Welcome to our programme of half-day and full-day Saturday and Sunday rides. We ride at a steady-to-leisurely pace and always keep together as a group. We normally take in a café or pub stop for elevenses and/or lunch. It is your responsibility to ensure that your bike is in good working order, and that you have a means of getting home in the event of a breakdown. Mileages are the estimated total for the ride. A list of recommended kit items can be found at the foot of the page. Membership of the CTC or other organisation that provides third party liability insurance is recommended. Please note: you ride at your own risk. Sounds unfriendly but we have to say it. We look forward to seeing you.
CCR Cardiff Central railway station, Cardiff, CF10 1RH.
CMS Caerphilly Mountain Snack Bar, Mountain Road, A469, Caerphilly, CF83 1JA. ST158854.
LAT Lewis Arms, Tongwynlais, CF15 7JP.
NMW National Museum of Wales, corner of Museum Avenue and Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3NP.
PPO Pedal Power, Pontcanna Office, Pontcanna Fields, Cardiff, CF11 9SW.
TWR Taffs Well railway station, Taffs Well, CF15 7PE.
SATURDAY 4 May. 8.45 a.m. CCR to get the 09.04 train (return ticket) to Neath for a 45-50 mile ride up the Swansea Valley for lunch at the Ancient Briton. Some forest track and cyclepath, ridable on touring bikes but road bikes with narrow tyres might struggle. Contact Clive by Wednesday 1 May to give an indication of numbers; tel. 07910 820 345.
SUNDAY 12 May. 9.00 a.m. NMW. Morning Ride, 25 miles north ‘up and across the valleys’. Leader Steve, email@example.com.
SATURDAY 25 May. Change to programme: day ride. 8.40 a.m. CCR to catch 8.56 train (return ticket) to Merthyr Tydfil for a 50 mile circular ride to Sennybridge for lunch, Garwnant Forest Centre for tea. Pub lunch option but bring packed lunch as reserve. Return on 17.38 or 18.08 train, or ride back if we’re feeling fit (70 miles). Contact Clive 07910 820 345.
SATURDAY 1 June. 10.00 a.m. PPO. Brunch club morning ride, 30 miles, west to the Downs Café near Cowbridge. Leader Clive, tel. 07910 820 345. Rescheduled from 20 April.
SUNDAY 16 June. 9.30 a.m. PPO. Day ride north into the Beacons, via Porth, over Mynydd Beili-glas, Penderyn, and Garwnant Forest Centre, returning by train from Merthyr Tydfil; 60 miles. Some forest track and cyclepath, ridable on touring bikes. Café stops but bring packed lunch as back-up. Leader Clive, tel. 07910 820 345.
SUNDAY 23 June. 10.00 am. Glyncorrwg. Mountain Biking Day on forest trails around Afan Valley (different route to last 2 visits!). For further details contact Steve, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further July 2013 rides to be posted soon.
FRIDAY 26 to MONDAY 29 July 2013. CTC Cymru Welsh Cycling Festival based in Ruthin, north Wales. Four days of cycling, normally with 30, 50 and 80 mile member-led rides available every day. Camping or B&B accommodation. See the CTC Cymru website for more details, or contact Clive on 07910 820 345.…
Cardiff CTC seeks to dovetail its weekend ride programme with those offered by:
Cycle Cardiff, a Cardiff-based group promoting the enjoyment of cycling and offering Sunday rides. The group’s website is here.
Spokes Cycle Touring Club, a UK-wide club with a concentration of members in Cardiff. Full details of Spokes’ programme of day rides can be found here.
Recommended items to pack in your day bag: Multitool, including allen keys and tyre levers | Two spare inner tubes | Puncture repair kit | Lightweight rain jacket | Spare jersey | Wet wipes | Two/three pieces of your favourite energy food | Water, approximately 1 litre | ID incl. blood group and next of kin details | Lights (in winter).
If you would like to see the weekend rides we have done in previous months, you can download former runs lists as PDF documents here: