There where 15 riders out for this cold windy start from The Liberty Stadium, Phil G showing off his new summer bike (very nice). We rode on the cycle path for a change towards Plasmarl, then onto Beaufort Rd heading up to Morriston, through Morriston lights onto Clydach. At Clydach roundabout we all turned left up the long dragging climb towards and through Craig-Cefn-Parc, picking up a guest rider at the same time (Owen). Phil G pushing ahead up the climb, showing the form he is in, closely followed by John F and Simon P but Phil G hitting the top first. We all regrouped at top, then we pushed on into the strong head wind onto Ammanford. Bob turning back at Ammanford, the rest of the group rode on through Ammanford to Llandybie with Phil G and Mark N pulling the group along. Just past Llandybie we all turned left off the main road and up the climb through Pentregwenlais then down the hill toward Gelli Aur. At the junction of the main road we all turned right towards Ffairfach with Jason K and Mark N at the front keeping the pace high all the way there. With John F taking the sign from Trevor after a hard fought sprint to the sign. At Ffairfach we went straight over the roundabout, then turned right off the main road up the steep climb, Phil G hitting the top first again. After regrouping at top we headed to Carreg Cennen Castle for a well needed café stop.
Back on the road again all refreshed we all turned right down the hill, then went left across the bridge and first right up a slight climb on to Glanaman. Re-joining the main road at this point, then up a climb to GCG, with Phil G taking the top again, Owen turning back at this point. We then rode through Cwmgors with the pace picking up along the flat for Pontardawe, with Ian W and Mark N spicing things up with a early break for the sign. The group reacting straight away and pulling them back into the group, then on towards the sign every body flat out at this point. Not sure who took the sign maybe Phil G again?????. The group splitting up just after Pontardawe lights, people heading home in different dirrections. Mark K, Mark N and Phil G waited for Simon D then we all headed for home. Nice to see Lee P back and that Ian W knee is all ok. Total distance 50 miles
Next Sundays ride 30th March – Llandovery (tour of flounders/all roads lead to Myddfai ) 75miles
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