On Sunday morning 130 cyclists from all over the UK gathered at Plas Heli in Pwllheli for the inaugural Llŷn Coastal Sportive.
The sun was shining as the cyclist set off on the 50 mile route around the coast of the Llŷn Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty. One of the first challenges facing the cyclist was the steep hill at Rhiw on which participants were timed and the fastest man, woman and junior crowned, King, Queen and Junior King/Queen of the Mountain. Llŷn Coastal Sportive’s inaugural Junior King of the Mountain Rhiryd ab Owain, 17 from Y Ffôr, a member of Dwyfor Cycling Club said: “Today has been a great day, I will defnietly be doing it again next year!”
Both the King and Queen of the Mountain were also from Dwyfor Cycling Club. Peter Windsor was crowned King of the Mountain and Christine Windsor was the fastest female cyclist up the hill at Rhiw.
David Hughes, Community Development Officer at Plas Heli and Event Organiser said: “It’s been a brilliant day that would not have been possible without the support of the volunteers from Ysgol Pont y Gof, Pwllheli Hockey Club and other as well as our sponsors: Jones o Gymru, The Framed Bicycle Company, Evolution Cycles, Firmhelm Boatyard, Harlech Foodservice, Spar Pwllheli, 9 bar and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It gives me such a pleasure to see everyone, competitors, friends, families and volunteers enjoying themselves on such a great day.”
The results of the inaugural Llyn Coastal Sportive can be found here.