Sunday Club Rides 3rd August

There will be 4 designated groups this week but there will be other ride leaders on hand if the numbers are high and we need to split the groups.
DAVE J will lead the Fast group from Maindy- Pontypridd- Cilfynydd- Merthyr Vale- Cefn Coed- Nant Ddu- Penderyn and back to Cardiff. 68 miles with a few lumps.
CHRIS L will lead the Beginners/Steady group from Maindy- Culverhouse Cross- A48 to Ogmore and coast rd back to Cardiff. 50 miles mainly flat with a couple of lumps. This route can be shortened if need be. Coffee stop at Ogmore. This is a slow ride for newbies and very steady riders. If you join this group and try to push the pace you will be asked to leave the group!!
There will be 2 Intermediate groups this week both covering the same route. If you fancy challenging yourself a bit more then you can go with the faster of the groups safe in the knowledge that another group is coming behind to sweep you up if the pace is a bit hot:)
DARREN G will lead the Faster group and MARTYN L will lead the Slower group from Maindy- Taffs Well- Tonteg- Talbot Green- Smeulog Woods- Thomastown- Penrhiwver(via Barn Hill)- Treorchy- Rhigos- Aberdare- Penrhiwceiber- Mountain Ash- Pontypridd and back to Cardiff. 70 miles quite lumpy out with 1 climb and flat back. Both groups will stop for coffee at the Dare Valley Centre in Aberdare.
Please make sure that both yourself and your bike are capable of completing the distance and make sure you have adequate supplies of food, drink and spares
Enjoy the rides