Sept-Oct 2020 Rides
Sunday 6th September: Rhigos - Aberdare loop
Start/Distance: Lewis Arms, Tongwynlais – 10am, 56 miles, 6 hours
Route/GPX download: Using Trails where possible and B roads to Treorchy, Treherbert and over the Rhigos to Hirwaun. Follow Cynon/dare Valley Trails from Hirwaun to Aberdare and Abercynon, B roads may be used where more practical and quiet. From Abercynon to Pontypridd/Tongwynlais via Taff Trail. Lunch stop – Treorchy or Aberdare depending on availability, Refreshment Van on top of the Rhigos. At the time I recce’ed the ride in June Open Café’s were sparse but it ‘might’ be a lot better in September.
Terrain/Ride Category: Strenuous
Route Coordinator/Contact: Ivor Rodway, email:
Ride Leader: Dave Miles
Sunday 13th September: Devils Elbow
Start/Distance: Albion Cafe, Cilfynydd at 9.30, 63 miles.
Route/GPX download: Strava link Here Ride out to Glyneath, then onto Pen-y-cae ( possible cafe stop ) past Craig-y-nos And then through Heol Senni and over Devil’s Elbow. Return through Penderyn and Aberdare. Might also be able to get food in Ystradfellte or Aberdare.
Terrain/Ride Category: Strenuous 4334 ft of climbing
Route Coordinator/Contact: Dave Jenkins, email:
Ride Leader: Claus Sogaard
Sunday 20st September: Gower Ride
Start/Distance: Car Park adjacent to Blackpill Lido Mumbles Road, Swansea. 45 miles approx, 6 hours. 10.00 am
Route/GPX download: Swansea bay-mumbles-bishopston-kittle-pennard-southgate-parkmill coffee and cake stop. Track to lechrhyd bridge-Llanridian-oldwalls-Burry Green-llanmadoc (lunch at the Britainnia Pub)-cheriton- Weobly Castle. Llanrhidian-crofty -Penclawdd-Gowerton-cyclepath down clyne valley back to Blackpill.
We need to pre-order our lunch at the Britainia. Please choose your food from the menu and text Rachel-07932 121221 Www.britanniagower.com
Terrain/Ride Category: Strenuous Some track and poor road surface in places. Not suitable for road bike with skinny tyres. Recommend tourer/gravel bikes for this ride
Route Coordinator/Contact: Rachel Jones, email: , Tel: 07932 121221,
September 25/27th Elvis weekender in Porthcawl
EVENT CANCELLED - if a replacement activity is found in time, there may be an alternative TBA.
Sunday 27th September: Llantwit Major
Start/Distance: Meet at 10.00 at the river Taff bridge, Llandaff North. 43 miles
Route/GPX download: Cardiff - St.Brides-super-Ely - Welsh St. Donats - Aberthin - Cowbridge - Wick - Monknash - Marcross - St. Donats - Llantwit Major - Llantrithyd - Peterstone-super-Ely - Cardiff.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate, 2700 feet of climbing
Route Coordinator/Contact: Dave Miller, email
Ride Leader: Chris Metcalfe
Sunday 4th October: Mystery 'lockdown' special ride round the Cardiff area!!
Start/Distance: approx. 30+ miles Meet at Lewis Arms, Tongwynlais 10am
Route/GPX download: Route still a mystery to me!
Terrain/Ride Category: Very Moderate, generally flat with lots of twists and turns hopefully using byways not generally known to all.
Route Coordinator/Contact: Chris Metcalfe 07568490547
8th October Spokes Annual AGM
Cancelled/postponed due to local Covid lockdowns
Sunday 11th October: Fochriw Ride Cancelled due to local Covid lockdowns
Start/Distance: 10am Lewis Arms Tongwynlais, approx. 70 kilometers.
Route/GPX download: Taff Trail or road to Quakers Yard.- Nelson,- Bedlinog. Up and over to Fochriw.
Down Darren trail to Fleur de Lys.. Back via Pandy Lane and Caerphilly.
Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate/Strenuous One big hill and a lot of down
Route Coordinator/Contact: Calum Taylor
Rescheduled for 14th - 21st October - Event Cancelled
7 nights. Details have already been circulated.
Contact: Richard Cook
Sunday 18th October: Margam Park - Porthcawl Ride Cancelled due to local Covid lockdowns
Start/Distance: 10am, Brookfield Park Rd., Cowbridge CF71 7HJ, 50 miles
Route/GPX download: Margam Park via Ewenny, Laleston, Porthcawl, return via Aberkenfig, Coychurch
Terrain/Ride Category: Easy
Route Coordinator/Contact: Roger Bradshaw, email:
End of Summertime October 2020 marks the start of the Spokes winter season, there are no pre-planned rides or ride leaders. Members meets up at the Lewis Arms in Tongwynlais every Sunday at 10am for a ride to be determined by the participants.