Organisers of the 2020 CARTEN100 have had to concede the event will now not go ahead in 2020.

The now iconic event, that incorporates a 100-mile cycle ride from Cardiff to Tenby, was originally scheduled for earlier this year. However, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic it was postponed and a new date set for Saturday, September 19th.

The easing of recent restrictions had briefly raised hopes the latter date could be fulfilled, but a statement has now been released confirming the inevitable - and promising riders free deferral until 2021.

"Looking at the rate of change in the easing of the COVID-19 rules in Wales and the localised lockdowns happening around the UK we cannot be sure the ride would have any chance of happening," said event organisers.

"We have been listening to those of you asking for a decision. Welsh Cycling have announced that no non-competitive events will be sanctioned before the end of August, so larger rides will most likely not be permitted for a few months more.

"Currently only 30 riders are allowed to congregate at one place and that number is unlikely to change much in the next six weeks."

Organisers also added that in relation to feed stations, complying with current rules would be very difficult. They did however, thank authorities for their guidance and the public for their support.

"The team are all desperately disappointed but would like to thank Welsh Cycling, The Welsh Assembly Government, local councils on our route and our supporters for the help they have given us.

"We would also like to say thank you for the huge amount of kindness and support CARTEN100 has received over the past few weeks and months. We are a small group of volunteers whom run the ride as a non profit making enterprise fitting this work in around our other commitments."

All riders’ entries will now be carried forward to 2021 - with the ride scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 8.

Anyone who does not want to defer and wishes to get a refund, can do so by e-mailing with their name, home and e-mail address used to purchase the place.