I have been asked by several members old and new to clarify the position in relation to the different club runs which operate over the weekend.
SATURDAY “GUN” RIDE
As advertised on the website this leaves from the Gun Monument opposite Sainsburys every Saturday morning. It is a fast paced ride designed for those who consider that the pace/distance of a Sunday club run is not sufficient for their needs.
Jeremy Rees runs this ride and it is suggested that those interested contact Jeremy in advance in order to confirm routes/distances on each particular Saturday. He operates distance and route according to the weather.
SATURDAY INTRODUCTORY RIDE
This is a fairly new prospect and will operate as follows:
- Any potential new riders who have not been on a Sunday Club Run before are strongly invited to attend one of these sessions first. This will allow assessment of abilities of group riding;
- They will operate from a central Swansea location (most likely the Liberty Stadium). They are by arrangement via a committee member. See our club page for precise details;
- The pace will be operated strictly to the slowest rider, regardless of average mph;
- The routes will be approximately 30 miles either around Gower, Margam and back, up the Swansea Valley. Optional café stop on the day.
I am still expecting various club members to put themselves forward to assist with this as so far the response from club members has been very poor.
SUNDAY CLUB RUN
For existing members and those potential new members who have worked through the Saturday club run introductory ride.
Unless otherwise agreed by Club Captain at the start of the ride, the group will remain together throughout the ride, will stop and regroup at the top of any hills and ensure the whole group is together before setting off again.
Options for signs is as agreed at the outset of the ride and/or by Club Captain during ride.
Pace of the ride is as per Club Captain and/or committee member. If you consider the pace of the ride or the need retain a group ride to not be to your liking, the Saturday ride is the place for you.
Phil G SWCC Club Sec