CTC Swansea and West Wales Member Group

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Rides History 2016                                                                  

Sun 03-Jan-16  Cancelled.

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John White  07729839247

Destination: Ewenny. Return via Bridgend / Parc Slip. Est 36 miles

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Sun 03-Jan-16 Grade 2 Leisure Ride  Cancelled

Meeting: Norwegian Church, Marina 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: Bryncoch, Neath.

New Year Easy Rider Lunch ride! An easy circular route via cycle paths and quiet roads – initially up the Swansea Valley and then across to Neath for coffee before continuing to Bryncoch for lunch. Return via Fabian Way

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Wed 06-Jan-16  Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s 10.00

Leader: Colin Birch 07749704898

Destination: Bro’s Café Port Talbot. Up the Swansea valley to Pontardawe, cross over the Neath valley, through Aberdulais, Tonna, Neath and Briton Ferry to Port Talbot. Direct return via Fabian Way. 36 miles. 18 riders.

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Sun 10-Jan-16 Grade 3 Moderate Ride CANCELLED

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader:  Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Llyn Llech Owain via Pontarddulais, return via Swiss Valley.

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Sun 10-Jan-16 Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00  CANCELLED

Leader: Dale Hall  07771847768

Destination: Estuary-wide Ride – scenic ride around river Lougher.

Climb to Three Crosses and the Penclawdd ridge, with an easy descent to Crofty and Penclawdd (Cariad cafe); then Llanelli North Dock or Pwll for lunch and an easy return. All climbing over within first hour; about 30 miles

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Wed 13-Jan Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Llandeilo via Ammanford. 4.5 Riders, 40 miles

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Sun 17-Jan-16 Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: A Gower Circuit. 12 Riders 34 miles

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Sun 17-Jan-16 Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church Marina 10.00

Leader: Tony Barratt 07840294754

Destination: Margam Park. 10 Riders 34 miles

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Wed 20-Jan-16 Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Jan Garvey 07861684722  John Ridd

Destination: Porthcawl. 12 riders 36 miles

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Sun 24-Jan-16  Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Craig-y-nos via Glynneath, Henryd Falls, Pen-y-cae. Return via Pontardawe, Alltwen, Glais, Birchgrove, Drumau, Longford and Dyffryn. 7R 40 miles

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Sun 24-Jan-16 Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Coast Café Swansea Marina 9:30 (leave by 10.00) Asda Morriston 10.30

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Bryncoch.  To Glais via the Swansea Valley and then over the top on country lanes to Bryncoch for lunch. Return via Neath Canal. 14 riders  25 miles

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Thurs 28-Jan-16  Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Mike Brewer 07879123859

Destination: Pontyberem. Out via Bynea and Llanon. Est 40 miles Pembrey Mountain via Stradey Woods. Pavilion Café for lunch. 7 riders 40 miles

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Sun 31-Jan-16  Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07411395714

Destination: Southerndown. A Grade 3 Moderate paced ride, 6 riders 40 miles

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Sun 31-Jan-16 Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn 10.00

Leader: Julian Griffiths 07816175402

Destination: Horeb via the Millennium cycle path to north dock, Llanelli, the Swiss Valley track to Horeb and Mynydd Pembrey.  Distance approx 36 miles. Mainly flat with gentle gradient up Swiss Valley, climb over Mynydd Pembrey to Pembrey park and flat return journey to Railway Inn. 6 riders 35 miles

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Wed 03-Feb-16 Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: King Arthur Reynoldston via the Mayals. 14 riders 40 miles.

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Sun 07-Feb-16  CANCELLED

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969          

Destination: Ammanford via Bynea, Llangennech, Hendy, Llanon, Cross Hands, Gorslas, Llanybie. Return via Garnswllt, Pontarddulais, Gorseinon.  Est 42 miles

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Sun 07-Feb-16 Grade 2 Leisure Ride CANCELLED

Meeting: Leek’s Crosshands 10.00

Leader: Jim Connolly 07791742808

Destination: Llandeilo.

Taking the long way round! Mainly flat, but some Grade 3 Moderate hills to climb

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Wed 10-Feb-16 Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00         

Leader: Dave Naylor  01792 233755     

Destination: Llanmadoc – Arthur’s Stone.  Penclawdd, Llanridian, Llanmadoc PO and coffee shop for lunch. A short cut using a bridleway cuts out a steep climb, then on to Reynoldston, over the Bryn and back to Killay. 16 riders, 36 miles.

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Sun 14-Feb-16  Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: First Winter assault on the Bwlch. Up and back down. 46 miles 13 riders

Option for the MTB centre Glyncorrwg for a shorter ride and earlier lunch.

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Sun 14-Feb-16 Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Weobly Castle.  Cycle track and lanes to Blue Anchor and Weobly Castle, with lunch at King Arthur (Reynoldston). Return over Cefn Bryn and Marsh Road. Some hills, about 30 miles.

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Wed 17-Feb-16  Thurs 18-Feb-16  Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813 856969

Destination: The Dove Workshops Dyfryn Cellwen. Out via CGC, Brynamman, Cwmllynfell and Ystradgynlais. Bike path to Colbren and back roads to the lunch stop. Return via the Dulais valley, over Rhos Common and back down into Ystalyfera, bike path back to Pontardawe. Est 36 miles

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Sun 21-Feb-16  Joint Ride  Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John Ridd 07883184834           

Destination: Mam’s in Maesteg for Mam’s buffet lunch.

Mam’s Buffet Ride. Up the Afan valley cycle track, down the Llinfi valley and back via Pyle and Margam. 38 miles 9 Riders

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Wed 24-Feb-16 Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Jan Garvey 07861684722 Howard Davies

Destination: The Old Smithy Blackmill. Porthcawl

36 easy miles.

