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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.

October 2018
Tuesday 2 October: Cycle funding rally
Join a ride starting from Radyr railway station at 11.00 or join the rally at 1.00pm outside the Senedd, Cardiff. Details here,.
Saturday 6 October: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride
10.00am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome.
Monday 15 October. U3A ride: Kidwelly.
10.00 Gowerton or 10.30 Bynea car park. Out via Swiss Valley, back on coast. Shorter option. Details here, see also the Rides/Commutes page.

November 2018
Saturday 3 November: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride
10.00am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome.
Saturday/Sunday 24/25 November. Green Fayre
All day in the Waterfront Museum, SA1 3RD. Wheelrights have a stall. More on the Environment Centre's website.
Wednesday 28 November.): Wheelrights AGM
7.00pm in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. Sustrans' Ryland Jones will give a talk on "Quiet Streets". See this poster. This will be followed by a tea break and the formal business. All welcome (but only members can vote).

December 2018
Saturday 1 December: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride
10.00am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome.

Providers
Wheelrights
As noted on the About us page the events which Wheelrights provide include the annual Gower Cycling Festival, 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 three sub-groups: Campaigns, Routes and Gower Cycling Festival. 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 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 our page on the CUK website.
Other
Other events gleaned from wherever are included on this page.

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Page updated on 18 October 2018.