VC Melyd Annual Awards

VC Melyd Annual Awards


“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 entertainment.The adults will convene at 7.30 for an evening of merriment, the cost per adult is £20 to include a hot buffet and a ceilidh band.Payment should be made in advance via cheque or bank transfer, bank details available from treasurer Nick Rowlands.No cash on the night as places will have been pre-booked.Please let Nick know of any dietary requirements upon payment.” — Mark Allen (Club Secretary)

More information on this can be found here as a link from the main VCM Facebook Page.

The Awards 2016

The Awards 2016

A huge congratulations to this year’s award winners.

The culmination of a year’s worth of riding and a fantastic social evening saw the following people take receipt of our … quite frankly ASTOUNDING awards … hand fettled by the artisan and renown local sculptor – Mr Alan Overson.

(Many thanks to Aries Janssens for the pictures)

The lucky people to be involved with such legendary trophies as these this year were as follows:

Half Wheel AwardFor competitive natureSue Nash

Stunt WomanFor best no-hands-dismountMandy Rowlands

Racer of the YearFor performance with a number on their backJack Nash

Most ImprovedRecognition of efforts and determinationGwenn Bro

Clubman of the YearFor efforts for the clubSimon Parkinson

Mechanic of the YearFor mechanical geniusGreg Powell

Time Trial League & Women’s Age Group Record Champion – for a variety of being fast reasons – Sally Cunliffe

Certificates for achievement in the Time Trial field were issues to the following club champions for 2016:

5 Mile Lady Senior – Laura Ellis

9 Mile Lady Senior – Laura Ellis

9 Mile Veteran A – David Griffiths

9 Mile Lady Veteran C – Sally Cunliffe

10 Mile Veteran A – David Griffiths

10 Mile Lady Veteran C – Sally Cunliffe

18 Mile Veteran A – Anthony Hogbin

18 Mile Lady Veteran C – Sally Cunliffe

27 Mile Lady Veteran C – Sally Cunliffe

37 Mile Mountain TT  Lady Veteran C – Sally Cunliffe

Rhuallt Hill Climb – Veteran A – Terry Glyn

Rhuallt Hill Climb – Lady Veteran C – Sally Cunliffe

Hearty congratulations to everyone who took part in this year of riding and contributed in any way, no matter how small to the running of our fantastic and award winning club. Thank you.

Now… on with the festivities!

2016 TT Season Awards & Champions

2016 TT Season Awards & Champions

The ratified and validated standings for the 2016 series Champions has been released. Ladies and Gentlemen – I present – our champions!

The below results show the events, and the VCM and second sign riders who have represented us (in bold) and achieved.

The certificates and awards will be going out to this years happy recipients either at the RCC ride and dinner, or the VCM Annual Awards and party respectfully.

A well done to the VCM Champions – Laura Ellis, David Griffiths, Anthony Hogbin, Terry Glynn, and Sally Cunliffe. A particular well done to Sally Cunliffe and Laura Ellis for setting 9 and 2 age records respectively. Chapeau!


5 Mile TT

Senior Mike Lewis
Lady Senior Laura Ellis
Veteran A Richard Ashcroft
Veteran B Graham Stephenson

9 Mile TT

Youth B
Youth A Tom Davies
Junior Morgan Hughes
Senior Mike Lewis
Lady Senior Laura Ellis
Veteran A David Griffiths
Veteran B Gragan Stephenson
Lady Veteran C Sally Cunliffe

10 Mile TT

Youth A Tom Davies
Senior Mike Lewis
Veteran A David Grifiths
Veteran B Nic Wright
Lady Veteran C Sally Cunliffe
Veteran D Sparrow Harrison

18 Mile TT

Youth A Tom Davies
Senior Mike Lewis
Veteran A Anthony Hogbin
Veteran B Nic Wright
Veteran C Peter Hughes
Lady Veteran C Sally Cunliffe
Veteran D Sparrow Harrison

25 Mile TT

Senior Ashley Roberts
Veteran B Graham Stephenson
Veteran C Peter Hughes

27 Mile TT

Senior Mike Lewis
Veteran A Richard Ashcroft
Veteran B Nic Wright
Lady Veteran C Sally Cunliffe

37 Mile Mountain TT

Youth B Edward Woodhead
Youth A Tom Davies
Senior Mike Lewis
Veteran B Nic Wright
Lady Veteran C Sally Cunliffe

Rhaullt Hill HC

Youth B Edward Woodhead
Youth A Tom Davies
Senior Mike Lewis
Veteran A Terry Glynn
Veteran B Graham Stephenson
Veteran C Peter Hughes
Lady Veteran C Sally Cunliffe
Veteran D Sparrow Harrison

The VC Melyd awards will be presented at the VC Melyd Annual dinner on Friday 25th November at the Faenol Fawr, Bodelwyddan at 9.30 pm.

The Rhyl CC awards will be presented at the Rhyl CC Christmas dinner on Sunday December 11th at the White Horse PH, Llangynhafal.

