Guests were S.U.C.C. x 3 & ex-member Phil A. Returnee after a broken wrist was Kevin.
We rode up the Neath valley and stopped for a puncture by the R10/23a start. Leon caught up with us here. Onto Glynneath and up the hill to Cefn Rhigos. Bob turned back here.
Onto the Rhigos climb, which was very busy with other cyclists, no doubt training for the Dragon ride? Gethin was first up the mountain and then turned back with Dan.
The rest of us descended into Treorchy and our café stop at the Cardiff Arms. 30 miles. Leon rode on.
Back on the road and onto the Bwlch mountain, which saw Griff & Trevor battling it out to the ice cream van layby, where we regrouped.
Over the top and down into the Afan valley, Lee had a puncture at Cymmer. Across the viaduct at Pontrhydyfen and up Sardis/Level Crossing hills.
Down into Neath and home. 55 miles.
Points:- 4 = Trevor, John, Phil G., Paul, Lee, Mark N., Mark K., Kevin, Simon & Mark W. 3 = Mike, Nic, Phil R., Bob & Karl. 2 = Dan & Leon. Guests = 4.
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