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Sun 28-Feb-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Kidwelly. Via North Dock, Swiss Valley and Pontyates. Return via Burry Port and Millenium Path. Est 44 miles

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Sun 28-Feb-16 Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Terry Ryan  07796077144

Destination: Pembrey. NCR4 to Llanelli North Dock and Pontyates – then via lanes and minor roads to Pembrey.  12 riders 40 miles

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Wed 02-  Thurs 03-Mar-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00 Library.

Leader: Howard Davies 07548199516  Ian Davies

Destination: Criag-y-nos via GCG and Brynamman. Llanmadoc. 5 riders 38 miles

 

Grade 1 Ride to Pontarddulais from the Library by Don Ashman. 4 riders 28 miles.

Grade 2 Ride to Pyle by John White. 2 riders 32 miles

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Sun 06-Mar-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s 10.00

Leader: Simon Bailey  07711142358

Destination: The Start Point Circular. Sainsbury’s, McD BF, BK Neath, Pontardawe, Ammanford for lunch, Garnswllt, Pontarddulais, Gowerton, Killay, Blackpill, Sainsbury’s. 48 miles with a few lumps. 48 miles 5 riders.

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Sun 06-Mar-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Main Library Swansea 09.15  Asda Morriston 10.00

Leader: Dale Hall  07771847768

Destination: Rivers and canals in two valleys.  Swansea Valley cycle route to Ystradgynlais for lunch in the Loaf Café before a climb to Crynant, with an easy return down the Neath Valley. 30 miles, 10 riders

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Wed 09-Mar-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969 Cancelled

Destination: Castell Carreg Cennen.

Out via Pontarddulais, Sardis, Gorslas, Llandybie, Trapp. Return via Ammanford, Garnswllt, Pontarddulais. Est 40 hilly miles.

 

Grade 2 Leisure ride by John White, same route to Cross Hands for lunch and turnaround. 9 Riders 33 miles

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Sun 13-Mar-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Old Smithy Blackmill.

Up the Bwlch and back down the Ogmore valley. 44 hilly miles, 11 riders

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Sun 13-Mar-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Jim Connolly 07791742808 John White

Destination: The Old White Horse Pontneddfechan via the Dulais Valley and return via the Neath Valley.

A mainly flat ride with a couple of small hills. Distance 37 miles, 6 riders

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Wed 16-Mar-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Mike Brewer 07879123859

Destination: Pontyberem. Out via Bynea and Llanon. Est 40 miles

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Thurs 17-Mar-16: Grade 1-2 Ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: Bryncoch

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Sun 20-Mar-16: Grade 4 Challenging Ride

Meeting: Bynea Cycle Club 08.30

Carmarthenshire Stopper 100k Audax

Organiser: John Bastiani

 Tel: 01792391492   Mob: 07795055369

 Email : [email protected]

For AudaxUK members and CTC members the entry fee is £4.50 (or £5.00 by Paypal).   The event is open to non-members for an additional £2.00 to cover temporary AudaxUK membership.

Enter this event by clicking on the following link:

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/16-49/

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Sun 20-Mar-16: Grade 2-3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader:  Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Llyn Llech Owain via Pontarddulais, return via Swiss Valley. 7R 40m

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Sun 20-Mar-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Dale Hall  07771847768

Destination: Estuary-wide Ride – scenic ride around river Lougher.

Climb to Three Crosses and the Penclawdd ridge, with an easy descent to Crofty and Penclawdd (Cariad cafe); then Llanelli North Dock or Pwll for lunch and an easy return. All climbing over within first hour. 32 miles 12 riders

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Wed 23-Mar-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Simon Bailey 07711142358

Destination: Burry Port. 2 groups - Long way round  and direct route. 13R 40m

 

Alt Grade 2. McD BF to Porthcawl. John White. 7R 38m

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Easter Sunday. Clocks go forward.

Sun 27-Mar-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church, Marina 10.00  McD BF 10.30

Leader: Ian Davies

Destination: Glyncorrwg MTB Centre via Goytre, Bryn, Maesteg, Caerau, Cymmer. Meet the Silver Cruisers for lunch. 5 riders 40 miles

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Sun 27-Mar-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church, Marina 10.00

Leader: Julian Griffiths 07816175402

Destination: Afan valley.  Cycle route to Port Talbot then gradual, easy climb up the Afan Valley to Glyncorrwg mountain bike centre for lunch. Downhill return.

7 riders 40 miles.

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Wed 30-Mar-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Simon Bailey 07711142358 Ian Davies

Destination: Mumbles Pier – in an around about way!

Via Neath, Pontardawe, Morristion and Swansea.  46 miles, 8 riders.

 

Wed 30-Mar-13 Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Gowerton to Kidwelly, John White and Colin, 56 miles

 

Thursday 31-Mar-16 Grade 1 Easy Ride

Don Ashman, Marina to Port Talbot, 25 miles 5 riders

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Sun 03-Apr-16: Grade 4 Challenging Ride

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: John Cardy  07711175337

Destination: Pontsticill Reservoir, Brecon Mountain Railway.

Up the Neath valley and over to Penderyn, over Cwm Cadlan to Lwynon Reservoir, down the A470 to Merhyr and then climb up to Pontsticill. Return via Llywdcoed and Hirwaun. A lumpy ride of  56 miles. 11 riders

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Sun 03-Apr-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Main Library 09.15 or Asda Morriston 10.00

Leader: Dale Hall

Destination: Craig-y-nos Country Park.  Swansea Valley cycle route to Ystradgynlais and then roads to the country park.  36 miles 10 riders

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Wed 06-Apr-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride  CANCELLED

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Aberdare. Up the Neath valley with one long hill, 40 miles.

