CARTEN100 2024 - Frequently Asked Questions
Plenty of hints and tips to help you get the most from the day’s event.
What do I need to know before attempting the CARTEN100 cycle?
Riders are usually of mixed ability and often new to this type of distance, so we encourage everyone to do some training for a few weeks prior to the ride to prepare the legs and backside! Preparation of your bike is also essential as punctures and mechanical failures tend to happen to bikes which have not been in use for a while. If you do come across any problem stopping you completing the ride, the support crews will do whatever they can to help you to finish.
Why the name - CARTEN100?
CARdiff to TENby is 100 miles so CARTEN100.
Where does the ride start?
The start is from one of the most iconic Cardiff locations, Cardiff City Hall CF10 3ND. There is plenty of parking around the area, but check if you need to purchase a ticket.
Riders are free to leave when ready, with be a rolling start from 7.30am, which will take about an 90 minutes to complete, so no hurry.
Onsite, will be Ride Control and shirt swop as well as refreshments and toilets.
Where does the ride finish?
The CARTEN100 finishes in Tenby’s Tudor Square in the heart of the town. The square will be closed to traffic from 1.00pm to 8.00pm. so your friends and families will be able to cheer you in safely, before you all head down to the harbour to the Scott’s Finish Pavilion to collect your finishers T-shirt and complimentary meal as well as well deserved refreshment at the longest bar in Tenby!
What if I finish Earlier?
The finish will be open from 1.00pm, so if you arrive before then, well done, but the CARTEN100 is not a race and we don’t time riders, so enjoy your day and help support the riders coming in after you.
What about insurance?
To ensure all riders and organisers are protected, we are registered with British Cycling. This gives access to Event Insurance protecting riders, stewards and organisers against any unforeseen circumstances. This cover is only 3rd Party, so please make sure you have sufficient cover of your own if you need it.
Where can I get a sponsor form from and where do I send the money?
The main charity CARTEN100 is supporting in 2024 is Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity (NACHC). Download a Sponsor Form here.
You can manage your donations online or you may post donations directly to our chosen charity using our Cheque Return Form and official Sponsorship Form. Please visit our charity page for more details. Please remember to click on the Gift Aid if appropriate as the fee to JustGiving is then taken from this contribution.
I want to stay in Tenby overnight, can I have some help with my luggage?
Your luggage can be transported to Tenby and collected at the finish, just ensure you attach the completed luggage label supplied in your entry pack with your name, ride number and mobile number. ALL LUGGAGE IS CARRIED AT YOUR RISK.
Sigma 3 are providing the luggage lorry in 2024. They will be found in the Start Ride Village in front of Cardiff City Hall.
In Tenby, your luggage will be looked after by the Tenby Sea Cadets. You can collect your luggage from their base overlooking the sluice in Tenby harbour.
What happens if I need to withdraw/cancel?
If you wish to withdraw from the 2024 CARTEN100 the following conditions apply.
- Up to 31st January 2024 full refund
- 1st February to 1st April 2024 – 30% administration fee deducted from Entry Fee refund.
- 1st April 2024 or later – No refunds issued.
- All entries have a 7 days cooling off period for a full refund.
- All refunds will be returned to the account used to pay the entry.
- Transfers + Changes to the entry will not be accepted after April 1st 2024 as the mailing out of riders packs will be underway.
How you can help!
CARTEN100 has two main objectives, 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. If you'd like to learn more about sponsoring our annual event and the amounts we have raised for charity each year so far, please get in touch!