CTC Swansea and West Wales Member Group

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Rides Programme

 

From:               Ian Davies.  [email protected]  07813856969

Date:                17-July-2017

To:                    Swansea CTC Riders

Subject:            Rides Programme update

 

CTC Swansea, Ride Grading – Guidelines only!

 

GRADE 1 – EASY.  Mainly on the flat with gentle slopes or gradients.  Distances between 10-30 miles

GRADE 2 – LEISUREFor the leisure cyclist who cycles regularly, includes some steeper climbs. Distances between 20-45 miles.

GRADE 3 – MODERATE. For those who cycle regularly, includes more steep climbs.

Distances between 25-60 miles.

GRADE 4 – CHALLENGING.  For regular cyclists who are looking for longer distances and more climbs, Distances between 40-70 miles.

GRADE 5 - DIFFICULT.  Up to 100 miles with more and longer climbs.  


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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 Briton Ferry.

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Wednesday 12-Jul-17: 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.

See Notice Board for meeting point map.


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 09.30 Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Dawn Aplin 07919084269

Destination: Lliw Reservoir. Out via Gorseinon and Pontlliw, return via Morriston. 

Est 32 miles

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Wednesday 26-Jul-17:

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

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

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Wednesday 02-Aug-17. Grade 2 Leisure ride

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

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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

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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-Aug-17: Grade 2 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

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

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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.


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

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

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Destination: A Gower circular and hopefully meeting up with the Granny Grinders for lunch.

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Sunday: 27-Aug-17. Grade 3 Moderate ride

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

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Wednesday: 30-Aug-17.

Meeting: The Elan valley visitor Centre, Rhayader.

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Devil’s Bridge and Elan valley loop.


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

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Sunday: 03-Sep-17. Grade 3 Moderate ride

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

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Wednesday: 06-Sep-17.

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Future Rides/Events for your diaries:

Sunday 17-Sept

The annual Mountain Basher






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