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

2022 saw life for our riders and CARTEN100 return to normal with a finish in Tenby Tudor Square. Our Charity partner Latch was our main beneficiary. Great weather made for a superb ride and end to a long hard day. The conversation was all about doing it again in 2023.

CARTEN 2020/21

2021 was quite an achievement after 3 cancellations due to COVID19 before the ride finally got away in September 2021. We supported Velindre over this period. With a change in the finish and a different feel for our riders, we were delighted to get riders on the road again.

CARTEN 2019

Under the banner ‘Riding out Taboos’ with donations to Jo’s Trust Cervical Cancer, Prostate Cymru & Llamau and smaller donations to other charities. Fantastic year with the wind behind us.

CARTEN 2018

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. After this ride CARTEN100 had fundraised over 1 million pounds for Welsh Charities.

CARTEN 2017

A big year with match funding by Sofa Sofa & RESOLVEit  donated to JDRF – the Type 1 medical research charity and a number of smaller donations to other charities.

CARTEN 2016

Working with Noah’s Ark Children's Hospital Charity and a number of smaller donations to other charities.

CARTEN 2015

Working with Velindre Fundraising, HOPE and Withybush and our rider numbers peaked at 1700 for the first time.

CARTEN 2014

Marie Curie Hospice & Holme Towers Penarth and 1200 riders.

CARTEN 2013

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity and 890 riders.

CARTEN 2012

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and 670 riders.

CARTEN 2011

Velindre Fundraising and Withybush SCBU and 350 riders

CARTEN 2010

Ty Hafan and 170 riders

CARTEN 2009

Ty Hafan and 78  riders

CARTEN 2008

Ty Hafan and 40 riders

CARTEN 2007

The Joshua Foundation and 40 riders

CARTEN 2006

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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