For this year the League overall winners and age group winners (*) will be presented with perpetual trophies. Certificates will also be presented to all age group winners in the Club Championship events. 

Trophies will be awarded to age group winners who competed in 6 or more events.

–Nic Wright (Rhyl CC)

Source: The official results can be found on the Rhyl CC website here.

Gaps and lack of awards: This is because no one from that age group took part. So – a word to the wise, check the season next year – lets have a VCM rider in more of these slots for next year!

How are these decided? During the season there are a number of Club Champion events which decide on these esteemed titles for the year.

What about the points I have seen on the time sheets? Points are awarded per event for the first X places. Placing highly gives you an obvious advantage unsurprisingly… as does completing more events. A complete break down can be found below for every one of the SIXTY ONE entrants from local clubs (of which 28 where VCM) in this years season.

Position Name Category  Club Affiliation
1 Mike Lewis Senior Rhyl CC 447
2 Rhion Morgan Senior Rhyl CC 409
3 Tom Davies Youth A MTRT/Rhyl CC 408
4 Nic Wright Vet-B Rhyl CC 400
5 Richard Ashcroft Vet-A Rhyl CC 372
6 Sally Cunliffe Vet Lady-C VC Melyd 343
7= Tim Erasmus Vet-B Rhyl CC 320
7= David Griffiths Vet-A MTRT/VC Melyd 320
9 Ashley Roberts Senior Rhyl CC 281
10 Graham Stephenson Vet-B Rhyl CC 256
11 Tom Brereton Senior Team Elite/VC Melyd 244
12 Simon Price Vet-B VC Melyd 238
13 Sparrow Harrison Vet-D Rhyl CC 222
14 Morgan Hughes Junior Team Elite/Rhyl CC 200
15 David Bell Senior VC Melyd 172
16 Dave Watt Vet-A Team Elite/VC Melyd 171
17 Edward Woodhead Youth B Rhyl CC 161
18 Rhys Wainwright Senior MTRT/VC Melyd 146
19 Simon Parkinson Senior MTRT/VC Melyd 132
20 David Fanning Vet-B Clwb Beicio Bala/Rhyl CC 117
21 Peter Hughes Vet-C Rhyl CC 114
22 Simon Hall Vet-A VC Melyd 86
23 Laura Ellis Senior Lady MTRT/VC Melyd 74
24 Richard Lee Vet-B Rhyl CC 74
25 Anthony Hogbin Vet-A VC Melyd 65
26 Dave Tudor Junior NFTO Race/VC Melyd 52
27 Katie Dawson Vet Lady-A VC Melyd 52
28 Reece Lessiter Junior MTRT/VC Melyd 50
29 Andy Malcolm Vet-B VC Melyd 46
30 Ben Hughes Senior Rhyl CC 46
31 Darren Wareing Vet-A VC Melyd 45
32 Tim Buckley Vet-A VC Melyd 41
33 Donna Warren Vet Lady-A VC Melyd 39
34 Hywel Lloyd Senior Rhyl CC 38
35 Jack Blanchard Youth A Rhyl CC 32
36 Fran Hoare Vet Lady-B Rhyl CC/VC Melyd 30
37 Jack Nash Junior MTRT/VC Melyd 29
38 Terry Glynn Vet-A VC Melyd 28
39 Alan Overson Vet-B VC Melyd 26
40 Callum Dixon Senior NFTO Race/Rhyl CC 26
41 Paul Singleton Vet-B Rhyl CC 26
42 Chris Williams Senior MTRT/VC Melyd 25
43 Aries Jansens Senior VC Melyd 24
44 James Morris Vet-B Rhyl CC 24
45 Finley Douglas Youth C Rhyl CC 23
46 Justin Lewis Vet-A VC Melyd 22
47 Becky Hoare Senior Lady Army CU/Rhyl CC 21
48 Evan Burgess Youth C Rhyl CC 21
49 Jason Breakey Senior NFTO Race/Rhyl CC 21
50 Anthony Webb Youth C Rhyl CC 20
51 Gareth Hughes Vet-A Rhyl CC 19
52 Joel Lingard Youth E Rhyl CC 19
53 Bryn Baxter Youth D Rhyl CC 18
54 Paul Griffin Vet-A Rhyl CC 18
55 James Johnson Youth C Rhyl CC 17
56 Steve Lovibond Vet-B Rhyl CC 17
57 Glyn Morris Vet-B VC Melyd 16
58 Greg Powell Vet-B VC Melyd 15
59 Steve Sharp Vet-B VC Melyd 15
60 Richard Sumner Vet-A VC Melyd 12
61 Sarah Bayliss Vet Lady-A Rhyl CC 12
Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony 2016

Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony 2016

It is almost that time of year again. After yet another successful year for both individuals and the club it is time to get together and hand out the shiny and the not so shiny – eat – drink – and be merry. Something we also excel at 🙂

Sally, our social secretary has posted this to the FB group. Should you require any further information do not hesitate to get in touch directly.

