CTC Swansea and West Wales Member Group

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Rides History 2017 / 2016                                                                  

2017 Rides completed Year to date.


Sunday: 01-Jan-2017

Meeting: Sail Bridge / Sainsbury’s 10.00, ASDA Morriston 10.30

Leader: John White

Destination: Bryncoch.

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Wednesday: 04-Jan-2017

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Cross Hands. Out via Pontarddulais, Llanedi, return via the Swiss valley

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Sunday: 08-Jan-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The MTB Centre Glyncorrwg via Cwmavon, Bryn, Maesteg, Cymmer. Return down the Afan valley.

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Sunday: 08-Jan-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Jon Davies 07795574317

Destination: The MTB Centre Glyncorrwg up and back via the Afan valley.

Sunday: 08-Jan-17 Grade 1 Easy ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman

Destination: Afan Valley.

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Wednesday: 11-Jan-17

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058 Ian Davies

Destination: Llandeilo via Mynydd y Gwair and return via Trap.

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Sunday: 15-Jan-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Botanical Gardens. Via Hendy, Llanon, Tumble, Porthyrhyd, return same route.

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Sunday: 15-Jan-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: John White 07729839247

Destination: Cross Hands

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Wednesday: 18-Jan-17 a Grade 2 and a Grade 3 ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Destination - both rides - Kidwelly

Leader: Grade 3 - Carl Preece 07813800824

Gowerton - Swiss valley, Tumble, Pontyberem, Pontyates, Meinciau, Pontantwn, Llandyfaelog, Llansaint, Kidwelly. Direct route back. A 50 mile lumpy route.

Leader: Grade 2 Colin Birch 07749704898

A direct and flatter route there and back.

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Sunday: 22-Jan-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Sail Bridge / Sainsbury’s 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Craig y nos Country Park via NCR 43, Pontardawe, Henrhyd Falls.

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Sunday: Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Sail Bridge / Sainsbury’s 10.00

Leader: Colin Birch / John White 07729839247

Destination: Craig y nos Country Park via NCR 43, Pontardawe ………………………………………………

Wednesday: 25-Jan-17

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Corner House Llangynwyd with a couple of winter warmer hills.

An easier / shorter alternative for those interested – Bridgend

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Sunday: 29-Jan-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride. CANCELLED

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Castell Carreg Cennen. Via Pontarddulais, Llanedi, Capel Hendre, Llandybie, Trapp. Return via Ammanford, Garnswllt, Pontarddulais.

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Sunday: 29-Jan-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride. CANCELLED

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Colin Birch 07749704898

Destination: Ferryside direct route.

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Wednesday: 01-Feb-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00, Black Pill 10.15

Leader: David Naylor 01792233755

Destination: A Gower circular to Llanmadoc via Mumbles Head, S Gower rd, Knelston, Burry Green

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Sunday: 05-Feb-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: Ogmore by Sea

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Sunday: 05-Feb-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Colin Birch / John White 07729839247

Destination: Porthcawl.

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Wednesday: 08-Feb-17

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Ystradfellte. Up and back via the Neath valley.

An easier / shorter alternative for those interested – The Old White Horse Pontneddfechan

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Sunday: 12-Feb-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: A Gower circular, lunch at Rhossili.

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Sunday: 12-Feb-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: A North Gower circular. Lunch at Scurlage

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Wednesday: 15-Feb-17

Meeting: The Sail Bridge / Sainsbury’s 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Black Mountain Café in Brynamman. Via NCR43 and Gwaun Cae Gurwen. Return via Cwmllynfell, Ystalyfera and NCR43.

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Sunday: 19-Feb-17. Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Steve Darnell 07904933222 Ian Davies

Destination: Kidwelly via Hendy, Llanon, Tumble, Drefach, Porthyrhyd, Llanddarog, Cwmisfael, Llangedyrne, Pontantwn, Llandyfaelog, Llansaint. Return via coastal route.

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Sunday: 19-Feb-17. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Kidwelly.

