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Tour De Shane – The Pembrokeshire Sportive

200 participants · 2021-04-24 · St Davids
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About this event

Join Rugby Union legend Shane Williams for this iconic cycling event. Great for cyclists of all abilities, the Tour De Shane course passes through quaint villages and along strikingly beautiful roads in the Pembrokeshire countryside. Come to support a good cause or for the physical challenge.

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To sum it up at MUUK-Adventures we would say that we are a provider and facilitator of all things outdoor related. To explain this further we specialise in 3 areas; Endurance Sports, Adventure Breaks, and Water Based Activities. We manage to achieve this by having a diverse team and working with our partners, who are all established leaders and experts in their fields.

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How to enter

What's included:

  • Fully marked course
  • Finisher's medal
  • Timed event
  • Aid stations
  • Refreshment stations
  • Medical and First Aid cover
  • Goody Bag including a Tour De Shane souvenir
  • The chance to ride with a sports star for a great cause
The 70 Mile
12:00am Sat 24th Apr 2021

Bike 70mi

The 50 Mile
12:00am Sat 24th Apr 2021

Bike 50mi

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What people think
5.0
9 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
SceneryStunning scenery
BicepFlexChallenging course
Sally
Star
5.0
Did the The 50 Mile in 2019
Had such a great day, got a PB, fantastic atmosphere. The organisation and marshalling were second to none.… read more
Helen
Star
5.0
Did the The 70 Mile in 2019
It was very well organised. We thoroughly enjoyed it, all the team where very friendly and encouraging.… read more
Phil
Star
4.7
Did the The 70 Mile in 2019
Great course, great weather, lovely climbs!!!!! Organisation extremely good could have had stewards on a couple of blind junctions. Over all a great day in the saddle.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What will aid stations be stocked with?
The aid stations will have water and sugary energy drinks and snacks, which will include your energy nibbles such as sweets, nuts, cakes and fruit. There will also be savouries and carbs such as sandwiches and pizza slices locations will be Keeston & Broad Haven.… read more
FAQ
When will entrants receive further information?
Full details will be sent to riders, in relation to parking, aid stations, safety and all related logistics in the weeks leading up to the event.… read more
FAQ
Does the Pembrokeshire Sportive have an age limit?
Yes, entrants must be aged 16+ or 14+ if accompanied by an adult.… read more
Route description
Route description

50 mile course

Elevation Gain – 3488Ft

  • The course will start and finish from the Bishops Palace. A 13th Century grade one listed building that sits next to the impressive Cathedral. This really is an iconic site for an iconic event.
  • Riders will pass through the magnificent palace gates and along the Cathedral Close.
  • They will then head up Quickwell Hill and then head North on the A487.
  • The first 18 miles features gentle ascents and descents will the only ascent of note at Hayscastle Cross.
  • Once riders have completed this section, they will head heading East into the county town of Haverfordwest. Riders will skirt around the outside of the town before heading on the B4327 towards Dale.
  • Again this section features rolling hills and so is ideal for riders to stretch their legs.
  • At the 32 mile mark, riders will descend into the picture postcard village of Little Haven.
  • However, the climb out of Little Haven will be one of the steepest on the course and is followed by the final 18 miles of undulating roads that will see riders pass by the beaches of Broad Haven, Nolton Haven and Newgale where riders will be faced with the infamous Newgale hill climb.
  • The course winds back to St David’s via Solva, which offers a great view of the harbour as riders climb the last challenging hill of the day.

