The sell out Howies Battle on the Beach, set to return to the fantastic venue of Pembrey Country Park and Cefn Sidan beach. Held for the first time in 2014 the cycle event was an instant success and 2015 is set to be bigger and better with all initial 500 entries selling within 40 hours.
After long negotiations with the M.O.D we are delighted to announce the use of a brand new area off Cefn Sidan which will allow us to increase the size of the event in the future. A wide beach exit point will prevent a bottle neck that might otherwise form with hundreds of riders leaving the beach.
To celebrate, a limited number of entries for the event will re-open for one day only on Sunday March 1st (St. Davids Day).
Open to all off-road bicycles it is unique, no other events offer the chance for peletons to form with cyclocross bikes, fat bikes, mountain bikes & even tandems to ride side by side.
The event will once again hold host to the UK Fat Bike Championships, an event specifically for bikes with tyres that are 4” and above. The large diameter tyres are designed to give float over loose surfaces, including soft sand. On Saturday there will be the opportunity to test a fat bike, with demo rides from Surly Bikes on offer to anyone and roller racing later on Saturday open to all.
With professional beach race specialists attending from Belgium & The Netherlands, plus a host of home grown talent the sharp end is set to be one of the most competitive events of 2015. For the majority, fantastic sandy singletrack, including new sections and a few surprises will ensure a memorable event for all.
For youngsters there will be kids races, an adventure playground, Segway rides, bouncy castles and a whole load more to keep them occupied. Spectators are very welcome and encouraged, with the park remaining open to all visitors. It will be an opportunity for people to see some of the best cyclists from across Europe competing on their doorstep; doing battle against one another and the terrain to see who can rule the beach.