The Wales Sportive
05 July 2020
An essential addition to your event calendar, this race is a must-do in the mid-season schedule. With an award winning finish line, incredible atmosphere and the UK's only televised sportive. With an award winning finish line, an atmosphere few can compete with, as well as being the UK's only televised sportive, you won't want to miss it. The Wales Sportive is a great race for first timers. With three distances to choose from and a great atmosphere, it's a great first race.
There are different ages for different cut offs.112 – 18+Years66 – 16+ Years45 – 14+ YearsWe want to ensure the The Wales Sportive is a (fairly) relaxing day for all the athletes and make sure that everyone competing knows exactly what’s happening, when it’s happening, and most importantly what you need to keep safe and post a great time!You can find the Race Pack below, along with the Race Briefing Video and links to the Waves Times, Over & Under 18s Disclaimers.In order to take part in the event you MUST bring Photo ID and a Signed Disclaimer to registration. It is also imperative that you watch the Video Briefing prior to the event.
The course is a 45 mile, 66 mile or 112 mile sportive, depending on entry level. The Wales Sportive can be entered by anyone who feels they are capable of completing the distances. There is gender separation, so men and women compete for first place in their respective category.There are three different distances for The Wales Sportive. The short distance of 45 miles, the mid-distance route of 66 miles, as well as the full distance course of 112 miles, for the athletes who really want to push their limits.The Wales Sportive is an open road event, so traffic from cars and other vehicles will needs to expected whilst out on the route. Signs and marshals will be placed at junctions and points along the route to help monitor this, as well as manning water and feed stations for cyclists use.Cyclists competing in each of the categories will have a staggered start, with the 112 mile athletes starting first and the 45 mile athletes leaving last. The 45 mile course will be one lap of the small circuit, whilst 66 mile cyclists will head off towards Angle before finishing the small circuit. The 112 mile course follows the same route as the 66 mile course; however has an extra lap of the small circuit before reaching the finish line.
Saturday 6th July 6.00am – 6:00pm Registration Open Tenby Leisure Centre6:00am – 11:30am Sportive Priority for Registration Tenby Leisure Centre7:15am First BIKE Wave Departs Salterns Car Park, Tenby8am Top 10 Male & Female LCW Riders Leave Salterns Car Park, Tenby10:15am 66 Mile SPORTIVE Salterns Car Park,Tenby12:30pm 45 Mile SPORTIVE Salterns Car Park, Tenby1pm First Bikes Expected Back Tenby2pm Cut-off Time For Second Lap Tenby, White Lion Street3pm Cut-off Time for King, Queen & Junior of The Hill4pm Presentation for King, Queen & Junior of The Hill Tudor Sq, Tenby6pm Last Athlete Crosses The Finish Line Tudor Sq, Tenby
The Wales Sportive – FAQ’sPlease note – photographic identification will be required at registration. Athletes without this may not be registered by the start time of the event.Will there be timing chips?Yes – it needs to be worn on your left ankle and will be issued at Registration. When is the closing date for Registration?The closing date will be as close as possible to the event, in order to make final event arrangements. This date will be published closer to the time, but as a rough guide, last year it was 4 weeks before the event. Will there be Drink/Feed stations on the route?Yes – there are three stations on the route. Lamphey, Narberth and Tenby.However, if you would like to carry any energy gels to keep you going, please feel free to do so.