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) –

NWRR Completes With Round 5

NWRR Completes With Round 5

This weekend saw the final round of the NWRR series. Taking in 6 laps of the D1/9 TT course, to finish on the Denbigh Industrial Park. The results of the north Wales road race – for round five, and the overall series can be found below.

“NWRR – Round 5 – Results

1 Stephen Feeney
2 Rhodri Owen
3 Kieran Wynne-Cattanach
4 Jamie Fletcher
5 Mathew Lythgoe
6 Gareth McGuinness
7 John Charles
8 Morgan Hughes
9 Michael Harrison
10 Matt Hallam

Many thanks to everyone who helped out and took part in this series, and made it possible.

Congratulations to Team Chronomaster, Ynys Mon Racing Team, and Buxton CC / Sett Valley Cycles on the club / team awards, and to Dylan Kerfoot-Robson (Team USN), Joseph Bowers (BuxtonCC/Sett Valley Cycles), and Jimmy Smith (Team Aspire) for the first second and third respectively.

The Overall Results for the North Wales Road Race Series (NWRR) can be found here.

[Pictures Ian Mclean – Welsh Cycling]

Another great review from the people at Team Chronomaster too.

“NWRR Series has come to an end for 2016 after a successful final round. Its been a busy year hosting our first Road Race Series for VC Melyd. Huge thanks again to the great team of volunteers and helpers. Thanks to CSAS marshals, Welsh Cycling, NEG, BC commissaires, st johns ambulance and Ynys Mon Race Team for providing the neutral service. Special thanks to Chris Allen who has helped with the signs before and after all the races. He has also done a top job as chief judge at the finish line of every round. Special thanks also to Mark Allen who has helped with all the organisation. Massive appreciation to the regular team of volunteers from VC Melyd.
Thanks to Darran Acton at Champion Systems UK for providing the winners Jerseys after each round, they looked great in the peloton…….and our very own treasurer Nick Rowlands who has done a great job of managing the finances.

— Simon Parkinson.


VC Melyd cycling club has put road racing back on the map for cyclists in North Wales in spectacular fashion by hosting the North Wales Road Race Series (NWRRS).

NWRRS came to an end on Sunday 11th September 2016, which seen more than 140 amateur cyclists tackle five gruelling race circuits across Ruthin, Denbigh, Marsh Tracks Rhyl, Lyn Brenig and Trawsfynydd.

The challenging series was planned to include some of the toughest roads in North Wales to suit both sprinters and climbers. Riders were not only battling against demanding roads but the British weather also played a part making for exciting racing.

Cyclists travelled from all over Wales and the North West of England to compete in the series, including local clubs Marsh Tracks Race Team, Ynys Mon Race Team, Rhos-on-Sea Cycling Club. Team Chronomaster from the North West were the winning Team of the series following consistent results from their riders.

Going into the final race of the series it was all to be won as the results were tight at the top of the league table. Therefore Round 5 this weekend at Denbigh saw constant attacks from the riders all trying to get away and take the win. A small group broke away from the peloton on lap 5 of 6 and the race was won by Stephen Feeney of Team Chronomaster.

Congratulations to local rider Dylan Kerfoot-Robson of Team USN who won the group sprint scoring enough points to take the 2016 Overall North Wales Road Race Series Win by 2 points.

Following the success of this series, planning is already underway for next years’ events with VC Melyd.

— Simon Parkinson.


North Wales Road Race – Round 5

North Wales Road Race – Round 5

The prestigious North Wales Road Race (NWRR) from VC Melyd is back again next month for it’s fifth round.

Returning to Denbigh – watch the NWRR FB page for updates.

We’re back on the Denbigh circuit for the final round of the NWRR series. Some might be thankful to be back on a flatter circuit after the last 2 tough rounds. I’ve started to accept entries on BC website and they are due to close on the Thursday before the event. It’s tight in the series for the overall and team result. — Simon Parkinson.