Sunday 19-Feb-17. Grade 1 Easy ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church Marina 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: Margam. Coffee en-route at the University campus with Tony B

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Wednesday: 22-Feb-17

Meeting: The Sail Bridge / Sainsbury’s 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Dove Workshops Dyffryn Cellwen. Up NCR43 in the Swansea valley most of the way there and return down the Dulais valley and Neath valley. Swansea Valley

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Sunday: 26-Feb-17. Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: The top of the Bwlch. Up and back with nibbles at the MTB Centre

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Sunday: 26-Feb-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: Ewenny Garden Centre? Parc Slip

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Wednesday: 01-Mar-17

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969 Carl Preece

Destination: The Upper Lliw Reservoir, Felindre via Pontlliw. A Gower circular

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Sunday: 05-Mar-17 Grade 3 moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969 Carl Preece

Destination: Llanarthne via Pontarddulias, Hendy, Llannon, Tumble, Drefach, Pothyrhyd. Return via Penrhiwgoch, Maesybont, Penygroes, Capel Hendre, Llanedi, Sardis, Pontarddulais. A lumpy route.

Kidwelly.

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Sunday: 05-Mar-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00?

Leader: Ivan Elavanich 07813856969

Destination: Cross Hands? Kidwelly

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Wednesday: 08-Mar-17

Meeting: MacDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Llangywyd via Goytre, return Ffordd y Gyfraith, Pen y Bryn.

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Sunday 12-Mar-17 Grade 3+ Moderate ride

Meeting: The Bikers Café (The West End Café) Llandovery 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

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

We will be joining, as invited guests, Action Bikes Cycling Club on their supported ride, a £6 fee is required for members joining this ride, please advise me in advance if you are joining us.

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Sunday 12-Mar-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: McD BF 10.00

Leader: Gail Forcewind Ian Gofton

Destination: Ewenny

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Wednesday: 15-Mar-17

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Llandeilo?

An alternative ride from the Sailbridge 10.00

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Sunday: 19-Mar-17 Grade 3 moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Castell Carreg Cennen. Via Pontarddulais, Llanedi, Capel Hendre, Llandybie, Trapp. Return via Ammanford, Garnswllt, Pontarddulais.

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Sunday: 19-Mar-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Sail Bridge 10.00

Leader: John Cardy 0771117337

Destination: Craig-y-nos, NCR43 up and back.

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Wednesday: 22-Mar-17

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Smiths Arms Foelgastell. Out via Pontarddulais, Llanedi, Cross Hands, return via the Swiss valley path.

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Sunday: 26-Mar-26 Grade 3+ moderate ride. CANCELLED

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Len Griffiths 07484241933

Destination: Treorchy via Neath, Cimla, Bwlch, return via Rhigos, Banwen and Swansea valley.

Approx 60 lumpy miles. Join the Grade 2 ride instead.

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Sunday: 26-Mar-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Horeb and Mynydd Pembrey

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Wednesday 29-Mar-17 CANCELLED

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Kevin Brynn

Destination: A Gower loop

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Rhayader Tours

Wednesday: 29-Mar-17

Meeting: Rhayader, Elan Hotel 10.30

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Elan valley loop 1

Thursday 30-Mar-17

Meeting: Rhayader, Elan Hotel 10.30

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Elan valley loop 2

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Sunday: 02-Apr-17 Grade 3 moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton, 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Ferryside via Pontarddulais, Fforest, Llanedi, A483 cross, Cross Hands, Porthyrhyd, Llanddarog, Cwmisfael, Llandgyndeyrn, Pontantwn, Llandyfaelog, Ferryside, Kidwelly. North Dock, Gowerton. 50+ miles

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Sunday 02-Apr-17 Grade 1 Easy and Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman and Ian Gofton

Destination: Kidwelly, coffee on route.

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Wednesday: 05-Apr-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Sail Bridge 10.00,

Leader: Simon Bailey 07711142358

Destination: Burry Port. Going via Black Pill 10.15, The Railway Inn 10.30, Gowerton 10.45

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Sunday: 09-Apr-17 Grade 3 moderate ride

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Devil’s Elbow via the Dulais valley, Swansea valley, Cray Res, Heol Senni. Return via Ystradfellte, Pontneddfechan and the Neath valley. 50 lumpy miles.

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Sunday: 09-Apr-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Reynoldston via Welsh Moor and Fairy Hill. Lunch at the King Arthur. Return via Cefn Bryn and the Marsh road. Approx 36 miles.

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Wednesday: 12-Apr-17

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Llangywyd via Goytre, return Ffordd y Gyfraith, Pen y Bryn.

