Gravel Social rides – NEW DATES!
Posted on: 03/01/2020 at 3:07pm
Join us to sample some of the back road and trail delights that are available to the adventurous gravel rider as we will be heading out on a series of Gravel Social rides and you are welcome to come along.
These are inclusive No Drop social rides of varying distance and challenge that we hope will be enjoyable to the experienced while still providing a great initiation for those ready to try out gravel riding in the superb terrain that we have right on our doorstep.
You will need a suitable bike but if you don’t worry. Summit have gravel demo bikes available for customers to try and these can be booked for the gravel social rides (see above).
If you wish to demo a bike you will need to pre book by contacting the store where staff will discuss your requirements and size/fit to see if we have a suitable model available.
Routes will vary but expect back road, forest trail, gravel trail and a little light dirt
Gravel Social – 2020 dates
Saturday 11th January – 9.30am
Moderate 49km ride with 500m ascent. Leaving Summit Cycles at 09.30, to Cwtch & back. To join this ride you will have reasonable fitness, ideally suited to YCC Sunday Social riders. SPD (MTB) shoes and pedals recommended.
Saturday 25th January – 9.30am
Intermediate 55km ride with 600m ascent, leaving Summit at 09.30, to Cwtch & back. To join this ride you will need reasonable fitness, ideally suited to YCC Sunday Social riders. SPD (MTB) shoes and pedals recommended.
Sunday 2nd February – 9.00am
Tougher 60km ride with 1300m ascent. Start and finish at Tynbedw NRW car park, near Llanafan saw mill. Lifts to and from Summit Cycles available, leaving at 09.00. To join this ride you will need good fitness, ideally suited to YCC longer Sunday rides. Endurance is more important than speed. SPD (MTB) shoes and pedals recommended.
Sunday 16th Feb, 09.30am.
Expert 80km ride with 1650m of ascent. Start & finish at Strata Florida Abbey. Lifts to and from Summit Cycles available, leaving shop at 08.45. To join this ride you will need good fitness, ideally suited to YCC longer rides. Endurance is more important than speed. SPD (MTB) shoes and pedals recommended.
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