There are 4 designated rides leaving Maindy this Sunday but as usual they are all subject to weather conditions and numbers of riders.
There will be no Fast group 1 due to racing.
Tim Rich will lead the Faster Middle group 2 from Maindy- Pontypridd- Merthyr Vale- Merthyr- Nant Ddu- Penderyn- Rhigos- Treorchy- Porth- Pontypridd- Taffs Well- Maindy. This ride is 72 miles and has 1 climb and a few other lumps. There will be a coffee stop in Treorchy. This will be a fairly quick ride and the pace is likely to increase after the coffee stop.
Martyn Lock will lead the Slower Middle group 3 from Maindy- Newport Flats- Nash- Whitson- Undy- Caldicot- Chepstow- St Arvans- Tintern- Llandogo- Whitebrook- Caer Llan- Mitchell Troy- Llangovan- Usk- Llantrisant- Kemeys- Christchurch- Newport- Castleton- Maindy. This ride is 85 miles and has 1 climb with a few other lumps. The group can decide where they would like to stop for coffee and this could be at Tintern, Mitchell Troy or Usk or a mixture. This will be a reasonably quick ride but the pace will be dictated by the slowest rider.
Kevin Hughes will lead the Steady group 4 from Maindy- Pontypridd- Hirwaun- Glynneath- Ysradfelte- Penderyn- Cwm Cadlan- Merthyr- Cilfynydd- Taffs Well- Maindy. This ride is 85 miles and has several lumps. There will be coffee stops at Glynneath and Cwm Cadlan. This will be a steady paced ride dictated by the speed of the slowest rider.
Peter Marks will lead a Steady group 5 from Maindy- Pentrebane- Hensol- Pontyclun- Pencoed- Ewenny- St Donats- Barry- Maindy. This ride is 55 miles and is mainly rolling. There will be a coffee stop at Ewenny. This will be a steady paced ride dictated by the speed of the slowest rider.