Swansea and west Wales Rides Programme 2018

Swansea and west Wales Rides Programme 2018

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

Date:    24-May-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.

All rides will have a leader and back marker, we have a no drop policy and are fully supportive to all riders.

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Sunday 27-May-18. A Grade 3 Moderate and a Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Llandovery 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Devil’s Staircase and Llyn Brianne anti-clockwise loop. A spectacular but lumpy 42 miles, this will be a fully supported joint ride with Action Bikes Cycling Club. There will be a small fee to cover the refreshment and support costs. Bring a snack for a picnic lunch.

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Sunday 27-May-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride (suggested)

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00

Leader: TBC

Destination: Porthcawl?

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Wednesday 30-May-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Peter J

Destination: Llantwit Major. Est 55 miles

 

Also:

A Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00

Leader: Pat H

Destination: Ystradgynlais. Up the Swansea valley, return via the Dulais and Neath valleys.

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Sunday 03-June-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Steve D

Destination: KIdwelly via NCR4, Swiss valley, Pontyates, Llandyfaelog, Llansaint.

Return via NCR4. Est 50+ miles

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Sunday 03-June-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Dave S

Destination: Kidwelly via a flatter route.

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Wednesday 06-June-18.  A Grade 2 Leisure ride (suggested)

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: TBC

Destination: A Gower circular

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Sunday 10-June-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride (suggested)

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: TBC

Destination: The Botanical Gardens

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Sunday 10-June-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00, Gowerton 10.15.

Leader: Mike OD

Destination: Kidwelly, out via Millennium Coast Path, and return via Ffos Las, Pontyates and Swiss Valley, approx 41 miles, one longish hill.

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Wednesday 13-June-18, A joint G3 and G2 ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The White Heart, Llanddarog. Two route options to suit G2 and G3

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Sunday 17-June-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

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

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Sunday 17-June-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: TBC

Destination: Felindre Reservoir. Est 36 miles

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Monday 18-June-18 to Fri 22-June. The Yorkshire Tour

Leader: Ian G

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Wednesday 20-June-18.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Wool Col

Destination: Llanarthne. A special lunch at Wright’s Food Emporium. Est 48 miles

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

Meeting: Bynea Cycling Club 08.00

Leader: Audax UK

Destination: The Carmarthenshire Snapper 200K

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Sunday 24-June-19. A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

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Sunday 24-June-19. A Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00, McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.30

Leader: Mike OD

Destination: Porthcawl: via Port Talbot, Margam, North Cornelly; return via Kenfig; approx 43 miles.

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Wednesday 27-June-18, An away day.

Meeting: Usk 10.00 Details TBC

Leader: TBC

Destination: A Circular ride starting at Usk

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Sunday 01-July 2018, A Grade 5 Difficult ride.

The Des Radford 100 miler

Meeting: Sail Bridge SA1 08.00

Leader: Group 1 Carl P. Group 2 John C.

Destination: A lumpy circular route going over the Black Mountains, up to Pumpsaint and back through Abergolech, Ferryside. 105 miles.

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Sunday 01-July-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00

Leader: TBC

Destination: Craig y nos.

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Wednesday 04-July-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Pembroke Castle 10.00

Leader: Chris W

Destination: Lost Lanes of Wales #22, Cliff & Castle, approx. 31 miles, 1,840’ of climbing.

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Sunday 08-Jul-18. A Grade 3 moderate ride

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Sunday 08-Jul-18, a grade 2 Leisure ride

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Wednesday 11-Jul-18, a Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: The visitor centre Rhyader

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Devil’s Bridge and Elan Valley loop. 50+ spectacular miles.

 

Also a Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Sunday 15-Jul-18. The Gower Bike Ride

Meeting: The 360 Café 08.00 – 09.00

Leader: White Rock Events

Destination: A Gower Circuit. Register on line.

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Sunday 15-Jul-18, An alternative ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: TBC

Destination: Ogmore by Sea

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Wednesday 18-Jul-18. A grade 3+ Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Carl P

Destination: The Black Mountain Centre Café. Out via Mynydd y Gwair, Over the Gwrydd and up to Brynamman. Back via Ammanford and Garnswllt

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Wednesday 18-Jul-18, a Grade 2 leisure ride

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July 18-28 2018, Another Ireland Tour,  

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Sunday 22-Jul-18, a Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Sunday 22-Jul-18, a Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Wednesday 25-Jul-18 A grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: The West End Café Llandovery 10.00

Leader: Peter J

Destination: Builth Wells, lunch at the Golf Club. 46 miles.

 

Also on Wednesday 25-Jul-18. a Grade 2 Leisure ride.

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Sunday 29-Jul-18, a Grade 3 moderate ride

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Sunday 29-Jul-18, a grade 2 Leisure ride

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Wednesday 01-Aug-18

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Sunday 05-Aug-18 A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Chepstow, details TBC

Leader: Chris W

Destination: Lost Lanes of Wales #29. In Ruins, approx. 30 miles, 2,700’ of climbing.

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Sunday 05-Aug-18, a grade 2 Leisure ride

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Future rides –

 

16-Sept-18. A Grade 4 Challenging ride.

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John C

Destination: The annual Mountain Basher. Anti-clockwise. Over Baglan Mtn, up and over The Bwlch,down into the Rhondda valley, up and over The Rhigos, down to Glyneath and  then up to Banwen and down the Dulais valley.

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