CTC Swansea and West Wales Member Group

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Rides Programme

 

From:               Ian Davies.  [email protected]  07813856969

Date:                22-June-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: 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

Destination: Sennybridge. Swansea valley to Tafarn y Garreg, left to Trecastle. Return via Cray Res. Est 46 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 Memo’s Port Talbot. Approx 28 miles

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Sunday 09-Jul-17: Grade 3 Moderate ride.

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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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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.

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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 2 Leisure ride

Meeting: Norwegian Church SA1 10.00

Leader: Pat Hansard 07957287013

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) 10.00

Leader: Chris Walsh 07941823729

Destination: Angle.

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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: TBC

Leader: Dawn Aplin 07919084269

Destination: TBC

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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

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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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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:

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

Meeting: Dunvant RFC 10.00

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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

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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

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

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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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Future Rides/Events for your diaries:

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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