For the last few years a small gang of local ‘Ponty’ cyclists have been brushing away the cobwebs with a short, family-friendly, cycle ride from the Llanover Arms to the Old Bwl pub in Ynysybwl. The outings have been rather infrequent although well attended. All that is about to change though.
As of February, the ride will become a permanent fixture. The plan is to do the ride once a month, every month, on the first Sunday of the month.
Therefore the first ride will take place on Sunday 3rd February (rain or shine) starting at 12:00pm and hopefully finishing by 3:00pm at the latest.
Meet: Taff Trail (just past the Trallwng Club), 12:00pm
Cycle: a leisurely ride along the Taff Trail to Cilfynydd, then across the river to the Clydach Trail and up to Ynysybwl. There is a short stretch on the road, then a shortcut past the lido to the welcoming warmth of the log fire in the Old Bwl Inn. (4.5 miles)
Refreshments: a pint or two of real ale (or squash) can be purchased, along with snacks, or for those with big appetites there is always the fabulous Sunday dinner in the lounge.
Cycle: the return trip is mostly downhill for 4.5 miles.
This event is for everyone: keen cyclists, mountain bikers, kids, men, women, boys, girls etc. but is NOT a race. The ride is open to all and is just a way to get local people out and about, off social media, away from the TV and is a healthy activity that everyone can enjoy throughout the year.
So just turn up and join the fun!
Note: Any updates, changes, weather etc. will be posted on the Ponty Town Facebook page.