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Easter Sunday: 16-Apr-17 Grade 3 moderate ride

Meeting: McD Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John Ridd 07883184834

Destination: An Afan valley and Llynfi valley loop

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Easter Sunday: 16-Apr-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church, Marina 09.30 Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: The Lower Lliw Reservoir Felindre for lunch. Out via Gowerton, Grovesend and Pontlliw, return via Clydach and NCR43. Approx 30 miles.

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Wednesday: 19-Apr-17

Meeting: McDonald's Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Ogmore by Sea via Tondu, Bridgend and Ewenny. Return via Porthcawl for a coffee on the prom. Approx 45 miles

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Meeting: Sailbridge 10.00, Pontardawe 11.00

Leader: Colin Birch

Destination: The Dove Workshops, Banwen. Up NCR43 to Pontardawe, over to Neath, up the Dulais valley to Banwen for lunch at the Dove Workshops. Return via the Swansea valley. Approx 46 miles.

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Friday: 21-Apr-17 A Coffee ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones

Destination: Caswell Bay

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Sunday: 23-Apr-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Kidwelly via Hendy, Llanon, Tumble, Drefach, Porthyrhyd, Llanddarog, Cwmisfael, Llangedyrne, Pontantwn, Llandyfaelog, Llansaint. Return via coastal route. Approx. 50 miles.

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Sunday: 23-Apr-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Kidwelly via NRC4 there and back. Approx 38 miles.

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Wednesday: 26-Apr-17

Meeting: The Railway Inn 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: A Gower circuit.

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Thursday 27-Apr-17 A Grade 1 Easy ride

Meeting Norwegian Church SA1 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: Margam.

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Friday 28-Apr-17 A Coffee ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: An anti-clockwise Gower loop with coffee at mumbles.

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Sunday: 30-Apr-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride - changed due to bad weather

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Craig y nos

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Sunday: 30-Apr-17 Grade 2 Moderate ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s, Marina 10.00

Leader: Julian Griffiths 07816175402

Destination: Bryncoch via the Swansea valley NCR43 cycle path to Alltwen, up and over to Bryncoch for lunch. Return via Neath, the canal path and NCR4 Fabian Way.

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Wednesday: 03-May-17 a Grade 4 Challenging ride

Meeting: Llandovery 10.00 (Car Park opposite the West End Café)

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Devil’s Staircase and Llyn Brianne loop (anti-clockwise). 42 miles with one big lump.

Also Wednesday: 03-May-17, a Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Jon Robbins 07973831299

Destination: Kidwelly. Approx. 38 miles

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Thursday 04-May. A Grade 1 Easy Ride

Meeting at the Norwegian Church SA1 10.00

Leader Don Ashman

Destination: Aberdulais.

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Friday 05-May. A Coastal coffee ride to Three Cliffs Bay

Meeting: Sainsbury's SA1 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones

Destination: Three Cliffs

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Sunday: 07-May-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Ffairfach 10.00 Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Treorchy via Neath, Cimla, Bwlch, return via Rhigos and the Neath valley.

Approx 50 lumpy miles.

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Sunday: 07-May-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church SA1 09.30, Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Dawn Aplin 07919084269

Destination: A Gower figure of eight ride, Three Crosses, Cilonnen road, Ilston Blackhills, Kittle, Mumbles. Lunch at Rosehip Tea rooms. Approx 35 miles/

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Wednesday: 10-May-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Sennybridge. up via the Cray and return via Trecastle and the forest roads down to Tafarn-y-Garreg. est 46 miles with some lumps.

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Friday 12-May-17. A Coastal Coffee ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00, Black Pill 10.20, Railway Inn Killay 10.40

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Port Eynon

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Sunday: 14-May-17 Pembrokeshire Tour

Meeting: Narbeth Swimming Pool 10.00

Leader: Pembs Freewheelers / Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Joining Pembs Freewheelers for the 3rd of 3 25th Anniversary rides.

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Sunday: 14-May-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride Swansea

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: Mynydd y Gwair, a lumpy loop.

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Sunday: 14-May-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Sail Bridge SA1

Leader: John Cardy 0711175337

Destination: Margam Park

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Wednesday: 17-May-17 Pembrokeshire Tour

Meeting: Beudy Gwyn, Penparc, Trefin, Pembs 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: A circular ride to Strumble Head and return via Fishguard, Puncheston and Letterston. Est 48 miles with some lumps

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Wednesday: 17-May-17 Swansea

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Robert Stanowski 07801510532

Destination: Kidwelly

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Sunday: 21-May-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: Rhossili. A longer lumpy route.

