Welsh Cycling
2018 Charity
Caldicot Male Voice Choir
Donations raised
Cor Meibion Caldicot Cycle Club
 
£38,600
 
for charity since 2012:
 
£1,045 (Caldicot MVC)
£3,858 (Severn View)
£5,245 (Motor Neurone)
£11,000 (Annalese/Sparkle)
£8,000 (Prostate Cymru)
£6,434 (Victims Chernobyl)
£3,018 (Caldicot MVC)
 
Caldicot Male Voice Choir Facebook GoSkyRide
On Club Rides
Remember to bring:
Cor Meibion Caldicot Cycle Club  Helmet
Cor Meibion Caldicot Cycle Club  Pump
Cor Meibion Caldicot Cycle Club  Puncture Repair Kit
Cor Meibion Caldicot Cycle Club  Spare Inner tubes
Cor Meibion Caldicot Cycle Club  Tools and tyre levers
Cor Meibion Caldicot Cycle Club  Enough food and drink
Cor Meibion Caldicot Cycle Club  Charged mobile
Cor Meibion Caldicot Cycle Club  Appropriate clothing
Cor Meibion Caldicot Cycle Club  Lights for night rides
Cor Meibion Caldicot Cycle Club  Money for the cafe stop
Jersey Challenge
2018
Chris James
Chris Potter
Richard Chappelle
Christine Smith
Lesley Russell
Kirstie Nolan
2017
Brian Stephens
Gareth Davies
Rob Stallard
Lesley Russell
Sue Earnshaw
Tracey Eastabrook
2016
Glyn Watkins
Rob Stallard
Tony Griffiths
Sue Earnshaw
Helen Gilmore
Tracey Eastabrook
2015
Glyn Watkins
Shane Carey
Nathan Finney
Sue Earnshaw
Sharon Ward
Carolyn Griffiths
2014
Tony Griffiths
Russ Woodward
Nathan Finney
Sue Earnshaw
Carolyn Griffiths
Leon Jones
2013
Tony Griffiths
David Whittle
Nathan Finney

Sunday, 1st April 2018

Distance: 54 miles – Difficulty: 3/5 – Weather: Fine but cold

Longest ride of the year so far, 54 miles from Caldicot to Purton and back to see the Ship Graveyard, protecting the banks of the River Severn from erosion and so damaging the Gloucester Ship Canal. Four riders made the trip, on a pleasant but cold day, over the Severn Bridge and along the undulating coast road to Berkeley and beyond. Refreshments of cake and sandwiches, washed down with copious amounts of tea and coffee at the Berkeley Tearooms, before returning along the marked cycle way to the Severn Bridge and home.

Riders:

  1. Tony Griffiths
  2. Tracey Eastabrook
  3. Sue Earnshaw
  4. Nick Powell

Sunday, 25th March 2018

Distance: 11 miles – Difficulty: 1/5 – Weather: Cool but sunny

On a beautiful early Spring day, five riders met at the Choir and embarked on what turned out to be a tour of the many historical sights of Portskewett and Sudbrook. From the derelict Holy Trinity Church standing ominously on the cliff edge, to the Celtic Iron Age Hillfort with hits ramparts looking out of the Severn Estuary, to the little museum that portrays the village history, then the old shipyard and dock with its waterfall to Black Rock, site of the ferry passage from South West England into Wales.

The ride was concluded with a visit to the David Broome Event Centre, marveling at the skills of the riders and horses in a Dressage event, feasting on beefburgers and coffee.

Riders:

  1. Tony Griffiths
  2. Sharon Ward
  3. Yvette Guerrier
  4. Nick Powell
  5. Grahame Morton

Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Traditional night ride to the Rose Inn at Redwick for food and refreshments. Nice to meet Rachel Madge for his first ride with us.

Riders:

  1. Sue Earnshaw
  2. Rachel Madge
  3. Tony Griffiths

Sunday, 11th March 2018

Distance: 32 miles – Difficulty: 2/5 – Weather: Fine but cold

Nice ride to the Newport Wetlands with six riders leaving the Choir Hall. The sun came out just in time for the photos at the lighthouse, and it was a visit to the Seawall Tearooms for refreshments from the ever extending menu that Wendy provides. Teacakes consumed, it was back on the bikes and into the wind for the ride back to Caldicot.

Riders:

  1. Tony Griffiths
  2. Carolyn Griffiths
  3. Lesley Russell
  4. Ian Russell
  5. Sue Earnshaw
  6. Robert Stallard

Wednesday, 28th February 2018

RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER

Sunday, 25th February 2018

Distance: 32 miles – Difficulty: 2/5 – Weather: Fine but freezing

Despite the very cold weather, four riders made the start at the Choir Hall, with the planned route to Caerleon being shelved in-case of icy roads. Instead, the four brave soles decided on a trip to the Seawall Cafe in Goldcliff, stopping for a warm and refreshments. It was nice to meet Maxine Rhodes on her first ride with us, hope she will come back again in the near future.

Riders:

  1. Tony Griffiths
  2. Sue Earnshaw
  3. Angela Ball
  4. Maxine Rhodes

Wednesday, 14th February 2018

RIDE CANCELLED – RAIN

Sunday, 11th February 2018

Distance: 30 miles – Difficulty: 3/5 – Weather: Cold and Windy

Breezy ride over the bridge to Severn Beach, sunshine, hailstones and head-wind made it one to remember. Five riders made the start at the Choir Hall, climbing to Parkwall descending past St Pierre to Mathern. Tough climb to Bulwark before riding over the bridge, with a tail-wind helping us on the way. Through the lanes to Severn Beach, very blowy, just stopped for photos before making our way through muddy lanes to the Swan Inn at Tockington. Coffee and cakes consumed, time to head for the bridge and take on the wall of the head-wind, back to Caldicot.

Riders:

  1. Tony Griffiths
  2. Robert Stallard
  3. Sue Earnshaw
  4. Tracey Eastabrook
  5. Sharon Ward

Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Distance: 15 miles – Difficulty: 1/5 – Weather: Fine but cold

Chilly ride into a biting wind, down along the gravel path to Redwick and the Rose Inn. Three riders made the start at the Choir Hall, but we were joined by Lesley and Ian Russell who cycled in from Penhow. Another three members also came down by car, to tuck into the fine menu of curries, fish, cheese, rice etc. washed down by pints of ale.

It was soon time to leave the snug lounge of the pub and head back into the cold for the ride back to Caldicot (and Penhow).

Riders:

  1. Tony Griffiths
  2. Sue Earnshaw
  3. Chris James
  4. Lesley Russell
  5. Ian Russell
  6. Carolyn Griffiths (by car)
  7. Sharon Ward (by car)
  8. Tony Ward (by car)

Sunday, 28th January 2018

Distance: 16 miles – Difficulty: 2/5 – Weather: Sunny

Nice ride on the trails at Coleford, although impossible to get in the cafe due to the number of people there for the downhill competition. Six riders travelled there, but unfortunately, due to the parking issues we never caught up with Chris James. Trails were fairly muddy, but we ventured onto new routes led by Neil Birbeck who knows has way around the forest. Great day, no rain, and the sun shone.

Riders:

  1. Tony Griffiths
  2. Sue Earnshaw
  3. Chris James
  4. Neil Birbeck
  5. Ian Russell
  6. Lesley Russell