Timings & Ride Day Information

After four fabulous years at Crug Glas, the 2020 Tour of Pembrokeshire will move back into St Davids. The new HQ will be at Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi and St Davids Leisure Centre. Headmaster David Haynes said “On behalf of the governors and staff of Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi we are both delighted and excited at the prospect of working in partnership with the Tour of Pembrokeshire Team to bring this unique, inclusive and prestigious event back into the heart of St Davids.”

The 2020 Tour of Pembrokeshire will take place on Saturday 16th May just after the Spring Classics. It is established as a must-do event for sportive riders and now attracts cyclists from all over the world.

This is what one rider said: ‘Fourth year in a row, did the 52 this year, the 80 last year and longest ones previous two years, loved every single one of them. Best sportive with fabulous organisation, friendly marshals, delicious feed-station offerings and the Samba band to help motivate your tired legs near the end. If Carlsberg did sportives…!!! Thanks everyone and see you next year for number five’ Stephanie Waring

The St Davids Peninsula is an outstanding location for the event offering breath-taking scenery, amazing sandy beaches and wonderful natural history. In addition to the fantastic cycling over routes to suit all abilities the event has a real festival atmosphere with something for everyone.

CONTINENTAL TYRES HILL CLIMB

The three longer routes which pass over the highest point in Pembrokeshire (Bwlch y Gwynt) will be challenged by a timed hill climb. There are great prizes for the fastest male and female riders of each route.

ENTRY OPTIONS

In addition to the pricing shown below please note the following opportunities.

Free Entry – You can enter the event for free if you commit to raise a minimum of £150 for any of our nominated charities. Air Cadets; DPJ Foundation; Paul Sartori Foundation; Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Trust; R.N.L.I; Prostate Cymru; Treginnis Farms for City Children; Velindre Cancer Trust; Wales Air Ambulance; Please see website for details and to download a sponsorship form.

Club Entry – Clubs can benefit from one free place for every ten members who enter. To qualify, simply ensure that every member of your club signs up using exactly the same club name and we will refund the price of the lowest entry fee directly to your club.

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 following the process on this page: https://resultsbase.net/page/transfers

Saturday May 16th Earlybird
(to 30-09-2019 inc.)
Pre New Year
(to 02-01-2020 inc.)
Post New Year
(to 19-04-2020 inc.)
Late
(to 13-05-2020)
Route name, distance & ascent        
Paul Ties (103 miles, 9,727ft) £35 £45 £55 £60
Bullfinch Cycles (80.7 miles, 7,737ft) £35 £45 £55 £60
Lloyds Volvo (59.6 miles, 5,811ft) £35 £45 £55 £60
Paul Sartori (21.4 miles 1,336ft) £20 £25 £35 £40
PLEASE NOTE: an 8.5% booking fee will be added to the final total.

 

 

 

 

MAILING OUT RIDER PACKS

Rider packs which comprise of a timing chip, a bike number, a route-card and other information will be posted, via Royal Mail, approximately two weeks prior to the event to all UK mainland addresses.  Please ensure you enter your address accurately and ensure that it is correct on or before the 19th April 2020.  NOTE: it is the ATHLETE address that the information will be posted to, this is separate to the PROFILE address… (See the Results Base FAQ page for instructions.)

Overseas riders and late entrants can collect their packs from the Registration Desk at the event.

REGISTRATION

Late entries, overseas entries and riders requiring parental consent will need to collect their rider packs from the Registration Desk at the event’s HQ.

Friday 15th May 1500 – 2000
Saturday 16th May From 0630 (allow sufficient time before your start!)

Friday 15th May

The camping field, the Expo and Registration will be open from 1500 on Friday the 15th of May.

The Tour of Pembrokeshire team will be on hand 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 Bullfinch Bike if you fancy a quick spin.

To reduce journey times and delays through having to eat on the way, food will be available from 1800 to 2030.

START TIMES

You will only be allowed to start within the times allocated to your route. Whilst you may not see the relevance, if you try to start outside of the times allocated to your chosen route, there may be no signage or marshals in place and feed-stations may not be open.

Paul Ties 0700 – 0730
Bullfinch Cycles 0830 – 0900
Lloyds Volvo 0900 – 1000
Paul Sartori 1030 – 1100

FACILITIES AND CAR PARKING

Car parking is free, as is the use of the hot tubs and showers.

You can book a space here for your tent, caravan or motorhome (£15/night covers two people) and your post-ride massage (£10) via the on-line entry system.

If you fancy an upgrade why not book a bed at Preseli Venture’s eco lodge? They are charging £42 per night and breakfast is included.

 

 

 

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 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

SambaDoc will be playing on the Continental Tyres Hill Climb. Honey Fungus and Tropikal Vizions steel band will play at the post-ride party in St Davids.

MERCHANDISE

Tour of Pembrokeshire branded items such as merino jerseys, Castelli cycling kit, cow-bells and other items are available to purchase at sign-up and on The Tour of Pembrokeshire website.

ADVENTURE

You, your friends and family can enjoy Pembrokeshire from the water with our adventure partners; Falcon Boats and Preseli Venture. You may purchase vouchers for these activities at sign-up.

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS

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

FAIR PLAY AND YOUR SAFETY

Farmers and local people form an essential part of our community and they are crucial to the county’s economy. You will almost certainly encounter farmers during your ride and we expect you to give them priority so that they can carry out their work with the minimum of hindrance. You have all day to enjoy the event, farmers have a business to run.

It is also possible that you will pass horses and farm animals. If you approach a horse and rider from behind, they will be unaware of your presence therefore you must stop riding, announce your presence and wait for the rider to call you past. If you ride towards a horse and rider, reduce your speed to 5mph, avoid any sudden movement and stop if requested.

Marshals and photographers will be located around the routes to ensure fair play and safety. As the event is run under the rules of The Highway Code Dyfed Powys Police motorcyclists will also be assisting with safety. It is very important to the majority of cyclists that events are not spoilt by riders who feel they can drop litter, hold up traffic or ride dangerously. To protect the event, the National Park and our riders, we will exclude any rider who breaches our code of conduct and we will charge any rider accessing our feed-stations who has not entered the event the late entry fee.

Every year someone spoils their day by injuring themselves and damaging their bike because they’ve ridden too quickly for the conditions; please try to make sure it isn’t you.