Cyclists on 960-mile trek descend on Chepstow
1:20pm Thursday 13th September 2012 in News
HUNDREDS of cyclists descended on Chepstow for the annual Deloitte Ride Across Britain this week.
The town was a pit stop for the 960-mile journey, on day three of the route from Land’s End to John O’Groats on Monday.
Cyclists taking part, some on the back of the Olympics, had the chance to pick up refreshments or visit a support crew from Halfords on their way to their rest point of Ludlow Racecourse in the evening.
The group of around 700 cyclists began their journey on Saturday and are due to reach the end destination by September 16.
Kieran Torr, who was helping time the race for a website, said he was planning to take some photographs of Chepstow Castle.
He said: “The roads are nice round here and it’s great for the experience to take in this historic town.”
Cllr Armand Watts said: “It’s fantastic to see all these people doing their bit for charity and they have receieved a warm welcome in Chepstow.”