VC Melyd & Rhyl CC Time Trial Calendar 2017

VC Melyd & Rhyl CC Time Trial Calendar 2017

Following the season opening Brass Monkey event on New Years Day we are now to present the North Wales Time Trial Calendar for the Velo Club Melyd & Rhyl Cycling Club.

After a great season last year with the usual awards and champions – this year is no exception – a full season to acrue not just personal bests, compete against your clubmates, but also to compete for points and as Club Champion for your specific age group.

New for this year, starting Wednesday 1st of March 2017 we will be moving the usual Tuesday Night Club Ride to Wednesday nights. Thus allowing all those unable to attend to head over and take part as currently this is an issue.

While the Hill Climbs and the longer events may not be for everyone – the Championship Events are worthy of your support – play to your strengths people – and appreciate that lower attendaces mean higher points are up for grabs .. dont let the weather put you off! So lets start with those Championship dates for your diaries.

 

HIGHLIGHT EVENTS

Club Championship – 50 Mile – Sunday, 4th June

Club Championship – 27 Miles – Tuesday, 27th June

Club Championship – 18 Miles – Tuesday, 18th July

Club Championship – 10 Miles – Tuesday, 4th July

Club Championship – 9 Miles – Tuesday, 1st August

Club Championship – 5 Miles – Tuesday, 8th August

Club Championship – Hill Climb – Tuesday, 22nd August

Club Championship – Hill Climb (Long) – Sunday, 10th September

 

CALENDAR

January

Sunday, 1st January 2017 – RCC – 9 Miles – D1/9 – 1300hrs – “The Brass Monkey

April

Tuesday, 11th April 2017 – VCM – 1.32 mile – D0/11 – 1845hrs – “Hill Climb

Tuesday, 18th April 2017 – RCC – 9 mile – D1/9 – 1900hrs

Tuesday, 25th April 2017 – VCM – 9 mile – D1/9 – 1900hrs

May

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 – RCC – 5 mile – D1/5 – 1900hrs

Tuesday, 9th May 2017 – VCM – 9 mile – D1/9 – 1900hrs

Tuesday, 16th May 2017 – RCC – 10 mile – D23/10 – 1915hrs

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 – VCM – 18 mile – D1/9 – 1900hrs

Tuesday, 30th May 2017 – RCC – 2.43 mile – TBA – 1930hrs – “Long Hill Climb

June

Sunday, 4th June 2017 – VCM – 50 mile – TBA – 0915hrs

Tuesday, 6th June 2017 – RCC – 5 mile – D1/5 – 1900hrs

Tuesday, 13th June 2017 – VCM – 25 mile – D1/25 – 1915hrs

Tuesday, 20th June 2017 – RCC – 18 mile – D1/9 – 1900hrs

Tuesday, 27th June 2017 – VCM – 27 mile – D1/9 – 1900hrs

July

Saturday, 1st July 2017 – RCC – 0.75 mile – Marsh Tracks – 1300hrs

Tuesday, 4th July 2017 – RCC – 10 mile – D23/10 – 1915hrs

Tuesday, 11th July 2017 – VCM – 5 mile – D1/5 – 1900hrs

Tuesday, 18th July 2017 – RCC – 18 mile – D1/9 – 1900hrs

Tuesday, 25th July 2017 – VCM – 10 mile – D23/10 – 1915hrs

Sunday, 30th July 2017 – RCC – 10 mile – D10/15 – 0700hrs – “Open TT

August

Tuesday, 1st August – RCC – 9 mile – D1/9 – 1900hrs

Tuesday, 8th August – VCM – 5 mile – D1/5 – 1900hrs

Tuesday, 15th August – RCC – 9 mile – D1/9 – 1900hrs – “Two Up

Sunday, 20th August – VCM – 37 mile – D37/2 – 0830hrs – “Mountain Time Trial

Tuesday, 22nd August – RCC – 1.32 mile – D0/11 – 1900hrs

Tuesday, 29th August – VCM – 9 mile – D1/9 – 1845hrs

September

Sunday, 3rd September – RCC – 25 mile – D1/25 – 0930hrs

Sunday, 10th September – VCM – 2.43 mile – TBA – 0930 – “Long Hill Climb

 

COURSE CODES

D0/11 – Rhuallt Hill (1.32 mile)

TBA – Holywell Road & Rhuallt Hill (2.43 mile)

D1/5 – Denbigh – Llandyrnog

D1/9 – Denbigh – Llanyrnog – Bodfari

D10/15 – St Asaph – Abergele (A55)

D23/10 – Denbigh – Ruthin (10 mile)

D1/25 – Denbigh – Ruthin (25 mile)

TBA – Denbigh – Ruthin (50 mile)

D37/2 – Denbigh – Cerrigydrudion – Ruthin

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

The definitive source for information is the VC Melyd & Rhyl CC Time Trial Facebook Group. Please post further questions, or discussions there – or for errors here – contact the webmaster.

