Swansea and west Wales Rides Programme 2018

Swansea and west Wales Rides Programme 2018

From: Ian Davies.  ian.davies49@ntlworld.com  07813856969

Date:  19-Feb-2018

To: Swansea CTC Riders

Subject:  Rides Programme update

CTC Swansea, Ride Grading – Guidelines only!

GRADE 1 – EASY.  Mainly on the flat with gentle slopes or gradients.  Distances between 10-30 miles

GRADE 2 – LEISURE.  For the leisure cyclist who cycles regularly, includes some steeper climbs. Distances between 20-45 miles.

GRADE 3 – MODERATE. For those who cycle regularly, includes more steep climbs.

Distances between 25-60 miles.

GRADE 4 – CHALLENGING.  For regular cyclists who are looking for longer distances and more climbs, Distances between 40-70 miles.

GRADE 5 - DIFFICULT.  Up to 100 miles with more and longer climbs.

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Wednesday: 21-Feb-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Jon Robbins 07973831299

Destination: Porthcawl via Laleston.

 

Also

A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: McD BF 10.00

Leader: Robert Stanowski

Destination: Porthcawl – direct route.

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Sunday: 25-Feb-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Colin Wooldridge 07816218443

Destination: The Botanical Gardens. Out via Pontarddulais, Hendy, Llannon, Tumble, Drefach. Portyrhyd. Return via Cefneithin, Gorslas, Cwmgwili, Llanedi, Sardis, Fforest, Pontarddulais.

Est 50+ miles

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Sunday: 25-Feb-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Dawn Aplin 07919084269

Destination: The Pavilion café at Pwll, out via Dunvant, Three Crosses, Penclawdd, Lougher.

Return via NCR4. 30 miles.

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Wednesday 28-Feb-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: The Black Mountain Café, Brynamman.

Route to be confirmed depending on the weather. Est 50+ miles

 

Also:

A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: A north Gower loop

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Sunday: 04-Mar-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Jon Robbins 07973831299

Destination: Castell Carreg Cennen. Out via Pontarddulais, Fforest, Sardis, Gorslas, Llandybie. Return via Ammanford and Garnswllt. Est 48 miles.

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Sunday: 04-Mar-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Dave Stephens 07864020630

Destination: Cross Hands. Out via North Dock, Swiss Valley and Cefneithin.

Return via Llandybie, Amanford and Garnswllt. Est 38 miles.

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Wednesday: 07-Mar-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Jon Robbins 07973831299

Destination: Llangynwyd via Goitre and Maesteg. Lunch at the Corner House or Parc Slip.

A short lumpy 34 miles.

Also:

A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Mike O’Driscoll 07978994708

Destination: A Gower circuit. Lunch at Rhossili or Scurlage`

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Sunday: 11-Mar-18. A Grade 3 moderate ride (suggested)

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: TBC

Destination: The Devil’s Elbow Heol Senni. Out via Crynant, Abercrave, Craig y nos, (coffee stop). Return via Ystradfellte, Pontneddfechan and the Neath valley. Est 50 lumpy miles.

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Sunday: 11-Mar-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: The MTB Centre Glyncorrwg.

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Wednesday: 14-Mar-18. 

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Colin Wooldridge 07816218443

Destination: Ammanford. Out via Garnswllt and return via Saron, Capel Hendre, Llanedi, Pontarddulais.

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Sunday: 18-Mar-18. A Grade 4 Challenging ride.

Meeting: Bynea Cycling Club.

Leader: Audax UK

Destination: The Carmarthenshire Stopper 100K

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Sunday: 18-Mar-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: TBC 10.00

Leader: Jon Davies

Destination: TBC

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Wednesday: 21-Mar-18. A Grade 3 ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Steve Darnell 07904933222

Destination: Kidwelly. Out via Pontyberem, Bancffosfelen, Pontantwn, Landyfaelog, Broadway, Llansaint. Return via coast roads. Est 50+ lumpy miles.

 

Also:

A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Kidwelly via NCR4. Est 38 miles

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Sunday: 25-Mar-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride (suggested)

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader:  TBC

Destination: Ferryside. Out via Pontarddulais, Hendy, Llannon, Tumble, Drefach, Porthyrhyd, Llanddarog, Cwmisfael, Llandydeyrn, Pontantwn, Llandyfaelog. Return via Kidwelly and the coast road. Est 50+ miles.

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Sunday: 25-Mar-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride 

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader:  Dawn Aplin 07919084269

Destination: Pembrey / Burry Port.

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Wednesday: 28-Mar-18. (suggested)

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.0

Leader: TBC

Destination: Ogmore by Sea / Ewenny

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Sunday: 01-Apr-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Sunday: 01-Apr-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Wednesday: 04-Apr-18

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Sunday: 08-Apr-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Mike O’Driscoll 07978994708

Destination: A hilly Gower circuit. Lunch at Rhossili

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Sunday: 08-Apr-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: Ogmore by Sea / Llantwit Major

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Wednesday: 11-Apr-18

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Future rides –

 

Sunday: 23-June-18. A Grade 5 Difficult ride.

Meeting: Bynea Cycling Club.

Leader: Audax UK

Destination: The Carmarthenshire Snapper 200K

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