NWRR Completes With Round 5

NWRR Completes With Round 5

This weekend saw the final round of the NWRR series. Taking in 6 laps of the D1/9 TT course, to finish on the Denbigh Industrial Park. The results of the north Wales road race – for round five, and the overall series can be found below.

“NWRR – Round 5 – Results

1 Stephen Feeney
2 Rhodri Owen
3 Kieran Wynne-Cattanach
4 Jamie Fletcher
5 Mathew Lythgoe
6 Gareth McGuinness
7 John Charles
8 Morgan Hughes
9 Michael Harrison
10 Matt Hallam

Many thanks to everyone who helped out and took part in this series, and made it possible.

Congratulations to Team Chronomaster, Ynys Mon Racing Team, and Buxton CC / Sett Valley Cycles on the club / team awards, and to Dylan Kerfoot-Robson (Team USN), Joseph Bowers (BuxtonCC/Sett Valley Cycles), and Jimmy Smith (Team Aspire) for the first second and third respectively.

The Overall Results for the North Wales Road Race Series (NWRR) can be found here.

[Pictures Ian Mclean – Welsh Cycling]

Another great review from the people at Team Chronomaster too.

“NWRR Series has come to an end for 2016 after a successful final round. Its been a busy year hosting our first Road Race Series for VC Melyd. Huge thanks again to the great team of volunteers and helpers. Thanks to CSAS marshals, Welsh Cycling, NEG, BC commissaires, st johns ambulance and Ynys Mon Race Team for providing the neutral service. Special thanks to Chris Allen who has helped with the signs before and after all the races. He has also done a top job as chief judge at the finish line of every round. Special thanks also to Mark Allen who has helped with all the organisation. Massive appreciation to the regular team of volunteers from VC Melyd.
Thanks to Darran Acton at Champion Systems UK for providing the winners Jerseys after each round, they looked great in the peloton…….and our very own treasurer Nick Rowlands who has done a great job of managing the finances.

— Simon Parkinson.

 

VC Melyd cycling club has put road racing back on the map for cyclists in North Wales in spectacular fashion by hosting the North Wales Road Race Series (NWRRS).

NWRRS came to an end on Sunday 11th September 2016, which seen more than 140 amateur cyclists tackle five gruelling race circuits across Ruthin, Denbigh, Marsh Tracks Rhyl, Lyn Brenig and Trawsfynydd.

The challenging series was planned to include some of the toughest roads in North Wales to suit both sprinters and climbers. Riders were not only battling against demanding roads but the British weather also played a part making for exciting racing.

Cyclists travelled from all over Wales and the North West of England to compete in the series, including local clubs Marsh Tracks Race Team, Ynys Mon Race Team, Rhos-on-Sea Cycling Club. Team Chronomaster from the North West were the winning Team of the series following consistent results from their riders.

Going into the final race of the series it was all to be won as the results were tight at the top of the league table. Therefore Round 5 this weekend at Denbigh saw constant attacks from the riders all trying to get away and take the win. A small group broke away from the peloton on lap 5 of 6 and the race was won by Stephen Feeney of Team Chronomaster.

Congratulations to local rider Dylan Kerfoot-Robson of Team USN who won the group sprint scoring enough points to take the 2016 Overall North Wales Road Race Series Win by 2 points.

Following the success of this series, planning is already underway for next years’ events with VC Melyd.

— Simon Parkinson.

 

NWRR overall results following Round 3

NWRR overall results following Round 3

Here are the results following Round3 of the North Wales Road Race series.

Individual Standings

1. Jimmy James Smith
2. Dylan Kerfoot-Robson
3. Joe Bowers

Team Standings

1. Champion Systems VCUK Racing Team
2. Team Aspire
3. Ynys Mon Racing Team

Things are looking exciting for the next 2 rounds of racing. The overall series winner will take home £250 and the winning team will take home £125.

The full set of results are attached.

