Following a great start to the summer and a hugely successful Mountain Bike Dirt Crit event we have plenty to keep everyone happy over the summer season. Of course this is all in addition to our regular Saturday morning coached sessions which will continue throughout the summer holidays and our Wednesday night MTB rides at Fforest Fawr for confident riders aged 8+ and adults.
We have 2 Adult Club Rides going out on Tuesday 17th July, one social ride to along the Taff Trail to Cardiff Bay and on slightly more challenging 2 hour ish road ride up towards Pontypridd and back through Church Village, Pentyrch and St Fagans both starting and finishing at the Whitchurch Rugby Sports and Social Club were you can stop for a post ride beverage!! We intend for these types of rides to become more of a regular occurance but they may take a bit of bedding in to work out the best day/time of day/type of ride/speed etc so please bear with us and feedback as much as possible as we set these up.
Advancing our more experienced riders
We are also looking at some rides both on and off road during the summer holidays for our more experienced young riders in order to push them a little further with their training and improve both skill and stamina. Further details will be available as soon as possible.
Maindy Track and Closed Road sessions
The first two of our 4 monthly Maindy Sessions have been hugely popular with a number of both young and adult riders working really hard on group riding and race skills. Dates of the remaining 2 sessions are Friday 10th August and Saturday 14th September.
Family Social Ride
We have a Family Social Ride along the Taff Trail to Ynysangharad Park in Pontypridd/Ponty Lido on Saturday 11th August with an extended and more challenging route to be provided for those who want to push the ride a little further and a shortened route for the youngest of our riders in order that everyone can take part. This will culminate in lunch at the cafe/picnic in the park and a play in the play area or even a swim in the lido itself.
Welsh Wanderer Sportive
There are many Sportives taking place during the month and we will be focussing on the Welsh Wanderer in Monmouth on the Bank Holiday weekend – Sunday 26th August where there are 2 Sportive distances and a free 8 mile family ride all with fully marked courses and finishers medals. Further details can be found via the link below.
We hope to make this a great club day out and summer party!! A prize draw for members is taking place to win free Sportive places – e-mail details have been sent to club members with details of how to enter.
Cyclocross Race Day
The summer season will culminate in our Club Cyclocross Race Day at Coryton Primary School on 1st September which will give all our riders a taster of what to expect in the CX season from September onwards.