This 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 climb of Rhuallt hill was the venue for the last even in the season.
Another year of course records, age group, and gender records. With a double first place for VC Melyd – congratulation to David and Sally for their first place positions – and a huge, HUGE thank you to everyone who took part and supported the series this year.
“The provisional end of year results and league table are herewith. Just follow the links. Please report any errors to me and I will correct. Congratulations to David Griffiths who scored consistently highly throughout the year and proved to be a worthy League winner ahead of the runner up for the second year running, Rhion Morgan. From left to right in the photo, Rhion Morgan, David Griffiths and Nic Wright (3rd ).”— Nic Wright (Rhyl CC)
Not 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 raised £425.00 for charity, many thanks to all who supported this years ride. The efforts to facilitate this event were well worth it.”
— Steve Sharp / Club Chairman.
Huw McKee who arrived with the buckets for this years fund raising is going on to undertake an epic challenge later in the year. If you were unable to take part in the reliability trial / contribute to the cause at the event – you may wish to read more about Huw’s cycling challenge later in the year, or donate directly.
Many thanks once again to Greg, Steve, Richard, Mark, and everyone who played a part in making the day possible – and to all of those who braved the roads, took in the views, and rode / didn’t ride the whole course. I think you will agree it was indeed a great day to be out on a bike – and money well raised for a good cause.
The route has a number of turn back points including post Orme, and post Sychnant.
Those of you with Speedplay pedals and lacking the ability to levitate would be well advised to take FULL COVERS with them if they are intended to do the Sychnant Pass climb, as the coastal path stretch from the Conwy will very likely involve walking on sand.
“My turn to plan for Sunday this week, so let’s try a coastal classic – Great Orme and Sychnant. Progressively bigger hills as the route goes on, but some options for cutting short depending on weather (or fitness!). Cafe in Conwy – after the Sychnant – you have to earn your cake! 9.30 from Saints, 9.45 at Rhuddlan. See you Sunday.” — Graeme Peacock
This week’s route takes us down the Vale of Clwyd once again. The route is 54.9 miles in length, and climbs 3,121ft – and can be found on Strava.
This route takes in four loops, and starts at Saints Gym Meliden, before picking up at Rhuddlan, and heading back on itself out towards the Waen, through Trefnant, top road to Denbigh, the steep way to Henllan, with the highest point being at Groes, before dropping back down to Denbigh.
The Five course to Llandyrnog, along to Llanfair DC, before Ruthin, Rhewl for the back way through Llanynys, and off to Llanrhaeadr before dropping back down to Denbigh again before home via the main road to St Asaph and bypass home.
“Guess what – I’m on the rota again this Sunday – weather looking very cold and windy, so trying to stay low – kicking off at 9.30am from Saints, Nature Reserve at 9.45am – see you then.” — Mark Allen (Club Secretary)