We organize a regular programme of Wednesday evening rides starting 6.45 p.m. and usually taking in a pub en route. We always ride as a group and at a steady pace. These rides are an opportunity to get a good ride in with a sociable group of fellow cyclists. We aim to arrive at the destination by 8.00-8.30 p.m. so that you can get a meal if you wish, and to leave by about 10.00 p.m. so we don’t arrive back in Cardiff too late. If you are concerned about arriving back late or if you would just prefer to return home earlier, there are often riders who head back before the main party.
Remember to bring your lights. Membership of the CTC or other organisation that provides you with third party liability insurance is recommended. Please note: you ride at your own risk.
Rides start at 6.45 p.m. (for 7.00 p.m.). The meeting point depends upon the direction of the ride, listed in the ride description, e.g. north [N], east [E], etc. The meeting points are listed below. The miles are the approximate distance for the ride. Also, you can download our list of Wednesday evening rides as a pdf file here.
[W] St Fagan’s crossroads (north of village, near cricket ground and just around the corner towards Peterstone).
[N] Llandaff North station approach, and later at 7.00 p.m. (for 7.15 p.m.) by Tongwynlais School.
[E] Outside Roath Park Community Centre / Library, corner of Ninian Road and Pen-Y-Lan Road.
[S] Main entrance to Cardiff Castle.
17 October, Kings Arms, Pentyrch [N] 20-25 miles, ST 104 818.
24 October, Maen Llwyd, Rudry [E] 25 miles, ST 201 866.
31 October, Vale of Glamorgan, Cowbridge [W] 25-30 miles, SS 994 747.
7 November, Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd [N] 25 miles, ST 078 902.
14 November, The Lighthouse, St Brides [E] 20-25 miles, ST 301 817.
21 November, Hare & Hounds, Aberthin [W] 25-30 miles, ST 007 753.
28 November, White Cross, Groeswen [N] 20-25 miles, ST 128 869.
5 December, Black Cock, Caerphilly [E] 15-20 (hilly) miles, ST 144 848.
12 December, Dynevor Arms, Groesfaen. Seasonal celebration meal: £5.00 deposit to Owen; see pdf file above. [W] 15-20 miles, ST073 808.
19 December, Gwaelod, Gwaelod y Garth [N] 15-20 miles, ST 116 838.
26 December, Y Maerun, Marshfield [E] 15-20 miles, ST 266 818.
2 January, Captain’s Wife, Swanbridge [W] 15-20 miles, ST 169 674.
9 January, The Ship, near Llantwit Fardre [N] 20-25 miles, ST 075 843.
16 January, Black Griffin, Lisvane [E] 15-20 miles, ST 192 830.
23 January, The Bush, St Hilary [W] 25-30 miles, ST 015 733.
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.