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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.

February 2020
Saturday 1 February: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride.
10.00 am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY.
Monday 24 February. U3A ride: Llanmadoc.
10.00 am: Railway Inn. Delicious pasties and cake in Llanmadoc Community Café! Details here, see also the Rides/Commutes page.

March 2020
Saturday 7 March: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride.
10.00am in Ripples Café (On foreshore between West Cross and Mumbles.)
Monday 30 March. U3A ride: Swiss Valley − Burry Port circuit.
10.00 am: Bynea. Up NCR 47, back on NCR 4.Details here, see also the Rides/Commutes page.
Tuesday 31 March: Wheelrights meeting: "Campaigns in Wales": a talk by Gwenda Owen.
10.00am in the Environment Centre, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. The talk will be followed by a discussion on the possible re-naming of Wheelrights. All Welcome.

April 2020
Saturday 4 April: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride.
10.00 am; location tba.
Monday 27 April. U3A ride: Kidwelly.
9.00 am: Railway Inn or 10.00: Bynea. Out via Swiss Valley, back on coast. Shorter option. Details here, see also the Rides/Commutes page.

May 2020
Saturday 2 May: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride.
10.00 am; location tba.
Saturday 2 May: CARTEN100 ride.
8.30 am start from the National Museum, Cardiff. This 100 miler goes to Tenby via Swansea. Details here. Note this ride is not a race. It raises money for good causes and costs £58.00 to join.

June 2020
Saturday 6 June: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride.
10.00 am; location tba.
6-14 June: BIKE WEEK.
Saturday 13 June: Green Ride to BikeAbility.
11.00 am from the Environment Centre (Pier St, Swansea SA1 1RY) to BikeAbility (off NCR 4 in Clyne Valley) and back. This will coincide with BikeAbility's Fun Day: BBQ, music, stalls, etc. Details to come.

Providers
Wheelrights
As noted on the About us page the events which Wheelrights provide, promotional rides and evening meetings.
Several evening meetings a year are held for our members. (Watch this page.) Talks are given at some. These meetings are open (and free). Detailed planning is done in our Campaigns and Routes sub-groups. Members who feel they can help are encouraged to join one of these groups.
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 upgrading 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 2-3 with Grade 1 indicating an easy ride suitable for the less fit or inexperienced cyclist. Wheelrights provide Grade 1 rides by means of our Cappuccino rides.
Cycling UK are active nationally in campaigning across the UK for better cycle provision. For information about the local rides visit the CTC Swansea page on CUK's website.
Other
Other events gleaned from wherever are included on this page.

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Page updated on 18 February 2020.