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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.

November 2017
Saturday 4 November: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride
10.00am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome.
Saturday/Sunday 18/19 November. Green Fayre
All day in the Waterfront Museum, SA1 3RD. Wheelrights have a stall. More on the Environment Centre's website.
Friday 24 November: Film and curry evening.
7.00pm in Ripples Café, 93 Mumbles Road. (By the Foreshore path a short distance south of the West Cross Inn.) The film, is "The Kid with a Bike". This highly acclaimed film won the Grand Prix at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The curry is free, however there is a £10 entrance charge which will go towards the crowd funding in support of Swansea University's bid for a Bike Rental scheme in Swansea. If interested contact Nick Guy either by e-mail or by phoning him on 07551 538825. See also this poster.

December 2017
Saturday 2 December: Wheelrights Routes Group meeting/ride
10.00am in the Environment Centre café, Pier Street, Swansea SA1 1RY. All welcome.
Monday 4 December. Bay Campus U3A ride
10.00am Railway Inn or 10.30 Sail Bridge. A flat ride, out via the Tennant Canal and back on NCR 4. Details here, see also the Rides/Commutes page.
Thursday 7 December: Wheelrights Christmas do.
7.00 for 7.30pm in the Mumbai Restaurant, Mill Lane, Blackpill SA3 5BD. Please email Dawn Aplin if you plan to come.
Saturday 16 December: BikeAbility's Christmas family ride.
10.0am start from Dunvant RFC. Fancy dress morning ride to Ripples Café near Mumbles. Details on this poster. Note that you are asked to book: by email or phone 07968 109145/07584 0442844.

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 their website.
Other
Other events gleaned from wherever are included on this page.

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Page updated on 17 November 2017.