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Sunday: 21-May-17 Grade 2 leisure ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Mike O’Driscoll 01792923633

Destination: Rhossili. Out via Cilonnen road, return via the Marsh road.

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Wednesday: 24-May-17

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Smiths Arms Foelgastell. Out via Pontarddulais, Llanedi, Cross Hands, return via the Swiss valley path. Est 40 miles.

Friday 26-May-17: A coffee ride to Langland from SA1 10.00. Peter Jones

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Sunday: 28-May-17 Grade 4 Challenging ride

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: James Anderson 07974320723

Destination: Llandovery. Up the Swansea valley bike path to Coelbren, Henrhyd Falls, Craig-y-nos, left at Tafarn y Garreg toward Trecastle, out towards Red Lion and down to Myddfai then to the West End café for lunch. Return via Llangadog and the Black Mountains, Brynamman, and back to the Swansea valley. Est 65 lumpy miles.

An alternative shorter route - Ian Davies 07813856969

As above to Trecastle then right to Sennybridge and return via the Crai Reservoir, Est 46 miles

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Sunday: 28-May-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church SA1 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Ystradgynlais, the Loaf café. Approx. 35 miles.

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Wednesday: 31-May-17 a Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Pontardawe 10:00, Bryncoch,Neath, McD Briton Ferry10:45

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Porthcawl.(Royal Oak), via Bryncoch, Neath, McD BF, Port Talbot,Margam, Parc Slip, Cefn Cribwr, Pyle, Porthcawl. Returning along Water Street, Margam, Port Talbot Steelworks bypass, over the Briton Ferry bridge, Skewen, Birchgrove, Glais and back to Pontardawe. Approx. 47 miles

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Sunday: 04-Jun-17 Grades 2+3 rides

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leaders: To be confirmed on the day

Destination: Kidwelly. Optional routes to be decided by the leaders on the day

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Sunday: 04-Jun-17 Grade 2-3 ride

Meeting: Brecon Canal Basin / Theatre 10.00

Leader: Julian Griffiths 07816175402

Destination: Builth Wells. The B4520 to Builth Wells and NCR8 alongside the river Wye returning to Brecon. Est 40 miles with some lumps

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Wednesday: 07-Jun-17

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Aberdare. Up the Swansea valley to Abercrave then cross over to Glynneath, up the back to Rhigos and Hirwaun to Aberdare. Return down the Neath valley past Resolven, Cadoxton and Neath, back over to Pontardawe via Bryncoch and Rhos.

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Sunday: 11-Jun-17 A Special ride.

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 09.00

Leader: John Ridd 07883184834

Destination: The Royal Mint Llantrisant. A tour of the Mint. Approx. 60 miles on a direct and flat route. An alternative pick up point is at Pyle 10.00 which can reduce the distance to approx. 40 miles.

Approx arrival time 12.00. Lunch at the café in the visitors centre, last tour 14.30.

Entry fee for the tour £13.00 and £11.50 for OAPs

Check out the web site – The Royal Mint Experience

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Sunday: 11-Jun-17 an alternative Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Colin Wooldridge 07816218443

Destination: Kidwelly. Along the coast roads

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Wednesday: 14-Jun-17 a grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Devil’s Elbow, Heol Senni. Up the Dulais valley, cross over into the Swansea valley, coffee stop at Craig-y-nos then up past the Cray reservoir and right to Heol Senni. Return via Ystradfellte and the Neath valley. 50 miles with some lumps.

Also Wednesday: 14-Jun-17 a grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: A Gower circular, lunch at Scurlage.

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Sunday: 18-Jun-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh

Destination: The Bwlch. An anti-clockwise route via the Ogmore valley and return via the Afan valley.

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Sunday: 18-June-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church SA1 09.30, McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013 and Ian Gofton

Destination: Ewenny or Ogmore by Sea.

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Wednesday: 21-Jun-17 A Grade 2-3

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: Llanarthne. Out via the Swiss valley, Porthyrhyd, Wright’s Food Emporium for lunch, return via Cefneithin, Cwmgwil, Llanedi, Pontarddulais.

