So a first winter start of 9:30 at the stadium and a planned two and a half hour ride at:20 kph.
So four good men and true, Steve, Bob, Simon and yours truly rolled along the pluck path, a first for
several of us, out up Peniel Green Road, through Skewen and away. Originally struggling with the B
group title Bob came up with the solution of the ‘old masters’, sounds must better
The later start meant there was a possibility of a little more traffic on the road but all in all the
motorists encountered were on their best behaviour and good manners and common sense were
displayed by all.
The drag up to Crynant was a change, none of us really remember riding up that road before, down
is always nicer, certainly faster and easier.
Coffee and cake at Ystradgynlais and back down the valley on the old road. All in all a pleasant
morning ride , nice route and good company, as always. Not that we were trying but we managed to
exceed the planned pace a little, some good downhills always help
The shorter route and late start was popular so next week will be a repeat.
Stadium at 9:30. Manselton, Gendros, Fforestfach, Waunaurlwydd, Gowerton, up the Wern,
Welshmoor, Llethryd, Parkmill*, Clyne common and back along the seafront.
At 20kph that’s 2 ½ hours ride time and a coffee stop, with 450m climbing. As always at this time of
year weather permitting and subject to change with group approval on the day.