Sunday 27th June: Clydach Lakes, near Tonypandy
Start/Distance: Taffs Well railway station 09.30 and 10.00am. 31 miles, 4.5 hours
Route/GPX download: GPX Download Taffs well - Pentyrch - Beddau - Coedely - Penygraig . Main roads and lanes. From Penygraig, back streets and compacted gravel path to Clydach lakes. Return ( road, trails and lanes ) Tonypandy - Trealaw - Porth - Trehafod - Pontyprid-Taff Trail - home. Lunch stop: Nothing available. Take packed lunch for Clydach lakes stop.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate with some stiff climbs. Suitable for all bikes
Notes: I have taken it that there will be sufficient take-up for this ride to require two sets of leaders. I will be following Spokes committee guidelines and working to two groups of twelve. Once I get to 24 cyclists I will put together a reserve list. If I dont get twelve I'll run with one group. Please keep an eye on Spokes notice board. Anyone wishing to go on this trip is required to Email me please. If you have a preference for a start time please let me know. I will come back to everyone with either confirmations of start times or telling them they're on reserve list.
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Ray Robins/Phill Thomas email: , tel: 07917844791
Ride Leader: Grae Davies + A.N.other
Sunday 4th July: Pontymoile Basin - Brynmawr
Start/Distance: Pontymoile Basin, Fountain Road, NP48ER at 10.00am.Follow the brown boat signs to the boat yard from the A4042. You turn left on the roundabout with Macdonald’s on it. 40 miles
Route/GPX download: The route goes to Aberbeeg, Six Bells, Abertillery, Blaina and Brynmawr for lunch. There is a Greggs and a small cafe but you might wish to bring your own food.
From Brynmawr , we’ll cycle across the mountain with views of the Sugar Loaf and the Skirrid, to pick up the canal trail back to Pontymoile with a tea/ coffee stop at Goitre Wharf. The route is very picturesque and would suit tourers and hybrids best due to the canal path.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate
Ride Leader: Jackie & Karl
Sunday 11th July: Peterston - Porthkerry - Penarth
Start/Distance: Meet 10.00 Llandaff North Bridge. Approx. 35 miles
Route/GPX download: GPX download Depart Llandaff North Bridge/Peterston-Super-Ely/Five Mile Lane/Porthkerry Park Barry/Sully/Cosmeston/Penarth. Cafe stop at Porthkerry Park but you might wish to bring your own food. Please email the ride co-ordinator if you intend coming on this ride.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate Mainly on roads and trails. 1425 ft of climbing
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Mel.Pruchnie, email:
Ride Leader: Grae and Rachel
July 16th - 18th, Porlock Barbecue/Cycle Weekend...
A social weekend on the lines of the event held in Porlock last year. The main activity being the BBQ at Roger Hall’s place. The itinerary for the weekend includes a cycle ride on the Saturday, followed by a BBQ at Roger and Di’s in the evening. Sunday, there will be a walk led by Roger.
Roger has requested that those attending the Saturday BBQ should have at least one COVID-19 vaccination/jab.
Don't forget to keep an eye on the noticeboard for changes, cancellations and additional rides
Spokes is on Strava - Link
There is now also a Spokes members Whatsapp group for practical information exchanges. Contact Richard Cook, tel: 07891 204 315 to be added to the list.
Please follow local government guidelines until further notice
When we can ride as a group we need to have rules to keep us and the public safe:
1) Ride Leader to take a list of all cyclists on a club ride.
2) Social distancing to be observed at all times.
3) Take care when at coffee stops to socially distance from members of the public.
4)Members to be encouraged to take their own food on the ride.
5) All members should take their own hand sanitiser on the ride.
Cafe stops will be optional for the foreseeable future, dependant of group sizes and on how busy the cafe is at the time....So bring a drink and sandwiches and prepare for a possible roadside picnic.
Is Spokes CTC for you?
To find out if cycling with Spokes is right for you, you should first take a look at our Ride Calendar or Ride Library and see if the rides and activities appeal to you. Under each individual ride you will find information that should enable you to determine if we fit in with your outlook on cycling. Spokes CTC is a member group of Cycling UK
How do I join Spokes: 1)Turn up at any of our Sunday Rides for a few ‘taster sessions’. You don’t need to be a fully signed up member of Spokes and/or Cycling UK before you ‘try us out’. NB.To take part in our weekend, week and venture rides you will need to join the club.
2)To become a member of Spokes; firstly sign up to ‘Cycling UK’. On receipt of your Cycling UK membership number, Click Join to complete the Spokes on-line membership form to start enjoying the full benefits of club membership. NB. Spokes Membership is completely free once you have Cycling UK membership.(Click to view Cycling UK policy documents)
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Spokes continues to liaise with Cardiff CTC on some of our ride dates to enable both clubs to offer a wider variety of rides.
If you would like to join us on a ride you can Contact us or email the ride leader and let us know you are coming...
Like-minded cyclists, regardless of age, are always welcome!
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