OVERALL RESULTS FOLLOWING NWRR ROUND 3

North Wales Road Race Series 2016

North Wales Road Race Series 2016

VC Melyd are hosting the North Wales Road Race Series in 2016. It’s an exciting new year with 3 new circuits and the series now includes 5 rounds.  The series remains as a men’s 2/3/4 race with a maximum of 80 participants.  We have proposed to hold a women’s E/1/2/3 race at Rounds 1 and 4 but are awaiting confirmation from Welsh Cycling.

North Wales Road Race Series

 

Round 1 – 10th April – Ruthin

Round 2 – 7/8th May – 2 Day Stage Race (Crit, Hill Climb & Road Race)

Round 3 – 10th July – Trawsfynydd

Round 4 – 7th August – Llyn Brenig

Round 5 – 11th September – Denbigh

Events now live on British Cycling Events Calendar.

 

ROUND ONE – Ruthin

10 April 2016
Round One – Ruthin
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New for 2016 this is a 58.2 mile road race with approx. 4,300ft of climbing. It will start from the Tennis Club in Ruthin before heading out onto the 20 mile circuit.  The circuit will include climbing the twisty bends of the Nant Y Garth, the undulating road to Corwen and the fast winding road back towards Ruthin on the A494.  The race will finish on a tough climb to the iconic Ponderosa which is situated on top of the Horseshoe pass. https://www.strava.com/routes/865407

ROUND TWO – 2 Day Stage Race

7-8 May 2016
Round Two – Clwyd
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This 2 day stage race will include a Criterium Race, Hill Climb TT and a Road Race.

Saturday Morning – Criterium Race, Marsh Tracks, Rhyl.

90 minutes Criterium Race at Marsh Tracks, Rhyl.  This fantastic venue hosts great facilities and a purpose built 1.3km closed circuit.  This venue hosts exciting racing and training all year round. https://www.strava.com/segments/1129125

Saturday Afternoon – Hill Climb TT, Rhuallt

This 2.3km Hill Climb will take place on Rhuallt Hill which is used for The Rhyl CC/VC Melyd TT.  The course record is held by the 2014 National Hill Climb Champion Dan Evans with a time of 4.34. The strava segment can be found here: https://www.strava.com/segments/1363298?filter=overall

Sunday Morning – Road Race, Denbigh

The road race will be 54 mile and include 5 laps of the Denbigh road race circuit used last year for the NWRRS. This year will see a different finish to last year.  The race will finish on the Denbigh industrial estate where riders will have to navigate a tight right hand bend before a gradual 400m incline to the finish. https://www.strava.com/routes/865441

ROUND THREE – Trawsfynydd

10 July 2016
Round Three – Trawsfynydd
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Another new circuit for 2016 is a 62 mile road race with approx. 5,250ft of climbing. This challenging circuit is on fast open roads through some of North Wales’s best landscapes. The race will start from Trawsfynydd Lakeside Café before heading out onto the 20 mile circuit. There are some short sharp climbs along the circuit and a technical descents to tackle heading into Llan Ffestiniog. There is a small rise to the finish line on this circuit. https://www.strava.com/routes/2151684

ROUND FOUR – Llyn Brenig

7 August 2016
Round Four – Conwy
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The final new circuit of the series is this 63 mile road race with approx. 4,800ft climbing. The circuit will start from Llyn Brenig Visitors Centre and out onto wide open B Roads of the moors. The race then heads down a tricky narrow descent to the A5 and turn sharp left towards Cerrigydrudion. From here the race will climb back up towards Llyn Brenig to complete the 21 mile circuit. https://www.strava.com/routes/865385

ROUND FIVE – Denbigh

11 September 2016
Round Five – Denbighshire
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The final round of the series will finish on the classic Denbigh Road Race circuit which will be a 54 mile road race. Again this will be 5 laps of the 9 mile circuit and finish on the Denbigh Industrial estate. https://www.strava.com/routes/865441

 

NWRR2016jerseys

Big thanks the Darran Acton at ‘Champion Systems UK’ for supplying the series leader jerseys for the NWRR series. After each round the series leader will be issued a jersey to wear at the next round. The first jerseys will be handed out at round 2 for over 23/under 23.

For further information please contact either Simon Parkinson (simonparky1@btinternet.com) or Mark Allen (markallen13@btinternet.com)