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

Time Trial League Points July 2016

Time Trial League Points July 2016

So here we are ploughing through the Time Trial season – and I keep posting the results – however – there is a VC Melyd and Rhyl CC time Time Trial League no less. Yes.

First place is awarded 30 points, and then each place after first gets a point less. These are added together. ….What do points mean? Prizes!

So on those obscure nights, when the weather looks too hot, too cold, too wet – get out there, go get the points – gotta catch ’em all!

Well done to everyone – and to so many VCM riders for taking part in the league. Particular congratulations to David Griffiths and Sally Cunliffe for fourth and sixth place at this time!

Lets see if next year we can get more competing through the season : )

1 Nic Wright Vet-B Rhyl CC 381
2 Richard Ashcroft Vet-A Rhyl CC 327
3 Mike Lewis Senior Rhyl CC 324
4 David Griffiths Vet-A MTRT/VC Melyd 320
5 Tom Davies Youth A MTRT/Rhyl CC 315
6 Sally Cunliffe Vet Lady-C VC Melyd 296
7 Rhion Morgan Senior Rhyl CC 243
8 Tim Erasmus Vet-B Rhyl CC 234
9 Morgan Hughes Junior Team Elite/Rhyl CC 200
10 David Bell Senior VC Melyd 172
11 Simon Price Vet-B VC Melyd 168
12 Graham Stephenson Vet-B Rhyl CC 167
13 Tom Brereton Senior Team Elite/VC Melyd 158
14 Ashley Roberts Senior Rhyl CC 153
15 Sparrow Harrison Vet-D Rhyl CC 150
16 Rhys Wainwright Senior MTRT/VC Melyd 146
17 Dave Watt Vet-A Team Elite/VC Melyd 145
18 Simon Parkinson Senior MTRT/VC Melyd 132
19 Edward Woodhead Youth B Rhyl CC 91
20 Simon Hall Vet-A VC Melyd 86
21 Laura Ellis Senior Lady MTRT/VC Melyd 74
22 Peter Hughes Vet-C Rhyl CC 53
23 Dave Tudor Junior NFTO Race/VC Melyd 52
24 Katie Dawson Vet Lady-A VC Melyd 52
25 Reece Lessiter Junior MTRT/VC Melyd 50
26 Ben Hughes Senior Rhyl CC 46
27 Andy Malcolm Vet-B VC Melyd 46
28 Darren Wareing Vet-A VC Melyd 45
29 Tim Buckley Vet-A VC Melyd 41
30 Donna Warren Vet Lady-A VC Melyd 39
31 Jack Blanchard Youth A Rhyl CC 32
32 Fran Hoare Vet Lady-B Rhyl CC/VC Melyd 30
33 Jack Nash Junior MTRT/VC Melyd 29
34 Callum Dixon Senior NFTO Race/Rhyl CC 26
35 Alan Overson Vet-B VC Melyd 26
36 Paul Singleton Vet-B Rhyl CC 26
37 Chris Williams Senior MTRT/VC Melyd 25
38 Aries Jansens Senior VC Melyd 24
39 James Morris Vet-B Rhyl CC 24
40 Anthony Hogbin Vet-A VC Melyd 23
41 Finley Douglas Youth C Rhyl CC 23
42 Justin Lewis Vet-A VC Melyd 22
43 Jason Breakey Senior NFTO Race/Rhyl CC 21
44 Becky Hoare Senior Lady Army CU/Rhyl CC 21
45 Evan Burgess Youth C Rhyl CC 21
46 Chris Johnson Vet-A Ruthin CC 20
47 Anthony Webb Youth C Rhyl CC 20
48 Gareth Hughes Vet-A Rhyl CC 19
49 Joel Lingard Youth E Rhyl CC 19
50 Hywel Lloyd Senior Rhyl CC 18
51 Paul Griffin Vet-A Rhyl CC 18
52 Bryn Baxter Youth D Rhyl CC 18
53 Steve Lovibond Vet-B Rhyl CC 17
54 James Johnson Youth C Rhyl CC 17
55 Glyn Morris Vet-B VC Melyd 16
56 Greg Powell Vet-B VC Melyd 15
57 Steve Sharp Vet-B VC Melyd 15
58 Sarah Bayliss Vet Lady-A Rhyl CC 12
59 Richard Sumner Vet-A VC Melyd 12

 

North Wales Road Race – Round One

North Wales Road Race – Round One

Huge congratulations to James Smith of Team Aspire on the win today.

Many thanks to Simon, Mark, Chris, and everyone who helped make today possible.

The first reports are starting to come in – thank you to Nick Pilling of Chronomaster Racing, to Ryan Ashcroft of VCUK, and to Stephen Stuart for some great pictures of NWRR.*

The first race of the North Wales Road Race Series kicked off with a bang on Sunday 10th April.

This race proved popular with the riders and reached its 80 rider limit more than 6 weeks prior to the event. 7.30am on a sunny frosty morning the Race HQ ‘The Centre’ opened its doors and the carpark was already starting to fill with riders and officials. VC Melyd setup the sign on tent outside and riders began to queue for their race numbers. 9.00am the marshals headed out to their allocated positions out on the circuit. There was a great turn out of marshals from both VC Melyd and local cycling club Ruthin CC.

