Whether you are looking for race training, training for one of the increasing number sportives such as the local Dragon Ride or just sociable riding to stay in shape then Swansea Wheelers can hopefully enhance your training and make you a better and fitter cyclist.
All Seasons Training – The Weekly Club Run
Throughout the year, every Sunday, the club has an organised, mid-paced, sociable ride which leaves from the south end of the Liberty Stadium, Swansea SA1 2FA, Brunel Way entrance by the ticket office (behind Frankie & Benny’s). Check the Contact Page for times, map and directions.
If you are thinking of joining and have no experience of Club riding, you’re welcome to join one of our Sunday club runs where you’ll join riders of all ages and abilities. If you have any doubt about the level of fitness required just contact us and we’ll give you an idea of what to expect. click here for details.
Summertime: (April – September) we leave at 9am prompt
Wintertime: (Oct – March) we leave at 9.30am prompt
(ie 1st Oct – 31st March & not related to BST/GMT!)
The next Club Run is always linked from the home page or go here.
Please Note It is important for your own safety and as a courtesy to other riders that you are properly equipped for all club rides. As a minimum we suggest:
1. Spare Tube (or spare/means of repair if riding tubs)
2. Puncture repair kit (as a last resort) or second tube
3. Tyre levers
5. General purpose multitool
6. Chain breaker
7. Quick link for repairing broken chain
8. Plenty to drink
9. Food (banana, energy/cereal bars etc)
10. Clothing appropriate for weather/forecast
11. Some cash (café stop etc)
Training Varies throughout the year but typically looks like this:
Tuesday night 18:00-19:00: Felindre for a pacy 1 mile outdoor ‘circuit’ on a quiet but poorly lit road , so lights on your bike are definitely required.
Tuesday Evenings Winter time 18:00 Circuits at Felindre from the roundabout by the DVLA Park and Ride. Summer time
Thursday night Winter 18:30-19:30: Fast paced ‘chain-gang’ ride around the lakes at Llansamlet – this is great race training but not for the faint hearted. Also, Members Spin class at the LC2 from 8pm for one hour.
Thursday night Summer 18:15 Gowerton Car Park for pacy Gower ride.
Saturday 8:30am: Hard, pacey ride from the Gun Monument, Tawe Bridges, SA1. Usually around 4hrs/80miles average 20+mph non-stop.
Sunday morning: The classic Sunday Club Run, whatever the weather… we go out! No drop, average speed varies but generally 15-16mph plus a cafe stop.
If you are interested in getting involved just contact us or check out what’s on this week.
We do have a few members who are keen mountain bikers and there are occasional MTB rides which will be led by one of our experienced MTB riders.
Even the hardened roadies amongst us will admit it is an exhilarating sport, and it does help your bike handling skills – plus if you like the competition it can extend your season.