What is it?A fun and all-inclusive 6 hour off-road event
Where?Pembrey Country Park, Nr. Llanelli. South Wales, SA16 0EJ
When?October 1st, 2016 2pm to 8pm
The 2016 event will be based around a similar course to the hugely popular 2014 event. 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.
Relay format with sub categories
Relay for any mix of 3 people
Entry OnlyBasic entry to the event
Weekend PassIncludes on-site camping
|+£10 per pitch (+£13 with electric)||As solo||As solo|
Double HeaderRace entries to Tide to Tide & Welsh CX
|Entry to Welsh CX on the Day||Entry to Welsh CX on the Day||Entry to Welsh CX on the Day|
Event HQ facilities & parking
Vehicle Pass to Pembrey Country Park
Full route marking
Electronic chip timing
First aid support
Bike wash facilities
Saturday October 1st:
07:20 – High tide (8.40m)
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
19:35 – High tide (8.60m)
20:00 – Tide to Tide finishes - All laps must be completed by this time
Sunday October 2nd (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)
Helmets are mandatory
No aero bars allowed (MTB bar ends are OK)
No e-bikes or other forms of powered assistance No in-ear music players
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.