This is a slightly shorter version of my 'BIG dipper' route!
Please join me for this challenging ride including the Nant Gwynant hill climb, another of the top hill climbs in North Wales. We start at Llanberis and head over to Waunfawr. We travel down the beautiful Gwyrfai Valley to the picturesque village of Beddgelert. The Nant Gwynant hill climb comes towards the end of the ride. It is a lovely long climb that is never too steep (the average grade is 4.4%) and gives amazing views of the heart of Snowdonia. Finally we descend back to Llanberis.
I am sorry this ride is 'no frills' as there is NO café stop. Though we will have some roadside stops to have a drink/snack (please bring your own).
Large proportion on A-roads and B-roads, with some country lanes and limited cycle path mixed in.
Ideal for Breeze riders who want to challenge themselves and have fun! And those who are new to Breeze rides are very welcome. This ride is classified as ‘challenging’ because it includes the Nant Gywnant hill climb, as well as a few other steep ramps on the way round, and we will be completing the ride at an average pace of approx. 20kph (12mph). This ride will definitely let you test your legs!
We ride up hills at our own pace and regroup at the top. We never leave anyone behind.
WHAT TO BRING:
A drink and snacks for the ride (particularly as this is no café stop)
Clothes suitable for the weather
A mask, hand sanitiser or sanitising wipes
Repair kit and spare inner tube
Make sure your bike is in good working order with the tyres pumped up before arriving on the ride
Welsh Cycling (WC) have agreed protocols with the Welsh Government in order to comply with the latest Covid-19 guidance & legislation. As a ride leader WC have provided me with Covid specific training so this ride complies with the current regulations and we can keep everyone safe. I am responsible for carrying out a Covid Risk Assessment for this ride and to take reasonable measures to minimise exposure to, and the spread of, coronavirus based on that risk assessment
Based on my Risk Assessment and the current regulations here are the Covid procedures we will need to follow on this ride:
-Please make sure you have up-to-date contact information on the LetsRide system. YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER & BOOK TO JOIN A RIDE BEFORE ARRIVING
Terms of booking a ride include, “When asked by NHS contact tracers, coaches, leaders and club volunteers are permitted to share details of participants where relevant to support the process.”
- Please try and keep social distancing at the start, finish and during the ride and during any stops we make
- Avoid sharing equipment, tools, food, water bottles etc.
- Practice good hand hygiene and bring your own hand sanitiser or sanitising wipes if you normally use them
- Remember your mask in case you need to go inside somewhere they are required, or we need to perform First Aid on you
- Please try and be self-sufficient on the ride. So we can avoid sharing tools or making repairs on your bike, please come with your own repair kit & spares and know how to use them (spare inner tube as minimum).
- If you're not confident with changing inner tubes etc, maybe think about someone who could pick you and your bike up if needed
Please DO NOT come on the ride if you have:
- tested positive for Covid or have Covid symptoms (namely a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- have been asked to Self-isolate
- feel unwell
Please find the latest guidance from WG on contract tracinghttps://gov.wales/contact-tracing-if-you-are-identified-close-contact#section-77145
(NB latest WG guidance is that everyone must continue to isolate for 10 days if they have Covid-19 symptoms or if they have a positive test result)
For further advice on NHS Test, Trace, Protect please use this link:https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/guidance-accordion/test-trace-protect-coronavirus/
British Cycling Letsride booking Ts&Cs .https://www.letsride.co.uk/terms