CTC Swansea and West Wales Member Group

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Rides Programme

 

From:               Ian Davies.  [email protected]  07813856969

Date:                19-Sep-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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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: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: The Devil’s Elbow via Crynant, 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.

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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: See the posting on the Notice Board

Leader: John Cardy 07711175337

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

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Wednesday: 20-Sept-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride.

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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

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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

Leader: Peter Jones 07870454058

Destination: Porthcawl - in an around about way!

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Sunday: 01-Oct-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Black Pill 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Llangenith (Hill End café). A clockwise Gower circuit via Mumbles, Oxwich and Burry Green. Return via Norrth Gower. Est 45 miles

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Sunday: 01-Oct-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Wednesday: 04-Oct-17

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

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A Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957087013

Destination: Kidwelly via NCR4 and Pinged

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Sunday: 08-Oct-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride. Figure of 8 100 miler part 2

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 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: 08-Oct-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Lower Lliw Reservoir. Est 30 miles

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Wednesday: 11-Oct-17

Meeting: Gowerton Cross 10.00

Leader: Colin Wooldridge 07816218443

Destination: Llanmadoc. Route - Gowerton Cross, Dunvant, Three Crosses, Welshmoor, Llanrhidian, Burry Green, Llanmadoc (lunch).

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

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Sunday: 15-Oct-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Sunday: 15-Oct-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Wednesday: 18-Oct-17

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Sunday: 22-Oct-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Sunday: 22-Oct-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Railway Inn Killay 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957087013

Destination: A north Gower circular 

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Wednesday: 25-Oct-17

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Sunday: 29-Oct-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Sunday: 29-Oct-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Monday 30-Oct-17 The Annual General Meeting.

Meeting: The Environment Centre, Pier St., Swansea 19.00










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