CTC Swansea and West Wales Member Group

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Rides Programme

 

From:               Ian Davies.  [email protected]  07813856969

Date:                13-Aug-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 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 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: David Naylor 01792233755

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. 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: Pat Hansard  07957287013

Destination: Kidwelly via the Millennium path to Pembrey then a mystery route?

Est 36 miles

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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.

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

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

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

Meeting: Gowerton Cross 10.00

Leader: Colin Wooldrigde 07816218443

Destination: To be confirmed.

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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

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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.

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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. Consider letting the train take the strain. Gowerton to Llandovery or even Llanwrted Wells?


Wednesday: 13-Sept-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

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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: Pontyates via Pembrey, return via the Swiss valley.

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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.


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, NCR47. Return via Tumble, Llannon, Hendy and Pontarddulais. Est 50 miles

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Sunday: 24-Sept-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: TBC

Leader: Dawn Alpin 07919084269

Destination: TBC

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Wednesday: 27-Sept-17

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Sunday: 01-Oct-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Sunday: 01-Oct-17 Grade 2 Leisure ride

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Wednesday: 04-Oct-17

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Sunday: 08-Oct-17 Grade 3 Moderate ride

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Wednesday: 11-Oct-17

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Sunday: 15-Oct-17 Grade 3 Moderate 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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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.







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