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Extra Ride Wednesday 21-June-17. A Coffee ride.

Meeting: Black Pill 10.00

Leader: Dawn Aplin 07919084269

Destinsation: Southgate. Out via Mumbles Head and return over the common. Approx 18 miles.

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Sunday: 25-Jun-17 Cycling UK Challenge ride. Grade 5.

Meeting: Sailbridge 08.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: The Des Radford 100 miler (105 miles) Over the Black Mountains, up through Talley toward Dolacothi, back through Llansawel, Abergorlech (lunch) Brechfa and zig zag all the way to Ferryside then return to Swansea via the coast road.

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Sunday: 25-Jun-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Jon Davies 07795574317

Destination: A Gower circular, lunch at Scurlage.

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Tue 27, Wed 28, Thur 29-Jun-17. The Devon C2C ride

Meeting: Barnstaple 13.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Ilfracombe to Plymouth coast to coast

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Wednesday 28-June-17 Swansea

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Parc Slip. Stopping at Aberavon on the return. Approx 40 miles

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Sunday 02-July-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969 Carl Preece

Destination: Sennybridge. Swansea valley to Tafarn y Garreg, left to Trecastle. Return via Cray Res. 52 lumpy miles

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Sunday 02-Jul-17: Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: Pyle Leisure Centre 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: Llanwit Major. Approx 45 miles.

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Wednesday 05-Jul-17: Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: West End Café, Llandovery 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Builth Wells. Coffee at Llanwrted Wells en-route. Est 46 miles

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A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: SA1 Sainsbury’s 10.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: Pontrhydyfen. Lunch at La Remo’s Port Talbot. Approx 28 miles

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Sunday 09-Jul-17: Grade 3 lumpy moderate ride.

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924

Destination: Mynydd y Gwair.

Out via Pontlliw, Scotch Pines, Ammanford, Cross Hands (lunch), return via the Swiss valley path.

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Sunday 09-Jul-17: Grade 2 Leisure ride.

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Mike O’Driscoll 07878994708

Destination: Rhossili. Out via the Marsh Rd and Burry Green. Return via Reynoldston, Llanrhidian, Cilonnen and Clyne valley cycle path. Est 37 miles.

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Monday 10-Jul-17. A Grade 4 Challenging ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: The Bwlch and Rhigos, then back over the Rhigos and Bwlch and Baglan mountain returning to McD B Ferry.

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Wednesday 12-Jul-17: A Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The New Inn Ystradfellte. Up via the Neath valley, Hirwaun and Penderyn, return via Glynneath. Approx 40 miles.

Also: a Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John White 07729839247

Destination: The MTB Centre Glyncorrwg

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Sunday 16-Jul-17: The British Heart Foundation Gower Rides

Meeting: St Helen’s.

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Sunday 16-Jul-17: Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Steve Darnell 07904933222

Destination: Kidwelly via a mystery route with some lumps.

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Sunday 16-Jul-17: Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church SA1 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013 Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Swansea valley to Ystradgynlais, return via the Dulais valley and Neath valley.

Est 38 miles

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Wednesday 19-Jul-17: Grade 2+ Leisure ride. An Away day to Pembrokeshire.

Meeting: Pembroke Castle (adjacent car park A4139 / West St) 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Angle, returning via Bosherston (lunch). 33 miles with a few lumps.

Also – for the stay at homers:

A Grade 2 leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Jon Robbins 07973831299

Destination: Cross Hands, The Big Bite for lunch.

Out via Gorseinon, Pontarddulais, Fforest, Llanedi, Cwmgwili, return via Cefneithin, Tumble and the Swiss valley. Est 34 miles.

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Sunday 23-Jul-17: Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: Pontsticill reservoir / Mountain Railway.

Up via the Neath valley, Hirwaun, Penderyn, Cwm Cadlan, Llwn-on reservoir and A470, A4054. Lunch in the Red Cow Pontsticill. Return via NCR 8 and 46 to Hirwaun and the Neath valley. 56 miles with some lumps.

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Sunday 23-Jul-17: Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church 10.00

Leader: Dawn Aplin 07919084269

Destination: Lliw Reservoir. Route to be confirmed. Est 32 miles

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Wednesday 26-Jul-17: Thursday

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: David Naylor 01792233755

Destination: North Gower circular. Lunch at Llanmadoc. Out via Three Crosses. Llanrhidian, Burry Green. Return via Cheriton and the Marsh Road. Est 36 miles

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Sunday 30-Jul-17: Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 09.00 or McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07913800924

Destination: Cowbridge. 85 miles or 65 miles.

