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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.

August 2019
Saturday 3 August: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride.
10.00am. Venue tba.
Thursday 8 August: Cappuccino ride
10.30am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome. Allyson however needs to know who is coming. See the Rides/Commutes page for more information and how to contact her.
Saturday 10 August: Dr Bike Session
10.30-16.30 in Ripples Café. Details on the Various page.
Saturday, 17 August: Repair Café Wales
10.30-13.30 in the Environment Centre Café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY, also in the Phoenix centre, Townhill. Bring along your in-need-of-fixing bike and our volunteer repairers will try to fix it, for free. You can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while you wait.
Tuesday 20 August: Cappuccino ride
10.30am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome. Allyson however needs to know who is coming. See the Rides/Commutes page for more information and how to contact her.

September 2019
Monday 2 September. U3A ride: Blaengwynfi (Rhondda Tunnel Portal).
9.30 Sail Bridge or 10.30 Cwmafan Community Centre. Tennant Canal to Cwmafan, then up Afan Valley. Details here, see also the Rides/Commutes page.
Saturday 7 September: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride.
10.00am. Venue tba.
Saturday 14 September: Dr Bike Session
10.30-16.30 in Ripples Café. Details on the Various page.
Tuesday 24 September:Wheelrights meeting
7.00 pm in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. Details to come.
Monday 30 September. U3A ride: Aberavon.
10.00 Blackpill or 10.30 Sail Bridge. Tennant Canal to Cwmafan, then up Afan Valley. Details here, see also the Rides/Commutes page.

October 2019
Saturday 5 October: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride.
10.00am. Venue tba.
Saturday 12 October: Dr Bike Session
10.30-16.30 in Ripples Café. Details on the Various page.
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.

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 16 August 2019.