The entries are now open for this amazing event, but we can tell you that places inevitably sell out very quickly. We’ll tell you how to get in shortly. We’ll also give you of another way you can get yourself into the battle.

As a spectator event though, BATTLE ON THE BEACH is fantastic and well worth going along to watch and cheer the competitors along.

As with every year they pick a date where the tides suit, giving the lowest possible tide, which means the fastest sand when the race starts.

Some things are back, better than ever and some good old favourites never change…..

Rotor Battle in the Dark – The Rotor Bike Components are back as Battle in the Dark sponsor. The TT event has become extremely popular over the previous 3 years. The first rider is expected to start at 20:30, just after sunset and all riders will be set off at 10 second intervals. £100 prize for fastest male & female riders with prizes for 10th, 20th, 30th and so on.

Saturday Night Entertainment – With the night race in full swing there will be live music to allow everyone to make the most of the weekend. A range of catering suppliers will be on site and a bar for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

What stays the same – Everything that makes the event unique will remain the same. A mass start with 3 laps of a 15km course for all standard categories (2 laps for fun race). All bikes are welcome and all take part in the same race. Mountain bikes, cross bikes, tandems, fat bikes, beach racers and everything in between.

The 2022 course will be a total of 3 laps (or 2 laps for fun categories), total distance being approximately 45km. Similar to the previous 3 events, Lap 3 will on a slightly different track after the beach section. This will ensure that the leaders have a clear run to the finish and more relaxed riders have less worry about fast riders approaching.

The lap will have a similar feel to previous years and is comprised of approximately 5km on the beach (all hard sand) 5km single track, 5km double track or forest roads. Only 100 metres is in soft sand, on the beach entrance.

One way to get a good chance of entry to the event is to become a volunteer. Although they haven’t announced the volunteering plans just yet, we’ll let you know as soon as thye do.

For those who want to get involved at Battle on the Beach, but are not planning on taking part, then volunteering is the perfect way to get stuck in and really be a part of the event and become a valued member of the team.

As with any major event, they rely on volunteers giving their time to help things run smoothly by marshalling or helping in the arena. With Battle on the Beach gaining popularity they need many more volunteers to assist around the venue. Examples of the roles required are: course marshal, car park attendant, rider registration assistant or general arena help. Most roles require volunteers to be available for the entire day, 9am to 4pm.

If anyone (over 18) is interested and able to help over the weekend (either Saturday or Sunday), they would love you to get in touch. Under 18’s are also welcome to help, but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

In previous years they have provided……

  • Up to 2 nights free tent camping across the weekend
  • Free car parking across the weekend
  • Packed lunch or meal voucher
  • Free entry to the Battle on the Beach (transferable to another person)

As you can see BATTLE ON THE BEACH is amazing to do but equally to help or spectate at. It’s held at Pembrey Country Park on the 2nd and 3rd of April.

The full schedule hasn’t yet been published but here’s a look back at the last event to give you and idea of what is going on over the two days.

Friday October 1st

08:00 – Park opens
08:01 – Low tide (3.6m)
14:14 – High tide (6.40m)
20:54 – Low tide (3.30m)
21:00 – Park closes, please ensure you arrive before this time.

Saturday October 2nd

02:58 – High tide (6.50m)
8:00 – Park opens
09:16 – Low Tide (3.10m)
12:00 – Little Bikers Challenge
13:00 – Registration opens
14:00 – Under 8 – 10 minutes (Entry on the Day)
14:20 – Under 10 – 15 minutes (Entry on the Day)
14:40 – Under 12/14 – 15 minutes (Entry on the Day)
15:23 – High tide (7.00m)
18:00 – Registration closes
18:50 – Official Sunset time
20:54 – Low tide (2.40m)
21:00 – Park closes, please ensure you arrive before this time.

Battle in the Dark – Evening Start (Exact timing TBC)

Sunday October 3rd (RACE DAY)

03:53 – High tide (7.10m)
08:00 – Park Opens
08:00 – Registration opens
10:09 – Low tide (2.50m)
11:00 – Main event registration closes
12:00 – RACE START
15:00 – Course closed, no more laps can be started
15:30 (Estimate) Prize giving
21:00 – Park closes
22:39 – Low tide (2.10m)

If you can get a place it’ll cost £46 plus booking fees. If you’d like more details just head along to their site. BATTLE

For 2022 they have one single event ticket, with………

  • Entry to Battle on the Beach & Rotor Battle in the Dark
  • Event arena facilities and all-weather parking
  • Electronic Chip Timing
  • Custom medal to all finishers
  • Entry to all entertainment on Saturday night
  • On-site catering
  • Full Route Marking
  • Cash prizes to Open Male & Female categories
  • Prizes or trophies to all category podium winners
  • Live Online results service from DB Max
  • First aid support
  • Event Photography from Anthony Pease Photography and provided by Lezyne

Optional extras:

Weekend Field Camping Pitch – £15

Available for motorhomes, caravans and tents. Facilities include water and portable toilets. If you require electric-hookup, or showers please book directly through Pembrey Country Park campsite.