Annual VCM Awards Dinner on Friday 25th November 2016 at the Faenol Fawr, Bodelwyddan.

Order of the evening:
6pm – kids session
– 7pm – drinks at the bar
– 7.45pm – dinner
– 9 pm – charity raffle
– 9.30pm – prize presentation
– 10pm – disco

£25 per person payable to the club (please PM me for details).

Please choose starters and main courses from the attached menu.

— Sally Cunliffe


2016 Welsh Cycling Awards

2016 Welsh Cycling Awards

This year we are very happy to find VC Melyd shortlisted for the Welsh Cycling awards 2016. Previous years have seen volunteer of the year, coach of the year, fastest growing club of the year and so on. This year we have been put forward for two – Volunteer of the year (for Simon’s work with the NWRR), and VC Melyd Club of the Year.

Now that is pretty impressive stuff I think you will agree. Not all clubs are created equally – and this is a fantastic reflection on the hard work and time put in by so many to support, and most importantly “be” the riders that form a club. Well done everyone.

The awards will take place later in the year.


Disability Sport Wales Insport Certificate

Disability Sport Wales Insport Certificate

Paul, Ian and I were presented with our Disability Sport Wales Insport Certificate last night from Bret Jones from Disability Sport Wales. For those that don’t know, the Insport programme is about providing inclusive opportunities for disabled people and we are very proud to have our efforts recognised with this award. “– Mark Allen

ClubMark, Insport Ribbon & shortlisting for two BC awards

ClubMark, Insport Ribbon & shortlisting for two BC awards

As the evenings grow darker, lights get dug out of the back of the shed, and the layers stack up – it’s time to reflect over the year – and what a year it has been for VC Melyd – and so many achievements for its members too.

Following up on last years successes of Welsh Cycling Coach of the Year, and British Cycling Fastest Growing Club – we must be getting something right. The Welsh Cycling awards are to be held on Saturday the 7th November this year – the very best of luck to those heading down there this year.

The GoRide and the Ribbon award are for our pro-active work in the fields of youth and disability – offering quality opportunities to get involved, progress, and excel.

It’s tough being a quickly growing club, of mixed abilities, requirements,and increasingly more disparate groups to cater for – but it would seem we are doing each other proud. Thank you to everyone directly involved, those who have taken part, and those who have organised or supported events throughout the year.

Welsh Cycling Annual Awards.

Welsh Cycling Annual Awards.

It is that time of year again – nominations for the Welsh Cycling Awards.

In previous years we have been nominated for a number of awards, and come away with fastest growing club, and coach of the year.

It is your turn to put forwards the names of people who have made a real difference to you.

Take five minutes and follow the link on the Welsh Cycling Awards page and name names – push forwards the people you think are worthy of recognition.

Volunteers, officials and coaches who go the extra mile to make a difference to our sport here in Wales will once again be recognised for their commitment and contribution to the sport of cycling alongside Wales’ elite cyclists at the 2015 Welsh Cycling Awards.

There will be 13 awards on offer, including Lifetime Contribution to Cycling to recognise individuals who have made a significant impact on cycling in Wales. New for 2015 will be the Go Ride Club of the Year, recognising the growth in provision for young people to get into cycling in Wales’ accredited Go Ride Clubs.

Cycling clubs and members are invited to nominate their cycling champions who will be awarded at the dinner on Saturday 7 November at Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa, Cardiff.

2014 saw Tudor Thomas of Bynea Cycling Club, recognised for his years of dedication to cycling through his role as commissaire and as a volunteer in Wales with the Lifetime Contribution to Cycling accolade. World Champion Manon Carpenter received Elite Cyclist of the Year for her continued success throughout the season winning the World Cup series and World Championship title whilst Abergavenny Road Club claimed the Club of the Year title for the second time.

Anne Adams-King, Chief Executive Officer of Welsh Cycling is pleased to see the event continue to grow,

“The 2015 Welsh Cycling Awards is a fantastic opportunity to recognise people from all corners of the cycling community in Wales who dedicate their time to developing our sport and providing opportunities for everyone to enjoy cycling in Wales.

The awards ceremony is also an exciting opportunity for businesses to engage with cycling and it’s rising stars in Wales as well as hear about the terrific work done by the people at the heart of cycling in Wales, the clubs, the volunteers and the coaches who together inspire Wales to cycle.”


  • Race Official of the Year

  • Race Organiser of the Year

  • Club of the Year

  • Go Ride Club of the Year

  • Volunteer of the Year

  • Coach of the Year

  • Colin Thornton Award for Junior Performance

  • Paracyclist of the Year

  • Club Cyclist of the Year

  • Elite Cyclist of the Year

  • Outstanding Performance if the Year

  • Lifetime Contribution to Cycling in Wales

Do you want to recommend someone for an award? Sure – no issue – you can do the process offline – or you can use Welsh Cycling’s online nomination form.