CTC Swansea and West Wales Member Group

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New Riders are welcome to come along

The Swansea and West Wales CTC Member Group was founded in 1986 and has been cycling the Lanes and Byways of Swansea and the South Wales area ever since.

We have regular club runs every Wednesday & Sunday throughout the year and during the mid summer months some short evening rides. All ages and levels are catered for and no one will be left behind, Everyone is welcome but please note under 16 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You are welcome to come along and join us, but would be required to join Cycling UK (CTC) after a few rides.

We cycle as a group and ride on average a distance of 40 miles at an average speed of 10 mph, Easy Rides are slower and shorter. We cycle hills at individual pace but all meet at the top to regroup and give time for the last up to recover, we will not restart until all are ready to resume. When we get to a junction or turn off, we ensure all riders are accounted for.

We would expect all riders to be able to undertake minor repairs or punctures and carry puncture repair kits and pump, but we will assist where necessary.

What do I need?
  • A roadworthy bike
If you haven’t used your bike for some time it may be worth getting it looked at by a bike shop. A basic service (tyres, brakes, gears etc.) should cost about £30-35 
  • Pump, spare inner tube, puncture repair kit
Leaders will carry tyre levers and some basic tools but won’t necessarily have a spare inner to fit your bike! 
  • Comfortable clothing (inc. waterproofs) 
Wear comfortable trousers or shorts. Cycling shorts or tights are not essential but can make the experience more comfortable! A fluorescent vest is useful, but if you don’t have one then a bright top is a good alternative 
  • Food and water and money to buy snacks
Lunch will be in a café or pub. If you don’t want to buy lunch bring something to eat and we will stop somewhere on route. Other breaks may be in a café or pub, or we may find a picnic spot so bring some snacks to keep you going.
It is also important to make sure you have enough water. About a litre should be enough – more if it’s a hot day.

 

 

 

 

 

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