Tour de Shane 2018

Well after the winter and early spring that we have had we could not have asked for a better day for the TDS. Neither could we have asked for a better location than The Bishops Palace adjacent to the Cathedral and inside of the old City walls of St Davids provided a spectacular back drop.

It was great to have Shane, his friends and family down for the ride. Even though the ride is part of Shanes fundraising and awareness work for Velindre Cancer Centre I think they all will agree it’s not a bad ride to prepare them all for their IMW 2018 journey! I think I’m right in saying Dean Williams said on his return “That’s the toughest ride I’ve done”

And we can not over state the appreciation we have for Shane for working with us on this event the time he gives to support it and for raising funds for charity very commendable and a top effort – cheers.

It was also a great privilege to have Lukey Hardings parents attend the start of the event. Lukey a young and active sportsman spent a lot of time under the care of Velindre in his battle against cancer. He was due to meet up with Shane a few weeks before the ride and then attend on the day but unfortunately lost one of the most inspiring fights against the dreaded disease you’ll ever see.

Unfortunately another young lady we were hoping to see at the event, Tilly Morgan was too poorly to make it and we wish Chris, Amy and Tilly all the best and hope for a speedy recovery.

Now although the ride is a sportive and getting around he course in your own time whilst enjoying the great Pembrokeshire coast line and landscape is what its all about. It is only natural that some people tend to do this a bit quicker than others and in doing so show great cycling ability, power and fitness. Whilst personally we are equally impressed by those who dig deep and show great stamina and mental strength to keep going that bit longer.

We are also very mindful that a fair few riders didn’t have much miles in their legs (for obvious reasons) but still thought what the hell “Lets do this!” and it was good to see so many people there from clubs across South Wales and many of whom were raising money for their own causes or training for things like

The VCDC Double Carten for the VC Gallery. A group of mainly ex service men cycling to from Tenby to Cardiff to Cycle back again the next day with the Carten. All in aid of the VC Gallery in Haverfordwest. Good luck to you all.

Below is the finishing order. We would like to say that a fair few appeared to take up the offer of changing distances. Funny enough changing from the 70 to the 50. Accept for Sean Holley who changed up, then realised that he was on scrum 5 so made up his own 50 mile course (which did include Newgale Hill!) So if you find you are missing or on the wrong list message us and we will change it.

50 Miles

Great effort by local father and son duo of Paul and Isaac (15) Jones on a 3hrs 4mins finish closely followed by local lady Catherine Marks who has the pleasure of working next to the Bishops Palace.

Tour de Shane 50 Mile Results
Position Race Number Name Gender Time
Hours Mins Sec
1 147 Paul Jones M 3 4
126 Isaac Jones M 3 4
3 109 Catherine Marks F 3 12 13
4 97 Stu Davies M 3 31 58
4 188 Steve Rogers M 3 32 54
5 108 Carwyn Jones M 3 33 17
3 175 Thomas Davis M 3 33 18
4 96 Steven Liles M 3 33 19
189 Adam Jones M 3 37 50
6 167 Darren Quinn M 3 48 43
7 9 Andy Parr M 3 49 35
7 69 Molly Lewis F 3 48 38
167 m 3 48 43
8 142 Neil Reynolds M 3 50 3
9 164 Will Lloyd M 3 52 58
10 22 Clive Davies M 3 54 1
11 65 Martin Jones M 3 56 50
12 33 Emily Banner F 3 56 50
13 127 Iwan Lewis M 3 57 47
14 143 Neil Williams M 3 58 0
15 161 Stevie Turgyan M 3 58 2
16 182 Osian Davies M 4 0 14
17 132 Lee Marsh M 4 4 11
18 113 Daniel Phillips M 4 4 13
19 149 Robert Davies M 4 4 16
20 116 Dylan Jones M 4 6 14
21 124 Ian Williams M 4 8 6
22 180 Rick Nugent M 4 8 46
23 141 N Newton M 4 11 30
24 150 Roland Jarvis M 4 22 30
25 28 Dave Gosling M 4 25 13
26 118 Emyr Afan M 4 27 7
27 120 Gwion Davies M 4 27 7
28 47 James Roach M 4 28 17
29 140 Mike Luckwell M 4 28 46
30 112 Collin Johns M 4 29 48
31 119 Graham Irving M 4 32 23
32 104 Andrew Light M 4 32 28
33 153 Sean Lloyd M 4 32 28
34 183 Craig M 4 32 54
35 184 David Morgans M 4 32 55
36 138 Martyn Davies M 4 42 5
37 101 Aled Nicholas M 4 42 38
38 156 Simon De Wolf M 4 50 2
40 170 Arthur Daye M 4 52 0
42 158 Simon Newton M 4 53 7
43 137 Martin Rogers M
Sharon Groom F 4 55 13
45 181 Nerys Harris F 4 55 40
46 106 Anna Markell F 4 56 15
47 135 Marie Coles F 4 56 16
48 130 Jo Nelms F 4 56 17
49 148 Peter Devoland M 4 57 42
50 144 Nick Cleary M 4 57 44
51 157 Simon Lawerance M 4 57 45
52 123 Ian Weston M 4 58 43
53 139 Matt Downton M 5 9 10
54 165 Claire Downton F 5 9 17
55 128 Jason Stobbs M 5 11 35
56 162 Tim Jones M 5 12 28
57 117 Eirian Jones M 5 12 29
58 155 Paul Groom M 5 12 37
59 172 Neville Davies M 5 12 40
60 110 Catherine Thomas F 5 15 8
61 171 Matthew Kelly M 5 22 28
62 103 Allan Cresswell M 5 24 14
63 125 Iestyn Evans M 5 48 11
64 129 Jeremy Jones M 5 48 14
65 200 Janet Brown F 5 48 30
66 133 Lin Cram F 5 48 33
67 114 David Griffiths M 5 48 58
68 102 Alison Parsons F 5 49 0
69 131 Karen James F 5 59 0
70 105 Angela Bevan F 6 46 25

