Monthly Archives September 2013

Can Energy Cycles Club Help?0

The following request has made its way to me. If you think you may be able to help Terry out, please contact him at

My name is Terry Jones and I am a member of the Caernarfon Round Table, which is a world wife charity organisation. We raise money for local charity’s. The reason for my email is to ask you as a cycling club to help us. We are planning to cycle to Cardiff at the end of October (weather permitting) from Caernarfon Castle to Cardiff Castle and hoping to raise a large amount of cash. A few of us are ok cyclists but a majority of the group are beginners. What I’m asking you is, has your club have any surplus gear that your members do not use any more, such as cycling tops, gloves, short, coats hats even your club top and also spd shoes...

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Energy Cycles 2 Stage Hill Climb Results – 22.9.130

This was the first time the Club had used these climbs, one perhaps a little more familiar to the riders than the other, but both proving testing on the day. Perfect conditions greeted the riders and despite some riders suffering from “The Lurg”, all rose to the challenges that lay ahead.

Once again Dan Evans of 4 Star Racing Team took the honours in both stages and the overall. Energy Cycles “man on form”, Garry Ellis took third overall and best 40+ honours. Clwb Beicio Dwyfors, Gwydion Roberts took first in the junior’s competition, with Jack Williams of Energy Cycles Club taking the prize for second. Congratulations to all who took part and thank you for coming out and competing once again. See you all again next year…..

Again I would like thank those Club members (Dafydd, Huw, Karl,...

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Energy Cycles Final Hill Climb Events of 20130

The Club will be holding its final event of the year on Sunday, 22nd September. It’s the Two Stage Hill Climb based on the Drws y Coed and Groeslon climbs. The start times have been brought forward for both events, as there is a road running race using the Nantlle Valley later in the morning. (thanks goes to Mathew Roberts for letting me know about this).

The start time will now be 10.00 am for the Drws Y Coed, and 11.30 am for the Groeslon climb. The signing on (from 9.00am) for Drws Y Coed will be at the large layby at the end of the long straight approaching the climb on the B4418, and not at the Inigo Jones Slate Works as originally planned...

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Energy Cycles Fachwen Hill Climb Result – 8.9.130

This was the second edition of our Fachwen Hill Climb up to the surge pond at Marchlyn. And despite the cool showery conditions, Dan Evans of the 4 Star Racing Team stormed to victory and sliced a whopping 2 mins. 10 secs. off the time set by Iwan Morton back in June. I have a feeling that this time may stand for a while, though someone out there may just prove me wrong.

Once again I’d like to thank all the marshals (Caren & Dafydd Ellis, Derek Sayer, Gwynfor Williams, Ian Roberts, Llion Williams, Mike Le Bon, and John (?) who turned up to ride, decided not to, volunteered to marshal and was last seen riding up to Marchlyn!!) for their valuable help on what turned out to be a cool Sunday morning!

I would also like to express my thanks, on behalf everyone who took part, to Tony Thomas...

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Final Overall Results Gwynedd Cycling Association 20130

Well then, another fantastic result for the Club. Overall winners of the GCA’s Inter Club competition. And overall winner and third place overall for Gareth McGuinness and Garry Ellis in the Individual competition. Alun Williams took first place overall in the Veterans competition (can’t believe that, he doesn’t look old enough to be a Vet!!), and fourth overall in the Individual competition.

Other members of the Club rode well and consistently all season, with Wayne Owen claiming sixth, Mathew Nottingham in eighth place and young Derek Sayer was eleventh overall in the Individual competition. Well done and congratulations to all of you on your performances this season.

Once again we should not forget those who put this competition together on behalf of the racing cyclists in Gwynedd...

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Gwynedd Cycling Association Llanberis Hill Climb0

A quick heads up for all you grimpers out there. The 2013 GCA Hill Climb on the Llanberis Pass (original date 29th September) has been cancelled. A new date (13th October) and venue (Gwynant Pass, Nantgwynant) are to be used for this GCA event. For further information please contact the event secretary, Dylan Williams of Clwb Rasio Mona.

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