The future is bright as Whitehead Tour de Gwent 2021 cyclists turn orange

CYCLISTS resplendent in dazzling orange event jersey are ready to fill roads of south east Gwent on Sunday as they take part in the Whitehead Tour De Gwent sportif 2021.

The Whitehead Tour de Gwent, in aid of Newport-based St David’s Hospice Care, is being staged on  Sunday, September 12.  The multi-route event attracts hundreds of riders and raises £1000’s for St David’s Hospice Care.

Newport headquartered Whitehead Building Services Managing Director,  Rhys Morton, who as well as sponsoring the event also takes part, said: “The orange jersey for this year’s event is truly awesome. I know that the riders, who look forward to his incredible event coming round  each year, can’t wait to get on their bikes and onto the phenomenal course especially as last year the event had to be virtual.”

Kris Broome, of St David’s Hospice Care, said: ” Whitehead Tour de Gwent, organised by St David’s Hospice Care and sponsored by Whitehead Building Services, is the annual cycling event for everyone no matter what their level of experience on a bike.

“With six carefully designed routes to choose from, each with their own unique features, the event offers something for cyclists of all abilities. From hard-core cyclists looking for an epic leg-burning challenge to families who’d prefer a pleasant ‘there-and-back’ along the River Usk, you won’t be disappointed.

“The event is great for spectators as well as those doing the pedalling. Starting in the picturesque Roman town of Caerleon and then heading out to pass  some of the most idyllic scenery in South Wales, spectators are invited to enjoy a few hours exploring the local area or head out to a vantage point to cheer the riders along their chosen route.

“By taking part in the Tour de Gwent you are supporting the work of St David’s Hospice Care, which means you are making a positive difference to patients and their families all throughout Newport, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Torfaen and South & Mid Powys. The sponsorship you raise will provide comprehensive palliative care to people facing life limiting illnesses and provide care and support to their families at a very difficult time. St David’s Hospice Care, with your help, aims to ensure that patients have the choice to receive care at home, surrounded by friends and family.”