There were 20 riders out today for the clubrun to Gelli Aur, in fine autumn sunshine. Guests were Mark Hopkins (3/4), Lee (3/4) & Gethin (S.U.C.C.). Returnees were Tony H. & Kevin.
We left the club @ 09:20 and rode down to Bellway’s Llais Tawe housing development for a photoshoot @ 09:45. The publicity ended up being for a dead end cycle path of about 100 yards, between the housing estate and the western side of the river. Apparently, the cycle path will eventually extend along the riverbank to the Hafod. But as Eric Morecambe said about Ernie’s Wise’s haircut…’it’ll be nice when it’s finished!’. An hour of poncing and preening, was punctuated by our very own Prof Brian Cox (Ian H.) as he explained the river salt water/barrage issue, as we watched the leisurely speed of the rowing boats. Phil G. cut the official red tape and was goosed for his pains and we received a cheque for £150 for our troubles. We rode over the river bridge, where Jason turned off and into Llansamlet. Phil G. had a puncture by the lake (he shouldn’t have been allowed the scissors?). Back on the road, through Morriston, Penllergaer and the Sunday morning rushhour in Pontardulais, we climbed the hill and took the Llanedi road, where John turned back.
Onto Tycroes, where Simon turned back and the group split in two, with 10 riders going into Ammanford and the rest of us heading to Gelli Aur. Wyn turned off and Pen y Groes as we rode onto Carmel and down into Gelli Aur. The cafe was closed, so we descended the hill and made for home. At Ammanford, the final group split towards GCG and Scotch Pine.
Points:- 4 = Mark W., Phil G. & Kevin. 3 = Rhys, Steven, Wyn, Simon,
John, Trevor, Tony, Paul, Andy, Ian W., Ian H. 2 = Jason, Mark K. &
Louis. Guests = 3.
Week Commencing 12th Nov:-
Tuesday – Felindre @ 18:00. Circuits.
Thursday – Lake @ 18:30-19:30 & LC2 @ 20:00-21:00 Spin session 5/10.
Saturday – Gun @ 08:30.
Sunday – Club @ 09:30
Next Club Run
18th Nov @ 09:30
Carreg Cennen Castle: Ynystawe,Pontardawe,GCG,Ammanford, Heol Ddu, Mynydd Isaf, Banc, Wernwgan,Castle X. Trapp, Ffairfach, Ammanford, Tycroes, Llanedi, Fforest, Pontardulais.
Foreign trip 2013.
Anyone interested in a cycling trip to either France/Spain/Italy at
the end of June next year?
(Not really interested in the TDF which starts on 29/6/13).
Please let me know a.s.a.p.