Jul-Aug 2021 Rides
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
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Jackie & Karl, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Mel.Pruchnie@gmail.com
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.
Event fully booked
Sunday 25th July: Caerleon - Llantilio - Caerleon
Start/Distance: Caerleon Amphitheatre parking at 10.00, 50 miles, 6 hours
Route/GPX download: Caerleon - up Usk Valley, Raglan and Llantilio, Crossenny return via Bettws Newydd.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate Suitable for touring bikes.
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Gareth Thomas, email: email@example.com
Sunday 1st August: Llangorse Circular
Start/Distance: Llangorse Lake car park 9.30 am, 50 miles, 7 hrs approx
Route/GPX download: Llangorse - Bwlch - Crickhowell - Longtown - Hay on wye (lunch) Return via Talgarth Llangorse
Terrain/Ride Category: Strenuous
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Grae & Rachel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ride Leader: Rachel Jones
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
Ride Leader: Richard Cook
Sunday 22nd August: Southerndown
Start/Distance: Meet 10.00 Llandaff North Bridge. Approx. 50 miles, 7 hrs
Route/GPX download: Depart Llandaff North Bridge and through the Vale to Southerndown. Please email the ride co-ordinator if you are planning to come on this ride.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate Mainly on roads. Approx. 3,000 ft of climbing
Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Nest Evans, email: email@example.com
Ride Leader: Mel Pruchnie, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 29th August: Caerleon - Magor - Usk - Caerleon
Start/Distance: Caerleon Amphitheatre car park at 10am. Free parking. 46 miles
Route/GPX download: Caerleon, Newport, Magor, Dewstow, Shirenewton, Usk, Caerleon.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate Mostly on quite lanes and cycle paths. Suitable for all bikes. About 2,000ft of climbing but nothing too steep.
Route Co-ordinator: Glen Dermody, Email: email@example.com
Sunday 29th August: Margam 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ride Leader: Richard