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Couch to Gower Bike Ride - Join Us!

By Estatescomms 22 Mar 2019

Couch to Gower Bike Ride- join in, have fun, meet new people! – Cycling Programme to get you ready for Sunday, 21st July

 This year’s Gower Bike Ride takes place on Sunday 21st July. 

Here at Swansea University, we’re showing our support for this iconic event by organising a series of practice rides, designed to help build your confidence on two wheels and get you Gower Bike Ride-Ready.

Black and White Hardtail Bike on Brown Road Between Trees

Our practice rides will be led by our team of Swansea University Ride Leaders; a friendly group of budding cyclists, just like you! You can read more about our Ride Leadership programme and what it’s all about over on our travel webpages.

Biker Holding Mountain Bike on Top of Mountain With Green Grass

 

Our practice rides, listed below, vary in length and difficulty. They are designed to ease you in, improve your confidence, and help you decide whether the full 35-mile event is for you:

Monday 25th March – 5pm – Singleton Campus to The Big Apple (Bracelet Bay)

Wednesday 27th March – 4:30pm – Bay Campus to The Big Apple (Bracelet Bay)

Monday 1st April – 5pm – Bay Campus to Aberavon

Wednesday 3rd April – 5pm – Singleton Campus to Clyne/Gowerton

Monday 8th April – 5pm – Bay Campus to Swansea Valley

Wednesday 10th April – 5pm – Singleton Campus to Hendrefoilan Student Village

Monday 15th April – 5pm – Bay Campus to Ystradgynlais

Wednesday 17th April – 5pm – Singleton Campus to Wildflower Café (Killay) 

Person Riding Road Bike on the Road

If you’d like to get involved in any of our practice rides, regardless of whether you intend to take part in the main event or not, come along and join our fantastic team of Ride Leaders. All you need to do is sign up to the ride(s) over on the letsride.co.uk website. 

Everyone is welcome; staff, students and the local community, and nobody gets left behind.

Man Riding Black and White Mountain Bike

You’ll notice on the letsride.co.uk website that some of our practice ride routes are suitable for any type of bike, including our Santander Cycles. So, if you don’t have your own bike, you can still take part. 

Our Santander Cycles are conveniently located at 5 docking stations across the sweep of Swansea Bay, including both of our campuses. Annual membership for students of Swansea University is just £30 – that’s half the price of a standard annual membership. You can find out everything you need to know about Santander Cycles over on the scheme website.

Image result for santander cycles swansea
If you have any questions relating to our practice rides, the Ride Leadership scheme, or Satander Cycles, please get in touch with Jayne Cornelius by emailing j.cornelius@swansea.ac.uk. She’d be very happy to answer any queries you might have.

We look forward to seeing you at our Couch to Gower Bike Ride practice events! 

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