70 mile course

Elevation gain – 5137ft

  • As with the 50 mile race, the 70 mile course starts and finishes at the iconic Bishops Palace.
  • The first 7 miles of the route are fairly flat allowing riders plenty of time to warm up.
  • Over the next 9 miles, riders will pass through the delightful coastal villages of Trefin and Abercastle before heading onto Mathry and St. Nicholas.
  • This section is undulating and features some gentle downhills to sea level and the inevitable ascents back out. The superb scenery should help riders with the burn.
  • Around the 17 mile mark, you will reach the most Northerly and highest point of the route near to Strumble Head.
  • Following on from this, riders will head south towards St Davids before turning inland cutting across the North Pembs Peninsular.
  • The first 8 miles of this section from Goodwick to Treddiog Farm consists of a good steady climb but this is followed by a series of fast descents.
  • Once riders have completed this section, they will head heading East into the county town of Haverfordwest. Riders will skirt around the outside of the town before heading on the B4327 towards Dale.
  • Again this section features rolling hills and so is ideal for riders to stretch their legs.
  • At the 52 mile mark, riders will descend into the picture postcard village of Little Haven.
  • However, the climb out of Little Haven will be one of the steepest on the course and is followed by the final 18 miles of undulating roads that will see riders pass by the beaches of Broad Haven, Nolton Haven and Newgale where riders will be faced with the infamous Newgale hill climb.
  • The course winds back to St David’s via Solva, which offers a great view of the harbour as riders climb the last challenging hill of the day.
Sally
Star
5.0
Did the The 50 Mile in 2019
Had such a great day, got a PB, fantastic atmosphere. The organisation and marshalling were second to none.
Helen
Star
5.0
Did the The 70 Mile in 2019
It was very well organised. We thoroughly enjoyed it, all the team where very friendly and encouraging.
Phil
Star
4.7
Did the The 70 Mile in 2019
Great course, great weather, lovely climbs!!!!! Organisation extremely good could have had stewards on a couple of blind junctions. Over all a great day in the saddle.
Mike
Star
5.0
Did the The 50 Mile in 2019
Brilliant event, well organised , great route , very friendly support staff on junctions and at the feed stations and of course the sun was shining. I thoroughly recommend this event
Andrew
Star
5.0
Did the The 70 Mile in 2019
This was a great sportive with a superb but challenging route. The organisation was slick and the number of participants was ideal with no real hold ups throughout the day. The Weather was glorious which added to a very enjoyable sportive.
Margaret
Star
5.0
Did the The 70 Mile in 2019
My second time doing this ride and so good I travel 130 miles to take part!The atmosphere and camaraderie from both organisers and participants are second to none. Great challenging route with stunning views which is well signed, fantastic feed stations and amazing encouragement through the route. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it - even with all the climbs
Marianne
Star
5.0
Did the The 50 Mile in 2019
An amazing sportive. Wonderful scenery helped with the hills. Challenging but achievable course. Loved it & will definitely be back next year!
Margaret
Star
5.0
Did the The 70 Mile in 2018
Worth travelling for this one! A good chunk of the route is coastal which means fab sea views but also some tough climbs as you drop into and climb out of coastal towns but well worth all the early season pain.
Neil
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5.0
Did the The 50 Mile in 2018
Having crashed my MTB and fractured my pelvis in November 2017, this was my first race. The trick is to miss the last feed station in Broad Haven! I am so glad that I pushed myself for a good cause and am now looking to do one a month including one big one to raise money for cancer. Many thanks to the organizers to encourage me to get back on my bike.
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule:

0800 - 0900: Staggered starts for the 50 mile and 70 mile race

Further race day logistics will be sent out closer to the time.

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer for this event then please get in touch with: [email protected]

How to get there

5 Nun St, St Davids, Haverfordwest SA62 6NS, UK

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Address: St. Davids Bishop's Palace,High St, St Davids, Haverfordwest SA62 6PE

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What will aid stations be stocked with?
The aid stations will have water and sugary energy drinks and snacks, which will include your energy nibbles such as sweets, nuts, cakes and fruit. There will also be savouries and carbs such as sandwiches and pizza slices locations will be Keeston & Broad Haven.
FAQ
When will entrants receive further information?
Full details will be sent to riders, in relation to parking, aid stations, safety and all related logistics in the weeks leading up to the event.
FAQ
Does the Pembrokeshire Sportive have an age limit?
Yes, entrants must be aged 16+ or 14+ if accompanied by an adult.
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