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 riders benefit from electronic chip timing. You can also benefit from a massage and recovery tub whilst brandishing 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 2017.
The Cambrian Coast Sportive is proud to be part of the Celtic Series of cycling events. For more information on the series and other events you can enter please see the Celtic Series website.
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 - December 13th 2012
Riding Wales is perfect at any time of the year but the country's attraction during the autumnal months is close to magnetic.
It is hard to imagine a more idyllic place that is as beautiful as it is uncrowded
The Guardian Travel supplement
Just a quick one to say very many thanks for your sterling efforts leading up to and including Saturday's great ride. For the second year running I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the CCS. Beautiful countryside, great surfaced roads (and quiet), fantastic support (and food) and the weather was in our favour too.
Danny McCabe (The Big Dog route 2013/14)
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)
SO well run, friendly staff (lovely to see kids helping out too) and was an absolute pleasure to cycle...as 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)