One Sunny Saturday last year I was on my way to work, driving through the picturesque Gwaun Valley, when I had to pull in to let hundreds of cyclists struggle up the 20% hill beside me as I sat comfortably in my drivers seat. I rolled down the window and shouted, ‘not long to go now!’ before realising that I had no idea how much further they had to cycle! Whoops. It turns out, they had a few more miles to go.
The cyclists were all taking part in the Tour of Pembrokeshire, a fantastic cycling event that takes place in May each year and offers a variety of different rides to suit all types of riders. The Tour of Pembrokeshire was launched by a group of cyclists as a way of attracting visitors from all over the UK to come and experience the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire on two wheels.
There are three routes to chose from, a 60 mile route, an 80 mile route and if you’re really feeling like a challenge then you can enter the ultimate challenge … 130 miles which incorporates over 13,000 feet of climbing! Hard to imagine when your belly is still full of all that Christmas Pud huh?
This year, there is an additional ride on the Sunday; a 40 mile Family/Recovery ride. A perfect chance to take in the rolling hills of Pembrokeshire at a slightly slower pace!
As I arrived at the Brewery that Saturday, the cyclists continued to zip past all afternoon. There was a buzz about the place and everybody seemed to be really enjoying themselves. We decided that we wanted to be involved in all the fun! So, we got in touch with Peter from the Tour of Pembrokeshire and set up a meeting to see how we could work together to support the ride. We agreed to sponsor the 2017 event … we were even tempted to enter the ride but we’re not making any promises!
Correct me if I’m wrong but most cyclists tend to appreciate a good beer. What could be better than cycling past the breweryduring the ride (when you’re hot and sweaty and wondering who signed you up to this!), knowing that there will be a cold, fresh, Pembrokeshire-made, pint waiting at the finish line for you!
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