2020 TOUR OF PEMBROKESHIRE
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Saturday 16th of May 2020 At ST DAVID’S

 

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365 DAYS WITH ToP

With events, rides, coaching, training and recommended suppliers in Pembrokeshire the Tour of Pembrokeshire is busy all year round.

Training and Holidays

Crys Melyn Cycling is the Official Cycling Adventure Partner of the Tour of Pembrokeshire.  In addition to cycling holidays and tours that showcase the glorious West Wales landscape guests can receive coaching and instruction whilst they discover the breath-taking coast and mountain scenery either on their own bicycle or one supplied by Crys Melyn.

Events

15/5/2020 Tour of Pembrokeshire Registration and Talks
16/5/2020 Tour of Pembrokeshire Main Event

Roadstead

Come and try one of our approved cafes and accommodation providers, all stocked with cycle spares and backed up by a website brimming with great Pembrokeshire cycling routes to download.

Welcome – CROESO

The Tour of Pembrokeshire is centred at  St Davids and will take place just after the Spring Classics on Saturday the 16th May 2020.  It is established as a must-do event for sportive riders in the UK and from Ireland and Europe and it is linked with the Tour of Brittany Sportive; Tro Bro Leon.

Tour of Pembrokeshire routes

This will be the 13th Tour of Pembrokeshire.  The Paul Sartori was especially successful with families in 2019 and it also encouraged riders to take part who were recovering from illness or who wanted to experience the event but had felt it might be too advanced for them.  The Lloyd Motors Volvo route provides riders with the chance to climb the highest point in Pembrokeshire, making it a true classic.  Bullfinch Cycles hand-build their frames and bikes in Coventry and their route really suits the superb comfort and performance their craftsmanship achieves.  The Paul Ties route is regarded as one of the toughest and most enjoyable sportive rides in the UK, it is always the best attended.

The Continental Tyres’ Hill Climb challenges riders on the three longer routes.  It’s a two and a half mile climb with plenty of encouragement from the local supporters.  If you’re really lucky, you’ll have SambaDoc to get you off to a great start towards your chance to win a prize.

A Pembrokeshire family weekend

To help everyone feel included in the weekend and throughout the season, riders and their family and friends can also enjoy Pembrokeshire from the water, with our adventure partners;  Preseli Venture provide wonderful coasteering, sea-kayaking or surfing experiences and Falcon Boats will take you on a wildlife trip that will be a memorable highlight of your visit.  You can obtain vouchers offering special pricing throughout the season when you sign up.

The Tour of Pembrokeshire Weekend really encapsulates all that’s great about being in the UK’s only coastal national park.  Whether you’re cycling quiet country roads with challenging climbs and swooping descents or at sea enjoying the scenery, flora and wildlife, it is all breath-taking.

ToP Calendar

Up coming events from the Tour of Pembrokeshire

On the start line with Chris Boardman MBE and Jamie Mitchell

Tour of Pembrokeshire Patron Tori James
First Welsh woman to climb Everest

L – R Peter Walker, Dame Katherine Grainger, Jessica Eddie, Anne Panter, Tori James (Patron) and Mark Reed.

THE ROUTES

Paul Sartori 23.7 miles

Lloyd Volvo 52.5 miles

Bullfinch Cycles 84.4 miles

Paul Ties 106.2 miles

TOP Castelli Jerseys

Get your Castelli jersey here for just £59.95

Tour of Pembrokeshire Cow Bells

For that authentic alpine atmosphere – £4.99 each for collection at the event

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CONTINENTAL TIMED HILL CLIMB

If you enter the 2019 Tour of Pembrokeshire 52.5 / 84.4 / 106.2 mile routes you’re entering our timed hill climb in association with Continental.

This year we ascend Bwlch y Gwynt from differing directions dependant on route. It’s a great climb topping out at 1317 feet and for over 900 feet of elevation gain.

The Continental Bwlch y Gwynt Hill Climb is set to be a feature of the 2020 Tour of Pembrokeshire with rousing roadside support at the highest road pass in Pembrokeshire

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FEED STATIONS

The feed stations at the Tour of Pembrokeshire are legendary, boasting the best Pembrokeshire produce.

From freshly baked spelt bread and jam to Pembrokeshire beef faggots and homemade vegetarian pasties.

We think it’s important that you get a taste of the area when you take on the Tour of Pembrokeshire and so source everything we can from within the county.

It’s something for you to look forward to while you’re working hard out there in the Pembrokeshire hills.

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What a fantastic day, the 105 mile route was spectacular.

John Hughes

2018 TOUR 19/05/18

I just wanted to give you a big compliment for the splendid way in which you organized last Saturday’s Tour of Pembrokeshire again.  This was my second time and I can now definitely say that this is best organized cycling sportive that I know (I do between five and ten every year, both in the UK and in France and Italy).  Other than the fact that the scenery is obviously stunning, the route is perfectly indicated and all the marshals and other people involved are very kind and helpful.

Great trip, I definitely will come back next year!

Best, Hans den Hoedt

What a fantastic day, the 105 mile route was spectacular.

John Hughes

One of my favourite rides, it’s a must-do event.

Jennifer Trotman – cyclosport.org

It was a very enjoyable event that was clearly well organised and run. No detail overlooked and all bases covered. Lots of nice touches, great support and marshals. Chapeau.

Justin Gill

If anyone considers writing an Egon Ronay style guide to sportives, this one would be right up there. Warmed foods such as faggots, pasties and tea are as welcome as the sweet stuff – and there’s plenty of both.

Andy Mather