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. Note that for the U3A rides participants can go on up to two rides before joining. See the Rides/Commutes page.

Current events

May 2024
Saturday, 11 May: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting.
10.00am in Ripples Café, West Cross, Swansea Foreshore.
Monday, 13 May: U3A ride to Brynamman Mountain Centre. NB: Postponed because of the weather.
10.00am: Railway Inn, Killay. The route will follow the cycle path to Pontarddulais and from there the quiet road to Ammanford via Garnswllt. Then the Amman Valley cycle path to Brynamman Mountain Centre for coffee/lunch. Return along NCR 437 and the A4068 to Ystalyfera to join NCR 43 down the Tawe Valley to Swansea marina. The total distance is 45 miles with 1853' (568m) of ascent. There is one long steep hill on the approach to Garnswllt.
Please let John know if you plan to join the ride. (email: John Lambert [jw.lambert100@gmail.com])
Wednesday, 29 May to Sunday, 2 June: Swansea and Gower Cycling Festival
Details on their Cycling UK web page.
June 2024
Monday, 3 June: U3A ride to Pembrey Country Park.
10.00am: Railway Inn, Killay. A leisurely ride following the coast and canal (on NCR 4) there and back.
Please let John know if you plan to join the ride. (email: John Lambert [jw.lambert100@gmail.com])
Saturday, 8 June to Sunday, 16 June: Bike Week
Saturday, 8 June: Pier Street Party
10.00 - 14.00: Environment Centre, Pier St, Swansea SA1 1RY.
This annual event marks the start of both Bike Week and the Great Big Green Week. It features live music, food, workshops, stalls and a Dr Bike. Its purpose is to promote practical actions for a greener world: cycling, recycling, growing, nature conservation, etc.
If you plan to cycle to the event you might like to join an organised ride there. Four are planned; from: Uplands; Penclawdd (picking up riders at Gowerton); Bishopston; and West Cross (Ripples Café). Starting times and other information about the rides will be provided here when known.
Visit Pier Street Party for more information.

Previous events

This archive page contains a selection of earlier events.

Providers

Wheelrights.
As noted on the About us page the events which Wheelrights provide include 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 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. 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.