A fun and family-friendly cycle ride starting and finishing in the beautiful historic town of Caerleon. With a choice of 3 routes there’s something for everyone. Finishers and spectators alike can enjoy the ‘Finish Festival’ at The Priory. All money raised from the Acorn Dalmatian Bike Ride 2021 will go towards the continued work of St David’s Hospice Care.

 Event Registration Update

 

Please note that online registration has now been closed for the Acorn Dalmatian Bike Ride 2021. We will be accepting registration on the day of the event. Come along at least 30 mins before your preferred route’s start time (see below) to ensure enough time to register.

We understand that due to injury or other factors you might want to change your route on the day. This is fine, just come along at the registration time for your preferred route and let a member of the team know which route you’ll be doing. 

In case you can’t remember what you’ve registered for, you can find a list of names for each route here

See you on Saturday 14th August!

 

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Information

  • This is not a race! It’s a personal challenge for fun.
  • 10, 24, 37, 58 mile routes around Newport
  • Rolling start from Caerleon – times to be allocated.
  • Arrive back at The Priory, Caerleon for a fantastic finish festival & BBQ.
  • Marshals, maps, water stations, feed stations and medical cover provided.
  • Dalmatian themed fancy dress encouraged!
  • Please help your hospice care service to continue by raising a minimum of £50 in sponsorship.
  • Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and government restrictions on mass participation events, we are monitoring the situation in regards to staging the event on a regular basis.
  • Riders registered for the previous event in 2020 will be communicated with by email and will automatically be entered into the 2021 date.
  • If we do not feel that we are able to stage the event safely, we will look for a new date with all places being rolled over automatically. No refunds will be available.

Rules

  • Riders take full responsibility for themselves for the duration of the event.
  • A helmet must be worn at all times.
  • Riders are expected to abide by the Highway Code.
  • Riders to be mindful and respectful of pedestrians.

Age Restrictions

  • 24 Mile Route: Minimum age 12 (on day of event)
  • 37 and 58 Mile Routes: Minimum age 16 (on day of event)

Route Start Times

  • 58 Mile route – Registration from 9am – with a rolling start from 09:30am
  • 37 Mile route – Registration from 09:30am – with a rolling start from 10:15am
  • 24 Mile route – Registration from 10am – with a rolling start from 11am
  • 10 Mile Route – Registration from 10.30am – with rolling start from 11.15am

Live Updates

2021 Route Information

 

We have four rides to choose from…

The Canal Route

As many of you will know, this ride was started In memory of Mr. John Dixon with the canal route being a very important part of this ride’s heritage. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 regulations and restrictions, we are not able to offer this route in 2021.*

*We will obviously monitor the situation as we move through the year together with any other options that may arise.

The 58 Mile Route

Route Description

  • With a start & finish at Caerleon, the route takes place on a mixture of cycle paths and smaller roads firstly in Newport and then into Monmouthshire as you travel up into Wentwood Forest.
  • You will pass through Nash, Magor, up into Wentwood Forest before returning to the finish line at the Priory in Caerleon.
  • This route has two-three feed/water stations.
  • Cyclists are supported with vehicles that are on hand for support for the ride duration.

Route Detail

  • The Caerleon Cycle path out of Caerleon
  • Through Crindau (This is not a closed road section)
  • Along the fabulous Riverfront and onto the SDR Bridge
  • The route then follows Corporation Road until Nash
  • At this point, the route follows the lanes around Nash (This is not a closed road section)
  • From Nash we head to Magor, at which point we turnaround and head home on the same route to the finish line at the Priory in Caerleon.

The 37 Mile Route

Route Description

  • With a start & finish at Caerleon the route takes place on a mixture of cycle paths and smaller roads in and around Newport you will pass through Nash with a turnaround point in Magor.
  • This route has two feed/water stations.
  • Cyclists are supported with vehicles which are on hand for support for the ride duration.

 

Route Detail

  • The Caerleon Cycle path out of Caerleon
  • Through Crindau (This is not a closed road section)
  • Along the fabulous Riverfront and onto the SDR Bridge
  • The route then follows Corporation Road until Nash
  • At this point, the route follows the lanes around Nash (This is not a closed road section)
  • From Nash we head to Magor, at which point we turnaround and head home on the same route to the finish line at the Priory in Caerleon.

The 24 Mile Route

Route Description

  • With a start & finish at Caerleon the route takes place on a mixture of cycle paths and smaller roads in and around Newport with Nash being the major reference point.
  • This route has one feed/water station.
  • Cyclists are supported with vehicles which are on hand for support for the ride duration.

Route Detail

  • The Caerleon Cycle path out of Caerleon
  • Through Crindau (This is not a closed road section)
  • Along the fabulous Riverfront and onto the SDR Bridge
  • The route then follows Corporation Road until Nash
  • At this point, the route follows lanes around Nash to then follow the same route home to the finish line at the Priory in Caerleon. (This is not a closed road section)

The 10 Mile Route

Route Description

  • With a start & finish at Caerleon the route mainly takes place on cycle paths with some smaller roads in and around Newport .
  • This route follows the river Usk down to Newport SDR bridge and back along the riverfront.
  • Cyclists are supported with vehicles which are on hand for support for the ride duration.

Route Detail

  • The Caerleon Cycle path out of Caerleon
  • Through Crindau (This is not a closed road section)
  • Along the fabulous Riverfront and onto the SDR Bridge
  • Over the SDR Bridge and following the other side of the river you rejoin your original route at the Millennium Footbridge
  • From here follow the same route in reverse back to Caerleon

Entry Fees

We have four entry packages available

T-SHIRT PACKAGE

£25

Per person

Includes Entry and a Tech T-shirt

CYCLING JERSEY PACKAGE

£35

Per person

Includes Entry and a Cycling Jersey

10 MILE ROUTE T-SHIRT PACKAGE

£25

Per person

Includes Entry and a Tech T-shirt

Shirt Size Guide

To register multiple participants or a group, please call 01633 851051 and we’ll get you signed up over the phone.

2021 Sponsors

A BIG thank you our sponsors, we couldn’t do it without you!

The Dalmatian Bike Ride is also supported by:

2021 Jersey Sponsorship 

If you’re interested in getting involved by becoming a shirt sponsor, get in touch below:

Dalmatian Jersey Sponsorship Enquiry

1 + 10 =

Feed/Water Stations 

If you’re interested in getting involved, please get in touch:

Feed/Water Station Enquiry

15 + 3 =

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Register for the Ride

Once you’re registered, you will receive a rider information pack before the event. You can also download a copy here:

Coming Soon!

Begin your fundraising by downloading a sponsorship form HERE

Alternatively, create an online fundraising page here:

If you would like to make a small contribution to help with the fundraising efforts of St David’s Hospice Care and the Dalmatian Bike Ride, you can make a text donation by texting…

Text CWTCH 3 Dalmatian to give £3

Text CWTCH 5 Dalmatian to give £5

Text CWTCH 10 Dalmatian to give £10

Text CWTCH 15 Dalmatian to give £15

Text CWTCH 20 Dalmatian to give £20

Send your text to 70300

100% of your donation goes to St David’s Hospice Care

Texts costs your donation plus 1 message at your standard network rate.
Always ask the bill payers permission. Registered Charity number: 1010576

Thank you for your amazing support.

Have an enjoyable and fun-filled ride!