Pembrokeshire Road Cycle (Ride 3 of 3) – St Davids Circular 40 Miles
5 people attending
7 places left
Join us for a 64km (40 mile) circular road ride from St Davids in Pembrokeshire. I came across this route on the Guardian website and altered it slightly to include more beaches and hopefully more ice cream. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/sep/22/five-best-scenic-bike-rides-wales-snowdonia-pembrokeshire
The ride begins in St David’s, at the far end of Pembrokeshire’s northern peninsula. The outward route heads to Solva and ends up at the lighthouse at Strumble Head. On the return leg the route hugs the northern coast past coves and beaches including the turquoise lagoon at Abereiddy and the harbour of Porthgain.
There will be approx 600m of ascent which for one of my rides is nothing!
This is the final 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.
First Ride (Sat 5 May) - http://outdoorlads.com/event/pembrokeshire-road-cycle-ride-1-3-%E2%80%93...
Second Ride (Sun 6 May) - http://outdoorlads.com/event/pembrokeshire-road-cycle-part-2-3-%E2%80%93...
Unfortunately the area is served poorly by the train network and the start of each day’s ride will vary around the National Park, therefore a car would be most handy.
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, ice cream and a compulsory paddle.