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.

2016 TT Season Awards & Champions

2016 TT Season Awards & Champions

The ratified and validated standings for the 2016 series Champions has been released. Ladies and Gentlemen – I present – our champions!

The below results show the events, and the VCM and second sign riders who have represented us (in bold) and achieved.

The certificates and awards will be going out to this years happy recipients either at the RCC ride and dinner, or the VCM Annual Awards and party respectfully.

A well done to the VCM Champions – Laura Ellis, David Griffiths, Anthony Hogbin, Terry Glynn, and Sally Cunliffe. A particular well done to Sally Cunliffe and Laura Ellis for setting 9 and 2 age records respectively. Chapeau!

 

5 Mile TT

Senior Mike Lewis
Lady Senior Laura Ellis
Veteran A Richard Ashcroft
Veteran B Graham Stephenson

9 Mile TT

Youth B
Youth A Tom Davies
Junior Morgan Hughes
Senior Mike Lewis
Lady Senior Laura Ellis
Veteran A David Griffiths
Veteran B Gragan Stephenson
Lady Veteran C Sally Cunliffe

10 Mile TT

Youth A Tom Davies
Senior Mike Lewis
Veteran A David Grifiths
Veteran B Nic Wright
Lady Veteran C Sally Cunliffe
Veteran D Sparrow Harrison

18 Mile TT

Youth A Tom Davies
Senior Mike Lewis
Veteran A Anthony Hogbin
Veteran B Nic Wright
Veteran C Peter Hughes
Lady Veteran C Sally Cunliffe
Veteran D Sparrow Harrison

25 Mile TT

Senior Ashley Roberts
Veteran B Graham Stephenson
Veteran C Peter Hughes

27 Mile TT

Senior Mike Lewis
Veteran A Richard Ashcroft
Veteran B Nic Wright
Lady Veteran C Sally Cunliffe

37 Mile Mountain TT

Youth B Edward Woodhead
Youth A Tom Davies
Senior Mike Lewis
Veteran B Nic Wright
Lady Veteran C Sally Cunliffe

Rhaullt Hill HC

Youth B Edward Woodhead
Youth A Tom Davies
Senior Mike Lewis
Veteran A Terry Glynn
Veteran B Graham Stephenson
Veteran C Peter Hughes
Lady Veteran C Sally Cunliffe
Veteran D Sparrow Harrison

The VC Melyd awards will be presented at the VC Melyd Annual dinner on Friday 25th November at the Faenol Fawr, Bodelwyddan at 9.30 pm.

The Rhyl CC awards will be presented at the Rhyl CC Christmas dinner on Sunday December 11th at the White Horse PH, Llangynhafal.

For this year the League overall winners and age group winners (*) will be presented with perpetual trophies. Certificates will also be presented to all age group winners in the Club Championship events. 

Trophies will be awarded to age group winners who competed in 6 or more events.

–Nic Wright (Rhyl CC)

Source: The official results can be found on the Rhyl CC website here.

Gaps and lack of awards: This is because no one from that age group took part. So – a word to the wise, check the season next year – lets have a VCM rider in more of these slots for next year!

How are these decided? During the season there are a number of Club Champion events which decide on these esteemed titles for the year.

What about the points I have seen on the time sheets? Points are awarded per event for the first X places. Placing highly gives you an obvious advantage unsurprisingly… as does completing more events. A complete break down can be found below for every one of the SIXTY ONE entrants from local clubs (of which 28 where VCM) in this years season.

