Swansea and west Wales Rides Programme 2018

Swansea and west Wales Rides Programme 2018

Date:      06-Dec-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 09-Dec-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Steve Darnell 07904933222

Destination: Park Slip via Pen-y-Fai, Aberkenfig. Return via Ffordd-y-Gyfraith, Margam. Est 44 miles

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Sunday 09-Dec-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Mike O’Driscoll 07878994708

Destination: A circular route east stopping at Park Slip for lunch.

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Wednesday 12-Dec-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Ferryside via Swiss valley, Pontyates, Meinciau Pontantwn, Llanyfaelog. Return via Kidwelly and the coast roads. Est 50 miles

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Wednesday 12-Dec-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Dave Stephens 07864020630

Destination: Ferryside via the direct coastal route and Kidwelly. Est 44 miles

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Sunday 16-Dec-18. Our Christmas lunch ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader(s): G3 Ian Davies, G2 Pat Hansard

Destination: A Gower circular ride with lunch at The Crofty Inn

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Wednesday 19-Dec-18. The Mince Pie ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Hansard Manor for a light buffet lunch and mince pies after a Gower circular ride.

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Sunday 23-Dec-18. A joint Grade 2/3 ride.

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

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Porthcawl: via Port Talbot, Margam, North Cornelly. Approx 43 miles.

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Sunday 30-Dec-18 (suggested)

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader:

Destination: Cross Hands via Pontarddulais, Llanedi, Cwmgwili. Return via the Swiss Valley.

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Happy New Year.

 

Wednesday 02-Jan-19

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Old White Horse Pontneddfechan via Pontardawe, Swansea valley, Abercrave, Banwen, Glynneath. Return via the Neath valley. Approx 34 miles.

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Sunday 06-Jan-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: SA1 09.30, Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Gelli Aur (Golden Grove) Country Park. Out via Pontarddulais, Hendy, Llannon, Tumble, Drefach, Porthyrhyd, Penrhywgoch. Return via Milo, Pentregwenlais, Llandybie, Ammanford, Garnswllt. 54/42 miles with some good lumps!

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Sunday 06-Jan-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride (Suggested)

Meeting: SA1 09.30, Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Kidwelly via the Swiss Valley, Pontyates. Return via the coast route. 50/38 miles

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Wednesday 09-Jan-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride. (Suggested)

Meeting: The Railway Inn, 10.00

Leader:

Destination: Rhossili via Welsh Moor, Cefn Bryn, Reynoldston. Return via Burry Green, Cheriton, Lanrhidian and the Marsh road. Est 42 miles

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Wednesday 09-Jan-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride. (Suggested)

Meeting: The Railway Inn 10.00

Leader:

Destination: Llanmadoc. Out via Welsh Moor, Llanrhidian, Oldwalls, Burry Green. Return via the Marsh road. Est 32 miles

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Sunday 13-Jan-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride. (Suggested)

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader:

Destination: The White Hart, Llanddarog via the Swiss Valley, Tumble, Porthyrhyd. Return via Cefneithin, Cross Hands, Cwmgwili, Llandei, Pontarddulais.

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Sunday 13-Jan-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride. (Suggested)

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader:

Destination: Cross Hands.

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Wednesday 16-Jan-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The MTB Centre Glyncorrwg via Goitre, Bryn, Maesteg, Croeserw and Cymmer. Return via Cimla and Neath.

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Wednesday 16-Jan-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Nigel Pugh 07793195538

Destination: The MTB Centre Glyncorrwg via Neath, Cimla, Pontrhydyfen. Return via Cwmafan.

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Sunday 20-Jan-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Craig-y-nos via Pontardawe, Rhyd-y-Fro, Cefn Gwrhyd, Cwmtwrch, Abercrave. Return via Henrhyd Falls, Coelbren, Glynneath and the Neath valley. A winter warmer! Est 40 miles

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Sunday 20-Jan-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride. (Suggested)

Meeting: The Railway Inn, Killay 10.00

Leader:

Destination: The Lower Lliw Reservoir Felindre via Gowerton, Pontlliw. Ret via Clydach and NCR 47. Est 34 miles

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Wednesday 23-Jan-19, A Grade 2+ joint ride.

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Corner House Llangynwyd. A shortish 30 mile ride with a few choice lumps to make you earn your lunch. Up through Goitre and Bryn, up and over into Maesteg and along the valley for the last climb before lunch at Llangynwyd. Return via Ffordd y Gyfraith, Pyle, Margam.

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Sunday 27-Jan-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride. (Suggested)

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader:

Destination: Castell Carreg Cennen

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Sunday 27-Jan-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride. (suggested)

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00, SA1 10.30

Leader:

Destination: The Gnoll Park Café Neath via the Swansea valley, return via the Afan valley.

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Wednesday 30-Jan-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride. (Suggested)

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader:

Destination: The New Inn Ystradfellte via Glynneath, Hirwaun and Penderyn. Return via Pontneddfechan.

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Wednesday 30-Jan-19, A Grade 2 leisure ride. (Suggested)

Meeting: SA1 10.00

Leader:

Destination: Ystradgynlais or Craig y nos?

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Sunday 03-Feb-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting:

Leader:

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Sunday 03-Feb-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting:

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