 

Grade 2 Leisure ride

Sainsbury’s 10.00

Colin Birch

Bro’s Café Port Talbot via Swansea Valley, Neath valley, return via Aberavon.

8 riders 46 miles.

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Sun 10-Apr-16 Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Ferryside. Via Swiss Valley, Pontyates, Llandyfaelog and Kidwelly. Return via coastal road and Millennium Path .48  miles 6 riders

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Sun 10-Apr-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Pembrey Country Park.  Clyne trackway (NCR4) to Gowerton and Llanelli North Dock; then via Swiss Valley route to Horeb and over Mynydd Pembrey to Pembrey Park for lunch. Return via NCR4 and Millennium track. Mainly easy but with one climb; 42 miles 7 riders

 

Grade 1 option to go straight to the Café in Pembrey after North Dock. 30 miles 5R

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Wed 13-Apr-16: Grade 3 Moderate  CANCELLED

Meeting: Pontardawe 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones  07870454058

Destination: Pontneddfechan,

Up the Swansea valley to Abercrave, over to Glynneath, onto Pontneddfechan, dining at the White Horse Inn, returning to Pontardawe down the Neath valley to Cadoxton, passing Bryncoch, Rhos and down to Pontardawe. Est 40 miles.

 

Grade 2 Option

John White will take an anticlockwise route from Pontardawe to the Dove workshops in Dyffryn Cellwen for lunch. Out via Rhos, Cadoxton, and up the Dulais Valley through Crynant and Seven Sisters. Home via the Swansea Valley cycle path. 

32 miles.13 Riders

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Sun 17-Apr-16: Grade 4 Challenging Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Treorchy for lunch via the Bwlch, return over the Rhigos and back down the Neath valley. A lumpy 50 miles. 8 riders

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Sun 17-Apr-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry

Leader: John White 07729839247

Destination: Bridgend.  NCR4 cycle route and mainly quiet roads to Port Talbot, Pyle and Bridgend for lunch. Return via Park Slip. 38 miles 9 riders.

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Wed 20-Apr-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Castell Carreg Cennen.

Out via Pontarddulais, Sardis, Gorslas, Llandybie, Trapp. Return via Ammanford, Garnswllt, Pontarddulais. 41 hilly miles, 11 riders

 

Grade 2 Leisure ride,

Same route to Cross Hands for lunch and turnaround. 34 miles, 9 riders

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Sun 24-Apr-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: Cowbridge. Est 50 miles

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Sun 24-Apr-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Sail Bridge Swansea SA1 10.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: ‘Secret Reservoir’ in the Goytre Valley.

By cycle track and with a short woodland walk to the hidden reservoir in the valley. Est 25 miles

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Wed 27-Apr-16: Grade 2-3 Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Reynoldston. Out over Welsh Moor, Llanrhidian, Cheriton, Burry Green. Return via Cefn Bryn and Llanrhidian Marsh Road. Est 36 miles

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Sun 01-May-16:  Grade 4 Challenging Ride CHANGED TO Craig-y-nos

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Devil’s Elbow via the Cray and Heol Senni.

Up the Dulais valley to Crynant, over the common to pick up the bike path to Colbren, down to the Swansea valley and up to Crai and Heol Senni. Return via Ystradfellte, Pontneddfechan and back down the Neath Valley. An early lunch snack at Craig-y-nos on the way, maybe a pint in the New Inn Ystradfellte on the way back? Est 50 lumpy miles  36 miles 5 riders

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Sun 01-May-16: Grade 2 Leisure ride CANCELLED

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John Ridd 07883184834

Destination: Betws Mid Glam. For a visit to John’s oldest friend Graham and his wife Chris for some fabulous homemade cooking. Est 35-40 miles

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Sun 01-May-16: Grade 1 Easy Ride  CANCELLED CHANGED TO Tue 03-May

Meeting: Norwegian Church Marina 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman  07816472571

Destination: Bryncoch for lunch. Coffee stop on route. 10 riders 25miles

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Wed 04-May-16: Grade 2-3 Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: National Botanic Gardens, Via Pontarddulais, Hendy, Llannon, Tumble, Drefach and Porthyrhyd. Return via Cefneithin, Gorslas, Cwmgwili, Llanedi, Sardis and Pontarddulais. 36 miles 9 riders

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Thurs 05-May-16: Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting: Sail Bridge 10.00  McDonald’s Baglan 10.45

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: An easy paced ride from the Sail Bridge SA1 through the University Bay Campus to second pick up at McDonalds Baglan. On to Port Talbot for lunch at La Memos. Return journey via Aberavon beach. A flat ride of about 20 miles from Swansea or 10 miles from McDonald’s Baglan.

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Sat 07-May-16 to Sat 14-May-16: The Pembrokeshire Tour

Meeting: Trefin, North West Pembrokeshire Saturday evening.

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: A cycling tour of north Pembrokeshire including circular rides and also walking some sections of the coastal path.

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Sun 08-May-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Asda Morriston 09.15, Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: John White 07729839247

Destination: Sennybridge. Up and back via Ystradgynlais and Cray.

The Biker’s Café for lunch. 50-60 miles

 

Sun 08-May-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Meeting: Asda Morriston 09.15, Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: To be decided on the day

Destination: Craig-y-nos. 32-38 miles

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Wed 11-May-16: Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00 Blackpill 10.15

Leader: Dave Naylor 01792 233755

Destination: Porteynon. A south Gower loop.

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Sun 15-May-16. Grade 2-3 ride.

Meeting: Sainsbury’s 10.00

Leader: To be decided on the day.

