Cardiff and Coast

Sunday 22 Sep 2013Sophia Gardens, Sophia Walk, Cardiff CF11 9XR60 miles and 30 miles - mileages approximate

This ride has now passed.

A big well done to everyone who took part in the very first Cardiff & Coast bike ride to raise money for Orchid Cancer charity.. Here is a link to the photos taken on the day:

Rider photos

"Amazing event today guys thank you very much, well done to all the riders who took part, and a big thank you to all the people who helped me finish the ride, big love massive thanks!" A.I

"Our first event yesterday at Cardiff and Coast. Well signposted, plenty of feed stations, friendly marshals. We had a great time." S.M

"A big thank you to everyone who helped with the organising of the Cardiff and coast, what a great ride.See you next year." R.W

Starting and finishing in Sophia Gardens in the heart of Cardiff (close to the SWALEC Stadium) the ride heads west into the Vale of Glamorgan. Both routes pass through Gwern-Y-Steeple with the 60 mile route continuing in a loop through through Cowbridge, Southerndown and Llantwit Major, while the 30 mile splits off west of Gwern-Y-Steeple to meet the returning 60 mile route near Llancarfan. All riders then head east through Wenvoe to cross the Cardiff Bay Barrage, finishing back at Sophia Gardens.

ON THE DAY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE - just come along to Sophia Gardens between 8 & 10am. ON THE DAY FEE - £19.00

Map - click for larger version

Ride Details


Sophia Gardens, Sophia Walk, Cardiff CF11 9XR


Sophia Gardens, Sophia Walk, Cardiff CF11 9XR


60 miles and 30 miles - mileages approximate

Challenge rating

Long route Short route

Start times

8.00am - 10.00am at a time to suit you


Entry Pack (£18.50)
Team Entry (6 or more, per person) (£18.00)

Other info

Minimum age is 14 years on 30 mile route, 16 years on 60 mile route.
Riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

Road bike / hybrid / mountain bike suitable.

All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.

** We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.**

Ride Gradings

Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).

Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).

For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).

These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

Getting here by car

From M5/M50 Southbound, take the M4 westbound exit at junction 29.
From West Wales: Take the M4 Eastbound and exit junction 33
Pay and Display Car Park adjacent to Start. 8 to 12 hrs: £8.00

Getting here by train

Cardiff Central station is less than 1 mile from the start.
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950

Sorry, no photographer on this ride

Orchid exists to save men's lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through pioneering research and promoting awareness.
Over 43,000 men will be diagnosed with a male-specific cancer in the next 12 months; from sons to grandfathers all men face the risk of prostate, penile or testicular cancer. Orchid plays a leading role in the fight against male cancer through research and awareness and by supporting patients
So please get as many sponsors as you can. You can set up an online fundraising page at

Your entry fee pays only for the safe running of the ride. Please ask your friends and family to sponsor you and help raise much needed funds– it makes a huge difference to Orchid’s work.
Registered in England with the Charity Commission No 1080540. Company Registered in England No. 3963360