2019 TOUR OF PEMBROKESHIRE
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Saturday 18th of May 2019 At Crug Glas

2019 TOUR OF PEMBROKESHIRE RIDE OUTS

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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

18/1/2019 Tour of Pembrokeshire Prologue Ride
10/2/2019 Tour Ride-out Melin Tregwynt
10/3/2019 Tour Ride-out West End Volvo Route
14/4/2019 Tour Ride-out East End Paul Ties Route
12/5/2019 Tour Ride-out West End Paul Ties Route
17/5/2019 Tour of Pembrokeshire Registration and Talks
18/5/2019 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 Crug Glas Country House Hotel near St Davids (SA62 6XX) and will take place just after the Spring Classics on Saturday the 18th May 2019.  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 12th Tour of Pembrokeshire and due to the popularity of the routes created for 2018 we’ve agreed to keep them the same for 2019.  We’ve also decided to drop the rounded-off distances and simply allocate each route with a name with the precise distance and ascent displayed in brackets.  The Paul Sartori was especially successful with families in 2018 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 half mile climb which touches 25% and there’ll be 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.

Famous riders and great brands

Simon Warren, author of 100 Climbs will be giving a talk in the evening on Friday 17th May and riders will be able to accompany him on The Paul Ties’ the next day.  Also on Friday, Bullfinch Cycles will be demonstrating their frame building techniques and riders will have the opportunity to test ride these fabulous bikes.

It’s no surprise that the Tour has some big name sponsors and was described by Chris Boardman MBE, who rode it in 2015 as a superb, really enjoyable event.

Enter today and start planning your trip, we’ll keep you informed about the Prologue Ride event when Eddie Butler will be one of our guests and also the dates of our ride-outs, which will give you chance to familiarise yourself with the routes and enjoy some good company.

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

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 2018 Tour of Pembrokeshire you’re entering our timed hill climb in association with Continental.

Rising out of Goodwick is the infamous Stop and Call Climb, half a mile of climbing at an average 10% gradient with a rise of 274 feet.

The Continental Stop And Call Hill Climb is set to be a feature of the 2018 Tour of Pembrokeshire with rousing roadside support and just 16 short miles from the finish!

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Entry opens on 17th August 2018

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.

LATEST NEWS

Simon Warren’s Cycling Climbs of Pembrokeshire

Cycling Climbs of Pembrokeshire - a road cyclist's guide by Simon Warren Of all the parts of Wales this is the one I’ve visited the least, in fact I’d only previously spent a single day here whilst researching my guide to the climbs of Wales, so when Peter Walker, the...

Crys Melyn Road Cycling Coaching Weekends

Road Cycling Coaching Weekends - Build your confidence in cycling techniques and mechanics The Tour of Pembrokeshire has partnered up with Crys Melyn Cycling to offer road cycling coaching weekends in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National...

Guest Speaker at Tour

Friday Evening 17th May. We are delighted that Maria Leijerstam is joining us for the 2019 Tour of Pembrokeshire and will be riding with our Patron, Tori James and giving a talk the evening before, entitled Keep The Pedals Turning. Maria loves to ride her bike so much...

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