Velothon Wales 2018

Velothon Wales will return to the roads of South Wales on Sunday 8th July 2018. The event will once again welcome up to 15,000 recreational cyclists and charity fundraisers, as well as some of the world’s best cyclists. Whether you want to take part or cheer along, this is fantastic event with the beautiful backdrop of Caerphilly is an exciting date in the Caerphilly event calendar!

The 2018 event will see a host of exciting changes, including enhanced event experience, a new celebratory food and drink zone at the finish and race pack postage included – meaning athletes no longer have to arrive a day early to pick up race essentials.

Athletes no longer have to arrive a day early to pick up race essentials.

Keen riders will once again take on the fearsome climbs up the Tumble and Caerphilly Mountain on the VELOTHON Wales 140km course. But budding cyclists can now get a flavour of the event over a pair of less challenging routes.

A 125km route will offer cyclists the full experience, but the with notorious category two Tumble hill climb bypassed – significantly reducing climbing.

A point-to-point 60km route will start in the picturesque town of Usk, who decorated the streets with up-cycled bikes last year, before bypassing the Tumble and heading down through Pontypool and Newbridge. Riders will then tackle the only challenging climb of the course up Caerphilly Mountain before a sprint finish through the heart of Cardiff city centre.

Disruption will be minimised as both shorter routes will take place along the same closed roads as those used for the 140km race. A limited number of cyclists taking part in the 60km route will be able to purchase a return coach transfer for £5, to get them back to their parked cars in Usk whilst their bikes are stored in a free, secure bike park in Cardiff.

Riders can secure their place on the start-line for the 125km route for £62 while the 60km route is priced at only £45. Entries will be limited to 1500 in the 125 and 1000 in the 60, so cyclists are encouraged to register now at www.velothon.com/wales. A limited number of discounted early bird entries for the 140km route also remain, but are expected to sell out soon.

We want VELOTHON Wales to appeal to everyone, whatever their goal or level of fitness.

VELOTHON 125KM offers a great day out on the bike – with unrivaled crowd support creating a carnival atmosphere along traffic-free roads. The notorious Tumble hill climb that features on the 140KM route is bypassed, leaving climbing significantly reduced.

Cyclists will leave Cardiff to the east, heading through Newport and Usk before turning south towards Pontypool and Newbridge on the way to Caerphilly for the only significant climb up the stunning Caerphilly Mountain. The course ends with a fast descent towards the finish line in Cardiff city-centre and a grandstand finish along the iconic King Edward VII Avenue – finish line to the 2017 Tour of Britain.

Total climb: 1398 meters

Originally from: http://www.velothon.com/events/velothon-wales/the-event/courses.aspx#ixzz54Mzz0bkN

Machen Agricultural Show 2018 at Mill Farm, Machen

 What says summer more than the fabulous Machen Agricultural Show? A wonderful event celebrating rural life in South Wales!

In addition to its Horse &Pony Classes the show hosts several exhibitor sections, including rabbits, poultry, goats, dogs, homecraft, horticulture and vintage engines.
It is a great showcase for local producers and rural life and 2018 is set to be a great day out for all the family.
Tickets will be available to purchase with cash on the gate.  Family tickets (two adults, two children) are £15, adults  £5 and children (under 14) and OAPs are  £3.

 Getting There
  • The show takes place at Mill Farm in Machen

The showground is easy to find, being directly off the A468 as you arrive/exit Machen, dependent on your direction of travel

From the east:

Leave the M4 at Junction 28 and follow the A468 towards Machen.The showground is on the left hand side as you approach  Machen village.

 From the west:

Leave M4 at Junction 32. Follow signs to Caerphilly, then Newport A468. Showground is on the right, just as you leave Machen village.

 Postcode: The showground itself doesn’t have a specific postcode.  For the closest postcode to the showground, please use CF83 8SW.

 The show will be clearly signposted.

The Levellers at Caerphilly Castle – 30th Anniversary Show – Supported by Dreadzone!

If you loved indie music from the nineties, then you won’t want to miss the chance of seeing The Levellers at Wales’ biggest castle – the magnificient Caerphilly Castle!

This popular tour is already sold out in Glasgow and Milton Keynes so make sure you don’t miss your chance to see these funk-punk legends when they come to Wales!

The Levellers will be supported by Dreadzone, who are considered to be one of the most energetic and exciting live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene

Find out more here 

With crowds from last year’s Ocean Colour Scene gig at Caerphilly Castle stating how “how impressed they were with the sound of the acoustics within the courtyard of the castle and it’s almost as if it was built for this very purpose” (read more here), you really don’t want to miss out on this opportunity of seeing The Levellers in such an unique and awesome venue!

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 8th December 2017. Please go here to book tickets or visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

 

Love a great night out? Then, don’t miss out on the early bird tickets to this great event in Match.  Click here for more information!

Kevin Paul as Elvis at Senghenydd RFC

Following the success of a previous tribute act, Senghenydd RFC now welcome you back to enjoy the fantastic performance of Kevin Paul as ELVIS on Saturday 31st March 2018 at Senghenydd RFC!

Tickets are only £13 each, which includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, table service and buffet.

Tickets will be on sale at the club from Friday 12th January 2018.

** PLEASE NOTE, FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE A SEAT OR FULL TABLE OF 10**

Doors will open 6.30pm.

Love a great night out? Then, don’t miss out on the early bird tickets to this great event in March, click here for more information!

I Love The 80s! Quiz and Disco at Senghenydd RFC, Caerphilly

Love the Eighties? Well, why not head along to this fun fundraising 80s event at Senghenydd RFC this February? There will be a quiz, raffle, disco and food – plus any money raised will go towards supporting the u14s SNEG RFC!

The event is for adult only. Please contact Clare Graves, Trudi John or Marie-Claire Hackett (details on image) to book tickets.

Caerphilly RFC Sponsors Evening 2018/19

Caerphilly RFC would like to invite any prospective sponsors for the 2018/19 season for an evening at Caerphilly RFC. All businesses large or small will be warmly welcomed. A buffet will be available on the night and the bar will be open serving refreshments. Come and see what changes we’ve been making and understand how you could be part of the exciting change that’s happening in your local community club.

Local Derby – Caerphilly Vs Blackwood (1st team) – Caerphilly RFC

Just a few weeks left until the Six Nations so why not into the rugby spirit with this fantastic local derby at Caerphilly RFC on Saturday 13th January!

1st Home game of 2018 sees Caerphilly 1sts v Blackwood RFC in division 2 East come and support the boys

Love a great night out that won’t get in the way of the Six Nations? Then, don’t miss out on the early bird tickets to this great event in March, click here for more information!

Santa’s Christmas Wish at Newbridge Memo

“Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing, a time when Santa delivers presents all over the world… but what would Santa himself like for Christmas? Dasher the Reindeer has an idea… Pompom the Penguin thinks he knows… Or maybe Snowy the Snowman has the answer? Mrs Claus needs all of their help – and yours – to find out!

Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmas, then meet him at his home in the North Pole, where every child will receive a special present from Father Christmas in our popular meet, greet and treat, after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever!

Songs include festive favourites: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, Frosty The Snowman, We Wish You A Merry Christmas..and many more!”

Santa’s Christmas Wish is a festive, song-filled, interactive family show, particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds. It lasts 40 minutes, followed by our special meet, greet and a special treat from Father Christmas himself!

Doors open: 3.30pm | show starts 4.00pm

Purchase tickets online or call our Box Office on 01495 243252 to enquire further.

Tickets: http://www.newbridgememo.co.uk/en/whats-on/santas-christmas-wish/