After all the hard work of training and preparing for the event, it would be annoying not to be able to ride, wouldn't it? Don't forget to bring along your proof of registration with you!
If you haven't already registered, there's still plenty of time to register online, or you can register over the weekend.
If you're travelling some distance to the Tredz Wales Sportive, book your accommodation as soon as possible, to save last minute disappointment.
It's an early start in Tenby, so getting there the night before is advisable. Why not unwind afterwards and stay another night, so you can try out some of the great pubs in Tenby.
If there's a group of you riding, why not book a cottage and make a weekend of it? Coastal Cottages are a great local cottage company and have £99 last minute deals. For hotels, try Late Rooms for a variety of budgets and if you're looking for a cheap option, the YHA in nearby Manobier is a good option and recommended by Beds for Cyclists.
Maybe gloves are so easy to forget because it's so easy to mislay just one of them. Check and double check you've got BOTH gloves packed in your kit bag, as it's a long way to ride on bare hands.
Need suggestions? Try these Endura Mighty Mitts which have a gel padded area to take the pressure off the nerves in your hands.
You'll be able to stop en route for sustenance, but it's really important to have a contingency plan for when there's no food available. If it's 15 miles til the next town and you're confronted by a massive hill, you don't want to find yourself running on empty. The easiest to transport options are energy gels and bars.
For the quickest energy hit, try gels like these Torq Energy Gels - with options including Rhubarb and Custard, or Banoffee with Guarana, they offer super-fast carb delivery in palatable flavours.
If you prefer to chew your energy food, these Clif Bars are a favourite as they're made of 'real' ingredients, like oats, fruit and nuts. Delicious options include white chocolate macadamia nut and chocolate almond fudge, to really give you something to look forward to on your ride.
Ok, this one isn't exactly an essential, but seeing the fruits of your labour on a long ride like the Carten can be seriously motivational.
If you're going to be carrying your mobile phone anyway, we suggest you download Strava, MapMyRide or another riding app of your choice, so you can see just how far you've ridden and how fast. If you're a competitive type, make sure you get your ride mates Strava-ing too.
Although there are emergency support vehicles on the ride, you need to be self-sufficient.
Carry at least one spare inner tube and a pump. At Tredz we do value bundles of three, five or 10 tubes, so get your spares ordered and packed now.
For tyre levers, this set of three from Park nests snugly to fit in your seatpack.
This tiny Lezyne Alloy Drive hand pump comes in loads of colours and you can easily attach it to your bike or seatpack.
If you've never used chammy cream before, a really long ride like this might be a good time to add it to your kit bag.
Its most obvious use is of course to stop your shorts chafing, but if you carry a tube with you, it can work wonders anywhere else you're feeling the burn - glide it along seams or even use it to stop raw spots developing under your gloves or shoes.
With Sportique now making a 100ml tube, it's worth buying one to squash into your pocket or seatpack for emergencies.
Like gloves, socks are so easy to forget because you need to check you've put both of them in your bag. As with hands, feet are an area where you can really find yourself suffering on a long ride. If you've never invested in a cycling specific pair of socks, we suggest now's the time.
The Altura Coolmax Sport Socks are a bargain, especially if you go for the pack of three. They'll keep your feet at a comfortable temperature and help to prevent any sore spots. Happy feet indeed.
Hydration on a long ride is absolutely vital and you need to make sure you have a drink to hand whenever you need it. You should be carrying at least two bottles and refilling them regularly to make sure you never run dry. Get a pair of bottle cages put on your bike in advance and make sure your chosen bottles fit well without rattling.
If you need to stock up now, get an order in for a couple of these SIS bottles. They're clear, so you can easily see how much you're drinking and how much you have left.
Even if you're super focused, trying to ride home after a lengthy bike ride might be a hellish prospect. Don't forget it's easy for the adrenaline to kick in, making you go at a faster pace than usual.