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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 2019
Wednesday 2 October: Cycle Funding Rally in Cardiff preceded by a ride.
12.00 meet at Pedal Power's Café in Bute Park near Dogo St off Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9JJ for the ride. Registration is encouraged. It is free. By registering you get up-to-date info. on the ride. It ends outside the Senedd for the rally at 13.00.
Saturday 5 October: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride.
10.00am in Ripples Café.
Monday 7 October. U3A ride: Aberavon. (Postoned from 30 Sep.) Ride now cancelled due to weather.
Tuesday 8 October: Cappuccino ride. Cancelled due to weather.
Monday 28 October. U3A ride: Aberdulais/Melincourt.
10.00 Blackpill or 10.30 Sail Bridge. Tennant and Neath Canals. Longer option to Melincourt Falls via Resolven. Details here, see also the Rides/Commutes page.

November 2019
Saturday 2 November: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride.
10.00am in Ripples Café.
Saturday/Sunday 23/24 November: Green Fayre
All day (10.00-16.00) in Waterfront Museum. Wheelright expect to have a stall.

December 2019
Monday 2 December: Wheelrights AGM
7.00 pm in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. Details to come.
Saturday 7 December: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride.
10.00am; destination tbc..

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 7 October 2019.