Over the past few weeks, apart from the leisure ride, I have ridden with every group and it is quite clear that all groups are improving rapidly. I rode with the so called steady group last week and it is now unfair to call that group steady as all they needed was a little encouragement to really get them going.
From next week onwards groups will be numbered with 1 being the fastest and so on down to the current leisure ride.
Whilst it will always be the riders choice as to which group they want to go with, all riders are actively encouraged to try a faster group.
With that in mind, I have arranged the rides this Sunday so that the 2 faster rides will follow the same route and the next 2 rides will also follow the same route. This will make it somewhat easier for riders to step up to a faster group safe in the knowledge that if the going gets too tough there will be another group coming behind to sweep them up.
Club Rides Sunday 21st April (as usual rides subject to numbers and weather)
Graeme Boswell will lead group 1 and Martyn Lock will lead group 2.
Maindy- Rumney- A48 to Langstone- Crick- Chepstow- Itton- Devauden- New Inn- Trelleck- Mitchell Troy- Raglan- Gwernesney- Usk Garden Centre(cafe)- Llangybi- Caerleon- Castleton- Maindy. 80 miles mainly rolling but lumpy from Chepstow over to Trelleck.
Mark Chichester will lead group 3 and Lisa Chichester will lead group 4.
Maindy- taffs Well- Pontypridd- Porth- treorchy- Rhigos- Dare Valley(cafe)- Aberdare- Pontypridd- Tongwynlais- maindy. 60 miles a few lumps and 1 climb out, flat back.
Mark Cane will lead group 5 (the old leisure ride)
This ride will be going to Cowbridge cafe and back through the lanes 35-40 miles. Mainly flattish with a lump up to the cafe.
Please make sure you have adequate spares, food and drinks and ENJOY the rides.