Before I give you the groups for this week I`d like to comment about last week. All groups that left Maindy last Sunday went well apart from group 1. Graeme Boswell, unless racing, volunteers to lead this group EVERY week without fail. When he left last week he ended up riding alone. Group 2 had to be split into 2 and when I saw some of the riders in that group I was baffled as to why they wouldn`t have gone with Graeme. I know it is always personal choice which group you go with, but all riders who are looking to improve and especially the younger riders can gain so much from going with Graeme as he has so much to offer with regards to coaching riders riding faster in a group environment. If Graeme stops leading it will be a big loss to the club. To that end there will be no group 1 ride this week.
Groups 2 and 3 will be following the same route this week so if you would normally ride with group 3 and fancy stepping up, you can do safe in the knowledge that there will be another group coming behind if the pace is a bit hot.
Martyn Lock will lead group 2 from Maindy- A48 to Newport- Langstone- Crick- Shirenewton- Gwernesney- Raglan (coffee)- Chainbridge- Llangybi- Caerleon- Castleton- Maindy. 72 miles with a couple of lumps.
Mark Chichester will lead group 3 over the same route.
Simon Watson James will lead group 4 from Maindy- Pentyrch- Groesfaen- Heol Y Cyw- Tondu- Pyle- Porthcawl (coffee)- Merthyr Mawr- coast rd back to Maindy. 70 miles with a couple of lumps.
Lisa Chichester will lead group 5/ Beginners from Maindy over to Llantwit Major via Porthkerry Park for coffee. 30 miles mainly flat.
As usual all rides are subject to weather and numbers and may change on the day.
Whichever group you are with enjoy the ride