Destination: The Lliw Reservoir Mynydd y Gwair. MTB Centre Glyncorrwg

 

Sun 15-May-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride.  Away Day

Meeting: Newport TBC  10.00

Leader: Dale Hall  07771847768

Destination:  An easy-paced heritage ride to the best sights in Newport – a 17th Century House, a late 18th Century staircase of 14 locks on the Brecon-Monmouth Canal, and an early 20th Century bridge (with options to cross by ‘gondola’ and/or walk the superstructure (safe but caution and a head for heights needed!))

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Wed 18-May-16: Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Three valley ride up the Dulais, over to the Swansea Valley and up to the Dove Workshops in Dyffryn Cellwen for lunch. Back down the Neath Valley.

32m 14 Riders

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Thursday 19-May-16: Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting: Main Library 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: The Purple Badger, Llanrhidian. Est 25 miles.

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Sun 22-May-16: Grade 4 Challenging Ride

Meeting: Llandovery 10.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: The Devil’s Staircase and loop around Llyn Brianne. Est 40+ miles

There isn’t a suitable lunch stop on route – bring a packed lunch.

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Sun 22-May-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Terry Ryan 07796 077144

Destination: Ogmore by Sea

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Wed 25-May-16: Grade 3-4 Ride

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Len Griffiths 07484241933

Destination: The Storey Arms Circular. Up the Swansea Valley to the Cray Reservoir, over to Heol Senni and across to connect with the A470, back toward the Storey Arms, over the beacons to Penderyn, Hirwaun, down the Neath valley and back over to Pontardawe.  100km  63 miles

 

A Grade 1-2 Option. Up to Craig-y-nos and return same way. 22 miles

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Thurs 26-May-16: Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting: Sail Bridge Marina

Leader: Terry Ryan 07796 077144

Destination: Crymlyn Circular (half-day ride)

Only 20 miles but with one significant climb and one or two other minor lumps; but with coffee stops en-route and for chat at the end. Pace c.10 mph

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Sun 29-May-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: Lantwit Major 65 miles, 9 riders

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Sunday 29-May-16 Grade 2 Leisure Ride 

Meeting: Marina 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard

Destination:  The Greyhound Oldwalls. Out via Penclawdd, return over Welshmoor. 40 miles 16 riders

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Sun 29-May-16: Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting: Library 10.00

Leader: Tony Barratt  07840294754

Destination: Café carid Penclawdd. 28 miles 4 riders.

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Wed 01-June-16: Grade 2-3 ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones  07870454058

Destination: Porthcawl, via Margam, Parc Slip, Cefn Cribwr, Kenfig Hill, Pyle, Cornelly. Royal Oak for lunch. Return via the front, Kenfig, the relief road past the Steelworks, maybe stopping at Aberavon. 40 miles, 20 riders

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Sun 05-June-16: Grade 3 Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Carmarthenshire Circular

Gowerton, Llanelli, Swiss Valley path, Cefneithin, Porthyrhyd, R47-B4330 Llanarthni, B4297 Penrhiwgoch, Maesybont, Gorslas, Cwmgwilli, Llanedi, Pontarddulais, Gowerton.  51 miles. 16 riders

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Sun 05-June-16: Grade 2 with option for Grade 3

Meeting: Newbridge Park and Ride, Bath 10.00

Leader: Dale Hall 07771 847768

Destination: Bath-Bristol Away day Trail of Two Cities – to Bristol Docks for an early waterside lunch; then crossing the Suspension Bridge before riding via the cycle path to Bath to tour the sites. Options for an earlier return or to ride the canal path to Dundas and the Two Tunnels route back to Bath. 51 easy miles with longer ride returning to Park and Ride by 7pm. 8 riders

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Wed 08-Jun-16: Grade 3-4 ride

Meeting: McD Briton Ferry 09.30, Burger King Neath 10.00, Pontardawe 10.30

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: The Telegraph Inn Llangadog.  Over the Black Mountains and return same way. Est 62 miles (100k) from McD, 52 miles from BK, 42 miles from Pontardawe. 16 riders

 

Grade 2 option –

Follow the route to Brynamman and turn off to Ystradgynlias for lunch. 0 riders

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Thurs 09-Jun-16: Grade 1 Easy ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church, Marina 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: Aqueduct, Resolven.

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Sun 12-June-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn 09.40, Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Ferryside. Via Swiss Valley, Cynheidre, Pontyates, Pontantwn, Llandyfaelog. Lunch in the Ferry Cabin. Return via the coastal road to Kidwelly, Pinged and Millennium path after Burry Port. 9 riders 58 miles

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Sun 12-June-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn 09.40, Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Colin Birch 07749704898

Destination: Ferryside. Direct route via the Millennium path.

Lunch in the Ferry Cabin 40m 7 riders

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Wed 15-June-16: Grade 2 Leisurely Ride

Meeting: Sail Bridge Marina 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Gower Heritage Centre. One of the Bike Week Events.

Out via Mumbles, Langland & Murton, return via Green Cwm and the mid Gower road. Options include a Film of ??. 10 riders 30 miles

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Sun 19-Jun-16: Grade 4 Challenging Ride

Meeting: Burger King Neath

Leader: Mark Evans 07799611737

Destination: Brecon Mountain Centre Libanus. Via Penderyn, over the Beacons, Storey Arms. Reurn Via the Devil’s Elbow, Ystradfellte and Pontneathvaughan. A lumpy 100k 63 miles.  4 riders

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Sun 19-Jun-16: Grade 2-3 Leisurely Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn, Killay 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957 287013

Destination: Pembrey Country Park via Mynydd Pembrey

Clyne track (NCR 4) through Gowerton and Loughor. Onto the Millennium cycle route (weather permitting) to North Dock in Llanelli for coffee. Up the Swiss Valley cycle route to Horeb, over Mynydd Pembrey to Pembrey Park for lunch. Return via flat NCR4 & Millennium route. 38/40 miles, a mainly flat route, with 5 mile gentle gradient on Swiss valley track and climb over Mynydd Pembrey  34m 8 riders

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Wed 22-Jun-16: Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: McDonalds Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Llangynwyd via Port Talbot, Goytre and Maesteg. Return via Pen-y-Bryn, A48 and the Port Talbot bypass. 10 riders 32 miles

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Sun 26-June-16: Grade 5 Difficult Ride

Meeting: Swansea Sail Bridge 08.00

Leader: John Cardy  07711175337

Destination: The Des Radford 100 miler.