 

PRINTABLE VERSION

Brass Monkey Results

Brass Monkey Results

Heads still hazy from the night before, a week of excess, and the lure of a fancy dress event.

This year starting earlier to allow for more people should they turn up – twenty  riders took part in this year’s VC Melyd & Rhyl CC Brass Monkey Time Trial.

Nine miles of joy, four celsius, damp roads, and first time riders.

Twenty Seventeen is under way.

Brass Monkey – New Years Day – 2017

Wind speed Light/Moderate Surface condition Damp Date 20170101
Wind direction N Temperature 4 Course code D1/9
Air pressure 1022
Position Name Category Club (s) Time PB Points
1 Rhion Morgan Senior Rhyl CC 23.38 30
2 Ian Kneale Vet-A Ruthin CC 24.09
3 Nic Wright Vet-B Rhyl CC 24.55 29
4 Simon Parkinson Senior MTRT/VC Melyd 25.06   28
5 Richard Evans Vet-A Wrexham-Fibrax CC 25.51
6 David Fanning Vet-B Rhyl CC 25.57 27
7 Sally Cunliffe Vet Lady-C VC Melyd 26.21 26
8 Becky Hoare Senior Lady Army CU/Rhyl CC 26.26 25
9 Richard Ashcroft Vet-A Rhyl CC 27.02 24
10 Finley Douglas Youth B Rhyl CC 27.44 FT 23
11 David Henley Vet-B Rhyl CC 27.47 FT 22
12 Josh Morris Senior Liverpool Phoenix 28.08
13 Tim Erasmus Vet-B Rhyl CC 28.48 21
14 Edward Woodhead Youth B Rhyl CC 29.01 20 40 sec penalty ( late )
15 Fran Hoare Vet Lady-B Rhyl CC 29.26 19
16 Isaac Lawrence Youth B Rhyl CC 29.48 FT 18
17 Ella Oldfield Youth A Girl MTRT 32.10
18 Andy Malcolm Vet-C VC Melyd 32.53   17
19 Peter Hughes Vet-C Rhyl CC 32.56 16
20 Sparrow Harrison Vet-D Rhyl CC 45.00 15

The 2017 Brass Monkey

The 2017 Brass Monkey

This prestigious event is almost upon us. The New Years Day 9 mile Time Trial.

Traditionally involving a strong degree of not taking yourselves too seriously – as a weeks worth of family, food, beverage, keeping odd hours,  do battle with the weather as you drag yourself around the 9 mile Denbigh Course. Fancy dress is optional but encouraged – and further sets the tone for a winner as a formality as much as anything else : )

So – want to start off 2017 with a blast – and feeling the roughest you have felt in a while after only nine miles? Well just walk this way!

What do you need to know?

Day

New Years Day, Sunday 1st January, 2017

Time

Sign On Before – 1245hrs

Event Starts – 1300hrs

Location

St Marcella’s Church – Off the bypass roundabout – road to Llandurnog.

Course

Church to Llandurnog, left across to the main road, left at Blue Hand Corner back towards Denbigh, left again onto the bypass, left back to the church. Nine Miles.

Fancy Dress

Behold these athletes at the top of their game in their National Costumes… SO PROUD.

 

*but alas no “come and try option” so CT affiliated club membership is necessary.

Time Trial – 9 mile – Two Up

Time Trial – 9 mile – Two Up

This weeks event saw a 2up time trial around the D1/9 course.

Attendance was low – however much fun was had.

No points were attributed to this event.

Round 24 – 9 mile – D1/9 – 2Up

Position Name Time
1 Nic Wright 00:22:39
1 Graham Stephenson 00:22:39
2 Tim Erasmus 00:24:29
2 Simon Price 00:24:29
3 Dave Fanning 00:24:51
3 Hywel Lloyd 00:24:51
4 Ed Woodhead 00:25:47
4 Sally Cunliffe 00:25:47

 

Time Trial – Round 23 – D1/9

Time Trial – Round 23 – D1/9

The last of the nine mile courses this season for the VC Melyd & RCC time trial league.

