Tour de Gwent

Sunday 15th September 2024
St Cadoc’s Hospital, Caerleon (NP18 3XQ)


to go

Do something good

In support of St David's Hospice Care

About the Event

Enjoy stunning scenery across a variety of routes around South Wales

The Tour de Gwent, organised by St David’s Hospice Care and sponsored by Whitehead Building Services, is the annual cycling event for everyone! With 6 carefully designed routes to choose from, each with their own unique features, the event offers something for cyclists of all abilities. From hard-core cyclists looking for an epic leg-burning challenge to families who’d prefer a pleasant ‘there-and-back’ along the River Usk, you won’t be disappointed.

The event is great for spectators as well as those doing the pedalling. Starting in the picturesque Roman town of Caerleon and then heading out to pass (arguably) some of the most idyllic scenery in South Wales, spectators are invited to enjoy a few hours exploring the local area or head out to a vantage point to cheer the riders along their chosen route.


About St David’s Hospice Care

By taking part in the Tour de Gwent you are supporting the work of St David’s Hospice Care, which means you are making a positive difference to patients and their families all throughout Newport, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Torfaen and South & Mid Powys. The sponsorship you raise will provide comprehensive palliative care to people facing life limiting illnesses and provide care and support to their families at a very difficult time. St David’s Hospice Care, with your help, aims to ensure that patients have the choice to receive care at home, surrounded by friends and family.

Your support helps to provide:

  • Clinical nurse specialists in palliative care
  • Welfare rights advisors
  • Unicorn - bereavement support for children
  • Complementary therapy outreach clinics
  • Family support team
  • 15 room in-patient unit
  • Hospice at Home nurses
  • 4 day hospices

The Routes

We are pleased to offer 6 routes for 2024, so take your pick!

Thanks to the different route options, this is a cycling event to suit all abilities and has become a highlight in our annual event calendar. Moving on from the success of previous years, it now attracts over 800 cyclists, please see Event Information.

Route Map

Ride for Charity and brighten someone's day

2024 jersey coming soon!

Previous jerseys

Please Note: To guarantee your jersey for the ride, order by July 15th 2024. You can still enter after this point but your jersey cannot be guaranteed.

If you would like to donate your entry fee in lieu of your jersey or t-shirt, please contact the Tour de Gwent team and we will make a note on our system. Tel: 01633 851051 or email: fundraising@stdavidshospicecare.org

Event Information

Everything you need to know, right here:

Platinum (98 miles), gold (80 miles) & silver (52 miles) routes

Including cycling jersey

£60 (+£3.00 postage) 

Bronze route (36miles)

Including cycling jersey

£60 (+£3.00 postage) 

Midi route (20 miles)

Including a cycling jersey

£35 (+£3.00 postage)

Riding in a group?

Make the most of our earlybird group offer and get 1 free place when you book as a group of 10


Kids Route

This 4 mile ride along the cycle path is free for children and includes a rider goody bag for under 10s. We also provide Marshalls along the short route. All children are asked to be accompanied and raise sponsorship to support the work of St David’s Hospice Care. Register your child by emailing tourdegwent@stdavidshospicecare.org

What’s included

  • Your exclusive Tour de Gwent event cycling jersey
  • Motorcycle and volunteer marshals along the route
  • Bike maintenance crew & recovery vehicles
  • Route maps and directions
  • Water and feed stations along the routes

Start and finish

There is a choice of 6 circular routes, all starting and finishing at St Cadocs Hospital Site between 7.30am-12.00pm. The route is to be completed by 5.00pm, with the aim to arrive back at St Cadocs Hospital Site.

Your safety

Helmets must be worn at all times on any of the 6 routes. This is NOT a closed road event so participants must be mindful of traffic and pedestrians. All cyclists must abide by The Highway Code.

Registration requirements

  • There are restricted numbers for this event so early registration is advised to avoid disappointment.
  • Platinum, Gold & Silver Routes - Participants must be a minimum age of 16 (on the day of the event).
  • Bronze Route & Midi Routes - The minimum age is 14.
  • Kids Route - There is no age restriction for the kids route, although all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Training and preparation

As part of your structured training plan you should be able to comfortably ride somewhere near your event day distance one month before the event date. ‘Comfortable’ meaning that you must feel as though you could still ride more at the end of the distance. These distances are minimum targets to ensure that you can enjoy your event in safety and enjoy the experience. If you can complete them it doesn’t mean that you can stop your training, you must keep following your training plan up to the event day.

Jersey size guide

To help you to select the correct size jersey when registering, please take a look at this size guide: Tour de Gwent Jersey Size Guide. Please ensure you order the correct size as these are non-exchangeable.

Bike and kit checklist

Please download and read this bike and kit checklist to ensure you are prepared for the event: Tour de Gwent 2024 Bike & Kit Checklist


Watch the riders leave Caerleon, or meet them at the fuel stations to show your support.

