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Our club was established in 1926, and has grown to have over 100 members and be one of the strongest and most successful cycling clubs in Wales. We have various rides throughout the week that suit varying standards, and the club's constitution states “its primary objective shall be to encourage the sport and pastime of cycling in all its forms.” That said, a racing bike is advisable, and mudguards are appreciated on Winter rides.
For those trying out the sport for the first time we recommend coming along to either the Friday afternoon or the Saturday 10:30am rides. However, before you can take part in any ride, we must confirm that you have suitable 3rd-Party liability insurance in place. This comes as standard with membership of:
Therefore please join one of these organisations first. As a cyclist you should find this very useful anyway. The following are also useful:
The weekly schedule:
|Tuesdays||6:30pm (Summer Only)||Ogmore Bash||40 miles|
|Thursdays||times vary||Club Time Trials ( Results Website )||10 to 25 miles|
|Gentleman's Bash to Porthcawl (please note this ride is not named specifically as an attempt to exclude women, who remain more than welcome on all rides!)||24 miles|
|Fridays||7.30pm to 9.00pm||Tea, Biscuits, Cake and a friendly chat at Taibach Community Centre, Duke Street, Port Talbot.||Zeroish|
|Saturdays||9:30am||Hardrider's Bash (aka Jeff Tobin's No-Hoper's Ride)||50 miles|
|Saturdays||10.30am||Softrider's Bash to Ewenny Cafe||28 Miles|
|Sundays||10.00am||Sunday Club Run, (much) less than 20 mph average||50 miles+|
|Sundays||10.30am||Family Ride. The ride starts from Afan Argoed Country Park and is totally off-road using the excellent cycle routes up and down the valley from Afan Argoed. These routes are suitable for mountain-bikes, hybrids, tourers and road bikes with slightly larger tyre widths. Bike Hire available. For more information contact Alf Williams on 01639-770581, or view the poster here .||10 miles|