Swansea, Pontardawe, GCG, Black Mountains, Llangadog, Pumpsaint, Abergorlech (lunch), Brechfa, Porthyrhyd, Llandefaelog, Ferryside, Kidwelly, Burry Port, Llanelli, Gowerton, Blackpill, Swansea.

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Sun 26-June-16: Grade 4 Challenging Ride

Meeting: Swansea Sail Bridge 09.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Swansea CTC 100 km

Swansea, Pontardawe, GCG, Black Mountains, Llangadog, Bethlehem, Ffairfach, A476-B4300 Llanarthne, R47 Porthyrhyd, Cefneithin, Cross Hands (lunch), Cwmgwilli, Llanedi, Sardis, Pontarddulais, Gorseinon, Gowerton, Blackpill, Swansea.

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Sun 26-June-16. Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Swansea Sail Bridge 10.00

Leader: Dale Hall 07771847768

Destination: The Swansea CTC 50 km

Swansea, Pontardawe, Ystradgynlais (lunch), Crynant, Aberdulais, Neath, Swansea.

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Wed 29-Jun-16: Grade 2-3 ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s, Marina 10.00, Gowerton 10.45

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Rhossili. Out via Black Pill, Gowerton, Penclawdd, Llanrhidian, Bury Green, Scurlage. Return via South Gower roads, Parkmill, Fairwood common, Railway Inn. Maybe calling into Oxwich on the return. Est 40 miles.

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Sun 03-Jul-16: Grade 3 Ride

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Howard Davies 07484241933

Destination: The Bikers café Sennybridge. Out via Trecastle and return via the Cray.

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Sun 03-Jul-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Junction Café, Blackpill 10.00

Leader: Dale Hall 07771847768

Destination: Cliffs & Coves of South Gower (25 miles)

Spectacular leisurely route with long flat sections, some hills, and a quarter-mile rough walking descent to Pwlldu Bay (no sand). Visiting Mumbles Pier, Limeslade, Pennard Cliffs and Caswell Bay. Beach picnic at Pwlldu Bay if weather is suitable?

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Wed 06-Jul-16: Grade 3 ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Ogmore by Sea 50m 11r

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Sun 10-Jul-16: Grade 3 Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Adrian Ross 07795118156

Destination: A Gower Circular. 10R 42m

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Sun 10-Jul-16:  Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Britton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John Ridd 07938833035

Destination: Porthcawl for lunch, then returning via Kenfig Pool with optional loop to Aberavon for an afternoon stop. 34 miles 13R

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Wed 13-Jul-16: Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Len Griffiths 07484241933

Destination: The Usk Reservoir. Sandwich ride. 55m

Grade 2option – The DOVE Workshops Dyffryn Cellwen 6R 32m

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Sun 17-Jul-16: Grade 3 Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Carmarthenshire Circular

Gowerton, Llanelli, Swiss Valley path, Cefneithin, Porthyrhyd, Botanical gardens (coffee) R47-B4330 Llanarthni, B4297 Penrhiwgoch, Maesybont, Cross Hands (lunch), Cwmgwilli, Llanedi, Pontarddulais, Gowerton.  6R 50 miles.

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Sun 17-Jul-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: 10.00 - Brecon town at the pay & display car park adjacent to the Brecon canal basin and Theatre Brycheiniog.

Leader: Julian Griffiths 07816175402

Destination: Brecon Canal Away Day

A circular route part following the tow path of the Brecon canal and country lanes to Llangorse Lake.  Pub lunch at Llangorse village (please note pubs in this area only offer sunday roast dinner, our chosen pub is willing to split one sunday roast between two people!).  The route continues through the village of Llangynidr onto the tow path and back to Brecon canal basin. Approximately 25 miles, a comfortable ride with a few 'undulations'. 4R 33m.

 

Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church Marina

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: Efail fach 5R 30m.

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Wed 20-Jul-16: Grade 2

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Mike Brewer 07879123859

Destination: Ferryside, lunch in Kidwelly.

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Sun 24-Jul-16: Grade 2-3 ride

Meeting: JC Residence Tenby 10.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: A mystery tour – in search of Brunel.

 

Sun 24-Jul-16: Grade 2 ride  CANCELLED

Meeting: Main Library Marina 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard

Destination: The Mountain Bike Centre Glyncorrwg

 

Grade 1 Ride

Meeting: Main Library Marina 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: Points East

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Wed 27-Jul-16: Grade 3 ride

Meeting: The Sail Bridge 10.00  Burger King Neath 10.30

Leader: Howard Davies 07548199516

Destination: The 7 Valleys Ride. Swansea to the Neath valley, up the Dulais valley, over to the Swansea valley, then to Brynamman (lunch at the Black Mtn Centre) Ammanford, Pontarddulais and back to Swansea.

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Sun 31-Jul-16: Grade 4 Ride

Meeting: Llandovery car park 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969 / John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: The Devil’s Staircase and Llyn Brianne loop. 42 miles.

