Club Run 10th Feb – Porthcawl

There were 15 riders out today in very wet conditions for the club run to Porthcawl. Guests were Leon Hopkins, Chris Regis and Tom Withers plus one other whose name I did not get, dressed in leggings and a Team Sky short sleeve shirt! (NB This was David Jones – Mark K)

We set off from the club and on the new route to Skewen via the Marsh Road. We were all soaked before we got more than a couple of miles. “Sky Guy” had joined us just after leaving the stadium.

We regrouped in Skewen and rode down into Baglan and on to Port Talbot. The headwind made things difficult and as we passed Margam Park Team Sky Guy got a punture. Everyone else pressed on to the cross roads whilst Simon H stayed and agreed to meet up with us at the cafe.

13 of us turned left and up Cefn Cribbwr (with Trevor pushing to the top on his fixie) and then right down the lanes into laleston through an enormous brown stream, just in case anyone’s feet had not been totally drenched. Right turn and on to the steps, before we passed down the other side and on to the cafe stop. Simon and Sky guy were already there, and by this time he was shivering from the lack of wet weather clothing.

We all tried to dry off in the cafe stop as the Secretary pulled out a dry pair of fresh gloves and winter hat!! Be prepared eh. As we sat there dripping onto the floor, one of the cafe girls mopped up after us.

Back out onto the road and the tailwind helped push us home, through Kenfig and on to Margam. The pace picked before the M4 flyover and the group broke up on the road towards Margam. Cries of “I didnt know it was there” met the winner of the Margam sign, although I can’t remember who got it?!! (No celebrating its winter).

We regrouped at the sign where Sky Guy had his second puncture of the day. With no spare tube, the Secretary lent one to him and we started off again. Through PT and down towards the beach before the Briton Ferry bridge where the group started to break up for home.

Overall approx 47 miles.


4 Points: Phil G, Simon H, Kevin, Mark Noall, Rhys W

3 Points: Trevor, Ian W, Mike B, Jeremy

0 Points / Guests: Chris Regis, Leon Hopkins, Student Adam, Student Gethin, Tom Withers, Sky Guy.

Week Commencing 11th Feb 2013 :-

Tuesday: Felindre
Saturday: Gun @ 8.30am
Sunday: Club Run to Cross Hands 50 miles:

Next Club Run 17th Feb 2013

Cross Hands – 50 Miles Approx:
Pantyffynon bridge, Ammanford,Tycroes, Capel hendre, Saron, Llandybie, Pentre Gwenlais, Milo, Carmel, Cross Hands X. Upper Tumble, Llannon, Hendy, Pontardulais, Felindre, Rhydypandy.

Phil G

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Club Run 10th Feb – Porthcawl

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