Tour de Mon
The Tour de Môn is one of the best sportives in the country with 3 different distances to suit all abilities. This event is a must do sportive on every cyclist's calendar. In 2018 we welcomed over 1000 cyclists to the shores of Newry Beach in Holyhead.
The Tour de Môn will take you to the most beautiful and iconic locations on this wonderful island of Anglesey. Boasting possibly the most beautiful coastline in the whole of the UK, Anglesey is one of Britains best-kept secrets and we want to share it with you.
The Tour de Teulu family ride will start and finish at the main event centre and is a beautiful ride suitable for children accompanied by parents or adult friends, which. The ride will follow the Tour de Môn route out of Holyhead, and will return along quiet roads to the main finish line. It is approximately 3.5 miles long.
Event Village facilities including toilets
Full route marking with over 100 marshals on course
Feed stations around course fully stocked with a wide range of food from bread and cheese to cakes, chocolate and fruit
Free pre-event bike check - this takes place at the same time as registration on Saturday
Mechanical support on the course
Electronic chip timing
Live tracker system allowing friends and family to track you around the course
Web results service
On course recovery service
Bespoke medal for all finishers
Free goody bag given at registration!!
Full comprehensive profesional first aid cover
Family ride for children and families - riders will get a finisher medal and refreshments at the finish line and marshals at major points along the route.
Newry Beach, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 1YA.
Holyhead, North Wales has superb road, rail and ferry links. It is incredibly easy to find. Use the postcode: LL65 1YA to locate the Event Village.
Registration and Event Village are conveniently situated about 1 mile from the end of the A55 dual carriageway. It is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from Chester, 2 hours from Liverpool, 2 hours and 20 minutes from Manchester and 3 hours and 15 minutes from Birmingham when travelling by car.
Holyhead Railway station is on the main line and can be reached from all over the UK. Trains take about 4 hours from London and 2 hours from Manchester.
The Holyhead Station is less than a mile away from the Event Village. Taxi and Bus services also operate to and from Holyhead Station.
If you are intending on travelling by train please remember to check if a cycle reservation for your journey is required in advance of travel. More information regarding taking bikes on trains can be found on the National Rail website.
If you're planning a trip to the Tour de Mon from Ireland, ferries depart from either Dublin Port or Dun Laoghaire and go directly to Holyhead Port. Holyhead Port is located about 1 mile from the Tour de Mon Event Village. The quickest crossings take just 99 minutes. Services are operated by two companies:
There are various Pay and Display carparks around Holyhead which offer parking close to the start.
0700-0745 Mawr Depart
0800-0845 Canol Depart
0900-0930 Bach Depart
Slower cyclists are encouraged to start toward the front of thier departure time slot.
Due to marshal and course marking standup times, cyclists are not permitted to depart outside these times.
Cut Off Times
Mawr cyclists must be through Bodffordd by 0910 or will be directed onto the Canol Route.
Canol Cyclists must be through Bodffordd by 1030 or will be directed onto the Bach Route.
Registration and Expo
Registration will be at the Holyhead Sea Cadets headquarters on Newry Beach.
The Tour de Teulu family ride is on roads open to traffic, and as a consequence any child under the age of 12 must be accompanied by at least 1 adult. Children ages 13 and over must be accompanied at a ratio of 2 children for every 1 adult.
The event will be run under the British Cycling Cyclo Sportive Rules.
Please note - in accordance with British Cycling sportive rules the wearing of a cycling helmet conforming to CE standards EN1078 is mandatory for all riders taking part in the event.
Minimum ages to ride:
Gran Fondo Mawr, Canol and Bach - 13 yrs. There is no minimum age for the Teulu.
All riders under 18 years old must be acompanied by a parent or guardian. Entries will only be accepted from under 18's upon receipt of a signed parental consent form.
Our policy on littering can be found here. Any irresponsible dropping of litter along the route will result in disqualification.
Our refunds and transfers policy can be found here
Cut Off Times
There will be strict cut off times along the route. Mawr riders must arrive at the 28 mile point (Mawr/Canol split), before 9:45am. After this time they will be directed on to the Canol Route. Similarly, Canol riders must arive at the 25 miles point (Canol/Bach split), before 11:15am. Any Canol riders arriving after this time will be directed on to the Bach route. Please respect these times in the interest of safety, thankyou. Finally, chip timing will stop at 5pm.
I declare that I will abide by the governing bodies rules and that I am fit to take part in the event. I will not hold the event organiser responsible for any injury or loss. I understand that the final decision as to whether or not the event will go ahead on the day is that of the organisers “Always Aim High Events Ltd".
All Youth Cyclists must submit a British Cycling Parental Consent form to Always Aim High Events before participating in the race. Ideally, within 14 days of registering. This can be found here