HALESOWEN Athletics and Cycling Club road team riders are taking on a six-stage race in South Wales.

Joe Hobbs, Sam Dighton and Charles Walker were all due to be joined by guest rider Jack Warren, from Ludlow, in a four rider team competing in the Ras De Cymru cycle race which started last Sunday.

The race started with a team time trial and includes an individual time trial plus four road race stages concluding this Sunday with a mountain top finish after a total of 249 miles.

Dighton and Walker hope the Ras will be an ideal preparation race for the junior Tour of Wales to be held on August Bank Holiday as many of the roads used this week will be part of the course in the junior tour.