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Sunday 30-Jul-17: Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Pyle Leisure Centre 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: Cowbridge. Est 45 miles

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Wednesday 02-Aug-17: Grade 3 Moderate ride. CANCELLED

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Llandeilo. Out via the Black Mountain, Llangadog, Bethlehem and Ffairfach. Reurn via Ammanford and Brynamman. Est 54 miles

Also:

Wednesday 02-Aug-17. Grade 2 Leisure ride. CANCELLED

Meeting: The Sail Bridge SA1 10.00, McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.45

Leader: Mike O’Driscoll 07878994708

Destination: Porthcawl for lunch, returning via Aberavon beach. Est 41 miles

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Sunday 06-Aug-17: a Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Ferryside, the long way around with a lump or two.

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Sunday 06-Aug-17: a Grade 2+ Leisure ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Ferryside – the flat direct route. 46 miles

Also – A Grade 1 ride

Meeting at the Norwegian Church SA1 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: Going East for lunch with coffee en-route. Est 30 miles

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Wednesday 09-Aug-17: Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Burger King Neath 09.00 Note the earlier start

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Brecon. Up via the Neath valley, Penderyn, Brecon Beacons, Storey Arms. Return via Sennybridge, the Cray and Swansea valley. Est 80 miles.

Also:

Wednesday 09-Aug-17. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Sail Bridge SA1 10.00

Leader: John White & Colin Birch 07729839247

Destination: Craig-y-nos Country Park. Out and return via NCR43

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Sunday 13-Aug-17: Grade 3 Moderate ride – Gower Cycling Festival

Meeting: Dunvant RFC 10.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: Henrhyd Falls. Est 60 miles

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Sunday 13-Aug-17: Grade 2 ride – Gower Cycling Festival

Meeting: Dunvant RFC 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: King Arthurs Stone.

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Wednesday: 16-Sept-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Steve Darnell 07904933222

Destination: Kidwelly via Pontyberem, Bancffosfelin, Llangyndeyrn, Pontantwn, Llandyfaelog, Llansaint. A lumpy route out and flat route homeward. Est 50 miles

Wednesday 16-Aug-17: Grade 2 Leisure ride – Gower Cycling Festival

Meeting: Dunvant RFC 10.00, Sail Bridge SA1 10.30

Leader: Dale Hall 07771847768

Destination: Rivers and canals of the Swansea and Neath valleys. Est 36 miles

Wednesday 16-Aug-17

Meeting: Dunvant Rugby Club 19.00

Join with the Gower Cycling Festival for their Social Evening

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Thursday 17-Aug-17: A Grade 3 ride – Gower Cycling Festival

Meeting: Dunvant RFC 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Carreg Cennen Castle. Est 40 miles

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Sunday: 20-Aug-17. Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Fairfach (Llandeilo) School car park 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Des Radford 100 miler top half. Via Bethlehem, Llangadog, Hermon, Halfway, Talley, Llansawel, Abergorlech, Brechfa, Nantgaredig and NCR47 B4300 back to Ffairfach. 45 miles.

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Sunday: 20-Aug-17. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00, McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.45

Leader: Mike O’Driscoll 07878994708

Destination: Porthcawl for lunch, returning via Aberavon beach. Est 41 miles

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Wednesday: 23-Aug-17. Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Colin Wooldridge 07816218443

Destination: A Gower Granny Grinder! It is as it sounds – a lumpy ride involving Three Crosses (2), Llanmorlais, Llanrhydian, Cefn Bryn and Penny Hitch plus some more.

Wednesday: 23-Aug-17. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: To be confirmed on the day

Destination: An anti-clockwise Gower circular and hopefully meeting up with the Granny Grinders for lunch at The King Arthur Reynoldston. Out via Penclawdd, The Marsh Road, Oldwalls, Weobly and Cheriton. Return over Cefn Bryn.

