Timings & Ride Day Information

2018 Rider Safety Briefing – all riders must read this document before riding

2018 Rider Safety Briefing

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 19th May 2018.  It is established as a must-do event for sportive riders in the UK and from Ireland and Europe and it is twinned with the Tour of Brittany Sportive; Tro Bro Leon.

This will be the 11th Tour of Pembrokeshire and we have planned two exciting new features in addition to three newly developed classic routes.  Firstly, we have added a 28 mile taster route for cyclists wishing to become a Tour of Pembrokeshire rider so they can experience the challenge and soak-up the atmosphere.  Secondly, we have decided to give riders and their family and friends the chance to enjoy the Pembrokeshire Coast from the water, so we’ve teamed up with Preseli Venture for coasteering and sea-kayaking or surfing and Falcon Boats for wildlife boat trips and you’ll find links to their websites below so you can make bookings.

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.

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.

We are delighted that Results Base will send the rider numbers and disposable timing chips by post directly to entrants to avoid the need to attend pre-ride registration.

Friday 18th May

The camping field, the Expo and Registration will be open from 15:00hrs on Friday the 18th of May.

The Tour of Pembrokeshire team will be on hand at Crug Glas from 15:00hrs on Friday the 18th of May to answer any questions about the route or the event.  Bike safety checks and maintenance will be available on site from 15:00hrs so don’t worry if you need help and you’ll also be able to test ride a few bikes if you fancy a quick spin.

To reduce journey times and delays through having to eat on the way, Crug Glas will be making a traditional ‘hand reared’ fish and chips for £7.50 along with a homemade vegetarian burger from 18:00hrs to 20:30hrs.

Our ‘Voice of the Tour’ Paralympic athlete Mel Nicholls will be giving a talk about her experiences at 19:00hrs which is sure to be an inspiration for riders taking part in the Tour the next day.

Junior riders

We welcome junior riders, indeed Josh Tarling was only eight when he first rode the Tour accompanied by Cyril Morris who was 80!  Any rider under the age of 17 must be entered and accompanied by an adult – that means the adult creates the profile, adds the child as a rider and then enters both into the event.  Adults who are accompanying young riders need to download and fill in this form and bring it to the event registration to collect their number and timing chip.

Distances and pricing

We do not make refunds but riders can transfer their entry to another rider by emailing info@tourofpembrokeshire.co.uk.

Day/Distance Main
(to 30-04-2018 inc.)
(to 17-05-2018)
Saturday May 19th
Paul Ties 100 mile route £46 £56
Mavic 75 mile route £46 £56
Lloyd Motors Volvo 50 mile route £46 £56
Paul Sartori 25 mile route £29 £35

NOTE: a 6% booking fee will be added to the final total

Event timings and registration

Riders will receive the bike number, timing chip, route card and other information via the post prior to the event.  Late entries, riders requiring parental consent will need to collect their rider packs from the information desk at the event’s HQ which will be open on Friday 18th May between 15:30hrs – 20:00hrs. and on Saturday 19th May from 06:30hrs.

N.B. You will not be able to start before your planned route start time.

Day/Distance Starts
Saturday May 19th
Paul Ties 100 mile route 07:00 – 07:30
Mavic 75 mile route 08:30 – 09:00
Volvo 50 mile route 09:00 – 10:00
Paul Sartori 25 mile route 10:30 – 11:00

Facilities – Plan View of the Crug Glas Site

Take a look at our map of the event site at Crug Glas
2018 Tour Event Map – Crug Glas

There are free hot tubs and showers on-site.  You can book your space here for a tent, caravan or motorhome (£15/night) and your post-ride massage (£10).

Food and drink

Pre-ride bacon rolls served with coffee and tea.  Riders will be served a delicious post-ride meal (free).  Feed-stations are stocked with locally sourced food which will include; Pembrokeshire pork and beef faggot sausages, vegetarian pasties, spelt bread with home-made summer berry jam, Welsh cakes, bara-brith, Pembrokeshire potatoes, flap-jacks, bananas and energy drink from Secret-Training.

Live music

In addition to live music from SambaDoc, Honey Fungus and other local bands around the course, there will be live music at the finish which always enhances the party atmosphere.

Official photographs

After the event you’ll be able to see all the official images by Huw Fairclough Photography on this website.