Position Name Category  Club Affiliation
Points
1 Mike Lewis Senior Rhyl CC 447
2 Rhion Morgan Senior Rhyl CC 409
3 Tom Davies Youth A MTRT/Rhyl CC 408
4 Nic Wright Vet-B Rhyl CC 400
5 Richard Ashcroft Vet-A Rhyl CC 372
6 Sally Cunliffe Vet Lady-C VC Melyd 343
7= Tim Erasmus Vet-B Rhyl CC 320
7= David Griffiths Vet-A MTRT/VC Melyd 320
9 Ashley Roberts Senior Rhyl CC 281
10 Graham Stephenson Vet-B Rhyl CC 256
11 Tom Brereton Senior Team Elite/VC Melyd 244
12 Simon Price Vet-B VC Melyd 238
13 Sparrow Harrison Vet-D Rhyl CC 222
14 Morgan Hughes Junior Team Elite/Rhyl CC 200
15 David Bell Senior VC Melyd 172
16 Dave Watt Vet-A Team Elite/VC Melyd 171
17 Edward Woodhead Youth B Rhyl CC 161
18 Rhys Wainwright Senior MTRT/VC Melyd 146
19 Simon Parkinson Senior MTRT/VC Melyd 132
20 David Fanning Vet-B Clwb Beicio Bala/Rhyl CC 117
21 Peter Hughes Vet-C Rhyl CC 114
22 Simon Hall Vet-A VC Melyd 86
23 Laura Ellis Senior Lady MTRT/VC Melyd 74
24 Richard Lee Vet-B Rhyl CC 74
25 Anthony Hogbin Vet-A VC Melyd 65
26 Dave Tudor Junior NFTO Race/VC Melyd 52
27 Katie Dawson Vet Lady-A VC Melyd 52
28 Reece Lessiter Junior MTRT/VC Melyd 50
29 Andy Malcolm Vet-B VC Melyd 46
30 Ben Hughes Senior Rhyl CC 46
31 Darren Wareing Vet-A VC Melyd 45
32 Tim Buckley Vet-A VC Melyd 41
33 Donna Warren Vet Lady-A VC Melyd 39
34 Hywel Lloyd Senior Rhyl CC 38
35 Jack Blanchard Youth A Rhyl CC 32
36 Fran Hoare Vet Lady-B Rhyl CC/VC Melyd 30
37 Jack Nash Junior MTRT/VC Melyd 29
38 Terry Glynn Vet-A VC Melyd 28
39 Alan Overson Vet-B VC Melyd 26
40 Callum Dixon Senior NFTO Race/Rhyl CC 26
41 Paul Singleton Vet-B Rhyl CC 26
42 Chris Williams Senior MTRT/VC Melyd 25
43 Aries Jansens Senior VC Melyd 24
44 James Morris Vet-B Rhyl CC 24
45 Finley Douglas Youth C Rhyl CC 23
46 Justin Lewis Vet-A VC Melyd 22
47 Becky Hoare Senior Lady Army CU/Rhyl CC 21
48 Evan Burgess Youth C Rhyl CC 21
49 Jason Breakey Senior NFTO Race/Rhyl CC 21
50 Anthony Webb Youth C Rhyl CC 20
51 Gareth Hughes Vet-A Rhyl CC 19
52 Joel Lingard Youth E Rhyl CC 19
53 Bryn Baxter Youth D Rhyl CC 18
54 Paul Griffin Vet-A Rhyl CC 18
55 James Johnson Youth C Rhyl CC 17
56 Steve Lovibond Vet-B Rhyl CC 17
57 Glyn Morris Vet-B VC Melyd 16
58 Greg Powell Vet-B VC Melyd 15
59 Steve Sharp Vet-B VC Melyd 15
60 Richard Sumner Vet-A VC Melyd 12
61 Sarah Bayliss Vet Lady-A Rhyl CC 12
End of the TT Season.

End of the TT Season.

Sadly the VC Melyd & Rhyl CC 2016 North Wales Time Trial league has come to an end.

The results are in.

The numbers are washed and WD40’d (yes that happens!)

The end of season results are to follow (will be updated on release).

Next date for the diary – Sunday 1st January – New Years Day – The Brass Monkey – a 9 mile TT … it’s rare that something makes so much sense – hungover, bleary eyed, lacking in sleep, no doubt in half light and rain, what better way to start the year than 30 minutes of blissful agony. See you there then!

Time trial – Round 25 – ’37 mountain TT’

Time trial – Round 25 – ’37 mountain TT’

This Sunday the 4th September 2016 saw the 37 mile Mountain Time Trial, the final event in this years season. The course running out and up from above Denbigh towards Bwlchau and then up onto Denbigh Moors before a left alongside Llyn Brenig, and then down the others side to Cerrigydridion, and back to Ruthin. The final stretch heading back towards Denbigh, into the business park – and a cruel uphill finish.

