CARTEN 2019 CANCELLED
For the first time in 15 years, it’s with a very heavy heart that I write this statement, but I regret to inform that we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the CARTEN100 ride this Saturday 29 April 2019.
We have not come to this decision lightly, but we have been in discussion alongside our partners and riders whilst closely monitoring weather charts to see if the storm will alter its course. However, on the advice of the local councils, the police, and our medical team, we feel it is unsafe to have the ride go ahead as planned this Saturday.
We understand that our riders have put in a huge amount of time and effort in training and preparation with the support of family and friends. However, we cannot guarantee your safety for the following reasons:
– Constant wind speeds as high as 42mph
– Wind gusts as high as 55mph
– Heavy rain is also forecast for late Friday evening and early hours of Saturday morning meaning debris and surface water for our riders
As a result of the above, the following is possible:
– Wind can blow cyclists over or cause collisions
– Key event infrastructure (e.g. safety barriers, feed stations, etc) compromised or unable to be constructed
– Increase pressure on medical and blue light services supporting the event
– Greater risk of our riders not being about to complete the event safely
Therefore, we have concluded that it would be unsafe for us to attempt to deliver the event this Saturday in the forecasted conditions.
Please keep a hold of your ride numbers as we are working with our partners to see if there is a suitable date to reschedule. We aim to communicate this information as soon as we can, but this will take time. We work across 6 local authorities and we’ve spent 6 months on this event. We will work as fast as we can to alter the set plans to allow you to ride in 2019.
To those who are still intending to cycle to Tenby on Saturday, we ask you to be extremely careful and consider your safety.
We have a fantastic team of volunteers, partners and supporters, but ultimately it is our riders that make this event possible. First and foremost, we value your safety, and we cannot put this at risk.
We thank you for your understanding this difficult decision, and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.
CARTEN100 Organiser on behalf of the CARTEN Team
CARTEN 2019 is a bit earlier for one year only Saturday 27th April 2019! We have again arranged to start the event at one of the most iconic locations in Cardiff – CARTEN100 has certainly come of age with a start at the City Hall in Cardiff! With our finish again planned for the harbour in Tenby, CARTEN100 is truly an unique Welsh cycling tradition. With over one million pounds raised to date for great causes, what other cycle event could be so worthwhile and fun?!
We always launch the CARTEN100 Entry Form in late November via our newsletter some 24 hours prior to the website and social media launch. You can register now for our CARTEN100 newsletters by providing your email within the Newsletter feature on our website. You will then receive a ‘newsletter request email’ that you must click to confirm and be added to our newsletter.
Each year we will open an online Event Booking form to operate on a first come first serve basis. Payment is also online, and your ride place is only guaranteed upon receipt of your order and payment. Once payment is received you will receive confirmation. Your shirt order and ride number will be posted to your address ahead of the ride.
Entry for the 2019 CARTEN100 is from £85. This includes the Entry Fee, a 2019 Cycle shirt, a finishers T-Shirt, feed stations along the route and a meal at the Size of Wales Pavilion in Tenby Harbour at the finish.
Our CARTEN100 cycling jerseys are made from a technically advanced lightweight, soft and breathable fabric. The cycle jerseys have many features including elastic cuffs, silicone gripper hem and 3 rear pockets of which one is zipped as well as a full length front zipper. These shirts are normal fit, Not race fit, so choose your normal shirt chest size. See the Size Chart.
Our sponsors and shirt designs will vary each year and we raise money via sponsorship from the Cycling Shirts to our appointed charity for each year. Please visit our CARTEN100 Charity page for full details of our chosen causes and the many ways to collect and get involved!
Our CARTEN 2019 Shirt is shown below. This year we have short and long sleeved shirts, gilets and jackets – click to view.
Our latest CARTEN100 Sponsors