Energy Cycling Club
Energy Cycling Club are based in Gwynedd / Anglesey. The club is active in all types of cycling including road, off road (both mtb and cyclocross), racing (both road and time trial) sportive, track racing, touring, challenge rides and more! We meet every Sunday morning for a club run at around 9.30am. The runs are usually made up of cyclists from different backgrounds, and currently the routes are decided on the morning of the ride. The distance depends on the terrain and time of year. For full details of the rides please go to the Club Facebook page. Our ethics within the club are to encourage people into the sport and offer as much guidance and support that people need. So please come along and see what you think.
The Club’s prime interests have always been on the competitive side of things, with many members taking part in the local time trial scene organised by ourselves and the other clubs in the area. The Club and some of its members are Gwynedd Cycling Association Champions for 2015, as well as Club and Individual Champions of the Mon Arfon League 2015.
We also have a select few members, including the Senior Welsh National Road Race Champion for 2012, who also participate in the national road race scene.
Our usual winter club run is from the car park adjacent to the roundabout at Llanwnda, this is on Sundays and consists of a 60 mile+ loop (sometimes further if the weather is good!!) with a cafe stop half way. This is usually done at a reasonable pace, on average 16mph. The more serious road men meet at The Tea Rooms, Pentir, for an 80 mile + route at an average 18mph or more and usually on hilly roads. You have been warned….For full details of the rides please go to the Club Facebook page.
Mountain biking is long established in North Wales offering some of the UK’s premier purpose built forestry centres including Coed Y Brenin near Dolgellau and Gwyder Forest Bewts Y Coed and Coed Llandegla.
Beddgelert Forest situated just behind Snowdon itself, was also once the host to one of the original UK mountain bike races back in the early 1990’s, which was famous for having the longest descent in the country. For the more adventurous rider the Llanberis Path up Snowdon or the Pony Track up Cadair Idris offers proper mountain riding opportunities. North Wales is also synonymous with Enduro racing with the Meridia 100km event held across the Clywidian Hills around Ruthin and the Dyfi Enduro held in the Dyfi Forest Machynlleth.
The club promotes mountain biking in North Wales and has strong links with the Welsh XC racing scene and other North Wales mountain biking clubs.
We have riders that take part in our local cyclocross events during the summer and winter months. Club member Chris Purt is North Wales Cyclo Cross Series Winner 2012/13. These races are very popular and a great way to get out for an hours blast.