Thank you to everyone who took part and helped out this evening. A clutch of personal bests on a day of mostly confused weather.

 

Round 23 – D1/9 – 9mile TT

Wind speed Moderate Surface condition Dry Date 20160809
Wind direction NW Temperature 14 Course code D1/9
Air pressure 1025
Position Name Category Club (s) Time PB Points
1 Mike Lewis Senior Rhyl CC 20.38 x 30
2 Tom Brereton Senior Team Elite/VC Melyd 22.17 x 29
3 Chris Mann Youth A MTRT 22.25
4 Rhion Morgan Senior Rhyl CC 22.28 x 28
5 Tom Davies Youth A MTRT/Rhyl CC 22.55 x 27
6 Dylan Roberts Senior Wrecsam Tri 23.06
7 Richard Ashcroft Vet-A Rhyl CC 23.39 x 26
8 Nic Wright Vet-B Rhyl CC 24.02 25
9 Richard Lee Vet-B Rhyl CC 24.11 24
10 Ashley Roberts Senior Rhyl CC 24.27 23
11 David Fanning Vet-B Clwb Beicio Bala/Rhyl CC 24.36 22
12 Simon Price Vet-B VC Melyd 24.55 21
13 Hywel Lloyd Senior Rhyl CC 25.42 20
14 Sally Cunliffe Vet Lady-C VC Melyd 25.54 19
15 Tim Erasmus Vet-B Rhyl CC 26.28 18
16 Sparrow Harrison Vet-D Rhyl CC 34.35 17
Time Trial – Round 18 – D1/9 x2

Time Trial – Round 18 – D1/9 x2

North Wales Time Trials continue with the VC Melyd & RCC League. This weeks instalment of the race of truth took place over 18 miles, through two laps of the D1/9 circuit.

A wind assisting along the approach to The Wall, and along the top road towards Llandurnog – alas meaning the road back to the Denbigh roundabout was hard going.

Thank you to Simon Parkinson and Martin Austin for running the show, and Michael Lewis who won in a class of his own. Chapeau to Rhion Morgan, Tom Davies, and Tom Brereton on their PB’s… particularly to Tom B. for his second place on a standard road bike. Bravo.

Next week brings a 5 mile course to the Llandurnog Roundabout and back – making it more of a sprint – but equally more accessible to all…. why come along and have a go?

Fancy specialist bike or not – this is you against yourself.

Round 18 – 18 Miles (2x D1/9)

Wind speed Moderate Surface condition Dry Date 20160726
Wind direction SW Temperature 16 Course code D1/9×2
Air pressure 1017
Position Name Category Club (s) Time PB Points lap 1 lap 2
1 Mike Lewis Senior Rhyl CC 42.43 x 30 21.09 21.34
2 Tom Brereton Senior Team Elite/VC Melyd 46.13 x 29 23.00 23.13
3 Rhion Morgan Senior Rhyl CC 46.14 x 28 22.58 23.16
4 Tom Davies Youth A MTRT/Rhyl CC 47.19 27 23.43 23.36
5 Nic Wright Vet-B Rhyl CC 49.20 26 24.34 24.46
6 Ashley Roberts Senior Rhyl CC 50.23 25 24.59 25.24
7 Simon Price Vet-B VC Melyd 51.54 24 25.30 26.24
8 Sally Cunliffe Vet Lady-C VC Melyd 53.27 23 26.49 26.38
9 Chris Johnson Vet-A Ruthin CC 53.37 26.32 27.05
10 Anthony Hogbin Vet-A VC Melyd 53.44 FT 22 26.25 27.19
11 Peter Hughes Vet-C Rhyl CC 61.42 21 30.35 31.07
12 Sparrow Harrison Vet-D Rhyl CC 75.52 20 36.30 39.22
Time Trial – Round 15 – D1/9 x2

Time Trial – Round 15 – D1/9 x2

 

