NWRR 2017 – February Update

NWRR 2017 – February Update

Following the announcement of the North Wales Road Race Series 2017 back in December – the places are starting to fill up .

Check availability and enter using the British Cycling portal – however here are the current standings.

Thanks to all those riders who have entered the 2017 North Wales Road Races so far. It’s much to my surprise that the first race is now full with a total of 6 riders on the reserve list so far.

Update of the races so far:-
North Wales Road Races – Denbigh – FULL
North Wales KOM Series Rd1 – 50/80
North Wales KOM Series Rd2 – 35/80
North Wales KOM Series Rd3 – 24/80

I’ll be accepting entrants for the rest of the races in March. I’d like to remind riders that they will be accepted on a first come first served basis.” — Simon Parkinson (Road Race Secretary)

In terms of dates for the calendar dates the following were posted yesterday:

9/4 – Denbigh
7/5 – Llyn Brenig
10/6 – Trawsfynydd
11/6 – Anglesey
16/7 – Ruthin
19/8 – Llyn Brenig
20/8 – Llyn Brenig” — Mark Allen (Club Secretary)

Be sure to subscribe to the NWRR Facebook Group to ensure you have the most up to date information.

Maps for the various routes can be found below.

Round 1– Ruthin (KoM Series) – https://www.strava.com/routes/865407

Round 2 – Denbigh (cat 2/3/4) – https://www.strava.com/routes/865441

Round 3 – Saturday – Trawsfynydd (KoM Series) – https://www.strava.com/routes/2151684

Round 3 – Sunday – Llangefni (KoM Series) – https://www.strava.com/segments/2966069

Round 4 – Llyn Brenig (KoM Series) – https://www.strava.com/routes/865385

Round 5 – Denbigh (cat 2/3/4) – https://www.strava.com/routes/865441

Recruiting: Marsh Tracks Race Team

Recruiting: Marsh Tracks Race Team

Not every club are as lucky as VC Melyd in having such great resource such as Marsh Tracks on their doorstep – and currently Marsh Tracks Race Team are recruiting for youth and junior riders.

It is a great club agnostic progression for talented riders of all ages to progress to, receive structured training from the array of coaches we now field, along with others in the area, and progress to compete.

MTRT (Marsh Tracks Race Team) is currently recruiting for youth riders, for Road Racing, Time Trial,  CycloCross, Mountain Bike (MTB), and Cyclocross (CX) so whether it’s something you thought you would like to progress to, or you know someone who would grow with the opportunity – now is the time to apply. The recruitment window is open from Saturday the 22nd of October 2016 until Saturday November the 5th 2016 – and take up is reportedly good, so DO NOT DELAY.

With the post going onto the VCM FB page late in the week – do  get the word out there – it is a great local and shared resource and should be used.

VCM is our primary feeder club and development of young riders is our goal.

–Darren Wareing (VCM/MTRT)

MTRT are Recruiting Youth and Junior Riders

NWRR gets great reports!

NWRR gets great reports!

With the North Wales Road Race series now completed – we have seen a number of write ups recently – thank you to everyone who has taken the trouble to contribute, whether that be through volunteering, taking part, taking pictures, or writing content.


British Cycling Review



Marsh Tracks Race Team

North Wales Road Race Series Round 5 – Denbigh Road Race – Jack Nash 14/9/16


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 – 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.

#BehindEveryRace – Commissaire

#BehindEveryRace – Commissaire

Many thanks to Alan Overson for posting this over on the FB Group –

Welsh Cycling confirms Assistant Commissaire Training Courses for autumn 2015 in Wales and border regions.

Assistant Commissaire courses are being offered in the disciplines of BMX, Cyclo Cross, Track and Road with information on date sand locations available here. The entrance point to becoming a Commissaire is on the Assistant Commissaire course. This British Cycling course blends pre course online learning with the face to face delivery of a one day course.

The pre course learning covers areas such as anti-doping, safeguarding and protecting children as well as conflict management.  This enables the day to focus on the roles and responsibilities of a Commissaire, pre, during and post event.

Once candidates have completed the course they will be fully fledged Assistant Commissaires. In order to then progress up the pathway as seen below, practical experience is gained shadowing active volunteers.

For more information head over to British Cycling – with information on location and dates of courses here.