Sunday Ride – Route Change 19th July

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in News | 0 comments

This Sunday all rides will head to Cowbridge to support the Teams racing in the L’Etape Defonse. The Stage starts at 9.30 and so we need to get the rides to the bridge/garage at the top of Primrose Hill for 11.15/11.30.

Maindy, Taffs Well, Pontypridd, Tonteg, Llantrisant, Llanharan, Pencoed, Coychurch, Ewenny, St Brides Major, Wick, Llantwit Major, Llandow, Cowbridge.(if there are delays then cut through Corntown straight back to Cowbridge).

Route will be the same to Pencoed, but then there will be a cut out via Felindre Road pass St Mary Golf Club to Pentre Meyrick and then on to Cowbridge.

Steady Ride
Those who wish to take a steady ride out to support the teams could take a more direct route to Cowbridge via the lanes.

There is no prescribed route back, but likely to be back along the A48 and the turn left through Gwern Y Steeple, Peterstone Super Ely.

As all rides will likely be back earlier than normal, there could also be time for a pint when we get back.

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Ladies Only Ride – Saturday 18th July

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All ability ladies ride – leaving Maindy at 9:30.

As usual, you’ll need a roadworthy bike, a helmet, drinks, snacks, spares, tools…and suncream (here’s hoping!).

Non members welcome. Please arrive in time to sign on.

This month, we’r hoping there’ll be an option of a longer ride, up to 50 miles, but the all ability ride will be around the 20 mile mark as usual. We’ll all ride out together and split later if there are enough numbers for 2 rides.

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Sunday Club Ride Calendar Updated!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in News | 0 comments

A few months ago we changed how we plan and organise Sunday club rides. It’s seems t have been a success so we’ll continue with the same format.

The calendar of rides for the next 12 weeks has now been updated and can be found here.

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Beginners / Introduction To Chaingang Sessions

Posted by on Jun 7, 2015 in News | 0 comments

We will be running a beginners / introduction to chaingang session on the second Wednesday of the month in June, July, August at Maindy.

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Next ladies only ride – Saturday 20th June – Bike Week Special!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Our next ladies ride coincides with Bike Week so we have something a bit different planned.

– Coached skills session
– Lunch & Get to know your bike
– Group ride

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Rapha Women’s 100 – Sunday 26th July 2015

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Rapha Women's 100

Fancy joining thousands of women around the world to ride 100km? This is your chance.

Female riders from several South Wales cycling clubs have agreed to come together to provide a Rapha Women’s 100 ride from Wales to England, and back.

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Ajax Evening Time Trial Series

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in News | 1 comment

The club’s evening time trial series starts on Friday 22nd May and runs every Friday up until the end of August. The course is the same as in recent years; start in Bonvilston (more-or-less opposite the Red Lion public house), head along the A48 to the Cowbridge turning and then retrace the route to finish opposite the start (approx. 7.4 miles). The series’ winner is determined by the best average of the five fastest rides completed. After each event we stay in the Red Lion for food or a drink – so even if you’re not tempted to turn the pedals in anger, it’s a great opportunity to catch up with club members.

First rider is off at 19:01 – please can everyone arrive by 18:30 to sign on in the Red Lion car park. Cost is £3 per rider

Under 18s will need to bring a completed parental consent form. There will be blank forms at the start but these can also be obtained from here (One form will cover the entire series.)

We also need helpers each week – namely to marshal the turn at Cowbridge and to push off.

Finally, the Red Lion are happy for us to use their car park again this year; however can we please limit parking to about half a dozen vehicles or so and ensure that everyone who does use the car park stays for food or a drink afterwards. Extra roadside parking is available just around the corner in Maes-Y-Ffynon.

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