Around 2,000 riders have taken part in the gruelling Cardiff to Tenby charity Carten cycling event today (May 11) and phew...what a scorcher it was for the ride’s 20th anniversary!

Carten is a unique 107 mile bike ride from the Welsh capital to the seaside town held annually in May.

Carten 2024 riders
(Pic: Gareth Davies Photography)

Starting from one of the most iconic locations at Cardiff City Hall, riders were free to leave when ready, with a rolling start from 7.30 am.

Friends and families were able to cheer those taking part in safely into Tudor Square, with the walled town closed to traffic from 12 noon to 8 pm.

Cyclists then headed down to the harbour to the finish pavilion to collect their finishers T-shirt and complimentary meal, as well as well deserved refreshments at the longest bar in Tenby!

Carten harbour
(Pic: Gareth Davies Photography)

The majority of riders this year are fundraising for the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital Charity. 

“Last year the event raised an incredible £40,000 and we are hoping to exceed that this year!” said Morgan Bolton of Noah's Ark Children’s Hospital Charity.