popular routes and climbs in Wales including the Horseshoe Pass, the Shelf, the Garth and Worlds End.
The only other UK closed road cycle sportive is the Etape Caledonia based in Scotland which attracts thousands of cycling enthusiasts and places in the event are highly sought after. Etape Cymru will offer cyclists south of the Scottish border the opportunity to compete in an event of this type which has been hugely popular in many European countries for a number of years.
Tweekscycles.com were approached by the organisers of the event with a view to sponsoring the event and were later named as the ‘Title Sponsor’ of the Etape Cymru. "We jumped at the opportunity to be actively involved with such a huge event that will promote cycling both in and around North Wales and out across the rest of the UK" commented Mark Dawson, Manager at Tweeks Cycles.
"Cycling’s popularity has been booming recently on the back of the British team’s success in the 2008 Olympics, the forthcoming 2012 London Olympics and even factors such as rising fuel costs are encouraging people to commute to work. The Etape Cymru will be a major event in raising the UK public’s interest in cycling and will hopefully encourage everyone to get out and about on their bikes to keep fit."
Situated at the starting point of the cycling sportive on Wrexham Industrial Estate, Tweeks Cycles will be actively involved on the day of the event offering the anticipated 3500 strong participators a chance to fine tune their bikes and themselves with a range of cycling clothing, parts and accessories to help them complete the 100 mile trek.
To find out more details about Tweeks Cycles please visit our website http://www.tweekscycles.com or call 0844 499 5656.
About Tweeks Cycles:
Tweeks Cycles was established in 2009 and is the dedicated cycling arm of Demon Tweeks. The company has over 40 years of mail order and retail experience and Tweeks Cycles takes advantage of this to provide mountain bikes, road bikes and BMX bikes alongside a full range of cycle clothing, parts and accessories through their retail outlet in North Wales, over the phone through their mail order department and across the UK and the world through their website.