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Tour De Shane – The Pembrokeshire Sportive

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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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9 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Neil R
"Having crashed my MTB and fractured my pelvis in November 2017, this was my..."

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Andrew P
"This was a great sportive with a superb but challenging route. The organisation..."

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Sally R
"Had such a great day, got a PB, fantastic atmosphere. The organisation and..."
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How to enter the Tour De Shane – The Pembrokeshire Sportive

  1. The 70 Mile

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  2. The 50 Mile

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Tour De Shane – The Pembrokeshire Sportive routes

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.

Event Details

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
Raceday Logistics

Both the 50 mile & the 70 mile race will be a staggered start between 0800-0900hrs.

Spectators

There is no fee for spectators at this event

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact [email protected]

FAQs

Aid Stations

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

Rider 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.

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Tour De Shane – The Pembrokeshire Sportive weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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Tour De Shane – The Pembrokeshire Sportive reviews (9)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

  • 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.
  • Did the The 70 Mile in 2019

    It was very well organised. We thoroughly enjoyed it, all the team where very friendly and encouraging.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.