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Get your bike ready for the staple event in every cyclist’s calendar, the Tour of Pembrokeshire 2023!

Attracting riders from all over the world, this much-anticipated event see’s many riders take on the challenging routes along St David’s Peninsula.

Don’t worry if you’re not a seasoned cyclist, the Tour of Pembrokeshire is open to all abilities.

Continue reading to discover all you need to know about the Tour of Pembrokeshire 2023…

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About the Tour

The increasingly popular event was brought to life by keen cyclist, Peter Walker, and his friends in 2012.

Peter wanted an event which would showcase the very best of his homeland and the stunning sights and scenery it had to offer. As well as provide an enjoyable and challenging ride for cyclists.

The Tour of Pembrokeshire attracted approximately 400 cyclists in its infancy. Over time the event has grown, with thousands of cyclists from across the country making their way to Pembrokeshire for this event.

As well as its popularity, the Tour of Pembrokeshire adds more routes and events each year to ensure no one misses out!

The event now takes place in Britain’s smallest city, St David’s, starting and finishing at Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi.

You can also participate in the event on behalf of a charity. The Tour of Pembrokeshire’s main charities this year are The Paul Sartori Foundation, Cancer Research Wales, and Llamau.

Tour of Pembrokeshire FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Tour of Pembrokeshire take place?

The Tour of Pembrokeshire 2023 will take place on Saturday 13th May.

How do I register for the Tour of Pembrokeshire?

You can secure your place on the scenic tour via the official website Results Base.

Is there a cost to enter the Tour of Pembrokeshire?

For the 25 mile Paul Sartori Route the cost is currently £30, rising to £40 from 1st April 2023. For the Bryan Jones, Farmers, and Paul Ties routes the cost is currently £50, rising to £60 from 1st April 2023.

Is there a minimum age for entering the Tour of Pembrokeshire?

The minimum age for participating in the event is 16 years old. Any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour of Pembrokeshire Routes

The Tour of Pembrokeshire is comprised of four main routes ranging from 25 miles to 105 miles. Whatever route you choose to take, you’re guaranteed breath-taking scenery along the way!

1. Paul Sartori

The Paul Sartori Route is the shortest of all the trails in the Tour of Pembrokeshire, and is suited to beginners and families. It is named after Father Paul Sartori, a former priest who identified the need for at home hospice care in Pembrokeshire.

Total Distance: 25 miles
Feeding Station: The Farmers Arms, Mathry at 10 miles

2. Bryan Jones

This second route is named after one of the original founders of The Tour of Pembrokeshire, Bryan Jones. This route offers riders the opportunity to cycle the highest point in Pembrokeshire where exceptional views await!

Total Distance: 60 miles
Feeding Stations: Ddol Isaf at 34 miles & Farmers Arms, Mathry at 45 miles

3. Farmers

Next up is The Farmers Route, taking its names from the regions beloved Farmers Arms pubs, which can be found in Mathry and St David’s. Both pubs can be found along the route so you can pop in along the way!

Total Distance: 80 miles
Feeding Stations: Maenclochog at 23 miles, Ddol Isaf at 55 miles, The Farmers Arms, Mathry at 66 miles

4. Paul Ties

The final route is the longest of the tour and is named after one of the tours late riders who took part every year. Whilst it is challenging, it is the most well-attended route every year.

Total Distance: 105 miles
Feeding Stations: Simpsons Cross at 33 miles, Maenclochog at 50 miles, Ddol Isaf at 80 miles, The Farmers Arms, Mathry at 92 miles

Facilities at the Tour of Pembrokeshire

The route has plenty of facilities to leave you comfortable both during and after your ride. Whichever route you choose you will find Feeding Stations along the way, serving local produce with everything from pasties and bananas to Welsh Cake and bara brith.

As well as food, the event offers medical support and bike mechanics along the routes. There will also be a professional photographer taking photos throughout the event, so be sure to wave!

Finished your route? Firstly, a huge well done to you! You’ll find free showers and changing facilities so you can freshen up.

Afterwards, you can enjoy a free post-ride meal to refuel after all that calorie burning, along with a coffee or beer fresh from St David’s Old Farmhouse Brewery.

Weather in Pembrokeshire

Check out the seven-day weather forecast ahead of this highly anticipated event.


Places to stay near the Tour of Pembrokeshire

If you fancy taking part in this popular event, we have an excellent range of cottages in Pembrokeshire available. Providing the perfect base to return to after your long day of exploring.

For further information on what’s going on in Pembrokeshire, check out our blog on the Pembrokeshire events you do not want to miss. Or during your stay, why not check out our guide on unusual things to do in Pembrokeshire?

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