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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.

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.
Saturday 22 April: Clean Air Roadshow
10.00-16.00 in Castle Square. Wheelrights will be sharing a stall with Sustrans and/or BikeAbility. If you can help man it please contact Nick Guy (01792 476178) or Mike Lewis (01792 795933).
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.
Tuesday 25 April: U3A ride: Bay Campus. Cancelled
10.00 Railway Inn or 10.30 Coast Café: a gentle flat ride. Click here for details of the ride and our Rides and Commutes page for more information.

May 2017
Tuesday 2 May: Cappuccino Ride.
10.00am in the Environment Centre, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. See our Rides/Commutes page for details and a downloadable poster. This will be the first of planned monthly rides.
BikeAbility (Wales) Companion Rides.
Wednesdays from 10.00-12.00 at BikeAbility's Dunvant RFC venue. See the Rides/Commutes page for details.
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.
Monday 8 May: U3A ride: Ferryside.
10.00 Bynea car park. Some hills on the way out then back along the coast. Click here for details of the ride and our Rides and Commutes page for more information.
Monday 22 May: U3A ride: Felinfoel.
10.00 Bynea car park. A gentle triangular circuit. Click here for details of the ride and our Rides and Commutes page for more information.

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: 11-18 June.
Details to come.
Monday 19 June: U3A ride: Gower Circuit.
9.00 Railway Inn. An anti-clockwise circuit of the Peninsular. Click here for details of the ride and our Rides and Commutes page for more information.
Monday 26 June: U3A ride: Glyncorrwg.
10.00 Sail Bridge or 11.00 Cwmafan Community Centre. Choice of a longer or shorter ride to the Mountain Centre. Click here for details of the ride and our Rides and Commutes page for more information.

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 17 July: U3A ride: Brynamman.
9.00 Railway Inn. A clockwise circuit up the Loughor Valley and down the Swansea. Click here for details of the ride and our Rides and Commutes page for more information.
Monday 31 July: U3A ride: Melincourt Falls.
10.15 Sail Bridge or 11.00 McDonalds, Briton Ferry. Shorter option: return from Aberdulais. Click here for details of the ride and our Rides and Commutes page for more information.

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 14 August: U3A ride: Llanmadoc and Pots.
9.30 Dunvant RFC. This is the Gower Cycling Festival ride 7. Click here for details of the ride and our Rides and Commutes page for more information.

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 20 April 2017.