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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: jackietprice@aol.co.uk

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: bryntyrchgareth@btinternet.com

Ride Leader:

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, rs29jones@gmail.com

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: ray.robins1927@gmail.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.

Ride Leader:

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: mdwcycle@gmail.com

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: nestllwyd@googlemail.com 

Ride Leader: Mel Pruchnie, email: mel.pruchnie@gmail.com

 

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: g.dermody@ntlworld.com

Ride Leader:

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: 7millbrow@gmail.com

Ride Leader: Richard

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