The weather was gusty and overcast after overnight heavy rain – traditionally an end of season celebrated event – this year saw a hardy ten riders turn up to undergo the discomfort of 37 miles of pain with the added bonus of up and down thrown in.

1 / Alex Jones / 1:30:28

2 / David Williams / 1:32:31

3 / Mike Lewis / 1:37:00

4 / Tom Davies / 1:47:27

5 / Ashley Roberts / 1:50:25

6 / Rhion Morgan / 1:51:25

7 / Nic Wright / 1:55:33

8 / Sally Cunliffe / 1:59:32

9 / Edward Woodhead / 2:14:31

10 / Tim Erasmus / 2:21:28 (Puncture)

This completes the Velo Club Melyd & Rhyl Cycling Club season for 2016 with official finish times to follow / confirmation of end of season points.

The next event is the Brass Monkey 9mile TT on Sunday 1st January 2017 – best get that in the diary then!

Time Trial – Round 25 – D1/5

Time Trial – Round 25 – D1/5

As the evenings start to close in and the time trial season is all but at an end we see a number of great performances over the five course this evening.

Well done everyone.

5 mile Time Trial – D1/5

Wind speed Light Surface condition Dry Date 20160830
Wind direction S Temperature 19 Course code D1/5
Air pressure 1023
Position Name Category Club (s) Time PB Points
1 Graham Stephenson Vet-B Rhyl CC 11.15 x 30
2 Rhion Morgan Senior Rhyl CC 11.17 29
3 Tom Davies Youth A MTRT/Rhyl CC 11.39 28
4 Richard Ashcroft Vet-A Rhyl CC 12.10 27
5 David Fanning Vet-B Clwb Beicio Bala/Rhyl CC 12.29 x 26
6 Nic Wright Vet-B Rhyl CC 12.30 25
7 Tim Erasmus Vet-B Rhyl CC 12.47 24
8 Sally Cunliffe Vet Lady-C VC Melyd 13.15 23
9 Edward Woodhead Youth B Rhyl CC 13.46 x 22
Time Trial – Round 24 – HC

Time Trial – Round 24 – HC

A large turn out this evening for the third penultimate event of the year – the Rhuallt Hill, Hill Climb – with a great number of personal bests achieved.

Many thanks to Andy Malcolm, Gary Houlston for arranging the weather and running the event – as always no help – it doesn’t occur.

While the points lead now seems that first is a given – the rest of the field is open to taking… see you next week people.

Round 24 – HC – Rhuallt Hill

Wind speed Light Surface condition Dry Date 20160823
Wind direction var Temperature 20 Course code D0/11
Air pressure 1020
Position Name Category Club (s) Time PB Points
1 Tom Brazier Senior Team Elite 5.26
2 Mike Lewis Senior Rhyl CC 5.40 x 30
3 Alex Jones Senior Come and Try It 5.45
4 Graham Stephenson Vet-B Rhyl CC 5.58 x 29
5 Ben Bright Youth B Come and Try It 6.04
6 Terry Glynn Vet-A VC Melyd 6.16 28
7 Tom Davies Youth A MTRT/Rhyl CC 6.20 x 27
8 Dave Watt Vet-A Team Elite/VC Melyd 6.24 26
9 Rhion Morgan Senior Rhyl CC 6.36 x 25
10 Will Harding Youth B Come and Try It 6.41
11 Edward Woodhead Youth B Rhyl CC 6.43 x 24
12 Ashley Roberts Senior Rhyl CC 6.46 23
13 Richard Ashcroft Vet-A Rhyl CC 7.01 22
14 Nic Wright Vet-B Rhyl CC 7.42 21
15 Sally Cunliffe Vet Lady-C VC Melyd 7.43 20
16 David Fanning Vet-B Clwb Beicio Bala/Rhyl CC 7.45 x 19
17 Tim Erasmus Vet-B Rhyl CC 8.27 18
18 Peter Hughes Vet-C Rhyl CC 9.24 17
19 Sparrow Harrison Vet-D Rhyl CC 12.06 16
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