Spokes Cycle Touring Club
Sunday 24th September: Ad hoc ride from Radyr weir
Start/Distance: Radyr weir 10am
Route/GPX download: to be determined by the participants
22nd-24th September: Cotswold Weekender
Update: there are a couple of spaces remaining and anyone interested should contact the organisers
Organisers: Mel, Rachel & Graham
Saturday 23rd September: Burford - Guiting Power - Bourton-on-the-Water Loop
Start/Distance: Burford/Approx 42.5 miles
Route/GPX download: GPX Download A loop around the Cotswolds, stopping for lunch in Guiting Power. Quite a bit of climbing in the first half of the ride, but a lovely descent back towards Burford. NB The cafe stop is approx. 26.5 miles into the ride, so suggest you bring snacks to keep you going.
Terrain/Ride Category: Strenuous (Approx.725m climbing) mainly on roads and lanes.
Sunday 24th September: Burford - Bourton-on-the-Water - Stow-in-the-Wold Loop
Start/Distance: Burford/Approx 32.5 miles
Route/GPX download: GPX Download A chance to ride through more pretty Cotswold lanes and villages, stopping for lunch in Stow-in-the-Wold. The lunch stop is approx. 18.5 miles into the ride.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate (Approx.550m climbing) mainly on roads and lanes.
Sunday 1st October:
Start/Distance: Caerleon (location tbc) 35-40 miles
Route/GPX download: A meander from Caerleon up the Usk Valley beyond Usk and back to Caerleon (more details and gpx file to follow)
Route/GPX download: A meander from Caerleon up the Usk Valley beyond Usk and back to Caerleon
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate (~700m climbing) on road, lanes & trails.
Route Coordinator/Contact: Mel Pruchnie
Ride Leader: Julie Williams
Sunday 8th October:
Route Coordinator/Contact: Graham Davies
Sunday 15th October: Vale circular via Penarth and Nash Point
Start/Distance: Llandaff North River Bridge OS ref ST 148786 Map 151. Street parking available in nearby roads (tbc) or next to Radyr Weir about 2 miles up the Taff Trail. 90 km (56 miles) 5-6hrs
Route/GPX download: Taff trail to Penarth, Penarth Head, Swanbridge, Dinas Powys, Wenvoe, Dyffryn, Llancarfan, St Athan, Lantwitt Major, Nash Point, St Hilary, Peterston-super-Ely. Coffee and lunch stops tbc.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate 830 metres (2,700 ft) climbing, Suitable for all bikes. Mainly lanes and tarmac cycle paths. A few short steep ramps, but nothing major.
Route Coordinator/Contact: Steve Sims, tel: 07889 685756, email: email@example.com
Ride Leader: Gareth O Thomas
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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.
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