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It is a good idea now and then to have a change, so this new section replaces the two columns "Recent updates" and "Highlights" which have been on this page since early 2012. The idea is to focus not only on what's new but also on current priorities and other matters of interest.

At their AGM on 7 November Wheelrights changed their Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The About us page has been updated with their contact details, and there is a bit about them, including a message from the new Chairman, in the Winter Newsletter now on the Newsletters and Notes page.

A current priority which will last well into 2017 is to assist Swansea and NPT Councils identify cycle routes in the County for inclusion on their Integrated Network Map (INM) which they are required to produce by September 2017. Wheelrights are working with Sustrans to achieve this by inviting members of the public – typically at events where there are stalls such as at Swansea's recent Green Fayre – to identify desire lines for cycle commutes or other utility trips, which are then recorded. This map on the Infrastructure page shows potential and existing routes. The plan is to update it as routes are modified or new ones proposed. If you can help with this please email your suggestions to David Naylor.

With selecting routes for the INM now being top priority the Infrastructure page has been restructured to put it first.

The Events page is being continuously updated. Coming up on Thursday, 1 December, is Wheelrights Christmas social, and then on Saturday, 3 December, our next Routes Group meeting/ride. The one after that on Saturday, 7 January, takes the form of a visit to Cardiff to attend the Space for Cycling Roadshow there. Details of these events are given on the page.

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We campaign for improved facilities for cyclists in the Swansea Bay area. We help get people on bikes by, eg, providing beginners' classes; we also provide information about rides and other matters of interest to cyclists and their supporters. We are an umbrella organisation, separate from Cycling UK and Sustrans and other cycling groups, but whose activities we seek to both support and complement.

Autumn on Swansea foreshore.

Autumn on Swansea foreshore.

A bit about the navigation buttons:

About us states our aims, provides, a potted history and how we can be contacted.
Links gives some useful websites, provides links to local organisations and cycle shops.
Events provides information about rides and meetings monthly in chronological order, followed by details of the providers. One feature is an A4 monthly summary of local CTC rides (downloadable as a pdf.).
Beginners provides information of use to beginners.
Cycling Festival provides details of the Gower Cycling Festival which is organised by Wheelrights.
Rides and Commutes provides descriptions of rides mostly in the Swansea area but also further afield. It also provides advice for new commuters, naming "mentors" and describing commuter routes in Swansea.
Campaigns describes our campaigning activities.
Infrastructure covers what is happening, what is planned and our aspirations.
Newsletters/Notes provides links to our quarterly newsletters and to the notes of our meetings.
Various is for odds and ends including fault reporting.
Join us. This explains how to join Wheelrights: either by filling out a form and sending a cheque for your annual sub. or doing this electronically.

If you have comments on this website please pass them to me, David Naylor, Phone: 01792 233755, e-mail: davidjohnnaylor@sky.com

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Page updated on 3 December 2016.