Annual General Meeting – Get involved

Annual General Meeting – Get involved

The 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 2AD .

The club is made up of its supporting members, and this is one of those occasions where your voice can be heard. Get involved, have a voice, support your club, find out where we are, and where we are going. Help guide us to be a better club for 2018.

Announced today on the VC Melyd Facebook page – the AGM event was posted, where youIcan register your availability/interest in going.

“A reminder to all paid up club members, your clubs AGM is on Wednesday 22nd Nov. 19.00 at Marsh Tracks, Rhyl. A productive and informal meeting is envisaged as far as i am concerned.Your contributions will be welcomed.” — Steve Sharp, Club Chairman.

Amongst other topics to be covered, there is the re-election of committee members and three positions that are looking for new charges.

At the time of writing the agenda stood as the below. Should you have any issues, questions, or similar – do not hesitate to raise them with Mark using the AGM page.

1. Club Overview

Working through what the club has delivered in 2017, membership, events, so on.

2. Financial Update

A rundown of the finances of the club, where we are, what 2017 saw, and moving forward.

3. Committee Members

The holders of the current positions are stepping down, so we will require new holders for these rolls. Should you wish to nominate, or volunteer, let the club secretary (Mark Allen) know before the 17th November.

– Women’s Development Secretary;
– Social Secretary;
– Junior Secretary.

4. Open discussion for the Club plans for 2018

to include, but not limited to –
Club volunteers & Coaches – as always we need a little more help for 2018 – how can we address this;
Plans for 2018 race support – do we continue to support the KoM series, Welsh Cycling Road & TT Champs and Marsh Tracks;
Our financial position is stable – can we identify non grant aided projects that we can support to benefit the club members – ideas, please;
Spring training camps – ‘Train in Spain’ or self-supported;
2018 away days/weekends – suggestions.

22nd January – 50mile

22nd January – 50mile

This route from Vic heads over to the Conwy Valley avoiding the Black Cat descent and heading to Bodnant for a cafe stop.

Regretfully on the day the staff at Bodnant Garden Cafe were rude, so we headed down the road to the Welsh Food Centre, where we had a great time. Happy days.

This route pushes its luck with the mixed group with pushing 1000ft climbing every 10 miles.

Vic’s 50 mile strava route can be found here.

2017 Membership

2017 Membership

Those who are interested in supporting and being a member of the club – have you renewed your VC Melyd club membership for 2017?

It’s time to renew your membership of VC Melyd, as of 2nd January. If you wish to continue being a member of this ace cycling club please pay via the British Cycling website using this link: .

Alternatively, please message me for details of the club’s bank if you prefer to pay by bank transfer. Thank you.

Sally Cunliffe (Membership Secretary).

You do not need to be a member of British Cycling to sign up using this mechanism. If you are concerned over data security, the admin fee for card processing, of like me just plain prefer it – you can pay using BACS. Any issues – do not hesitate to contact the membership secretary.

Family £25

Adult £15 (over 18)

Junior £10 (under 18)

NB. Do keep in mind if you wish to be included in the points for the time trial season – you will require membership to cover the period you compete.

Sunday Ride Rota Q1 2017

Sunday Ride Rota Q1 2017

The VC Meldy Sunday Social ride rota is in place for the the beginning of the year, Q1, Winter, call-it-what-you-will. There is to be one ride for all – so routes are to be achievable by both the intermediate and the faster group. Pace dictated by the group – and route changes obviously possible if the weather dictates. Initial meeting at Saints Gymnasium, Meliden – and possible collections at Rhuddlan 15 minutes later *IF* the route goes that way. The ride starts at 0930 is around 50 miles. If you are thinking of joining in – get in touch.

Week 1 / 8th January / Sally

Week 2 / 15th January / Donna

Week 3 / 22nd January / Vic

Week 4 / 29th January / Graeme

Week 5 / 5 th February / Darren

Week 6 / 12th February / Mark

Week 7 / 19th February / Sally

Week 8 / 26th February / Donna

Week 9 / 5th March / Vic

Week 10 / 12th March / Graeme

Conveniently also available in the original format – a print-out-and-magnet-to-the-fridge-version here 2017 Winter VCM ride rota .

North Wales Road Race 2017 Announced.

North Wales Road Race 2017 Announced.

After the huge success and positive feedback from last years VC Melyd North Wales Road Race Series – we are proud to announce that this will be returning for 2017 with cooperation from Ynys Mon Race Team.

The following release was made last week by our Road Race Secretary Simon Parkinson.

Please see below dates for next year’s races in North Wales that VC Melyd will be hosting in 2017. We have teamed up with Ynys Mon Race Team to put on a 2 day weekend of racing in June. Ynys Mon Race Team put on a fantastic race last year on the Llangefni Circuit, Anglesey.

North Wales Road Race

9th April – North Wales Road Race – Denbigh (Category 2/3/4)

North Wales King of the Mountain Series (Category 2/3/4)

7th May – Round 1 – Llyn Brenig
10/11th June – Round 2 – Trawsfynydd/Llangefni
16th July – Round 3 – Ruthin

VC Melyd anticipate our expenditure to be less next season due to the fact we purchased lots of equipment last season. Therefore we have reduced the entry fee per race day to £25 for 2017 and we’ll also be distributing prize money at each race. Prize money will also be awarded for the winner of the King of the Mountain Series. Entries open January 2017.

— Simon Parkinson (Road Race Secretary)

The following Strava routes for the courses were released a few days later on Saturday the 17th December 2016 over on the NWRR Facebook Group.

Round 1– Ruthin (KoM Series) –

Round 2 – Denbigh (cat 2/3/4) –

Round 3 – Saturday – Trawsfynydd (KoM Series) –

Round 3 – Sunday – Llangefni (KoM Series) –

Round 4 – Llyn Brenig (KoM Series) –

Round 5 – Denbigh (cat 2/3/4) –

VC Melyd to host 2017 Welsh Road Race Championships

VC Melyd to host 2017 Welsh Road Race Championships

The following great news was released on Facebook on Saturday the 17th December…

I’m pleased to announce that in 2017 on behalf of VC Melyd and Welsh Cycling, I will be hosting:-

2017 Welsh Road Race Championships

This will be held in North Wales on the Llyn Brenig Circuit on the 20th August 2017.

— Simon Parkinson (road race secretary)

More information to follow – however in the interim – this is great news for cycling, the area, and the club.

The course takes in a loop around Llyn Brenig and can be found here (

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