Swansea and west Wales Rides Programme 2018

Swansea and west Wales Rides Programme 2018

Date:     25-Sept-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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Wednesday 26-Sept-18, A Grade 2+ ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry

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 30-Sept-18, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

 Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Ystradfellte via Pontneddfechan, return via Penderyn, Hirwaun, Rhigos and Glynneath. A 40+ mile loop with some lumps. No suitable lunch stop, bring a snack, coffee stop on the return.

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Sunday 30-Sept-18, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00, Sail Bridge SA1 10.20

Leader: Mike O’Driscoll 07878994708

Destination: Pontrhydyfen via NCR43 to Pontardawe, Alltwen, Rhos to Neath, Cimla & Afan Valley Road to Pontrhydyfen. Lunch at the Gnoll Park, Neath.

Return: Bike Path (NCR887) to Cwmavon and on to Aberavon and around the bay. 44 miles approx.

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Tuesday 02-Oct-18. Cycle on the Senedd

Meeting: Radyr train station Cardiff 11.00 or the Senedd 13.00

Leader: Nick Guy 07551538825

Destination: The Senedd, Cardiff Bay. See the Facebook Post

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Wednesday 03-Oct-18. A Grade 2 leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Cross Hands via Pontarddulais, Llanedi. Return via Cefneithin, Swiss Valley and NCR4

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Sunday 07-Oct-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Castell Carreg Cennen. Out via Garnswllt, Heol Ddu, Cefn-fedw and “dropping down” to the Castle. Return via Llandybie, Cwmgwilli, Llanedi, Pontarddulais. 50 lumpy milesMeeting:

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Sunday 07-Oct-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00, McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.40

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: The MTB Centre, Glyncorrwg via the Afan valley.

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Wednesday 10-Oct-18, A Grade 2+ Adventure ride

Meeting: Abergavenny 10.00, details TBC

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: The Lost Lanes ride #16. The Three Peaks, 38 miles.  ……………………………………………………..

Wednesday 10-Oct-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn 10.00

Leader:

Destination: A Gower circular, lunch at Llanmadoc.

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Sunday 14-Oct-18, An Audax UK 100km Event and a Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: Bynea Cycle Club 09.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Around the Gwendraeth. Swiss Valley, Gorslas, Golden Grove, Llanarthne, Porthyrhyd, Llanddarog, Llanyfaelog, Ferryside, Bynea.

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Sunday 14-Oct-18, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: TBC

Leader: TBC

Destination: TBC

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Wednesday 17-Oct-18,  

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: The Black Mountain centre Brynamman via Pontarddulais, Garnswllt and bike path. Return via Cwmtwrch and NCR43. 48 miles

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Sunday 21-Oct-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting:

Leader:

Destination:

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Sunday 21-Oct-18, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: TBC

Leader: Mike O’Driscoll 07878994708

Destination: TBC

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Wednesday 24-Oct-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: TBC

Destination: Rhosilli via Welsh Moor, Cefn Bryn. Return via  Bury Green and the Marsh Road.

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Wednesday 24-Oct-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Port-Eynon.

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Daylight Saving Time ends

Sunday 28-Oct-18. A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting:

Leader:

Destination:

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Sunday 28-Oct-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride – (suggested)

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader:

Destination: Ewenny Garden Centre or Porthcawl.

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Monday 29-Oct-18. Annual General meeting.

Meeting: Environment Centre, Pier St Swansea 19.00

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Wednesday 31-Oct-18, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting:

Leader:

Destination:

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Wednesday 31-Oct-18. A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Ystradgynlais via NCR43, return via Crynant, Aberdulais, Neath canal and Fabian Way.

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