Hot on the ‘wheels’ of Welsh star Elinor Barker striking gold in the World Track Cycling Championships in Hong Kong, Velindre Cancer Centre is calling for businessmen and women across Wales to take to the track in an epic cycling challenge.
Cyclone24, the UK’s only 24 hour velodrome challenge, returns to Wales this October for its third consecutive year. Having already raised over £60,000 for local charity, this year Cyclone24 is supporting Velindre Cancer Centre.
Cyclone24 will take riders on a journey which will see them battle physical exhaustion and mental fatigue during a 24 hour track cycle relay which takes place at Wales’ National Velodrome, Newport, over the 22nd to 23rd October.
With six months until the challenge clock starts ticking, team spaces are flying out with numerous businesses already signed up to take part including Faithful & Gould, Hodge Bank, Cardiff Blues, Cardiff & Vale College and event sponsor Stills Branding.
Steve Sulley, Director of Stills said:
“Cycling is such a fantastic sport to take part in and I don’t think anyone can fail to have been impressed by the fantastic achievement of the Elinor Barker at this years World Track Championships in Hong Kong.
“As a bonus, not only is it a great form of exercise but also very sociable too, and a great way of networking. We look forward to welcoming all new and returning cyclists to this year’s Cyclone24.”
Velindre is encouraging people of all abilities to take inspiration from the recent Track Cycling World Championships and sign themselves up for the challenge. No prior track cycling experience is necessary as training sessions are provided ahead of the challenge in October.
If you’ve been inspired to get on your bike and you would like to take part in Cyclone24 please visit www.cyclone24.co.uk.