Riders assembled behind the convoy vehicles in the car park for their briefing. The 80 riders rolled out of HQ at 9.30 and on to the open roads under neutral conditions towards Llanfair DC. The flagged dropped on exiting Llanfair DC and the race had started.

The peloton remained at a steady pace for the first couple of miles with no real attacks off the front. As the peloton reached the bottom of Nant Y Garth the pace increased with a few riders going off the front. As the race approached the top of the climb the majority of riders were back together and the race headed towards Corwen.

With the wind behind the riders attacks started to come off the front which caused a split at the back of the peloton. Ten riders dropped from the back as the speeds increased to more than 35mph. There was no real urge in the peloton to catch the breakaway as the race winded back towards Ruthin. Approaching Nant Y Garth again for the second time the pace increased causing more riders to drop from the back. The second lap was a much more of continuous faster pace rather than the short sharp burst of the first lap

As the riders completed the second lap the breakaway of 6 riders had 2 minutes on the peloton. The peloton pushed hard again on their final ascent of the Nant Y Garth and got within 50 seconds of the break before taking on the Horseshoe Pass climb to the summit finish. Jimmy Smith of Team Aspire attacked from the breakaway alone at the base of the Horseshoe Pass.

The peloton caught the breakaway before the summit but Jimmy Smith managed to hold off the rest of the field to take the victory. There were 49 finishers in total who completed the 58 mile race. It was great to see local support from residents of the passing villages out on the circuit and great crowds at the summit of the Horseshoe Pass. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the officials and volunteers on the day who made the event such a success. We look forward to Round 2 now which is a 2 Day Stage Race on the 7th/8th May. — Simon Parkinson (Race Organiser)

The following results are taken from the NWRR FB Group

RESULTS – Round 1

1. JIMMY James Smith
2. DYLAN KERFOOT ROBSON
3. ROBERT ROGERS
4. DANIEL NIETO
5. IOAN SMALLWOOD
6. NICHOLAS PILLING
7. DAVID PARRY
8. JOSEPH BOWERS
9. RHODRI OWEN
10. Ryan Ashcroft
11. JACK WILLIAMS
12. CHRISTIAN SMITH
13. ANTONY RICHARDSON
14. Tom Hanlon
15. ANDREW MARTIN
16. Alex Harvey
17. Jack Nash
18. STEPHEN FEENEY
19. GARETH McGUINESS
20. NICHOLAS WHITLEY
21. GARETH BALSHAM
22. Dan Evans
23. LEWIS BALL
24. David Watt
25. ANTHONY GREENHALGH
26. Tom Brereton
27. Darran Acton
28. CHARLIE EVANS
29. Tom Brazier
30. BEN PALMER
31. ANDY BENNETT
32. PAUL GIBSON
33. MATT LIMACHER
34. STEVEN FIDLER
35. SIMON PARKINSON
36. MARC HEUSTON
37. JONATHON PULESTON-JONES
38. LUKE BERWICK
39. JOSEPH EARLY
40. JONATHAN HUCK
41. Callum Dixon
42 HUW OWEN
43. GARETH HIND
44. Rhys Wainwright
45. CARON JONES
46. DAFYDD HUGHES
47. DILWYN DAVIES
48. WAYNE OWEN
49. STEFFAN JONES

Disqualified rider numbers for crossing a solid while line:-
45, 16, 2

 *Particular thanks to Stuart for permission to use his images.

Congratulations to Lucy!

Congratulations to Lucy!

Congratulations to Lucy Lee on her fantastic win at the Manchester Wheelers event “Women’s 2-day Stage Race“. Don’t take my word for it – check out the report at VeloUK.

Lucy had the fine company of other VCM riders Janet Burthem, and Laura Ellis (also riding for Marsh Tracks Race Team) for the event, and Charlotte McKernon from local North Wales club Rhos On Sea CC.

Huge congratulations on your win from everyone at VC Melyd Lucy, and to everyone who took part.

 

Marmotte of mud…

Posted to the VCM FB group – great news from our award winning offroad duo Jan & Lucy:

It was left to Lucy and I to represent Muddy Melyd at Marshbrook (75km) today, as the usual contingent saw 2700m of ascent and went elsewhere. All I can say is that we did manage to finish it. It made the Howies Dyfi Enduro look like a ride to work, and I now feel pretty much like I’ve just ridden The Marmotte.

However as they said there was also 2700m of downhill and actually some of it was the steepest twisty descent through woodland I’ve ever ridden. Nice at 50km in.

Lucy rode really well, although Alan Overson she now knows that half way feeling! I’m sure we finished somewhere near last, and I did fall down a hillside near the end when I waited for Lucy, put my foot down on fresh air off the path and fell sideways down a fern covered slope. I would have still been there now as Lucy didn’t see me and rode past, but a very kind man who panicked thinking I’d just disappeared down a precipice, stopped and pulled me out. Great day, you missed a treat lads.

— Janet Burthem

Last you say? Lucy and Jan both in around 6 hours 50 – impressive work!

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