Time Trial – 18 Mile – D1/9 x2 Laps

Wind speed Moderate Surface condition Dry Date 20160705
Wind direction NW Temperature 16 Course code D1/9×2
Air pressure 1021
Position Name Category Club (s) Time PB Points lap 1 lap 2
1 Mike Lewis Senior Rhyl CC 43.30 FT 30 21.28 22.02
2 David Griffiths Vet-A MTRT/VC Melyd 43.53 x 29 22.01 21.52
3 Morgan Hughes Junior Pro Vision SJ/Rhyl CC 45.01 x 28 22.28 22.33
4 Tom Davies Youth A MTRT/Rhyl CC 47.07 x 27 23.34 23.33
5 Rhion Morgan Senior Rhyl CC 47.31 26 23.22 24.09
6 Tom Brereton Senior Team Elite/VC Melyd 48.16 FT 25 23.47 24.29
7 Richard Ashcroft Vet-A Rhyl CC 48.52 FT 24 24.15 24.37
8 Nic Wright Vet-B Rhyl CC 49.06 23 24.08 24.58
9 David Fanning Vet-B Clwb Beicio Bala 50.00 24.32 25.28
10 Ashley Roberts Senior Rhyl CC 51.36 22 25.54 25.42
11 Sally Cunliffe Vet Lady-C VC Melyd 52.18 FT 21 26.01 26.17
12 Chris Johnson Vet-A Ruthin CC 53.03 26.34 26.29
13 Tim Erasmus Vet-B Rhyl CC 55.39 20 27.06 28.33
14 Edward Woodhead Youth B Rhyl CC 59.26 FT 19 28.23 31.03
15 Peter Hughes Vet-C Rhyl CC 61.37 18 30.16 31.21
16 Sparrow Harrison Vet-D Rhyl CC 77.18 17 37.02 40.16
17 Laura Ellis Senior Lady MTRT/VC Melyd dnf 26.31
Time Trial – Round 9 – D1/9

Time Trial – Round 9 – D1/9

Many thanks for the volunteers – well done to all who took part.

Round 9 – 9 mile – D1/9

Wind Moderate Conditions Dry Date 20160524
Wind E Temperature 16 Course D1/9
Pressure 1022
Position Name Category Club (s) Time PB Points
1 Dan Evans Senior Team Elite 19.31 CR
2 Mike Lewis Senior Rhyl CC 21.17 x 30
3 David Griffiths Vet-A MTRT/VC Melyd 21.41 29
4 Morgan Hughes Junior Pro Vision SJ/Rhyl CC 21.42 28
5 Tom Brereton Senior Team Elite/VC Melyd 21.43 x 27
6 Graham Stephenson Vet-B Rhyl CC 21.51 x 26
7 Simon Parkinson Senior MTRT/VC Melyd 22.36 25
8 Will Morgan Senior NFTO Race 23.06
9 Tom Davies Youth A Rhyl CC 23.12 24
10 Rhion Morgan Senior Rhyl CC 23.23 23 30s penalty late
11 Nic Wright Vet-B Rhyl CC 23.34 22
12 Richard Ashcroft Vet-A Rhyl CC 23.56 x 21
13 Simon Price Vet-B VC Melyd 24.17 x 20
14 Ashley Roberts Senior Rhyl CC 24.27 19
15 Chris Bennett Vet-B GOG tri club 24.40
16 Jessica Roberts Senior Lady Team Elite 25.06
17 Sally Cunliffe Vet Lady-C VC Melyd 25.09 x 18
18 David Fanning Vet-B Clwb Beicio Bala 25.28 60s penalty late
19 Tim Erasmus Vet-B Rhyl CC 25.47 17
20 Laura Ellis Senior Lady VC Melyd 26.35 16
21 Sparrow Harrison Vet-D Rhyl CC 34.27 15
22 Dave Watt Vet-A Team Elite/VC Melyd dnf
Time Trial – Round 4 – D1/9

Time Trial – Round 4 – D1/9

Many thanks to Andy Malcolm, Paul Rutt, Chris Bennett, and Richard Mills for the assistance this evening.

David Watt of Team Elite / VC Melyd for putting in an impressive time of 21.34 for first place.

Another fine evening for Personal Bests – with congratulations to

  • Mike Lewis of Rhyl CC
  • David Bellof VC Melyd
  • Richard Ashcroftof Rhyl CC
  • Reece Lessiter of VC Melyd
  • Edward Woodhead of Rhyl CC

…and a first time ride for Richard Sumner.

Well done all.

