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Slide background All levels welcome - from first-timer to club racer. 4 routes to choose from Electronic chip timing 5 Feed stations Marshalled routes Enter here
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We are taking a break!

There won't be an edition of the Cambrian Coast Sportive in 2024, as we take a break following a busy 10 years on this ride.

But we will be back in 2025 with an updated version of the ride and we look forward to seeing you all again then.



The Cambrian Coast Sportive takes place in some of the UK's most spectacular countryside. Starting from Aberdovey and set entirely within the Snowdonia National Park, the routes follow the coast and beaches, climb the mountains, skirt around lakes and descend through forests, making this arguably the most scenic sportive ride in the country.

Finisher medals

Finisher medal

Finisher beer!

Finisher beer!

The most beautiful ride in the UK?

In this sparsely populated part of the country, well over half of each route is done on minor back roads with smooth tarmac and where cars are seldom seen allowing riders to ride happily side by side.

Highlights of the routes includes the spectacular Cregennan Lakes with its views over the Mawddach Estuary, the coastal road to Fairbourne (10km) right by the sea, the crossing of three estuary bridges and the mighty Bwlch y Groes (aka Hellfire Pass) which is the highest piece of tarmac in Wales and features in Simon Warren's '100 Greatest Cycling Climbs'.

The routes are comprehensively marshalled and sign-posted with 3 feed-stations (5 on the Long route and Big Dog!) and riders benefit from electronic chip timing. You will receive your finishers medal on your return to Aberdovey!

Take time to explore the routes, view the photos and register online via our simple rider entry form. We look forward to welcoming you in September 2022.

Aerial footage from the 2022 ride

Simply stunning!
Ned Boutling, ITV4 cycling commentator, 2021 Tour of Britain

Mountains and water are so impressive together; high muscular peaks look stunning by the sea or reflected in Snowdonia's dark glassy lakes
Cycling Weekly

The Cambrian Coast Sportive plays out like a greatest hits compilation of southern Snowdonia. Rugged peaks, coastline views, lakes and forests are all present and correct.
Cycling Plus Magazine

Riding Wales is perfect at any time of the year but the country's attraction during the autumnal months is close to magnetic.
The Telegraph

It is hard to imagine a more idyllic place that is as beautiful as it is uncrowded
The Guardian Travel supplement

Just want to say thank you so much for the running of this event. The feeding stations were fantastic. As I needed plenty of it. To be able to cycle the Bwlch.
Eiros Jones (The Big Dog! 2018)

Having ridden a fair few sportives of varying quality it was obvious at your event that lots of time had gone into route planning, signage, start/finish set-up, feed stops etc. It was also great to see smiling faces from your team at various places around the route - including the motorbike safety guys. One small request for next year - could put an escalator in on Bwych Y Groes?!
Paul Daniels (The Big Dog! 2016)

Thank you for a fantastic not on our side this year....but it did not dampen my enjoyment ....roll on next year.... The beer was a nice touch.... Hope that continues next year....medal is it.....well done to your team.....all done amazing job.....and I rode with Gwyndaff Evans part way....legend....another memory to keep me going for a while.
David Money (Standard route 2018)

SO well run, friendly staff (lovely to see kids helping out too) and was an absolute pleasure to well as the most stunning route i've seen in a sportive. We were staying locally near Mach (Cemmaes) and was easy to get to. Look forward to next year - it's on my yearly calendar. Again thanks for such a brilliant weekend.
Richie Thomas (Standard route 2014)

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The Routes

Fun Route

52km/32 miles

Fun route

Standard Route

90km/56 miles

Standard route

Long Route

141km/88 miles

Long route

The Big Dog!

162km/101 miles

The Big Dog

Video preview - Bwlch y Groes. View all videos

Video preview - Cregennan Lakes. View all videos

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