Time Trial Season 2017 Ends.

Time Trial Season 2017 Ends.

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)

1 David Griffiths Vet-A MTRT/VC Melyd
2 Rhion Morgan Senior Rhyl CC
3 Nic Wright Vet-B Rhyl CC
4 Mike Lewis Senior Rhyl CC
5 Richard Ashcroft Vet-A Rhyl CC
6 Finley Douglas Youth B Rhyl CC
7 Sally Cunliffe Vet Lady-C VC Melyd
8 Gerallt Allen Senior VC Melyd
9 Tim Erasmus Vet-B Rhyl CC
10 Sparrow Harrison Vet-D Rhyl CC
11 Finley Jones Youth B Rhyl CC
12 David Fanning Vet-B VC Melyd
13 Edward Woodhead Youth B Rhyl CC
14 Graham Stephenson Vet-B Rhyl CC
15 Tom Davies Junior MTRT/Rhyl CC
16 Isaac Lawrence Youth B Rhyl CC
17 Morgan Hughes Senior Rhyl CC
18 Ashley Roberts Senior Rhyl CC
19 Meirion Wyn Roberts Vet-D VC Melyd
20 Matty Kedzierski Senior Rhyl CC
21 Fergus Murray Vet-B Rhyl CC
22 Dion Jones Senior Rhyl CC
23 Peter Hughes Vet-C Rhyl CC
24= David Henley Vet-B Rhyl CC
24= Tim Buckley Vet-A VC Melyd
26 Simon Price Vet-B VC Melyd
27 Paul Singleton Vet-B Rhyl CC
28 Richard Lee Vet-B Rhyl CC
29 Terry Glynn Vet-A VC Melyd
30 Simon Parkinson Senior MTRT/VC Melyd
31 Stephen Skates Senior Rhyl CC
32= Jon Harland Vet-B Rhyl CC
32= Mark Lewis Senior VC Melyd
34 Becky Hoare Senior Lady Army CU/Rhyl CC
35 Fran Hoare Vet Lady-B Rhyl CC
36 Andy Malcolm Vet-C VC Melyd
UCI Gran Fondo Championships 2017

UCI Gran Fondo Championships 2017

This 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 battle in both Road Race and Time Trial respectively.

Alas, it would also seem that a particularly un Welsh temperature had to be beaten as well.

Out of a field 12 for the Women’s 60-64 event, Sally came in at 39 minutes 14 and a very respectable 5th place to a first of 38 minutes 05 to the Netherlands based Marti Valks of GWC De Adelaar.

As temperatures continued to ride Darren took the wise decision not to take part in the road race event as temperatures remained above 40C.

Congratulations from everyone at VC Melyd to you both for achieving what most of us could only dream of.




Reliability Ride 2017

Reliability Ride 2017

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.

Both routes – Sunday 12th February

Both routes – Sunday 12th February

Thank you to Graeme for this weeks route – 62 miles and 5,500ft of climbing, available on Strava.

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

NWRR 2017 – February Update

NWRR 2017 – February Update

Following the announcement of the North Wales Road Race Series 2017 back in December – the places are starting to fill up .

Check availability and enter using the British Cycling portal – however here are the current standings.

Thanks to all those riders who have entered the 2017 North Wales Road Races so far. It’s much to my surprise that the first race is now full with a total of 6 riders on the reserve list so far.

Update of the races so far:-
North Wales Road Races – Denbigh – FULL
North Wales KOM Series Rd1 – 50/80
North Wales KOM Series Rd2 – 35/80
North Wales KOM Series Rd3 – 24/80

I’ll be accepting entrants for the rest of the races in March. I’d like to remind riders that they will be accepted on a first come first served basis.” — Simon Parkinson (Road Race Secretary)

In terms of dates for the calendar dates the following were posted yesterday:

9/4 – Denbigh
7/5 – Llyn Brenig
10/6 – Trawsfynydd
11/6 – Anglesey
16/7 – Ruthin
19/8 – Llyn Brenig
20/8 – Llyn Brenig” — Mark Allen (Club Secretary)

Be sure to subscribe to the NWRR Facebook Group to ensure you have the most up to date information.

Maps for the various routes can be found below.

Round 1– Ruthin (KoM Series) – https://www.strava.com/routes/865407

Round 2 – Denbigh (cat 2/3/4) – https://www.strava.com/routes/865441

Round 3 – Saturday – Trawsfynydd (KoM Series) – https://www.strava.com/routes/2151684

Round 3 – Sunday – Llangefni (KoM Series) – https://www.strava.com/segments/2966069

Round 4 – Llyn Brenig (KoM Series) – https://www.strava.com/routes/865385

Round 5 – Denbigh (cat 2/3/4) – https://www.strava.com/routes/865441

12th February – 54 miles / 3121ft

12th February – 54 miles / 3121ft

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)