The all-new 2012 Tour of Pembrokeshire promises to be the best yet, with a brand new venue, three fabulous new routes. Highlights will include superb feed-stations, breath-taking climbs, fabulous scenery, a timed hill climb and we well be giving a fabulous Trek bicycle to the rider who raises the most sponsorship. On the Sunday there will be a family treasure hunt ride arranged with the help from staff at The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Use the new website to plan your stay and don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any help or you wish to pass on your thoughts or ideas.
Blue Skies and Country Lanes – Ride Pembrokeshire
St Davids is a beautiful and unique city, surrounded by some of the finest coastline in Europe and its restaurants, shops, history, attractions and places of interest, provide the perfect venue for a short break. http://www.stdavids.co.uk/
Riders not wishing to ride in from their accommodation will be able to either park in the main car park adjacent to Oriel y Parc, at Pilgrim’s Way Car Park or at Golden Vale Car Park.
There is accommodation which should suit everyone in and around St Davids. Riders will be able to choose from delightful camp sites, guest-houses, cottages or hotels. Please click on the link for a selection; www.stdavidsinfo.org.uk. If you would like assistance with making a booking, please contact St Davids Tourist Information Centre via; firstname.lastname@example.org or 01437 720392.
The Start and Finish Venue
Oriel y Parc, St Davids
Oriel y Parc is an amazing and innovative building which sits discreetly in the landscape adjacent to the main car park in St Davids. It provides the perfect start and finish venue for The Tour and will be buzzing with cyclists; manufacturer product displays; demonstrations, including a mountain bike skills course and short talks will be given in the tower. There will be refreshments and food (free to Tour riders on Saturday 12th) available from the Oriel y Parc Café throughout the weekend.
Oriel y Parc from
The Start and Finish Timings
Every effort has been made to cater for the needs of each rider. In addition to registration on Friday 11th May, there will be a two hour window to register on the day, providing an on-line entry has been completed and a one and a half hour starting period to assist those not staying for the weekend.
The Tour of Pembrokeshire Cyclo-Sportive
Friday 11th May 2012
Registration:- 16:00hrs – 18:00hrs
Saturday 12th May 2012
Registration:- 06:30hrs – 09:55hrs
Sportive Start:- 08:00hrs – 10:00hrs
Sportive Finish:- 19:00hrs
The Tour of Pembrokeshire Family Ride
Sunday 13th May 2012
Registration:- 09:30hrs – 10:30hrs
Start:- 10:30hrs – 11:30hrs
There will be feed-stations at: The Pendre Inn Fishguard; the RNLI shop at Poppit Sands; The Boncath Inn, Boncath; Pontfaen Gwaun Valley and The Jubilee Hotel, Letterston. All will be well stocked with TORQ energy products, bananas, Welsh cakes and other nutritious items. Live music is planned to help riders on their way.
There are three routes to choose from; 50 miles, 75 Miles and 100 miles, all of which may be viewed and downloaded from the website.
Fabulous Hill Climb
Test your hill climbing ability on this timed climb, you’ll be rewarded with magnificient views at the summit.
There will be mobile support to assist riders with any mechanical repairs or recovery.
Martin Ennis and his team will be capturing shots at some great locations and aim to have all pictures on-line within 48 hours.
Free meal and refreshments
Gore Bike Wear
Win a fantastic Trek bike
A Trek bike will be handed over at the finish to the rider who raises the most sponsorship.
Make St Davids Your Playground
On Saturday evening you’ll be able to re-live your ride whilst you enjoy a barbeque, a pie and a pint or something more elaborate at one of the many eateries in and around St Davids.
Use Facebook to share your thoughts, make plans, team-up with other riders, tell us how your training’s going or suggest ways we can make the 2012 Tour and your time with us the best ever.
Why not enter as a team and make the ride even more memorable.
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and enter one of the best sportives in the whole of the UK.
Here’s to a great weekend.