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April 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm #21451Narberth DynamosKeymaster
This is a thread to discuss the Wales Sportive ride on 4 June. Who is doing this, how are you getting there etc.April 1, 2011 at 7:16 pm #23992MorganiteMember
It’s says on there website is on the 4 JuneApril 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm #24003
Oops my mistake, will correct the post! 😳May 2, 2011 at 8:31 pm #24111
any thoughts on whether it is too much to ride full rides on both the Wales Sportive and the Tour Of Pembrokeshire? Any tips for speeding the recovery in between?May 3, 2011 at 7:29 am #24113butcherboyMember
Well, Roger, Huw and myself are riding the Dragon on 5th June 135miles and i am planning to ride the full tour of pembs too. Perhaps Kim might have some ideas on the best way to recover.May 3, 2011 at 11:12 am #24115
Cool, I figured I should be okay feeling surprisingly well after the angel. I didn’t know whether I was expecting too much and should calm down and do one or the other. I’m hoping to use the sportive as something of a reliability ride as a final prep for the tour. Last year I completed the tour but it hammered me, this year I want it to be my turn.May 12, 2011 at 9:49 am #24146
I have just taken the plunge and signed up for the full distance. I expect this might be a bit more challenging than the Carten!May 25, 2011 at 7:23 am #24174butcherboyMember
They are looking for volunteers to marshall the cycling coarse on the saturday. I have heard that for every 10 people the club will get £200. Any one willing to help?May 25, 2011 at 10:04 am #24176
I will be going so slowly I might get mistaken for a marshall, do you think that will count?May 28, 2011 at 9:11 am #24182
Email from Nick Brown seeking marshals for next weekends Wales Sportive. Please coordinate with Andrew to see if we can provide enough to get a donation to club funds.
The long course bike ride is next Saturday (4th June). I had a meeting with the
organisers on Thursday and we drove the route of the bike. I’ve prepared plans
showing the location of signs and also marshals. I’ve been detailed with putting
out the signs and I will probably have to start doing this on Friday. There are lots
of them and it will be a big job so I’m looking for some help. Some of the signs
further around the course (from Carew on for example) could be put up on Saturday
morning, if necessary. I’m going to be doing a drive around on the morning of the
event to check that the signs are OK. The signs will be picked up later on Saturday
or Sunday morning by one of Matthew Evans men.
The event is a sportive and as such the rules of the road will apply. So marshals
will just be a key junctions to point the direction of the route, point out any
local dangers and attend to anyone in difficulties. They will not be required to
The 112 mile ride starts at 7 am, the 72 mile ride starts at 9 am and the 40 mile
ride at 11.30 am. I’ve listed below the provisional times that the fastest riders
(at over 20 mph!) could be going through:-
Pembroke – 8.30 am
Carew – 9.15 am
Narberth – 9.45 am
Saundersfoot – 10.15 am
Bear in mind that the long route does the 40 mile route
(Pembroke/Carew/Narberth/Saundersfoot) twice. There is a cut off time because the
road closure in Tenby has to be removed by 4 pm. But this means that marshals on
some bits of the route may be there for most of the day.
Any help you can give me would be most welcome. A number of volunteers have already
registered with the organisers but some will not be cyclists and may not be as
experienced of the local traffic and participants requirements as some of us. I
confirmed with the organisers that a group of 10 volunteers from a club or society
will get £200 for their services, as well as a goody bag, T shirt and packed lunch.
Group leaders will also get an invite to the party on Sunday night. Full briefing
will be given to marshals on the morning of the event.
Volunteers can register online or can contact Fran or Sophie on:
It would be great if you could lend a hand. The plans I’ve attached show 3 areas
but for no other reason that it was the best way to fit it onto A4 paper. But it
could work out that you highlight an area on the plan and say that you could put the
signs up and provide the volunteers for that area. Let me know.
This should be a great event and I’m sure the hundreds of local riders would
appreciate your support.
07748 107149May 28, 2011 at 10:49 am #24183ValleyGirlMember
I am happy to marshal for the bike ride and help put out signs on the Friday. I’ll ask around for volunteers to cover the Narberth area.May 31, 2011 at 11:06 am #24188MatGMember
Who is riding what distance?
What times are people aiming forJune 1, 2011 at 10:17 am #24193
Mat, I have signed up for the full course and am aiming for 7.5 hours (15mph). I did the 75mile longer loop on Sunday in 5 hours but only time will tell if I could keep that up for another 2.5 hours. However the weather looks much better and I will probably be battling heatstroke rather than the wind!June 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm #24194MatGMember
If you fancy some company let me knowJune 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm #24195
I’m also signed up for the longer ride, would like to hope I can manage 15 mph but don’t know. Has anyone worked out the actual route?
I appreciate from the post above that we start from the Salterns and do the long loop, what I’m not clear about is how we get from tenby onto the second loop and where precisely to plot my route into my garmin.
I like to have it count down the miles as I ride!
Currently I think we are doing the full loop then riding to lamphey, into Pembroke, round the one way, straight out again the way we came in back to Lamphey then up the ridgeway and onto Narberth etc picking up the long route.
Anyone know? Help?
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