The entries are now open for this amazing event, but we can tell you that places inevitably sell out very quickly. We’ll tell you how to get in shortly. We’ll also give you of another way you can get yourself into the battle.

As a spectator event though, BATTLE ON THE BEACH is fantastic and well worth going along to watch and cheer the competitors along.

As with every year they pick a date where the tides suit, giving the lowest possible tide, which means the fastest sand when the race starts.

Some things are back, better than ever and some good old favourites never change…..

Rotor Battle in the Dark – The Rotor Bike Components are back as Battle in the Dark sponsor. The TT event has become extremely popular over the previous 3 years. The first rider is expected to start at 20:30, just after sunset and all riders will be set off at 10 second intervals. £100 prize for fastest male & female riders with prizes for 10th, 20th, 30th and so on.

Saturday Night Entertainment – With the night race in full swing there will be live music to allow everyone to make the most of the weekend. A range of catering suppliers will be on site and a bar for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

What stays the same – Everything that makes the event unique will remain the same. A mass start with 3 laps of a 15km course for all standard categories (2 laps for fun race). All bikes are welcome and all take part in the same race. Mountain bikes, cross bikes, tandems, fat bikes, beach racers and everything in between.

The 2022 course will be a total of 3 laps (or 2 laps for fun categories), total distance being approximately 45km. Similar to the previous 3 events, Lap 3 will on a slightly different track after the beach section. This will ensure that the leaders have a clear run to the finish and more relaxed riders have less worry about fast riders approaching.

The lap will have a similar feel to previous years and is comprised of approximately 5km on the beach (all hard sand) 5km single track, 5km double track or forest roads. Only 100 metres is in soft sand, on the beach entrance.

One way to get a good chance of entry to the event is to become a volunteer. Although they haven’t announced the volunteering plans just yet, we’ll let you know as soon as thye do.

For those who want to get involved at Battle on the Beach, but are not planning on taking part, then volunteering is the perfect way to get stuck in and really be a part of the event and become a valued member of the team.

As with any major event, they rely on volunteers giving their time to help things run smoothly by marshalling or helping in the arena. With Battle on the Beach gaining popularity they need many more volunteers to assist around the venue. Examples of the roles required are: course marshal, car park attendant, rider registration assistant or general arena help. Most roles require volunteers to be available for the entire day, 9am to 4pm.

If anyone (over 18) is interested and able to help over the weekend (either Saturday or Sunday), they would love you to get in touch. Under 18’s are also welcome to help, but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

In previous years they have provided……

  • Up to 2 nights free tent camping across the weekend
  • Free car parking across the weekend
  • Packed lunch or meal voucher
  • Free entry to the Battle on the Beach (transferable to another person)

As you can see BATTLE ON THE BEACH is amazing to do but equally to help or spectate at. It’s held at Pembrey Country Park on the 2nd and 3rd of April.

The full schedule hasn’t yet been published but here’s a look back at the last event to give you and idea of what is going on over the two days.

Friday October 1st

08:00 – Park opens
08:01 – Low tide (3.6m)
14:14 – High tide (6.40m)
20:54 – Low tide (3.30m)
21:00 – Park closes, please ensure you arrive before this time.

Saturday October 2nd

02:58 – High tide (6.50m)
8:00 – Park opens
09:16 – Low Tide (3.10m)
12:00 – Little Bikers Challenge
13:00 – Registration opens
14:00 – Under 8 – 10 minutes (Entry on the Day)
14:20 – Under 10 – 15 minutes (Entry on the Day)
14:40 – Under 12/14 – 15 minutes (Entry on the Day)
15:23 – High tide (7.00m)
18:00 – Registration closes
18:50 – Official Sunset time
20:54 – Low tide (2.40m)
21:00 – Park closes, please ensure you arrive before this time.

Battle in the Dark – Evening Start (Exact timing TBC)

Sunday October 3rd (RACE DAY)

03:53 – High tide (7.10m)
08:00 – Park Opens
08:00 – Registration opens
10:09 – Low tide (2.50m)
11:00 – Main event registration closes
12:00 – RACE START
15:00 – Course closed, no more laps can be started
15:30 (Estimate) Prize giving
21:00 – Park closes
22:39 – Low tide (2.10m)

If you can get a place it’ll cost £46 plus booking fees. If you’d like more details just head along to their site. BATTLE

For 2022 they have one single event ticket, with………

  • Entry to Battle on the Beach & Rotor Battle in the Dark
  • Event arena facilities and all-weather parking
  • Electronic Chip Timing
  • Custom medal to all finishers
  • Entry to all entertainment on Saturday night
  • On-site catering
  • Full Route Marking
  • Cash prizes to Open Male & Female categories
  • Prizes or trophies to all category podium winners
  • Live Online results service from DB Max
  • First aid support
  • Event Photography from Anthony Pease Photography and provided by Lezyne

Optional extras:

Weekend Field Camping Pitch – £15

Available for motorhomes, caravans and tents. Facilities include water and portable toilets. If you require electric-hookup, or showers please book directly through Pembrey Country Park campsite.

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