Fuel stations (depending on route) are located at:

  • Llanfair Kilgeddin Hall
  • Monmouth - Monmouth Cattle Market car park
  • The Filling Station Cafe - Tintern
  • Raglan - Outside Raglan Primary School
  • Usk - Usk Cricket Pavilion
  • Caerleon - St Cadocs Hospital Site

Find out more about each route


The Priory, Caerleon thepriorycaerleon.co.uk
The Celtic Manor, Newport celtic-manor.com
Coldra Court, by Celtic Manor, Newport celtic-manor.com/coldra-court-hotel
Holiday Inn, Newport hinewport.co.uk


St Cadoc’s Hospital
Lodge Road
NP18 3XQ

Participants’ lunch packs

Lunch packs can be transported to Monmouth for your convenience. Please use disposable storage containers/bags as these WILL NOT be returned

Additional information

The following facilities will be available at
St Cadoc’s Hospital Site

  • Secure bike park
  • Baggage store


Event photographs will be available on a Facebook album after the event.

Terms & conditions

We know it’s a lot to read, but please look over our Terms and Conditions.

Sponsors and Supporters

A huge thank you to our 2024 sponsors and supporters

The Tour de Gwent raises money for the incredible work that St David’s Hospice Care provides each year. This is made possible not only by the participants but by our wonderful sponsors and supporters.

Want to sponsor the ride? We’re looking for sponsors for our 2024 jersey

Sponsoring or supporting the ride is a great way to get your name or brand noticed. Your logo can be included on our popular event cycling jersey that each entrant gets to keep. We have sponsorship opportunities to suit every budget. Please get in touch to find out more at: tourdegwent@stdavidshospicecare.org
Tel: 07870 682 828

Tour de Gwent 2024 Sponsors

Parade Design

Tour de Gwent 2024 Supporters

Tiny Rebel BreweryBurton’s Biscuit Co.

Fundraising and Donations

Ride for charity and brighten someone’s day

St David’s Hospice Care organizes the Tour de Gwent in order to raise vital funds. They are very grateful to all participants and to those who raise any amount of sponsorship - every penny makes a real difference. With your help all patients will receive free hospice services, giving them a real choice of where they receive end of life care. This can mean so much to the family at a very difficult time. Find out more about the important service that St David’s Hospice Care provides on their website www.stdavidshospicecare.org

How can you raise money?

You can download a sponsor form to raise funds for St David’s Hospice Care. However, we recommend setting up a Just Giving page or Virgin Money Giving page – it’s simple to do and makes it easy for your friends, family, colleagues and supporters to sponsor you. Set up your page now!

Riding for St David’s Hospice? Here’s some text for your online sponsorship page:

Thank you for visiting my online giving sponsorship page

St David’s Hospice Care - What they do
St David’s Hospice Care is committed to providing bespoke, individual ‘free’ care for all our patients and their families. We work alongside patients and hope to support them at the most difficult times of their lives. Their aim is to ensure that patients have ‘real’ choice about the care they receive whilst maintaining dignity throughout their journey is paramount.

They supply a whole host of ‘free’ services to ensure the best possible care is available, their website explains more at www.stdavidshospicecare.orghello@stdavidshospicecare.org

They appreciate all donations.

Our 2019 ride attracted Paraolympiad and Invictus Medalists Mr Mark Perkins and Mr Alex Moulder

Ride for Charity and brighten somenone's day

The Finish Line

Congratulations, you’ve finished! Now grab a beer!

Time to relax

Once you cross the line make sure you stretch your legs, secure your bike then enjoy everything the event village has to offer. Refuel with something from the refreshments stalls available for participants & spectators at the start/finish area. Your legs might ache but you can pat yourself on the back and feel proud, knowing that by taking part you are making a difference to the people in the community who need the help of St David’s Hospice Care.

Additional information

  • Onsite Catering & Coffee vans from 6.30am.
  • The bike park will be situated at the start/finish area and manned by our volunteers.
  • Baggage store will be available in the pop up tents at the start/finish area.
  • Toilet facilities available onsite.
  • Listen to music on the lawn whilst you recover with Entertainment from DB Entertainment - DJ Daryl Barnby.
  • Grab yourself a well-earned goody bag including a beer from Tiny Rebel to take home and relax.
  • Unfortunately, there is a site ruling that prohibits alcohol consumption on the grounds. This means we are unable to have a bar for you to enjoy at the finish line. Caerleon boasts numerous bars and restaurants for you to enjoy a well earned drink though.


Go on, do something amazing! Register today

Click on the Registration button below to register your details and make payment.

Two or more people registering, including groups must call fundraising to register over the phone. Tel: 01633 851051 or email: fundraising@stdavidshospicecare.org.

Thank you for your support.



Keep in Touch

If you have any questions or queries regarding the Tour de Gwent please contact St David’s Hospice Care:

01633 851051


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2023 Facebook album