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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.

May 2018
Tuesday 1 May: Wheelrights Rural Routes Workshop
10.00-12.00 in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. This is a Routes Group special meeting to consider this report by Capita. All welcome.
Thursday 3 May: Cappuccino ride. Postponed from 1 May because of weather forecast.
10.30am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome. If interested contact Allyson. (See the Rides/Commutes page.)
Saturday 5 May: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride. Cancelled. Next meeting planned for Saturday, 30 June. (See below.)
Tuesday 15 May: Cappuccino ride
10.30am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome. If interested contact Allyson. (See the Rides/Commutes page.)
Saturday 19 May: Wales on Wheels
9.00-16.00 in the Waterfront Museum. Information on this annual event here. Wheelrights should have a stall.
Monday 21 May. U3A ride: Brynamman circuit
10.00am Railway Inn. Up Loughor Valley to Ammanford, lunch Brynamman. Back NCR's 43 and 4. 42 miles Details here, see also the Rides/Commutes page.
Tuesday 29 May: Cappuccino ride
10.30am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome. If interested contact Allyson. (See the Rides/Commutes page.)

June 2018
2-10 June: Gower Walking Festival
This has now been revived. Details here.
Tuesday 5 June: Cappuccino ride
10.30am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome. If interested contact Allyson. (See the Rides/Commutes page.)
9-17 June: Bike Week
Details of any local activities will be added when known. For general information check the Bike Week website.
Tuesday 19 June: Cappuccino ride
10.30am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome. If interested contact Allyson. (See the Rides/Commutes page.)
Monday 25 June. U3A ride: Aberdulais/Melincourt
10.00am Blackpill or 10.30 Sail Bridge. Out along Tennant and Neath Canals; option to continue to Melincourt Falls via Resolven. Details here, see also the Rides/Commutes page.
Saturday 30 June: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride
10.00am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome.

July 2018
Tuesday 3 July: Cappuccino ride
10.30am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome. If interested contact Allyson. (See the Rides/Commutes page.)
Sunday 15 July: Gower Bike Ride
8.00-9.00am start from the 360 Café. Advance entry: £12 or £20 on the day. Details on their website. This ride, which had been cancelled, has now been revived under new management. The route has been changed, all except for the start and finish is now on the Peninsula.
Tuesday 17 July: Cappuccino ride
10.30am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome. If interested contact Allyson. (See the Rides/Commutes page.)
Monday 30 July. U3A ride: Bay Campus
10.00am Blackpill or 10.30 Sail Bridge. Out via Tennant Canal, then to the Campus. Details here, see also the Rides/Commutes page.

August 2018
Saturday 4 August: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride
10.00am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome.
Tuesday 7 August: Cappuccino ride
10.30am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome. If interested contact Allyson. (See the Rides/Commutes page.)
18-25 August: Gower Cycling Festival
21 rides over the 8 days. Details here.

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 8 May 2018.