The Spirit and History of CARTEN100

From an initial four riders in 2004 the challenge of riding the 100 miles from Cardiff to Tenby has kept growing in popularity with more and more friends, colleagues and acquaintances joining in. Today CARTEN100 now has 2200 riders take on the challenge.

For All Levels Of Riders

Our ride is not a sportive or a timed race. We welcome all levels of riders from experienced cyclists to those who are new or coming back to cycling.

 

The CARTEN100 ride takes place over a thirteen hour period and we support our riders with feed stations that have grown from our initial site which was the “Express Café” at Margam for the full English to what we have today at Baglan, Bury Port, Carmarthenshire Athletic Rugby Club and the Alpha Inn at Tavernspite.

An Achievable Challenge

From the outset of CARTEN100 the two main objectives of this fun cycle are to set an achievable challenge for novice riders to encourage them to become fit and enjoy cycling, and to raise money for good causes – in 2018 we celebrated a million pounds raised.

 

The CARTEN100 is open to all ages and abilities are encouraged to ‘have a go’ having undertaken at least some training, as although it is fun, it is also a challenge as the riders of the ‘marmite years 2013 & 2014’ found out when they spent all day cycling into a head wind.

 

Please use the following links to read about the event in past years and browse the photos to see the evolution of our shirt designs and improvements in cycling gear!

CARTEN 2022

We are still compiling our fundraising for the year (Announce Sep) for LATCH Welsh Children's Cancer Charity and the nominated "SPOKES" led fund to distribute for local charities and organisations along the CARTEN100 route.

CARTEN 2020/21

£112,000 raised for Velindre Cancer Care and several smaller charities along the CARTEN100 route. Quite an achievement after 3 cancellations before the ride got away in September 2021.

CARTEN 2019

£121,244 raised under the banner ‘Riding out Taboos’ with donations to Jo’s Trust Cervical Cancer, Prostate Cymru & Llamau and smaller donations to other charities.

CARTEN 2018

£147,469 raised with donations made to Velindre Cancer Centre and Tenovus Cancer Care’s ‘Closer to Home Appeal’. We also dedicated the ride to a Ride for Simon.

CARTEN 2017

£251,000 raised which also includes riders’ match funding by Sofa Sofa & RESOLVEit  with £222,730 donated to JDRF – the Type 1 medical research charity and a number of smaller donations to other charities.

CARTEN 2016

£100,00 raised with £73,000 donated to Noah’s Ark Childrens Hospital Charity and a number of smaller donations to other charities.

CARTEN 2015

£135,347 raised in total for Velindre Fundraising, HOPE and Withybush and 1700 riders.

CARTEN 2014

£80,000 raised for Marie Curie Hospice Holme Towers Penarth and 1200 riders.

CARTEN 2013

£70,000 raised for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity and 890 riders.

CARTEN 2012

£85,294 raised for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and 670 riders.

CARTEN 2011

£49,010 raised for Velindre Fundraising and Withybush SCBU and 350 riders

CARTEN 2010

£21,139 raised for Ty Hafan and 170 riders

CARTEN 2009

£10,245 raised for Ty Hafan and 78  riders

CARTEN 2008

£6,007 raised for Ty Hafan and 40 riders

CARTEN 2007

£5,201 raised for The Joshua Foundation and 40 riders

CARTEN 2006

£6,068 raised for Ty Hafan and 24 riders

CARTEN 2005

With only 12 riders and still no cycling gear!

CARTEN 2004

With the original 4 riders and no cycling gear!

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