70 Miles

3 Guys managed to finish under the 4hrs hours, not a bad effort! With Tom Ellis taking first spot and Westcoast Tri’s Rhys Harris coming in second.  Rhys did not seem to be out of breath! Whilst the first lady in was Solva girl Helen Platel who has a big year ahead of her with our 3 day ultra the Marathon des Cote to tackle in June followed by a little race called “Kona” or something similar!!!

Tour de Shane 70 Mile Results
Position Race No Name Gender Time
Hours Mins Sec
5 100 Tom Ellis M 3 41 56
6 81 Rhys Harris M 3 46 20
8 48 Jeff Saycell M 3 54 24
9 57 Kyle Davies M 4 1 28
10 174 Chris Morris M 4 10 18
11 20 Chris Stephens M 4 14 36
12 74 Paul Lewis M 4 14 37
13 26 Dale Lambrick M 4 17 33
14 90 Simon Jones M 4 22 26
15 64 Mark Whitby M 4 24 47
16 44 Ifan Thomas M 4 28 38
17 16 Carl Platel M 4 28 41
18 10 Andy Purkiss M 4 30 24
19 42 Helen Platel F 4 30 27
20 86 Ross Quick M 4 32 56
21 8 Andrew Owen M 4 42 5
22 98 Tim Hopkins M 4 43 24
23 91 Simon Thomas M 4 45 10
24 79 Ralph Harris M 4 49 7
25 45 James Allsworth M 4 51 15
26 11 Shane Williams M 4 54 0
26 63 Mark Hartley M 4 54 8
27 186 Dean Williams M 4 54 8
28 72 Neil Rickard M 4 54 34
29 51 Jonathan Phillips M 4 46 7
30 85 Rob May M 5 0 29
31 36 Gareth Meed M 5 0 31
32 58 Kyle Wheeler M 5 1 23
33 82 Ricki Morgan M 5 1 25
34 53 Johnnie Trehame M 5 1 50
35 52 Jonathan Slade M 5 2 5
36 185 Stephen Griffiths M 5 4 10
37 14 Bryanie Allsworth F 5 6 48
38 75 Peter Weldon M 5 9 17
39 2 Adam Gouha M 5 9 40
40 3 Alex Murray M 5 9 40
41 78 Phylip Williams M 5 11 58
42 25 Dai Thomas M 5 14 55
43 40 Geraint Jones M 5 19 11
44 23 Clive Smith M 5 19 13
45 56 Ken John M 5 20 20
46 1 Adam Collett M 5 20 20
47 166 John Parker M 5 22 48
48 95 Steve Rees M 5 22 58
49 159 Steve Rich M 5 23 35
50 21 Christopher Jones M 5 30 15
51 31 David Lewis M 5 32 40
52 93 Spencer Davies M 5 32 41
53 55 Juliana Morgans F 5 32 48
54 6 Alisha Sturley F 5 32 50
55 59 Lowri Davies F 5 37 18
56 89 Sarah Hawkins F 5 37 19
57 38 Gavin Lewis M 5 37 20
58 173 Pater Morgan M 5 37 40
59 4 Alex Picton M 5 40 50
60 35 Evan MacRae M 5 42 40
61 49 John Mills M 5 42 43
62 92 Spencer Cowper M 5 50 45
63 71 Neil Griffiths M 5 50 47
64 168 Nigel Cuthbertson M 5 50 51
65 37 Gavin Jones M 5 50 51
66 41 Gron Davies M 5 53 44
67 50 John Williams M 5 53 45
68 111 Anne Picton F 6 1 45
69 76 Phill Mortimer M 6 2 54
70 13 Baz Pope M 6 2 55
71 99 Tim Phillips M 6 3 5
72 24 Craig Francis M 6 4 48
73 73 Paul Ford M 6 4 58
74 19 Chris George M 6 7 4
75 54 Josh Pearson M 6 8 45
76 17 Catherin Jones F 6 23 58
77 27 Dan Lewis M 6 23 59
78 87 Roy Jones M 6 25 53
79 39 Gavin Stubbings M 6 25 54
80 5 Alfie Jones M 6 27 30
81 34 Eric Hughes M 6 27 30
82 62 Mark Bamford M 6 27 34
83 43 Huw Evans M 6 27 36
84 77 Phillip Wakely M 6 27 38
85 30 David Coe M 6 28 53
86 18 Ceri Coe F 6 28 54
87 94 Steve Griffiths M 6 30 55
88 61 Margaret Major F 6 54 7

Comments

Gavin stubbings
March 27, 2018
My second year coming down from Lincolnshire it’s a course I love to hate as I ride on so many flat roads however great course great feed stations will look forward to coming back yet again thanks to everyone who was involved regards Gav stubbings
Man-Up UK
March 27, 2018
Thank you Gavin

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