CARTEN100 the early days…

From four riders in 2004, to a whopping 2500 riders in 2017, the challenge of riding the 100 miles from Cardiff to Tenby has just kept growing, with more and more friends, colleagues and acquaintances. We welcome new riders, as well as those coming back to cycling. CARTEN100 is a ‘not for profit’ fund raising venture, run by volunteers so we can benefit our chosen charities as much as possible.

The CARTEN100 cycle ride takes place roughly over a ten hour period as we take a leisurely ride from Cardiff to Tenby. While the main aim is to get people on their bikes, a benefit of the day is the money we raise for charity. This is done in from direct sponsorship for company logos on the cycling shirts and the CARTENers getting sponsored individually per mile.

The ride takes a fairly direct route from Cardiff to Tenby, using A-Roads, B-Roads and cycle routes. There are some climbs, none too difficult, but in Wales there is not a lot of flat land! Riders are encouraged not to rush to Tenby but to enjoy their day, as our philosophy is to get people back onto their bikes by preparing to cycle 100 miles, as well as enjoying a good day out followed by a celebratory drink or two in Tenby. “It is a challenge, never a race”.

Please use the following links to read about the event in past years and  even browse the photos to see the evolution of our shirt designs and improvements in cycling gear!

CARTEN100 the photos…

It’s amazing to look back through all of the CARTEN100 events, with varying weather conditions and a steady increase in cycling popularity our cycling gear and bikes have certainly got better!

CARTEN2019 £101,244 raised under the banner ‘Riding out Taboos’  with donations of  £21,000 donated to Jo’s Trust (Cervical Cancer), £21,000 for Prostate Cymru, £21,000 for Llamau and £8044 for Marie Curie and smaller donations to many other charities.
CARTEN2018 £147,469 raised with donations of  £61,884 were for Velindre Cancer Centre and £50, 385 for Tenovus Cancer Care’s ‘Closer to Home Appeal’. We also dedicated the ride to a Ride for Simon
CARTEN2017 £251,000 raised which also includes riders’ match funding by Sofa Sofa for £50,000 and RESOLVEit for £50,000. With £222,730 donated to JDRF – the Type 1 medical research charity and a number of smaller donations to other charities.
CARTEN2016 £100,00 raised with £73,000 donated to  Noah’s Ark Childrens Hospital Charity and a number of smaller donations to other charities.
CARTEN2015 £135,347 raised in total for Velindre Fundraising, HOPE and Whithybush and 1700 riders.
CARTEN2014 £80,000 raised for Marie Curie Hospice Holme Towers Penarth and 1200 riders.
CARTEN2013 £70,000 raised for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity and 890 riders.
CARTEN2012 £85,294 raised for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and 670 riders.
CARTEN2011 £49,010 raised for Velindre Fundraisig and Withybush SCBU and 350 riders
CARTEN2010 £21,139 raised for Ty Hafan and 170 riders
CARTEN2009 £10,245 raised for Ty Hafan and 78  riders
CARTEN2008 £6,007 raised for Ty Hafan and 40 riders
CARTEN2007 £5,201 raised for The Joshua Foundation and 40 riders
CARTEN2006 £6,068 raised for Ty Hafan and 24 riders
CARTEN2005 with only 12 riders and still no cycling gear!
CARTEN2004 with the original 4 riders and no cycling gear!

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