Event Info


 

Course Information



The 2017 event will be based around a similar course to the hugely popular previous events. Lap distance will be approximately 7 kilometres, with solo or relay teams aiming to complete as many laps as possible over the 6 hours.

The unique part of Tide to Tide is a short section on Cefn Sidan beach, where the rock hard sand is extremely fast. The lap will be approximately 50% singletrack, 30% doubletrack or forest roads and 20% beach.

The final hour or so will be in darkness, so at least one member of your team must have lights suitable to ride in the dark. Suitable signs with reflective arrows will be used to ensure you stay on track.
 

Solo

Just you

Pairs

Relay format

Trio

Relay for any mix of 3 people

Entry Only

Basic entry to the event
£35 £55 £75

Weekend Pass

Includes on-site camping
+£10 per pitch (electric pitches must be booked directly) As solo As solo

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Race entries to Tide to Tide & Welsh CX
Entry to Welsh CX online or the Day Entry to Welsh CX online or the Day Entry to Welsh CX online or the Day

    What's included:


  • Event HQ facilities & parking

  • Vehicle Pass to Pembrey Country Park

  • Full route marking

  • Electronic chip timing

  • Event photographer

  • First aid support

  • Bike wash facilities

Approximate Schedule:



Saturday September 30th:
07:48 – Low tide (3.50m)
08:00 – Park opens
10:00 – Registration opens
11:00 to 13:30 - Course open for practice
13:35 – Low Tide (1.40m)
13:30 – Registration closes
13:45 – Rider Briefing
14:00 – Tide to Tide Starts
14:02 – High tide (6.50m)
20:00 – Tide to Tide finishes - All laps must be completed by this time
20:34 – Low tide (3.20m)

Sunday October 1st (Welsh CX Series):
08:00 – Park Opens
08:00 – Registration opens
10:00 – Under 8's (9 minutes)
10:15 – Under 10's (12 minutes)
10:30 – Under 12's (15 minutes)
11:30 – Youth & Novice Women (25 minutes)
12:15 – Women & Veteran Men (40 minutes)
13:30 – Senior Men & Junior Men (50 minutes)

Event Rules:



No Diving
No Petting
No Bombing

Helmets are mandatory
No littering
No aero bars allowed (MTB bar ends are OK)
No e-bikes or other forms of powered assistance No in-ear music players


Penalties:



Anyone caught missing a section of the course will be disqualified immediately.
Anyone caught dropping litter on purpose will be immediately disqualified. This includes discarding gel wrappers.
Anyone who disobeys a marshall will be disqualified immediately.
Anyone caught overtaking dangerously will have a 2 minute time penalty as a first offence and disqualification as a second offence.
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