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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.
Participants
The 50 Mile, and The 70 Mile
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Calendar
Sat 24th Apr 2021
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St Davids, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Some Serious Climbs

20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
5 Nun St, St Davids, Haverfordwest SA62 6NS, UK
Start times
The 70 Mile:
TBC |
The 50 Mile:
TBC
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Tour De Shane – The Pembrokeshire Sportive
The 50 Mile
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50mi
The 70 Mile
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70mi
Route information
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.
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
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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
Event day logistics
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.
Backpack
Kit list
Entrants must provide their own bike in good working order and helmets are mandatory.
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FAQ's
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.
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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.
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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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Reviews
5.0
9 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
SceneryStunning scenery
BicepFlexChallenging course
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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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