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:https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/subscriptions .

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.

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

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 .