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Cambrian Coast Sportive

13/09/2014 - Mid Wales Coast - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 87.4% based on 3 reviews

The Cambrian Coast Sportive has three routes to suit all rider aspirations. All routes start in the picturesque village of Aberdovey in mid-Wales.

  • 50km/31 miles - It is a lot less testing than the other routes with only a small amount of elevation, but is a good challenge for recreational riders and families and features the same spectacular scenery.
  • 100km/62 miles - This route takes in the spectacular coast road from Aberdovey to Fairbourne, then crosses the Barmouth railway bridge and follows the far side of the estuary. From there, the route crosses the wooden bridge at Penmaenpool and ascends a steep climb up to Cregennan Lakes
  • 163km/101 miles - The Long Route follows the standard route then heads over the Dinas Mawddwy Pass (367m) and then a long descent down to the turn off to Bwlch y Groes (Hellfire Pass). This climb is not that long but pretty steep, averaging 13.7% and with a hairpin at 25% and goes up to 554m in 2.5km - the highest tarmac road in Wales. A genuinely tough climb that featured in the Milk Race in the 80′s and makes it into Simon Warren's '100 Greatest Cycling Climbs. The descent off this climb is stunning and the route rolls down towards Bala Lake before climbing again into the mountains on the other side of the Valley in the Coed y Brenin forest.


  • Choice of waymarked routes
  • Feed stations
  • Electronic timing
  • Event photographers
  • Changing facilities
  • Catering
  • Mechanical support
  • Marshalled route

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Dovey Yacht Club
Address Line 2 A493
Town Aberdyfi
County Gwynedd
Postcode LL35 0ED
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name Welsh Cycling Events
Email Email Hidden
Phone 01654 767 070
Address Line 1 3-4 Bath Place
Town Aberdovey
County Antrim
Postcode LL35 0LN

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