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.
Most Sundays! Just post (ask) if we’re going on the Facebook page.
Starting at 11:30am and hopefully finishing by 3:00pm at the latest.
Meet: Taff Trail (just past the Trallwng Club), 11:30am
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 (or five) 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: amateur 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.