Mid-Summer Madness (Bala/Barmouth) Day 2 Barmouth (CStVH)

22 Jun 2019 @ 09:00
Tegid Street Car Park, Bala
Margaret Westhead or Brian Sidoli-Morris
01694 731223 or 07801 901454

Cycling UK Shropshire – weekend in Bala

On behalf of the committee, Brian Sidoli-Morris and Margaret Westhead have put together an event for members to cycle to Bala over the week-end of June 21st to 23rd. The weekend is designed to be very flexible so that as many as possible feel that they can join in.

None of the rides are compulsory! The idea is that this is a social event with as much or as little cycling as you want. Non-cycling partners are welcome.

Accommodation is for individuals to organise themselves. There are plenty of places to stay in the area, including a lakeside campsite. So, if you’re coming & haven’t booked already, then we suggest you do this asap.

You can come for all three days, two days or just one day and there is no charge! Margaret will be organising a group meal on the Friday evening to which all are welcome.

Friday: ride out Shrewsbury to Bala – 52 miles (CStH)
Saturday: there are two routes options:
Route A : Bala to Barmouth and back – 67miles (6000 ft climbing)
Route B : Round trip along the Dee valley – 35 miles (CMU)
Sunday: ride back from Bala to Shrewsbury – 46 miles (CM H first 5 miles then F/U)

Note: A route sheet for each of the rides will be sent out nearer the time to those who have registered.

For further information or to register:
contact Margaret (margaret.westhead@btinternet.com or 01694 731223) or Brian (briansidoli-morris@hotmail.co.uk or 07801 901454). Also, if you intend to come to Friday night’s meal, then please let Margaret know by 1st June so that she has numbers & can book somewhere appropriate.

Update 15/05/19:-

Twelve hardy souls have so far signed up, but there’s room for more. Margaret has booked an evening meal for everyone at Y Cyfnod Cafe and Bistro on Friday at 7.30pm. Hopefully, we’ll all make it there by then! More details nearer the time.

If anyone is put off going because of the logistics of luggage transportation, then Brian S-M & Reha are going to organise this, taking luggage out on Thursday and collecting again on Monday.


•Luggage would have to be dropped off at Brian’s house at latest by Thursday morning.
•The ride out on Friday will pass the house Brian/Reha/Steve/Mark have rented 400 yards from Bala centre, so luggage can be collected here.
•The luggage would have to be dropped off again at the same place early on the Sunday morning.
•Luggage would then have to be collected on Monday evening from Brian’s house in Shrewsbury.

We’d suggest that luggage is reasonably small & backpack type, so that you can easily transport it to/from your own overnight location.

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