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Sun 31-Jul-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn 10.00

Leader: Peter Lewis

Destination: North Gower Circular. Lunch in Scurlage

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Wed 03-Aug-16: Grade 3 Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Aberdare. Est 50 miles

 

Grade 2 option

Meeting: as above

Leader: TBC

Destination: Pontneathvaughan (suggested)

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Sun 07-Aug-16: Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece  07813800924

Destination: Ferryside. Out via Llanelli, Swiss valley, Pontyates, Pontantwn, Llandyfaelog. Return via Kidwelly and Burry Port. Est 50 miles 13R.

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Sun 07-Aug-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church Marina 10.00 McD Briton Ferry 10.55

Leader: Colin Birch 07749704898

Destination: The Smithy in Blackmill in the Ogmore valley

 

Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting: ASDA Gorseinon 10.00 for coffee

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: Cycle to Ammanford, some hills for walking. Lunch stop tba.  Return via ‘wobbly’ suspension bridge! Approx 30 miles

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Wed 10-Aug-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Pontardawe X

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Landeilo via Ammanford. 40 miles.

 

Grade 1-2

Meeting: Railway Inn 09.45 Gowerton 10.00

Leader Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Kidwelly. Flat route there and back 36 miles

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Sun 14-Aug-16: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Dunvant RFC 09.15. The Sail Bridge, Marina 10.00

Leader: John Cardy. 07711175337

Gower Festival Ride – The Top of Glamorgan

Up the Afan Valley and the Bwlch to the highest point in Glamorgan, return via the Rhigos and down the Neath Valley 48/60 miles.

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Sun 14- Aug-16: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Dunvant Rugby Club 10.00

Leader: David Naylor

Gower Festival : King Arthur’s Stone To Reynoldston via scenic Welshmoor and Fairyhill to lunch at the King Arthur. Then visit the Stone for great views and a long freewheel with options thereafter. 25 miles with some hills.

 

Grade 1 Ride

Meeting: Black Pill 11.00 or 14.00

Leader: Nick Guy

Destination: Life Cycle Ride. Short coastal rides with Lighthouse Theatre actors enacting Swansea history – 6-10 flat miles (£5 charge for this ride)

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Wed 17-Aug-16: Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Dunvant RFC 09.15  The Sail Bridge, Marina 10.00

Leader: Dale Hall 07771847768

Destination: Rivers and Canals. Up the Swansea Valley to Ystradgynlais for lunch followed by a climb over to Crynant and then down the Dulais Valley to Aberdulais Falls and homeward via the Neath and Tennant canal path. 34/46 miles.

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Sunday 21-Aug: Grade 3-4 Moderate – challenging ride

Meeting: Nowegian Church Marina 09.30, McD BF 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Brecon, the Coracle for lunch.

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Sunday 21-Aug: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Norwegian church SA1 9.45 & pick up - McDonald's Briton Ferry 10.30

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: The Mountain Bike Centre Glyncorrwg in the beautiful Afan Valley. 

Mainly cycle path with some road cycling. & gentle gradient . Approx.  35/40miles

 

Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church Swansea Marina 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571 

Destination: A flattish ride to the latest aqueduct in Wales. Some walking over rough paths.  Lunch at Rock & Fountain Inn. Approx. 30 miles

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Wednesday 24-Aug: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: A Gower loop. Out via Upper Killay, Three Crosses, Welsh Moor, Llanrhidian, Cheriton, Llanmadoc (coffee) Burry Green, Scurlage (lunch). Return via Reynoldston, Cefn Bryn, Llanrhidian, Marsh Road, Gowerton. Est 34 miles

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Sunday 28-Aug: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: Ogmore by Sea. Est 50 miles

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Sunday 28-Aug: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: McDonalds Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John Ridd 07883184834   Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Bridgend for pub lunch. Mainly quiet lanes and cycle track with no major hills.

Approx 38 miles

 

Sunday 28-Aug: Grade 1 Easy Ride.

Meeting: Main Library bike path side 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: Pontlliw Garden Centre for lunch. Est 30 miles

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Wednesday 31-Aug: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: The Sail Bridge, Marina 10.00, pick up at McD BF 10.40

Leader: Jan Garvey 07861684722

Destination: Porthcawl Est 36 miles

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Sunday 04-Sep: Grade 2-3 Leisure-Moderate Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: Cross Hands via Pontarddulais, Garnswllt, Ammanford, Llandybie, Gorslas. Return via NCR47 and 4. Approx 36 miles

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Sunday 04-Sep: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Cardiff county hall CF10 4UW (free parking) 10.00

Leader: Dale Hall 07771847768

Destination: Cardiff/Caerphilly away day

Cardiff bay sights and barrage to Penarth. Then follow Taff to Tongwynlais (refreshments) Any easy gradual ascent to Caerphilly  (Castle & lunch). Return to Cardiff.  A very easy mainly flat ride - approx 35 miles.

 

Sunday 04-Sep: Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Jim Connolly 07791742808

Destination: A circular ride via Pontarddulais and Llanelli. Est 25 miles

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Wednesday 07-Sep: Grade 3 Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: Llansaint. via North Dock, Swiss valley, Tumble, Pontyberem, Pontyates, Meinciau, Pontantantwn, Llandefaelog. Lunch at Kidwelly. 51 miles 2500 ft climbing.

Grade 2 ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies

Destination:  Kidwelly. via North Dock, Swiss valley, Pontyates and Carway. Return via NCR4. A flat ride of approx. 40 miles

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Sunday 11-Sep: Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Pontardawe X

Leader: Mark Evans 07799611737

Destination: Carreg Cennen Castle. Out via the Black Mountains and return via Ammanford.