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Sunday: 27-Aug-17. Grade 3 Moderate ride. Figure of 8 100 miler part 1

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00, Gowerton 10.15

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Ferryside via Pontarddulais, Hendy, Llanon, Tumble, Porthyrhyd, Llanddarog, Cwmisfael, Llandgyndeyrn, Pontantwn, Llandyfaelog, Ferryside, Return via Kidwelly. North Dock. 52 miles

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Sunday: 27-Aug-17. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00, Gowerton 10.15

Leader: Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

Destination: Kidwelly via the Millennium path to Pembrey then a mystery route. Est 36 miles

Also:

Don Ashman 07813472571. Grade 1 Easy ride Gowerton to Pembrey

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Wednesday: 30-Aug-17. Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: The Elan valley visitor Centre, Rhayader.

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Devil’s Bridge and Elan valley loop.

Also

Wednesday: 30-Aug-17. Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00, McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.45

Leader: To be confirmed

Destination: Parc Slip nr. Tondu

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Sunday: 03-Sep-17. Grade 3 Moderate ride. Figure of 8 100 miler part 2 CANCELLED

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00 and picking up on route.

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: A 50 mile circular via Black Pill, SA1, Jersey Marine, Neath, Pontardawe, Gwaun Cae Gurwen, Ammanford, Garnswllt, Pontarddulais, Gorseinon, Gowerton etc.

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Sunday: 03-Sep-17.Grade 2 Leisure ride CANCELLED

Meeting: Gowerton Cross 10.00

Leader: Colin Wooldridge 07816218443

Destination: Route - Gowerton Cross, Dunvant, Three Crosses, Welshmoor, Llanrhidian, Burry Green, Llanmadoc. Lunch at Cwm Ivy or Llanmadoc.

Return via Cheriton, Landimore, Llanrhidian, marsh road to Crofty, Gowerton.

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Wednesday: 06-Sep-17. Grade 3 Moderate ride.

Meeting: Pontardawe Cross 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Llandeilo. Out via the Black Mountain, Llangadog, Bethlehem and Ffairfach. Return via Ammanford and Brynamman. Est 54 miles

Also : A Grade 2 Leisure ride:

Meeting: Railway Inn 10.00, Black Pill 10.15

Leader: David Naylor 01792233755

Destination: Port Eynon via Mumbles and South Gower.

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Sunday: 10-Sept-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Burger King Neath 10.00

Leader: Carl Preece 07813800924 Ian Davies

Destination: The Devil’s Elbow via an interesting route with extra lumps. Out via Pontardawe, Rhyd-y-fro, over Cefn Gwrhyd to Rhiw Fawr and Cwmtwrch Isaf, Ystradgynlais, Craig-y-nos (coffee and cake), Cray Reservoir, Heol Senni. Return via Ystradfellte, Pontneddfechan and Glynneath. 50 miles.

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Sunday: 10-Sept-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 09.15, McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Ian Gofton 07713183999

Destination: Ogmore by Sea. 40 miles

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Wednesday: 13-Sept-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: West End café Llandovery 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Devil’s Staircase and Llyn Brianne loop. 42 miles with one big short lump. Coffee at Llanwrted Wells en-route.

Also-

Wednesday: 13-Sept-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Sainsbury’s SA1 10.00 Burger King Neath 11.15

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: The Dove Workshops Dyffryn Cellwen via the Dulais and Neath valleys Est 44 miles.

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Sunday: 17-Sept-17 Grade Challenging ride

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: The annual Mountain Basher, Baglan, Bwlch, Rhigos, Banwen. 60+ miles with big lumps.

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Sunday: 17-Sept-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Mike O’Driscoll

Destination: Pembrey - via the Swiss valley and Pontyates. Return via NCR4

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Wednesday: 20-Sept-17 A Grade 4 Challenging ride.

Meeting: Abergavenny? To be confirmed

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

Destination: The Tumble. A circular route with a challenging climb.

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Sunday: 24-Sept-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Destination: The Botanical Gardens. Out via the Swiss Valley and NCR47. Return via Tumble, Llannon, Hendy and Pontarddulais. Est 50 miles

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Sunday: 24-Sept-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Dawn Aplin 07919084269

Destination: Cross Hands (The Big Bite) Out via Bynea, Llannon, NCR47. Est 35 miles

Also-

A Grade 1 Easy ride.

Meeting: Norwegian Church 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman

Destination: Afan Argoed

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Wednesday: 27-Sept-17

Meeting: McDonald’s Briton Ferry 10.00

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Porthcawl, in an around about way!

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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.

 

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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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