Swansea and west Wales Rides Programme 2019

Swansea and west Wales Rides Programme 2019

Subject: Rides Programme

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

Date:   16-March-2019

To: Swansea CTC Riders

 

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 and a leader and a back marker, no rider will be left behind, we have a policy to support all riders.

New riders are welcome to join us anytime.

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Sunday 17-Mar-19. A Grade 4 Challenging Ride. The Carmarthenshire Stopper 102k Audax

Meeting: Bynea CC 08.30

Leader: AUK Guto Evans 07824617131

Destination: The Carmarthenshire Stopper. See event details.

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Sunday 17-Mar-19. A Grade 2 Leisure Ride

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

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: The MTB centre Glyncorrwg.

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Wednesday 20-Mar-19. A Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: Rhossili via Welsh Moor, Cefn Bryn, Oxwich, Scurlage. Ret via Burry Green, Cheriton, The Marsh Road, Penclawdd and Gowerton.

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Wednesday 20-Mar-19. A Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn 10.00

Leader: Robert Stanowski 07801510532

Destination: Scurlage or Rhossili. To Be Confirmed.

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Sunday 24-Mar-19. A Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Ammanford via Felindre, Rhyd-y-Pandy and Scotch Pine. Return via Pantyffynon and Llanedi. Some good lumps!

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Sunday 24-Mar-19. A Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Craig-y-nos via the Swansea valley path to Ystradgynlais and road to C-y-n.

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Wednesday 27-Mar-19. A Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Ystradfellte via Glynneath, Hirwaun and Penderyn. Return via Pontneddfechan.  40 miles

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Wednesday 27-Mar-19. A Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: David Naylor 01792233755

Destination: Llangenith / Llanmadoc, sandy route via Broughton or road route via Cefn Bryn and Burry Green, you choose! Est 32 miles

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Sunday 31-Mar-19. A Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Gelli Aur Country Park. Out via Pontarddulais, Hendy, Llannon, Tumble, Drefach, Porthyrhyd, Penrhywgoch. Return via Milo, Pentregwenlais, Llandybie, Ammanford, Garnswllt.

42 miles with some good lumps!

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Sunday 31-Mar-19. A Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn 10.00

Leader: Dawn Aplin

Destination: Port Eynon via Gowerton, Crofty, Marsh Road, Llanrhidian, Scurlage. Return via Reyloldston and Welsh Moor. 34 miles.

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Wednesday 03-Apr-19, A joint Grade 3and 2 ride

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

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Corner House Llangynwyd, via Goytre, Bryn, Maesteg. Return via Ffordd Y Gyfraith and Margam. Est 38 miles.

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Wednesday 03-Apr-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride?

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00, an informal ride for those not joining the ride to Llangynwyd.

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Sunday 07-Apr-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Craig-y-nos via Glynneath, Henrhyd Falls. Return via Brynamman and Pontardawe. Est 40 miles

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Sunday 07-Apr-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride (Suggested)

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00

Leader:

Destination: Porthcawl?

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Wednesday10-Apr-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones

Destination: Sennybridge via the Cray Reservoir, return via Trecastle – Tafarn y Garreg

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Wednesday 10-Apr-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Mike O’Driscoll 07878994708

Destination: A Gower circular with lunch at the King Arthur. Out via Three Crosses, Welsh Moor, Llanrhidian, Landimore, Burry, Knelston. Ret via cefn Bryn, Llanrhidian, Marsh Road and Gowerton. Est 30 miles.

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Sunday  14-Apr-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Steve Darnell 07946070256

Destination: Kidwelly via Hendy, Llanon, Pontyberem, Bancffosfelin, Meinciau, Mynydd y Garreg. Return via Pinged, Burry Port. Est 45 miles.

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Sunday 14-Apr-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00

Leader: Dawn Aplin

Destination: The Gnoll Country Park Neath via NCR43, Clydach, Glais, Bryncoch. Return via Cimla, Baglan & Swansea. Return route includes half mile along a muddy track. Approx 30 miles

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Wednesday17-Apr-19, A Grade 2½ Joint ride

Meeting: Pembroke 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Lost Lanes #22 Cliff and Castle. 31 miles, 1,840’  Moderate.

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Wednesday 17-Apr-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride (suggested)

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

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Destination: Cross Hands?

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Sunday 21-Apr-19 (Easter Sunday) A Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Sunday 21-Apr-19 (Easter Sunday) A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting:

Leader: Mike O’Driscoll 07878994708

Destination: TBC

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Wednesday 24-Apr-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Llandovery 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Devil’s Staircase and Llyn Brianne loop. Anti-clockwise via Llanwrted Wells and Abergwesyn, 42 miles with some undulations and one big lump!

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Wednesday 24-Apr-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Sunday 28-Apr-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Sunday 28-Apr-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Monday 29-Apr-19

The Waterford Greenway Tour

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Wednesday 01-May-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Jon Robbins 07973831299

Destination: Ammanford via SA1, Clydach, Craig Cefn Parc, Scotch Pines. Ret via Garnswllt. Est 36m

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Wednesday 01-May-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Sunday 05-May-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Sunday 05-May-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Wednesday 08-May-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Wednesday 08-May-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Botanical Gardens, Porthyrhyd. Out via Pontarddulais, Llanedi, Cwmgwili, Gorslas, Cefneithin. Return via Tumble, Llannon, Bynea. Est 36 miles

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Sunday 12-May-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Abergavenny 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Lost Lanes ride #16 Three Peaks (New) 38 miles, 2,750’ Moderate. Option to shorten the route avoiding last hill.

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Sunday 12-May-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Monday 13-May-19,

The C2C Hadrian’s Wall ride.

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Wednesday 15-May-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Wednesday 15-May-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Sunday 19-May-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Sunday 19-May-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Wednesday 22-May-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Wednesday 22-May-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Sunday 26-May-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Usk Reservoir loop, up via Trecastle road to Pont ar Hyder and return via the Black Mountains to Brynamman. Est 100 km

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Sunday 26-May-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Wednesday 29-May-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: The Elan valley visitor centre nr Rhyader 10.30

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Devil’s Bridge and the Elan valley loop. Est 40 miles

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Wednesday 29-May-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Future rides for the calendar:

 

Sunday 09-Jun-19.  A Grade 4 Challenging ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Soft Brexit 100 km and Tri-Vets event. Over the Black Mountains and return via Llandeilo, Porthyrhyd and the Swiss valley.

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Wednesday 19-Jun-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Chepstow 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Lost Lanes ride #29 In Ruins. 30 miles, 3,000’ Moderate.

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Sunday 23-June.  A Grade 5 Difficult ride.

Meeting: The Sail Bridge SA1 08.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: The Des Radford 100 miler and a Tri-Vets event

There will also be a 100 km route option.

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Sunday 14-Jul-19, A Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: Bristol 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Lost Lanes West #10 M5 Pastoral. 35 Miles, 1,700’ Easy.

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Sunday 14-Jul-19 to Sunday 21-Jul-19, The Gower Cycling Festival.

Sunday 21-Jul-19. The Gower Bike Ride

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Wednesday 14-Aug-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: Llandovery 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Lost Lanes #11, Llandovery Discovery (New). 28 miles, 2,600’ Moderate.

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Sunday 01-Sep to Wed 04-Sep. The C2C Ilfracombe to Plymouth (in the planning stage)

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Sunday 14-Sep-19, A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Pontypool 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Lost Lanes ride #17, Iron Mountain (New) 31 miles, 2,400’ Challenging.

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