Est 36 lumpy miles

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Sunday 11-Sep: Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church Swansea Marina 09.30, McDonalds Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Ystragynlais via Neath Canal, return via NCN 43. 

Mainly cycle path and canal path. Approx  35 miles.

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Sun 11-Sep:  Grade 1 Easy ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church Swansea Marina 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman

Destination: Port Talbot

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Wednesday: 14-Sep Grade 2 Leisure Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: National Botanical Gardens. Out via Pontarddulais, Hendy, Llanon, Tumble, Cefneithin, Porthyrhyd. Return via NCR47 to Llanelli and NCR4 to Gowerton. Est 40 miles.

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Thurs 15-Sep Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Jim Connolly

Destination: Pembrey

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Saturday 17-Sep to Sat 24-Sep

Meeting: Croesgoch North Pembrokeshire. CANCELLED.

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Sunday: 18-Sep. Grade 4 Challenging Ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: The annual Mountain Basher. 60 lumpy miles

Baglan, Bwlch, Rhigos, Banwen, Neath. Lunch at Carpanini’s Café Treorchy.

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Sunday: 18-Sep. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969 John White

Destination: Cross Hands via Pontarddulais, Garnswllt, Ammanford, Llandybie. Return via Cwmgwili, Llanedi, Sardis, Pontarddulais. 32 miles.

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Wednesday: 21-Sep. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00  Blackpill 10.15

Leader: David Naylor 01792 233755

Destination: A Gower Circular. Est 32 miles via Mumbles Head, Parkmill, Green Cwm, Cefn Bryn and Burry Green to Llanmadoc for lunch.  Return along Marsh Road and through Penclawdd.

 

Also on Wed 21-Sep.  G2 Leisure Ride

Meeting at Sail Bridge 10.00 and Pontardawe X 11.00

Leader: John White

Destination: Bro’s Café Port Talbot.

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Thursday 22-Sept. Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church Marina 10.00

Leader Don Ashman

Destination: Coffee at the University and lunch at Port Talbot. Est 25 miles

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Sunday: 25-Sep. Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Railway Inn 10.00, Gowerton 10.20

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: Ferryside via North Dock, Swiss valley, Pontyates, Meinciau, Pontantantwn, Llandefaelog. Return via Burry Port. 52 miles

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Sunday: 25-Sep. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Railway Inn 10.00, Gowerton 10.20

Leader: Julian Griffiths 07816175402 / Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Burry Port for lunch via Llanelli, Swiss Valley track & Mynydd Pembrey.

Return via Llanelli, cycle track & road, mainly flat with some gentle climb & short steep climb to Mynydd Pembrey.  38  miles.

 

Also on Sunday 25-Sep. A Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting: Railway Inn 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman

Destination: The Steam Fair at PembreyPark. Est 35 miles

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Wednesday: 28-Sep.  Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Sail Bridge, Swansea Marina 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: Rhossili.

 

Wednesday: 28-Sep.  Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Sail Bridge, Swansea Marina 10.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: Cwmwernderi Reservoir via Port Talbot & Goytre Valley. 

Mix of cycle track, road and woodland walk. Approx 25 miles

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Sunday: 02-Oct. Grade 4 Challenging ride

Meeting: Sail Bridge 09.30 McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Brecon. Via the Neath valley, Penderyn, Beacons, Storey Arms. Lunch in the Coracle. Return via Sennibridge, the Cray and Swansea valley. Est 80 miles

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Sunday: 02-Oct. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: Ogmore by Sea. Est 40 miles

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Wednesday: 05-Oct. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John White 07729839247

Destination: Bridgend. Est 40 miles

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Sunday: 09-Oct. Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Craig-y-nos via the Dulais valley, Banwen, Henrhyd Falls, Pen-y-cae. Return via the Swansea valley, Pontardawe, Alltwen, Glais, Birchgrove, Drumau, Longford, Bryncoch. Est 42 miles

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Sunday: 09-Oct. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Mike Lewis 07456220909

Destination: Over Welsh Moor to Llanrhidian, Scurlage for lunch. Return via the Marsh Road. Est 36m

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Wednesday: 12-Oct. Grade 3 moderate ride

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones

Destination: Senni Bridge. Left at Tafarn y Garreg to Trecastle, Return via Cray.

 

Also on -

Wednesday: 12-Oct. A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00, Gowerton 10.20

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Kidwelly

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Thursday 13-Oct. Grade 1 Easy ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Jim Connolly 07791742808

Destination: Scurlage. Est 25 miles

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Sunday: 16-Oct. Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: Llantwit Major. Est 55 miles

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Sunday: 16-Oct. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Peter Lewis 07830346648

Destination: Glyncorrwg via the Afan valley. Est 30 miles.

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Wednesday: 19-Oct. Grade 3 Moderate Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Castell Carreg Cennen.

Out via Pontarddulais, Sardis, Gorslas, Llandybie, Trapp. Return via Ammanford, Garnswllt, Pontarddulais. 41 hilly miles

 

Grade 2 Leisure ride,

Same route to Cross Hands for lunch and turnaround. 34 miles.

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Thursday 20-Oct. Grade 1 Easy ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Jim Connolly 07791742808

Destination: Llanelli via Pontarddulais Est 22 miles

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Sunday: 23-Oct. Grade 2-3 Moderate ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Rhossili via the A4118 B4247, return via Reynoldston, Cefn Bryn and Welsh Moor

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Sunday: 23-Oct. Grade 2-3 Leisure/Moderate ride

Meeting: Llandovery 10.00. West End Café opposite main car park

Leader: Colin Birch / John White 07729839247

Destination: A circular route around the Epynts, est 42 miles

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Monday: 24-Oct. AGM

Meeting: The Environment Centre, Pier St, Swansea 19.00

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Wednesday: 26-Oct Grade 2-3 ride

Meeting: The Sail Bridge 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Dove Workshops Dyffryn Cellwen. Following NCR43 up the Swansea valley to Coelbren and Dyffryn Cellwen, Return via the Dulais valley and Neath valley. Est 40 miles

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Thursday 27-Oct. Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church, Marina 10.00

Leader : Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: Port Talbot – Lunch in the Twelve Knights.

