Pembrokeshire Road Cycle (Ride 1 of 3) – St Davids 100 Mile Epic Circular
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Join us for a 160km (approx 100 mile) circular road ride from St Davids in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Based on the “Tour of Pembrokeshire, Paul Ties 100 mile” sportive route, the ride begins in St David’s, at the far end of Pembrokeshire’s northern peninsula. The route heads south towards Marloes, hugging the southern coast line before heading north to Crymych, Fishguard and back along the northern coast to St Davids.
This is the first of three rides in the Pembrokeshire area during the May Day bank holiday weekend - details of the other two can be found by following the links below. Will (your leader) will be camping at Porthclais Farm Campsite just outside St Davids.
Second Ride (Sun 6 May) - http://outdoorlads.com/event/pembrokeshire-road-cycle-part-2-3-%E2%80%9…
Third Ride (Mon 7 May) - http://outdoorlads.com/event/pembrokeshire-road-cycle-part-3-3-%E2%80%9…
This ride will be an “epic” monster day with approx 2000m of ascent. If this is not your cup of tea there will be shorter rides on the Sunday and Monday.
Unfortunately the area is served poorly by the train network, therefore a car would be most handy.
Pace and Terrain
This will be an epic 100 mile route on tarmac roads. The event pace is designed for road bikes rather than hybrids.
You do need reasonable personal fitness for this event as there is a fare distance to cover. Broadly, anyone who has recently cycled over 50 miles without too much difficulty will be able to complete this ride.
What to bring
Your will need a road bike or light weight hybrid. Mountain bikes are not suitable.
Apart from your road bike remember the following:.
- Puncture repair kit (or better still a spare inner tube) and tyre levers. Also any special tools that your bike needs.
- Food - bring small snacks such as biscuits, energy bars or gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit is great too
- A cycling bottle attached to your bike and plenty of water
- Eye protection - impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded.
- Clothing: choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Given the time of year, please bring multiple layers of clothing to keep you warm and a waterproof lightweight jacket.
- Footwear - Please bring suitable footwear for the type of bike you own.
- Cyclist's Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet.
- Bag - Not essential, but if the weather is likely to be changeable or you wish to carry supplies and clothing, a small ruck sack or pannier bags attached to your bike could be very useful. We don't want you getting cold or wet.
- Sun cream - Only if it's summer!
Food & drink
There will be time for tea, cake and ice cream on route.