NWRR overall series results – after round 4

NWRR overall series results – after round 4

Following up on the success of this last weekends North Wales Road Race Series – round 4 from Llyn Brenig – we have results for round 4 for both this round, and overall for the NWRR series 2016.

Joe Bowers will wear the yellow series leaders jersey and Dylan Kerfoot-Robson will wear the white Under 23 series leaders jersey. However both are on the same points going into round 5.” — Simon Parkinson

You may wish to look over these two write ups / reports of the event from two other points of view – one from our local Jack Nash of MTRT’s – and the another fantastic write up by Nick Pulling of Team Chronomaster.

Great to see such good racing, and acknowledgement of the club’s efforts. Well done all.

Thank you to the event organisers VC Melyd for putting on such a fantastic race series held on spectacular roads. I will be racing the fifth event in the series in a few weeks and will definitely back next year to race in the series.” — Nick Pilling.

NWRR – Sunday 7th August – Llyn Brenig

NWRR – Sunday 7th August – Llyn Brenig

Sunday 7th August brings the fourth round of the North Wales Road Race (NWRR) series – Llyn Brenig. We look forwards to seeing you there – it should be a great day out.


The Riders and Officials Race Day Pace for NWRR RD4 has been published on the NWRR Facebook Group. The event guide can also be found here.



The route was published on Strava at the end of last month. The route for the NWRR4 runs anti-clockwise, and can be found here.



Please do not park in the Anglers Carpark at Llyn Brenig Visitors Centre. There is a fishing competition on and the car park is clearly signed. There are three other available car parking areas at the visitors centre that are available to use.

NWRR overall results following Round 3

NWRR overall results following Round 3

Here are the results following Round3 of the North Wales Road Race series.

Individual Standings

1. Jimmy James Smith
2. Dylan Kerfoot-Robson
3. Joe Bowers

Team Standings

1. Champion Systems VCUK Racing Team
2. Team Aspire
3. Ynys Mon Racing Team

Things are looking exciting for the next 2 rounds of racing. The overall series winner will take home £250 and the winning team will take home £125.

The full set of results are attached.


North Wales Road Race Initial Results

North Wales Road Race Initial Results

The initial results are looking like this. Reports to follow.

1st – Jack ONeill
2nd – Richard Ashley
3rd – Dan Evans
4th – Dylan Kerfoot-Robson
5th – Daniel Nieto
6th – Jack Nash
7th – Oliver Haywood
8th – Lewis Ball
9th – George Evans
10th – Tom Brazier
11th – Ed Hopper
12th – Neil Jones
13th – Stephen Feeney
14th – Kieran Seamus Wynne-Cattanach
15th – Ryan Ashcroft
16th – Joe Bowers
17th – Jimmy James Smith
18th – Gareth McGuinness
19th – David Parry
20th – Matthew Lythgoe
21st – Simon Price
22nd – Jamie Fletcher
23rd – John Spillane
24th – Ben Palmer
25th – Huw Owen
26th – Joseph Dobson
27th – Paul Gibson
28th – Luke Beswick
29th – Caron Jones
30th – Mark Jones
31st – Jack Gilbert
32nd – Dilwyn Davies
33rd – Nicholas Jones
34th – Philip Blundell
35th – Mark Allen

North Wales Road Race – Round 3 – Trwsfynydd

North Wales Road Race – Round 3 – Trwsfynydd

Simon Parkinson has been busy organising the next round of the VC Melyd North Wales Road Race.

Round Three is being held over to the West, on the other side of Snowdonia in and around Trwsynydd – where the scenery is, in short, big.

A recent post to Facebook says there are 24 spaces open for this round at the moment:

I’ve started to accept entries for NWRR ROUND 3 at Trawsfynydd. There are 24 available spaces at the minute. This really is a great course, maybe the best of the series. A real combination of fast roads, climbs and fast swooping technical descents. Obviously includes breathtaking views racing within an area of outstanding natural beauty. I’ll try to get some pictures/videos of the course up before the event.

We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.