By Eira Culverwell Apr 12th, 2015
RESOLVE it continue CARTEN 100 Sponsorship
CARTEN100 the early days…
From four riders in 2004, to a whopping 1700 riders in 2015, 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 “Non Profit” making venture, run by volunteers so we can benefit our chosen charity 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”.
The date is set for CARTEN 2016 on Saturday 7th May 2016. You can register now with the CARTEN100 website to both blog on the website and receive our newsletters.
For 2016 they have arranged to start the event at one of the most iconic locations in Cardiff – CARTEN100 has certainly come of age with a new 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 nearly half a million pounds raised to date for great causes, what other cycle event could be so worthwhile and fun