Sunday 8th August: Rhondda hills ride
Start/Distance: 09.30 and 10.00 Taffs well railway station, 32 miles, 5 Hrs
Route/GPX download: GPX Download Taffs well - Gwaelod- lanes and trails to Treforest- Pontypridd and Porth. Roads to Tonyandy (cafe)- Ystrad - Penrhys- Ferndale - Llanwonno ( lunch pub) - Pontypridd. From Pontypridd to Taff trail with finish at Taffs well.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate Any bike. Two stiff climbs over Penrhys and Llanwonno.
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Ray Robins, email: email@example.com. Tel: 07917844791
It's likely that I will need to split cyclists into two groups. Please email me if you want to come on this ride. Add a time preference if you want. I shall respond by back coming back to all cyclists advising them of their start times. Please don't just turn up. If your coming please email or phone me.
Sunday 15th August: Brecon Beacons tour
Start/Distance: Brecon Mtn Cntr, Libanus 10am (parking £1/all day - coins only) 52 miles.
Route/GPX download: GPX Download Pencelli, Talybont on usk, Llangorse (cafe), Llanddew, Penrte'r felin, Crai, Heol Senni, Libanus.
Terrain/Ride Category: Strenuous undulating on tarmac roads with some long or steep climbs. 1500m (5000ft) climbing
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Martin Watson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 22nd August: Details TBC
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Nest Evans
Sunday 29th August: Mariam Park
Start/Distance: CF717HJ at 10.30am, About 40 miles
Route/GPX download: Llanblethian, Llysworney, Colwinston, Ewenny, Merthyr Mawr, Laleston, Porthcawl (coffee/ice cream), Kenfig, Margam (lunch stop), Pyle, Parc Slip, Bridgend, Treoes, Llangan, Penlline, Cowbridge. There is a café at Margam but better take something anyway just in case
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Roger Bradshaw, email: email@example.com
Ride Leader: Richard
Don't forget to keep an eye on the noticeboard for changes, cancellations and additional rides
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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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