Countdown to Geraint Thomas Cycling Weekend

Double Olympic gold medallist Geraint Thomas MBE is in the final throes of preparing for a return to Wales next month for an exclusive cycling weekend in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.

Geraint, who claimed gold with a world record time at the London Olympics in the men’s team pursuit, will lead a weekend at Bluestone National Park Resort passing on cycling tips and riding out in the spectacular Pembrokeshire countryside between Friday, 19th, and Monday, 22nd October.

“It’s been absolutely manic since the Olympics,” said Geraint who rides for Team Sky. “Winning a second Olympic gold was just amazing and I’ve been on cloud nine ever since.

“Returning to Wales for a few days escape in the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside is going to be a great chance to get some road cycling in and enjoy some time at Bluestone.”

The Geraint Thomas Cycling Weekend was first held at Bluestone last year, attracting keen cyclists from across the UK and even one from the United States.

The weekend includes two ride-outs of up to 70 miles led by Geraint and two social evenings with him, including a welcome evening on a Friday night with a buffet meal, an afternoon buffet on Saturday, and a Sunday lunch.

In addition, guests will have use of the thermal rooms at Bluestone’s Well Spa throughout their stay to help them relax after a day’s cycling and can also book treatments, including massages to help relax those muscles.

“We’ll be heading out on some great routes through the Pembrokeshire countryside which is a great experience, and then we’ll have time to talk tactics, maybe a few Olympic stories, and just have a great cycling weekend,” added Geraint.

Guests staying with participating cyclists can take part in the social activities at an extra cost. Cyclists taking part must be able to cycle 70 miles at an average speed of 16mph.

Yvonne Buckingham, Head of Marketing at Bluestone, said: “We’re really pleased to be welcoming Geraint back. It’s not often you get to spend time with a double Olympic gold medallist and have the chance to learn from someone so passionate about cycling.”