March-Jun 2020 Rides

March 28th/29th Chepstow to Cheddar and return.

Weekend Cancelled - possible 1 day alternative ride from Severn beach to be confirmed

1 night in Cheddar YHA (Unsupported) Full ride details Here

Contact: Juls Sims, email: juls.sims352@btinternet.com

Sunday 29th March: Cardiff - Bridgend return

Start/Distance: Meet at 10.00 at the River Taff bridge, Llandaff North (next to Hailey Park). NB: Don't forget to put your clocks forward an hour for the start of British Summertime!

Route/GPX download: Cardiff - Llantrisant, Llanharan, Brynna, Bryncethin, Coity, Colwinston, Llancarfan, St. Fagans, Cardiff.

Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate 

Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Dave Miller, email: david.cgmiller@gmail.com

Ride Leader: Richard Cook

Sunday 5th April: 14 Locks Circular

Start/Distance: Meet 9.30 Tongwynlais , Lewis Arms, 35-40 miles

Route/GPX download: Caerphilly, Bedwas, Machen, Draethen, Bassleg and Rogerstone, 14 locks cafe for lunch.

Return via Pye corner, Tredegar House and coast road back to Cardiff.

Terrain/Ride Category:  Moderate ride suitable for all riders and bikes early season.

Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Dave Griffiths, email: sad.griffs@yahoo.co.uk

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Sunday 12th April: Usk ride

Start/Distance: Tongwynlais at 10.00, 50-60 miles

Route/GPX download: Caerphilly, Dreathen, Basseleg Caeleon, Catnash,canals,cycle paths and Roman Roads , along the flats on the way home. Coffee stops in Usk and caerleon if required

Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate

Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Ivor Rodway, email: malivo@aol.com

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Sunday 19th April:  

Start/Distance: 9.30 start Tongwynlais, Its 35 -40 miles with 3600 ft of climb

Route/GPX download: Tongwynlais, Llantrisant, Beddau, Tonyrefail, Mynnydd y Gaer, Brynna, Llanharan, Llanharry, Ysradowen, Llandaf. Mainly on roads and if closed I will put a note out to bring food. but rough track in 2 places, The Cafe stop will be in Llanharry, if open, but I will check when reccying

Terrain/Ride Category: There are some climbs which are Strenuous, so its not an easy ride. Suitable for all bikes with suitable tyres.

Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Dave Miles, email: davemiles2@hotmail.com

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April 22nd -29th Majorca

Trip Cancelled - possible reschedule till later in the year

7 nights. Details have already been circulated.

Contact: Richard Cook, email: richard.cook5@ntlworld.com

Sunday 26th April:

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Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Roger Bradshaw

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Sunday 3th May: Llangorse Circular

Start/Distance: Llangorse Lake car park 9.30 am, 50 miles, 7 hrs approx

Route/GPX download: Llangorse - Bwlch - Crickhowell - Cwmyoy - Llantony(coffee) - Hay via Gospel Pass (lunch)Talgarth - Llangorse

Terrain/Ride Category: Strenuous

Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Graeme Davies, email: rs29jones@gmail.com, tel: 07587 170819

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Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Julie Williams

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May 14-19th Lowestoft to Cardiff

Cycling C2C (unsupported). Fully booked - but Contact Dave G. for a possible shortlist entry.

Details:

Trip will be self supported using own bikes. Bikes will be transported from Cardiff to Lowestoft using an off hire van. Riders will travel to Lowestoft by train arriving mid afternoon on first day. The ride will commence at Ness point in Lowestoft (the most easterly point in the UK) and will proceed as follows:-

Day 1 – 10-12 miles to Beccles (overnight in hotel)

Day 2- 60-65 miles to Cambridge (overnight in YHA)

Day 3- 45-50 miles to Milton Keynes (overnight in Premier inn)

Day 4 - 45 miles to Oxford (overnight in YHA)

Day 5 – 60 miles to Dursley/Wooton under Edge area (accom yet to be determined)

Day 6 – 55- 60 miles to Cardiff

The terrain will be mostly undulating with no major mountain ranges to scale. Hence the distances are reasonable for this type of terrain. We will use NCR cycle routes as far as possible & quiet byways and lanes as available. Days will be well paced & punctuated with coffee, lunch & tea stops as appropriate. I have not reccied substantial parts of the route yet, but will have done by May. Cost will be in the region of £250 per person

Contact: Dave Griffiths, email: sad.griffs@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday 17th May: 

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May 29th-31st Herefordshire Mike Hutchinson’s 90th birthday.

Contact: Julie Williams/Moira Knowles, email: julieontherun@gmail.com

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Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Caroline Dallimore

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June 2nd/3rd(Dates TBC) Bulgaria

Flight from Heathrow to Sofia. Then 6 days cycling possibly in the Rhodopi or Pirin mountains.

7 nights. Daily mileage not expected to exceed 50 miles.

Mountain bikes will be provided locally, Hotel accomodation.

Support car to carry luggage 

Estimate cost to be in the £450 - £500 range plus flights. This covered all costs including bike hire, support, accommodation and all food and drink.   

Limited spaces.

Contact: Glen Dermody, email: g.dermody@ntlworld.com

Sunday 7th June: 

Start/Distance: Lewis Arms Tongwynlais 10.00 hrs. 36 miles.

Route/GPX download: Tongwynlais - Abertridwr/Sengenydd - Mynydd Eglwysilan - Nelson - Gelligaer common - Bargoed ( lunch ) -Pengam - Maesycmmer - Bedwas - Caerphilly - Tongwynlais. 

Terrain/Ride Category: Overall, Moderate ride with climbs out of Sengenydd and up to Gelligaer common. Ride on mix of cycle trails and lanes.

Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Ray Robins, email: ray.robins1927@gmail.com

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Sunday 14th June: 

Start/Distance: 50 miles

Route/GPX download: Llangynidr - Talgarth - Hay on Wye - Ecsley brook - Crickhowell - Llangynidr.

Terrain/Ride Category: Strenuous

Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Martin Watson, email: mdwcycle@gmail.com

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