ANNOUNCEMENTS, REMINDERS, AND INFORMATION – OR JOIN THE CONVERSATION OVER ON FACEBOOK
Annual General Meeting – Get involved
11th October 2017The 2017 Velo Club Melyd Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be taking place between 1900 and 2200hrs on Wednesday 22nd November at Marsh Tracks, Glan Y Morfa Industrial Estate, Marsh Road, Rhyl, LL18 2...
All Change: Winter Evening Rides
26th September 2017As the evenings draw in, and longer, warmer kit and lights are putting in appearances it is time to review the VC Melyd Winter Riding Schedule. Through the summer we had seen a move to Wednesday eveni...
VC Melyd Annual Awards
22nd September 2017“This year’s annual award ceremony will be held at the Bod Erw in St Asaph on Friday 1st December.The junior presentations will run from 6pm until 7.30 pm with food and entertainmen...
HIGHLIGHTS FROM EVENT AND ADVENTURE WRITE UPS FROM THE PEOPLE PUSHING THE PEDALS
Time Trial Season 2017 Ends.
17th September 2017This Sunday saw a particularly wet ending to the 2017 VC Melyd and Rhyl CC time trial season. Running the same day as the Welsh National Hill Climb championship up to Pen y Pass – the lengthened...
UCI Gran Fondo Championships 2017
30th August 2017This week Darren and Sally, VC Melyd riders attend the UCI World Championships 2017 at the Albi Race Circuit France. Having previously dug deep to qualify for their positions the riders stood to battl...
Reliability Ride 2017
6th April 2017Not content with organising the paperwork, the route, the venue, Steve and Greg managed to organise fine weather as well for the 2017 VC Melyd Reliability ride. “This years reliability ride rais...
ARTICLES, DISCUSSIONS AND HOWTO’S
Wear It Pink! Fundraising ride
15th October 2017VC Melyd members Sue Seller and Sally Jones have been very busy organizing a fundraising event to raise money for the research charity Breast Cancer Now. Initially posted on Ladies Who Cycle – t...
Recruiting: Marsh Tracks Race Team
29th October 2016Not every club are as lucky as VC Melyd in having such great resource such as Marsh Tracks on their doorstep – and currently Marsh Tracks Race Team are recruiting for youth and junior riders. It...
Bikes & Beer
19th September 2016This has been running for a while, and you may see some familiar faces in the article too. In short – bike mechanics, social enterprise, bikes, cyclists, in a local brewery with a really really ...
ROUTES, RIDES, AND ADVENTURES IN NORTH WALES AND BEYOND
Sunday Ride 12th November 2017
11th November 2017Thank you to Alan for this one – he has made it available on Strava here. The route takes in 50.9 miles and 4,083ft of climbing. Heading up to Cilcain before crossing back over the Clywidian ran...
Sunday Ride 29th November
25th October 2017This weeks Sunday club ride route supplied by Sally – taking in 58 Miles and 4,075ft of climbing. This route heads EAST into England, and does not collect from Rhuddlan Nature Reserve. It can be...
Autumn/Winter – Wednesday Night Rides
19th October 2017Following our recent post regarding the change to the evening ride schedule to introduce both Wednesday AND now Tuesday night rides again for Autumn / Winter 2017. Here follows is a little more inform...
ANY TEAM IS ONLY AS GOOD AS ITS MEMBERS, AND IT WOULD APPEAR WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED : CONTACTS AND OFFICIALS
The Membership secretary is the central information holder for all membership details. This includes having details of current membership, historical data and income generated from subscriptions.
Be known within the club and be available at club activities to liaise with the membership.
Receive applications for membership (renewals and new members).
Maintain the database of members on the British Cycling website.
Issue ‘welcome’ documentation to new and prospective members.
Advise committee members of new membership applications.
Respond to enquiries about membership from prospective members.
Issue annual renewal requests/reminders to existing members – through Facebook and via emails sent through British Cycling.
Liaise with the Treasurer on subscription monies received.
Maintain a record of all expenses incurred and claim back from the Treasurer.
At club functions, be the ‘meeter and greeter’ for visitors and potential new members (where possible).
Person Specification – Previous knowledge/experience:
Have a knowledge of activities and culture of the VCM club. Have knowledge of record keeping. Be able to use IT and maintain the record database on BC. Have experience of dealing with people and people related skills.
WELFARE & CHILD PROTECTION
TIME TRIAL SECRETARY
BRITISH CYCLING COACH
The man behind the thriving, social, growing club as it stands today. Period.
One of the founding members of the club. Time Trial Champion. Legend.
MOUNTAIN BIKE SECRETARY
PRESIDENT & MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Iconic leader, master of ceremonies, teller of jokes, and all round nice guy.
“I started cycling some 8 years ago and used to go with my friend Peter Lessiter for short rides and then entered a charity ride to Paris – we loved it. So much so that we wanted to improve and I certainly, wanted to lose weight. Being 17st on a bike is not easy but I soon learned that regular exercise is the key (Along with a few less burgers!). We decided to take a look at VC Melyd and arrived one sunny autumn Sunday to take a peek. There were only 2 other members riding that day and I have to say it was the hardest day’s cycling ever – in my life. But, as the saying goes what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and stronger I got. In fact, it doesn’t take long to be a capable club cyclist. And from there? Who knows?
As a person who doesn’t like to say no, I have found myself saying yes to various positions in the club and I can safely say that I have met lifelong friends through my association with cycling and VC Melyd.
Go On, you know you want to!“
Glorified typist and maintainer of the VC Melyd website.
Holder of the much coveted “2014 VCM Social Media award”.
“I started riding … well I don’t know when to be fair. I grew up in an area that was predominantly flat – things were at best ‘rolling’. Things got more serious towards the end of secondary school when I would race the train to school – sure it took the more scenic stopping coastal route, me, the far more direct A Road. Part of road to school and summer job formed the Q10/31, and before too long I found myself joining the local club Thanet RC and time trialling. By 6th form I had a note from my mum giving me permission to ride home as opposed to ‘doing games’… result.
I joined VC Melyd in 2005. Now surrounded by hills and mountains, the gearing changed but the cyclist remained just had to adapt sharpish! In 2007 I completed the Three Peaks by Bike Challenge with the club – one hell of an adventure! After a few years completely off the bike I returned in 2013 to find so many new faces, so much growth and opportunity – having so many levels to ride at is amazing.“
Car park of Saints Health & Fitness, FFordd Talargoch, Meliden, Denbighshire, North Wales.