Thank you to Alan for this one – he has made it available on Strava here. The route takes in 50.9 miles and 4,083ft of climbing. Heading up to Cilcain before crossing back over the Clywidian range to drop down the Clwyd Gate and into Ruthin for a cafe stop. The return route heads back via the 5mile TT route back to Denbigh, and then for those who require more up through Denbigh to Henllan or back via the bypass and both routes rejoining at Trefnant.
“Suggested ride for Sunday 12/11 depending on weather we could extend over Moel-y-crio. Leaving Saints at 9 am.” — Alan Overson, Founder.
The weather is due to be at best – poor – but *likely* to be dry. Five to six degrees – but with the North Wind reduces this to a “feels like freezing” – so dress cozy : )
This weeks Sunday club ride route supplied by Sally – taking in 58 Miles and 4,075ft of climbing. This route heads EAST into England, and does not collect from Rhuddlan Nature Reserve. It can be found on Strava here.
While the route was announced as being suitable for all it is quite climb heavy at the offset and return – those happy with a faster pace may wish to head back along the A548. Wales Rally GB is taking place in an arc to the left of us, so this route should work around that.
Taking into account Mark’s advice about Wales Rally GB and Paul’s suggestion about the Wirral Way, I have plotted a suggested route for Sunday.
Heading east from Meliden, NOT picking up at Rhuddlan, skirting the foothills to join the Wirral Way at Deeside to take refreshments at Nets Cafe near Burton (good cakes).
Less than 60 gently rolling miles, suitable for us all.
Clocks go back so an extra hour in bed (Donna 🙂 ). Forecast looking promising, 11 degrees and 9mph winds.
— Sally (Membership secretary)
This weeks ride is from the Legendary Alan Overson. 57 miles and 4,958ft of climbing. It can be found here on Strava.
The route heads out towards Gronant, so will not be stopping to collect at Rhuddlan.
Heading out through Trelogan, Holywell, Halkyn, to Mold, then the long ascent through Llanferres to the Lanarmon yn lal, then back down Shelf Lite before heading back to Ruthin.
Changes to the route may be made once underway.
The weather is due to be calm and warm, and the route is not expected to be afflicted by pockets of rain and mud as Saturday has been.
For further information or questions – contact the FB group and post on the suggested route. There is one ride planned this Sunday – so this is for all abilities – be there.
Thank you to Graeme for this weeks route – 62 miles and 5,500ft of climbing, available on Strava.
The route has a number of turn back points including post Orme, and post Sychnant.
Those of you with Speedplay pedals and lacking the ability to levitate would be well advised to take FULL COVERS with them if they are intended to do the Sychnant Pass climb, as the coastal path stretch from the Conwy will very likely involve walking on sand.
“My turn to plan for Sunday this week, so let’s try a coastal classic – Great Orme and Sychnant. Progressively bigger hills as the route goes on, but some options for cutting short depending on weather (or fitness!). Cafe in Conwy – after the Sychnant – you have to earn your cake! 9.30 from Saints, 9.45 at Rhuddlan. See you Sunday.” — Graeme Peacock
Thank you Vic for this 46 mile 3,387ft of climbing Strava route .
This route breaches 1000ft once and heads out hilly and returns down the vale. Weather allowing this should be an accessible route for all.
Thank you Vic for this route, 65 miles and 6,042ft of climbing on Strava .
The route spends a prolonged period over 1000ft so would suit good weather. Dropping down to vale again before climbing back over the opposite range for a hilly return back to Meliden.
Thank you Donna for this shorter 43 mile 3,746ft route on Strava .
This route has a flat start but climbs up to over just over 1000ft three times. As the route heads to a point in the hills and heads back – suggested cafe stop was Llansannan pub/cafe stop.
Thank you Donna for this 68 mile 6,773ft route Strava route that takes out towards the Conwy Valley and back with lunch at Zip World.
This route provided by Mark this week. The route can be found on Strava here. Collecting at Rhuddlan, and heading towards the S Bends before taking the 5 course to Llandyrnog. With the turn for Pentrecelyn then back via the fast road from Ruthin, Llanrhaeder and back. The course is 52 miles in length and 3,168ft of climbing.
“Hi all – my turn to plan & lead the ride for this Sunday. A fresh route that should work for all – not too hilly with link options if needed. So a good steady route, 50 miles and no serious climbing, everyone welcome. Cafe stop for those that want one at Ruthin, leaving Saints at 9.30am and a Rhuddlan pick up about 9.45am – weather looking ok, but cool – see you all on Sunday.” — Mark Allen (Club Secretary)
This weeks ride is bought to us by Sally. The route avoids Rhuddlan, and heads to Tremerchion, and down the West side of the range, then back via Caerwys after turning at Llandegla to head back. The main climb is around Graig Fechan. The route can be found on Strava here.
“A swap in the ride rota means it is my turn to plan the route for this Sunday 29th Jan. Towards Ruthin, Pentrecelyn, Llanarmon yn Lal, Cilcain. Leave Saints at 9.30am. NO Rhuddlan collection.” — Sally Cunliffe (Membership Secretary).
*This route was not ridden – and a flatter faster route to Conwy was chosen, before Sychnant Pass and back. This was due to ice at all heights.