 

Round 4 – D1/9

Wind speed Light/Moderate Surface condition Dry Date 20160419
Wind direction N Temperature 12 Course code D1/9
Air pressure 1030
Position Name Category Club (s) Time PB Points
1 Dave Watt Vet-A Team Elite/VC Melyd 21.34 30
2 Morgan Hughes Junior Pro Vision SJ/Rhyl CC 21.40 29
3 David Griffiths Vet-A MTRT/VC Melyd 21.49 28
4 Mike Lewis Senior Rhyl CC 21.54 x 27
5 Steve Matthews Senior Team Elite 22.12
6 David Bell Senior VC Melyd 22.46 x 26
7 Tom Brereton Senior Team Elite/VC Melyd 22.56 25
8 Nic Wright Vet-B Rhyl CC 23.37 24
9 Darren Wareing Vet-A VC Melyd 23.38 23
10 Paul Christie Senior Team Elite 23.48
11 Richard Ashcroft Vet-A Rhyl CC 24.07 x 22
12 Rhys Wainwright Senior VC Melyd 24.20 21
13 David Fanning Vet-B Clwb Beicio Bala 24.49
14 Simon Price Vet-B VC Melyd 25.15 20
15 Sally Cunliffe Vet Lady-C VC Melyd 25.25 19
16 Paul Griffin Vet-A Rhyl CC/VC Melyd 25.51 18
17 Reece Lessiter Junior VC Melyd 25.55 x 17
18 Tim Erasmus Vet-B Rhyl CC 26.51 16
19 Greg Powell Vet-B VC Melyd 27.06 15
20 Edward Woodhead Youth B Rhyl CC 27.30 x 14
21 Paul Singleton Vet-B Rhyl CC 27.31 13
22 Richard Sumner Vet-A VC Melyd 27.32 FT 12
23 Katie Dawson Vet Lady-A VC Melyd 28.05 11
24 Peter Hughes Vet-C Rhyl CC 30.26 10
25 Sparrow Harrison Vet-D Rhyl CC 38.35 9
Time Trial – Round 3 – D1/9

Time Trial – Round 3 – D1/9

A well attended evening for the third in this years TT series, with favourable conditions resulting in a large number of notable performances.

Amongst the achievements for the evening were:

  • Dan Evans setting a new course record of 19 min 33 seconds;
  • Ed Woodhead a new age group course record for Youth B of 27 min 55 seconds;
  • Sally Cunliffe a new age group course record Vet Lady C of 25 min 24 seconds;

A welcome to the event to Donna Warren, and Simon Hall for their first time around the course.

Well done everyone, and a thank you to those who helped support the event yesterday.

 

Round 3 – 9 Mile TT – D1/9

Wind speed Very Light Surface condition Dry Date 20160412
Wind direction N Temperature 11 Course code D1/9
Air pressure 1005
Position Name Category Club (s) Time PB Points
1 Dan Evans Senior Team Elite 19.33 CR
2 Morgan Hughes Junior Pro Vision SJ/Rhyl CC 21.30 x 30
3 Dave Watt Vet-A Team Elite/VC Melyd 21.33 x 29
4 David Griffiths Vet-A MTRT/VC Melyd 21.46 28
5 Rhion Morgan Senior Rhyl CC 22.36 x 27
6 Tom Brereton Senior Team Elite/VC Melyd 22.48 x 26
7 Tom Davies Youth A Rhyl CC 23.01 x 25
8 Rhys Wainwright Senior VC Melyd 23.07 x 24
9 David Bell Senior VC Melyd 23.09 x 23
10 Tim Buckley Vet-A VC Melyd 23.35 22
11 Nic Wright Vet-B Rhyl CC 23.56 21
12 Paul Christie Senior Team Elite 24.09
13 Simon Hall Vet-A VC Melyd 24.19 FT 20
14 Richard Ashcroft Vet-A Rhyl CC 24.21 x 19
15 Hywel Lloyd Senior Rhyl CC 25.04 x 18
16 Simon Price Vet-B VC Melyd 25.05 17
17 David Fanning Vet-B Clwb Beicio Bala 25.11
18 Jessica Roberts Senior Lady Team Elite 25.18
19 Sally Cunliffe Vet Lady-C VC Melyd 25.24 x 16
20 Reece Lessiter Junior VC Melyd 26.00 x 15
21 Tim Erasmus Vet-B Rhyl CC 26.06 14
22 Dylan Roberts Senior Wrecsam Tri 26.24
23 Paul Singleton Vet-B Rhyl CC 27.08 13
24 Andy Malcolm Vet-B VC Melyd 27.44 12
25 Edward Woodhead Youth B Rhyl CC 27.55 x 11
26 Fran Hoare Vet Lady-B Rhyl CC/VC Melyd 28.03 10
27 Katie Dawson Vet Lady-A VC Melyd 28.07 9
28 Donna Warren Vet Lady-A VC Melyd 28.54 FT 8