Rides Programme 2023

Rides Programme 2023

Rides Programme update 30-Jan-2023
Ian Davies 07813856969   ian.davies49@ntlworld.com

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Wed 01-Feb-23 Grade 2b
Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00
Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013
Destination: Ystradgynlais for lunch via Swansea Valley cycle track, Glais, Pontardawe & Ystalyfera. Return via Crynant, Aberdulais, Neath Canal cycle path and NCR4 back to Sainsbury’s SA1. Approximately 35 miles, 402m ascent.

Also a Grade 3 add on, 50 miles, 2,300'. Leader Gino Di Iulio 07949112162
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Sun 05-Feb-23 G2-3 
Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00, picking up on route.
Leader: Mike O’Driscoll 07878 994708
Destination: The Gnoll Park Neath via Swansea, Jersey Marine, Llandarcy, Skewen, Neath. Ret via Cimla, Pontrhydyfen, Cwmavon, Port Talbot, Fabian Way. 38 miles 1,090 ft ascent.
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Wed 08-Feb-23  Grade 2-3 Lib #235
Meeting: Gowerton 10.00
Leaders: Gino Di Iulio 07949112162 for the fast group, Ian Davies 07813856969 for the 2nd group
Destination: Gelli Aur Country Park via Pontarddulais, Llanedi, Gorslas, Maesybont, Penrhiwgoch. Ret via Milo, Llandybie, Ammanford, Garnswllt. 41 miles, 2,350’
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Sun 12-Feb-23 A Grade 2c
Meeting: Railway Inn 10.00
Leader: Mike O’Driscoll 07878 994708
Destination: Gorslas via Swiss Valley, return via Llannon and Hendy.
42 miles / 67.5 KM,   1,775 feet (541 Metres climbing).
Lunch at Cwmcerrig Farm shop
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Wed 15-Feb-23 Grade 2 and grade 3 extension option. Lib #246 
Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00
Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969
Destination: Resolven via Swansea valley path, Alltwen, Bryncoch, Aberdulais. Ret via Tonna, Aberdulais, canal path to Briton Ferry and Fabian way to Swansea. 39 miles, 1200 ft ascents.
This can be extended for G3 riders by continuing from Alltwen to Abercrave, Banwen and Glynneath and back down the Neath valley to Resolven.
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Sun 19-Feb-23 Grade 2-3
Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00, McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.30
Leader: Ian Gofton 07713193999
Destination: Bryngarw Country Park. 45 miles or 35 miles.
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Sun 26-Feb-23 Grade 3c
Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00
Leader: Mike O Driscoll  07878 994708
Destination: a clockwise Gower Circuit via Blackpill, Mumbles, Limeslade, Caswell, Bishopston, Parkmill, Penmaen, Oxwich, Horton, Scurlage, Llanmadoc, Llanrhidian, Marsh Road, Gowerton, Railway. Lunch in Scurlage. 
2648 feet / 807 metres climbing    40 miles / 64km
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Week 14
Annual General Meeting: Date, time and venue to be confirmed.
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Ride Grading System

 

Pace

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A. Easy Touring: anticipated pace of about at 8-10 mph (13-16 kph) on a flat route, with stops as required.

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B.  Touring: anticipated pace of about 10-11 mph, (16-18 kph) with stops as required to regroup at top of climbs.

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C.  Touring Plus: anticipated pace of about 11-12 mph (18-19.5 kph) with stops as required to regroup & refresh at top of climbs.

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D.  Fast Touring: anticipated pace of about 13-14 mph (20-22.5 kph) with fewer stops to regroup & refresh at top of climbs.

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E.  Intermediate: anticipated pace of about 14-15 mph (22.5-24 kph) with fewer stops.

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E+. Sportive - anticipated pace of at least 15+ mph ( 24+ kph)

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Route

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Grade - Terrain

1.  Generally flat with a couple of easy climbs, up to a max of 800 feet (250m), 

over a distance of 20-30 miles (32-48km).

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2.  More undulating, with climbing in the range of 800-2200 feet (250-660m), 

over a distance 24-40 miles (38-64km).

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3.  Partly hilly, some longer climbs, up to 10% (1 in 10), total climbing between 

2000- 4000 feet (610-1200m), over a distance of 40-60 miles (64-96km).

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4.  Hilly route, some hills steeper than 10% (1 in 10), total climbing between 4000-5900 feet (1200-1800m), over a distance of 40-60 miles, (64-96km).

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5.  Longer hilly route, some hills steeper than 10% (1 in 10), climbing between 5500-7200 + feet (1700-2200m), over a distance of 60-100+ miles (90-160+km).

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