CTC Swansea and West Wales Member Group

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Rides Programme

 

From:               Ian Davies.  [email protected]  07813856969

Date:                22-March-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: 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

Join the G2 ride from the Railway Inn 10.00

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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

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, The Elan Hotel 10.30

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: Elan valley loop 1

 

Thursday 30-Mar-17

Meeting: Rhayader, The 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 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Goweron 10.00

Leader:

Destination: Kidwelly

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Sunday 02-Apr-17 Grade 1 Easy ride

meeting:  Gowerton 10.00

Leader: Don Ashman 07816472571

Destination: Kidwelly with 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:

Leader:

Destination:

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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. 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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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.

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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: Gail Forcewind

Destination: A Gower circuit?

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Sunday: 30-Apr-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting:

Leader:

Destination:

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Sunday: 30-Apr-17 Grade 2 Moderate ride

Meeting:

Leader:

Destination:

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Wednesday: 03-May-17

Meeting:

Leader:

Destination:

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Sunday: 07-May-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

Meeting: Ffairfach 10.00

Leader: Ian Davies 07813856969

Destination: A 42 mile loop of the upper part of the 100 miler, Out via Bethlehem, Llangadog, Talley, Llansawel, Abergorlech, Brechfa, Nantgaredig, Llanarthne, Golden Grove.

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Sunday: 07-May-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: The Railway Inn 10.00

Leader: Dawn Alpin

Destination: A Gower circuit with lunch at the Wildflower cafe

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Wednesday: 10-May-17

Meeting:

Leader:

Destination:

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Future Rides/Events for your diaries: 


Saturday 13-May to Sat 20-May

The Pembrokeshire Tour 


Sunday 25-June

The Des Radford 100 miler 


Tue 27-Jun to Thurs 29-June

The Devon Coast to Coast, Ilfracombe to Plymouth 


12-19 August

The Gower Cycling Festival


Sunday 10-Sept

The annual Mountain Basher 


Wed 20-Sept and Thurs 21-Sept

Cardiff – Brecon - Swansea


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