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Events

The events are listed in chronological order. Contact information and some brief notes about the providers follow.

Unless noted otherwise the events should be free. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult on rides.
Links to local cycling groups and to the rides they offer are given on our Links page.

March 2017
Saturday 4 March: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride
10.00am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. (Note new venue.) All welcome.
BikeAbility (Wales) Companion Rides.
Wednesdays from 10.00-12.00 at BikeAbility's Dunvant RFC venue, starting 8 March. See the Rides/Commutes page for details.
Monday to Saturday 13-18 March: Cycle to work week.
No specific events planned but visit Wheelrights Rides and Commutes page for advice on how to.
Thursday 23 March: Bike Maintenance Workshop.
6.30-8.30pm in the Environment Centre, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. Julian of Schmoos will again run this. You can bring your own bike. Costs £5.00/person and booking with the Environment Centre is essential as spaces are limited. Phone 01792 480200 or e-mail them.
Saturday 25 March: Campaign Group meeting.
10.00am in Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. Newcomers to the group welcome.
Saturday 25 March: Event to promote the Tidal Lagoon.
12.00 noon on Sail Bridge. A photo shoot and other activities. All welcome.
Monday 27 March: U3A ride.
10.00am: Visitor Centre, N. Dock, Llanelli: Ferryside via Swiss Valley, Pontyates. (Could cut to Kidwelly or Pembrey). Back on coast (33/25/22 miles.) Click here for details of the ride and our Rides and Commutes page for more information.
Monday 27 March: Swansea Bay Cycle Forum meeting.
6.00-8.00pm in the Environment Centre, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. Representatives from local cycling organisations welcome.

April 2017
Saturday 1 April: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride
10.00am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome.
BikeAbility (Wales) Companion Rides.
Wednesdays from 10.00-12.00 at BikeAbility's Dunvant RFC venue. See the Rides/Commutes page for details.
Sat. 22 April - Mon. 1 May: Brean Work Camp.
This camp is to help construct a link across the marsh from Uphill (By Weston Super Mare) to Brean. Free camping at Brean. Email David Judd for details and to let him know the dates you plan to attend.
Monday 24 April: U3A ride.
Details to come.

May 2017
Saturday 6 May: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride
11.00am (Since it follows a GCF meeting.) in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome.
BikeAbility (Wales) Companion Rides.
Wednesdays from 10.00-12.00 at BikeAbility's Dunvant RFC venue. See the Rides/Commutes page for details.
Monday 22 May: U3A ride.
Date advanced from 29 May to avoid Bank Holiday to be confirmed, as will ride details.

June 2017
Saturday 3 June: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride
10.00am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome.
BikeAbility (Wales) Companion Rides.
Wednesdays from 10.00-12.00 at BikeAbility's Dunvant RFC venue. See the Rides/Commutes page for details.
Bike Week: 11-19 June.
Details to come.
Monday 26 June: U3A ride.
Details to come.

July 2017
Saturday 1 July: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride
10.00am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome.
BikeAbility (Wales) Companion Rides.
Wednesdays from 10.00-12.00 at BikeAbility's Dunvant RFC venue. See the Rides/Commutes page for details.
Monday 31 July: U3A ride.
Details to come.

August 2017
Saturday 5 August: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride
10.00am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome.
BikeAbility (Wales) Companion Rides.
Wednesdays from 10.00-12.00 at BikeAbility's Dunvant RFC venue. See the Rides/Commutes page for details.
12-19 August: GOWER CYCLING FESTIVAL.
Full details here. Note that we would like you to register in advance. (It is only £5.)
Monday 21 August: U3A ride.
Date advanced from 28 Aug to avoid Bank Holiday to be confirmed, as will ride details.

Providers
Wheelrights
As noted on the About us page the events which Wheelrights lay on include promotional rides and events - a key one being the annual Gower Cycling Festival - and evening meetings.
Several evening meetings a year are held to plan our activities. (Watch this page.) Talks are given at some. All meetings are open (and free). Members who feel they can play a part in helping us achieve our aims are particularly welcome.
Sustrans
Sustrans main role is to create such important things as the National Cycle Network and Safe Routes to Schools. Currently their focus is on providing links to the NCN and encouraging cycle commuting. These aims are shared by Wheelrights. We hope also to help Sustrans - as we have in previous years - by manning stalls or supporting other activities organised by them.
Cycling UK
They changed their name from "CTC" to "Cycling UK" in the spring of 2016. On 1 January 2008 the local CTC group ceased to be a District Association and became the Swansea and West Wales CTC Member Group. (This group decided in 2016 to retain "CTC" in their name.) The old sections disappeared so that the rides which used to be the responsibility of the sections are now coordinated by the one group. They take place on Sundays, Wednesdays and often on another day as well. Most are at a moderate pace between 30 and 50 miles and are graded 1-5. Most are in the range 1-3 with Grade 1 indicating an easy ride suitable for the less fit or inexperienced cyclist.
For information about the local Cycling UK rides visit their website.
Other
Other events gleaned from wherever are included on this page.

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Page updated on 14 March 2017.