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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.

June 2017
Thursday 1 June: Cappuccino Ride.
1.00pm in the Environment Centre, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. See our Rides/Commutes page for details.
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: 10-18 June.
Tuesday 13 June: Cappuccino Ride.
1.00pm in the Environment Centre, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. See our Rides/Commutes page for details.
Tuesday 13 June: Wheelrights public meeting. A talk: From the Station to the Sea - creating space for cycling & people.
will be given by Carrie Rhys-Davies. 7.00pm in the Environment Centre, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. Further information on this poster. All welcome.
Saturday 17 June: Family Fun Day
11.00-14.30 BikeAbility (Wales) HQ at the Dunvant RFC: a BBQ and the opportunity to sit in the cab of a HGV vehicle and learn how to cycle safely, also a chance to ride a BikeAbility bike. See this poster for details.
Sunday 18 June: 43-2-C ride.
11.00am in Coed Gwilym Park. (Registration from 10.00am. There is a small fee.) This is the popular annual family ride down NCR 43 to the sea. Details on this poster.
For further information about Bike Week check the Bike Week website.
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
BikeAbility (Wales) Companion Rides.
Wednesdays from 10.00-12.00 at BikeAbility's Dunvant RFC venue. See the Rides/Commutes page for details.
Saturday 8 July: Pennard Carnival.
12.30 Procession leaves Southgate. (Pennard Road closed from Park Road to Southgate Roundabout 12.30 - 14.00.) There will be a Wheelrights stall that afternoon in the Pennard Playing Fields. More information here.
Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 July: Troublemakers Festival.
10.00-17.00 in High Street, which will be closed to traffic on 15 & 16 July. Events to promote cycling are planned for Sunday, 16 July.
Saturday 15 July: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride. (Not 1 July due to holidays.)
10.00am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome.
Sunday 16 July: BHF Gower rides.
12, 28 & 46 mile options. Details here.
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 19 June 2017.