As usual all rides are subject to change depending on numbers and weather conditions. This week the forecast is dry but very cold so we have purposely kept the rides away from the mountains.
As a final reminder there will only be 1 Fast group throughout the winter and this group will go at the pace of the old group 2. There are likely to be 2 or 3 Intermediate groups and these will be numbered, 1 being potentially the quicker ride and so on. There may be more than 1 Steady group but these will not be numbered as they will be suitable for all riders.
This week we have 5 designated groups.
Krzysztof will take the Fast group from Maindy- Bonvilston- Cowbridge- Ewenny- Merthyr Mawr- Porthcawl- Ogmore- Wick- Barry- Wenvoe- Maindy. 65 miles rolling. There may be a coffee stop in Porthcawl if the majority of the group want it.
Peter will take the Intermediate group 1 from Maindy- Pontypridd- Llantrisant- Smeulog Woods- Cowbridge- Llantwit Major- Barry- Wenvoe- Maindy. 50 miles with a couple of lumps. Coffee in Llantwit Major.
Martyn will take the Intermediate group 2 from Maindy- Llandaff- Groesfaen- Llanharry- Heol Y Cyw- Tondu- Aber Baden- Pyle- Stormy Down- Ewenny. The group can decide from Ewenny which way they want to come back either coast rd or lanes. 60-65 miles couple of lumps. Coffee at Ewenny.
Lisa will take the Intermediate group 3 from Maindy- Double flats to Chepstow- Tintern- Monmouth- Usk- A48 back to Maindy. 85 miles and flat. There will be coffee at Tintern. If you intend to ride with this group I suggest you make sure you have lights as they are not likely to be back in Cardiff much before 3.30pm not allowing for punctures or mechanicals.(hopefully none:).
Bernard will take the Steady group from Maindy to Cwmcarn and back via the lanes. 40 miles with a couple of little lumps. Coffee at Cwmcarn.
Please make sure you all have plenty of food, drink and spares.
p.s. WRAP UP WARM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy the rides