The Wales Sportive

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The Wales Sportive
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Take part in the UK's only televised sportive event this summer. With three distances on offer and a special award-winning finish line, this event is designed for anyone and everyone. Riding along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast Path is sure to be nothing short of breathtaking.
112 Miles, 70 Miles and 40 Miles
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Sat, 1 Jul 2023
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Tenby, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Tudor Square, Tenby SA70, UK
Start times
Saturday, 1 Jul 2023
112 Miles:
6:30 am |
70 Miles:
7:30 am |
40 Miles:
9:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Wales Sportive
112 Miles
1 Loop
70 Miles
1 Loop
40 Miles
1 Loop
Route information
Terrain: Roads
Elevation: Undulating
This event is made up of three races: 40 mile, 70 mile and 112 mile.
The Wales Sportive is a closed road event. Aero bars and TT bikes are NOT permitted. Drafting and peloton riding is permitted.
Cyclists competing in each of the categories will have a staggered start, with the 112-mile athletes starting first and the 45-mile athletes leaving last.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Closed road course
  • Sports Massage
  • Televised event
  • Award-winning finish line
  • Prizes for category winners
How to get there
Tudor Square, Tenby SA70, UK
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Pay & Display parking is available at the follow places:
  • Five Arches Car Park, South Parade, Tenby, SA70 7HY
  • Multi-Storey Car Park, Upper Park Road, Tenby, SA70 7LS
  • Rectory Car Park, South Cliff Street, Tenby SA70 7EA
  • South Beach Car Park, Battery Road, Tenby SA70 7EL
  • The Green Car Park, Lower Park Road, Tenby SA70 7NG
  • Salterns Car Park, Marsh Road, Tenby SA70 8DU
  • North Beach Car Park, Gas Lane, Tenby SA70 8AG
By Car
  • From Carmarthen take the A40 to St Clears
  • At the St Clears roundabout take the 1st exit to the A477
  • At the next roundabout take the 1st exit to the A478
  • Follow the road down into Tenby
Event day logistics
13:00 - 20:00 Registration open (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
15:00 - 20:00 LCW Expo Discount Day (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
09:00 - 19:00 Registration open (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
14:00 - 16:00 Swim Priority at Registration (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
09:00 - 17:00 LCW Expo (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
05:00 - 17:00 Registration open
05:00 - 07:30 Sportive Priority for registration (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
06:30 - 7:00 Wave 1: 112m - Novice Wave (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
07:00 Wave 2: Top 10 male & Top 10 female LCW (Salterns Car Park)
07:30 - 08:15 Wave 3: LCW, 112m & 70m (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
09:30 Wave 4: 42 mile Sportive (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
10:30 First Bikes expected back
13:00 - 18:00 Sports Mssage (Imperial Hotel, Tenby)
13:00 Cut-off Time for second lap (Tenby, White Lion Street)
15:00 Cut-off time for King, Queen & Junior of The Hill
17:00 Last Athlete Crosses The Finish Line (Tudor Square, Tenby)
In order to take part in the event you must bring Photo ID and have signed the disclaimer prior to registration. It is also imperative that you watch the Video Briefing prior to the event.
Age Restrictions
You must be 14 years or over to compete in the 40 mile distance, 16 years or over to compete in the 70 mile distance, and 18 years or over to compete in the 112 mile distance.
Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult entered into the race or it will be assumed they are capable of completing the distance on their own.
Toilets are available at the following places:
  • Upper Park Road
  • Lower Park Road
  • Castle Beach
  • South Beach Car Park
  • Only registered athletes are allowed on the course, unregistered athletes will be removed from the course. Any riders riding with unregistered riders will be disqualified.
  • Anyone falling behind the road reopening will be counted as DNF
  • Cyclists must keep left of the white lines (where present) unless they are overtaking. When overtaking cyclists also must communicate clearly to others.
  • Be aware of potholes. Ride within your ability.
  • TT Bikes and road bikes with Tri Bars or AeroBars are not allowed
  • Your bike must be roadworthy which complies with the British Triathlon Federation rules
  • E-Bikes or tandems are strictly prohibited
  • Your helmet must meet British Triathlon specifications of ANSI Z90.4, SNELL B90, EN1078. A "CE" mark is not an approved mark and is not accepted.
  • The helmet must not be cracked and the strap must be in working order
  • You must apply one sticker to your bike post and another to the front of you helmet
  • Your bib must be applied to your back and be visible at all times
  • You must not wear clothing that exposes your torso
  • All athletes must carry 2 water bottles
  • Athletes are not permitted to wear headphones, headsets, technical earplugs or any other listening device
  • Athletes must not use any glass containers
  • Athletes must not use any personal recording device
Cut-off Times
To meet the cut-off times riders must cycle at the following speeds for each course:
  • 112 mile: 12.5mph
  • 70 mile: 9mph
  • 42 mile: 8mph
Spectator Info
Where to eat
A number of local eateries for the spectators, athletes and their supporters offering a selection of cuisines and drinks.
The Bay Tree - Tudor Square, Tenby SA70 7AJ
  • 01834 843516
Qube Restaurant - 7-8 Tudor Square, Tenby SA70 7AD
  • 01834 845719
Billycan - Lower Frog Street, Tenby SA70 7HS
  • 01834 842172
Sandbar - Unit 16-17, The Salterns, Tenby Pembrokeshire SA70 8EG
  • 01834 218090
Normandie - Upper Frog Street, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7JD
  • 01834 842227
The Cove - 14 High St, Tenby SA70 7HD
  • 01834 842438
Top Joes - Upper Frog Street, Tenby, Sa70 7JD
  • 01834 218089
If you volunteer for this event you will be rewarded with plenty of fantastic goodies and discounts:
  • Free volunteer event t-shirt
  • Free packed lunch & drink (dietary requirements will be catered for)
  • Free entry to the post-event party
  • Discounted merchandise
  • Volunteer medal
As an extra incentive, groups of 10 or more volunteers will get £400 towards their chosen team, club or charity!
Where do I have to apply the bike and helmet stickers for The Wales Sportive event?
You must apply one sticker on your bike seat post and one on the front of your helmet.
What are the age requirements for The Wales Sportive races?
You must be 14 years or over to compete in the 40 mile distance, 16 years or over to compete in the 70 mile distance, and 18 years or over to compete in the 112 mile distance.
Can I use Tri Bars at The Wales Sportive races?
No, TT bikes & Tri bars are not allowed for all bike races.
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