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Sunday: 30-Oct. Grade 3 Moderate ride. Clocks Change

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: A circular route with lunch at Parc Slip nr Tondu est 38 miles

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Sunday: 30-Oct. Grade 2 Leisure ride. Clocks Change

Meeting: Norwegian Church Marina 09.30  Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Dawn Aplin 07919084269 

Destination: The Lower Lliw Reservoir Felindre via Gowerton, Pontlliw. Return via Clydach and R47

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Wednesday: 02-Nov-16.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Cross Hands via Pontarddulais, Garnswllt, Ammanford, Llanybie, Gorslas. Return via Cwmgwili, Llanedi, Sardis, Pontarddulais. Est 36 miles.

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Thursday 03-Nov-16. A Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: The Greyhound at Oldwalls, Llanrhidian.

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Sunday: 06-Nov-16. Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: Kidwelly, the long way around via the Swiss valley, Tumble, Pontyates and Llandyfaelog.

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Sunday: 06-Nov-16. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Colin Birch 07749704898

Destination: Kidwelly via the Swiss valley, Pontyberem and Pantyates.

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Wednesday: 09-Nov-16. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John White 07729839247

Destination: The Royal Oak, Porthcawl.

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Sunday: 13-Nov-16. Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Botanical Gardens via Gorseinon, Pontarddulais, Sardis, Llanedi, Cwmgwili, Gorslas, Cefneithin, Porthyrhyd Botanical gardens (lunch). Return via Cefneithin, NCR47, Swiss valley, Llanelli.  42 miles.

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Sunday: 13-Nov-16. Grade 2 Leisure ride  Cancelled

Meeting:

Leader:

Destination:

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Wednesday: 16-Nov-16. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00, Dunvant RFC 10.10

Leader: David Naylor

Destination: Port Eynon via Three Crosses, Welsh Moor, Burry Green. Choice of return routes.

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Thursday 17-Nov-16. Grade 1 Easy ride  Cancelled

Meeting: Norwegian Church, Marina 10.00

Leader: Mike Lewis 07456220909

Destination: Ystalyfera.

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Friday 18-Nov-16. Coffee ride - Cancelled

Meeting: Sail Bridge 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Port Eynon to the Ship Inn for Coffee / Tea

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Sunday: 20-Nov-16. Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: McDonalds Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Steve Darnell 07904933222 Ian Davies

Destination: Glyncorrwg MTB Centre via Bryn, Maesteg and Croeserw

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Sunday: 20-Nov-16. Grade 2 Leisure ride  Cancelled

Meeting: Norwegian Church, Marina 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013  Julian Griffiths

Destination: Bryncoch. Out via the Swansea valley to Glais/Alltwen, over quiet lanes to Bryncoch for lunch, return via the Neath and Tennant canal path.

 

Also A Grade 1 from the Norwegian Church to Taibach. Don Ashman

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Wednesday: 23-Nov-16. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Mike Brewer 07879123859

Destination: Kidwelly.

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Sunday: 27-Nov-16. Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999   John Cardy

Destination: Porthcawl (in an around about way)

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Sunday: 27-Nov-16. Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: The Sail Bridge 10.00

Leader: Colin Birch / John White

Destination: The MTB Centre Glyncorrwg

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Wednesday: 30-Nov-16

Meeting: The Sail Bridge 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969  John Cardy

Destination: The Dove Workshops Dyffryn Cellwen. Following NCR43 up the Swansea valley to Coelbren and Dyffryn Cellwen, Return via the Dulais valley and Neath valley. Est 40 miles

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Sunday: 04-Dec-16 Grade 3 Moderate ride  CANCELLED

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Arthur Chance 07813856969  Carl Preece

Destination: Castell Carreg Cennen.

Out via Pontarddulais, Sardis, Gorslas, Llandybie, Trapp. Return via Ammanford, Garnswllt, Pontarddulais. 41 hilly miles.

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Sunday: 04-Dec-16 Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Krystal Ball  John White

Destination: Cross Hands.  Kidwelly

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Wednesday: 07-Dec-16

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Arthur Writis 07813856969  Peter Jones

Destination: The Old White Horse Ponneddfechan

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Sunday: 11-Dec-16 All rides, Grade 3, 2 and1

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies G3 07813856969, Pat Hansard G2, Don Ashman G1

Destination: The Greyhound, Oldwalls for our Christmas Lunch

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Wednesday: 14-Dec-16

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ray Norshine 07813856969 Chris Walsh

Destination: Kidwelly.

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Sunday: 18-Dec-16 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Gail Forcewind 07813856969  Ian Gofton

Destination: Ogmore by Sea / Ewenny

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Sunday: 18-Dec-16 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Sail Bridge 10.00

Leader: Joy Rider

Destination: Ystradgynlais via Pontardawe, return via Crynant, Aberdulais and Neath.

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Wednesday: 21-Dec-16

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Carol Singer 07813856969

Destination: A Gower Circular with mince pies and something warm to drink.

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Saturday 24-Dec-16

Meeting: County Hall for coffee @ 10.00

Leader: John White 07729839247

Destination: The White Rose Mumbles for a Christmas celebration

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Wednesday 28-Dec:

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Beth Leehem 07813856969

Destination: Porthcawl in an appropriate way

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