Jul-Aug 2020 Rides
Sunday 5th July: Chepstow to Slimbridge
Start/Distance: Start: Cycle route starts adjacent to south bound layby on A466, 200 yards from M48 junction 2 ( Chepstow turn off) at 9.30am. Distance 55 miles (approx 6 to 7 hours)
Route/GPX download: GPX Download HERE Chepstow to Slimbridge via Sharpness across Severn Bridge. Return via Thornbury.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate Generally gentle undulations with three significant climbs.
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Chris Metcalfe, tel: 07568490547
Sunday 12th July
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Claus Sogaard
July 17th/19th Porlock Cycling - BBQ - Walking
This is very much a social weekend so it's also open to non cycling partners.
Roger and Di have been hosting our almost annual BBQ's for what must have been at least 20 years. (I'm sure I'll be corrected by someone). An I do hope I'm not tempting fate when I mention that in all this time, we have never failed to eat outdoors.
This is the weekend itinerary:
Fri 17th: Arrive anytime to explore the lovely village of Porlock, or join us for a small ride in the afternoon. Evening: Meet up for a meal in a local hostelry. Venue and times to be confirmed
Sat 18th: Full day ride led by our local guide Alan Jones. Visit the quaint villages and tea rooms with splendid views from the top of Porlock Hill. Evening BBQ at Roger and Di's house. Bring along a bottle with a small contribution towards the BBQ (amount to be advised) along with their address and directions.
Sun 19th: Interesting local knowledge morning walk led by our hosts Roger and Di and then all back to their house to finish off any leftovers from the night before. Depart at your leisure or meet up in the evening for any stragglers staying until Monday. I've booked the Porlock caravan park site from the Friday to Monday
There is also another campsite nearby. Plus hotels and B&B's in the centre of the village. NB this is the first weekend of the school holidays, so probably the sooner you book the better. see https://www.porlock.co.uk/
Please let me know if you'll be joining us on this wonderful weekend.
Contacts: Julie Williams/Roger Hall/Alan Jones, email:
Sunday 19th July:
Sunday 26th July:
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Stephen Kite
Sunday 2nd August:
Route Coordinator/Contact: Mel Pruchnie
August 7-9th: Gloucester weekender
Travelling from Cardiff to Gloucester on Friday, returning Sunday. Saturday ride heading north to Upton-on-Severn and Tewksbury.
Option exists to make your own way to Gloucester, cycle Saturday and then travel with main group on Sunday returning to Gloucester after coffee stop.
Around 60 miles a day(3 days) but fairly flat. Suitable for all bikes. Mostly road but there will be some cycling on canal paths.
Accommodation: Probably in Travelodge and Premier Inn which are next door to each other near the centre of town.
Cyclists will have to carry their own luggage on Friday and Sunday. There may be an option to have luggage delivered if someone is driving up.
Contact: Glen Dermody, email:
Sunday 9th August:
Start/Distance: Lewis Arms at 10.00, 35 miles, 5-6 hours including cafe stop
Route/GPX download: Taff Trail north to junction with Lady Windsor trail, then cross A470 onto A4054, to Llanfabon Road, Nelson, RCN 47 to Sirhowey, Valley, Cafe Stop Risca, then Lower Ocherwyth, Rhiwderin, Draethen, Caerphilly, Tongwynlais.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Mike Cranwell, email:
Sunday 16th August:
Start/Distance: Pedal Power, 60miles undulating
Route/GPX download: Llancarfan - Llantwit Major - Ogmore - Tondu - Pontyclun - Fairwater - Home.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate to Strenuous.
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Martin Watson, email:
August 22nd-23rd: Redwick ‘Fest’ weekend Camping/Cycling/BBQ
Contact: Jackie Thomas/Karl Harding, email:
Sunday 30th August:
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Richard Cook