Monthly Archives June 2014

Group Riding Skills0

Here’s some useful stuff for riding in a group, racing or sportives, or just club runs. http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/racesmart  Even if you pick up one small point, then you’ll have improved your skills.

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Junior Members Ride0

Sunday 22nd June 2014. A juniors/members (all are welcome) ride has been organised for Sunday.

Please meet in the car park at the end of the cycle path in Llanwnda for 9.30am.

With the weather looking good and the main areas of “The  Park” busy, we’ll take to the quiet roads of the Llyn Peninsula. The plan is to head down to Y Ffor, over to Llannor, Boduan, Dinas, and down to Sarn Meyllteryn. From Sarn up and over Mynyedd Rhiw and to Abersoch. Lunch Stop. Out of Abersoch and over to Pwllheli, Abererch, Llangybi, Bwlch Derwin and back to Llanwnda. Approx. 66 miles.

Please contact John in advance if you wish to come along on this ride, via Facebook, email or telephone.

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Energy Cycles Prenteg Hill Climb, Results -19.6.140

This much talked about climb had never been used for a “hill climb” event before. It reputation as a “killer” or “beast” of a climb puts some people off from testing themselves against the steep sections of tarmac that winds its way out of Prenteg and up towards Cwmystradllyn. With unrelenting steepness and sections ramping up to 28% during the 1.6 miles, this was not a climb for the faint hearted.

Though the conditions were near perfect, a slight nagging head wind didn’t make life any easier for the competitors as they climbed onto Mynydd Gorllwyn. This is a real “climbers” climb, and there was certainly a reshuffling of the order of domination by the smaller riders who turned out to compete. New faces in the hill climbing world came to the fore.

Former Energy Cycles Club member Ben Butl...

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Energy Cycles Hill Climb, Prenteg, 19.6.140

Thursday 19th June.

The first Energy Cycles Club hill climb of the year is on Thursday.

The event is being held on the Prenteg up to Mynydd Gorllwyn climb.

The distance is 1.6 miles, and has an average gradient of 17%, with sections steeper than 23%. This race is open to all club riders (both locally and from beyond), and is a great way of experiencing a short distance climbers climb.
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Car parking, meeting, and signing-on will be in the Prenteg Village Hall Car Park, off the A498, Beddgelert to Tremadog road. Please keep an eye out for direction signs.

Signing on will be from 6.15pm, with the first rider away at 7.00pm.

Please come along, and see if competing in the Etape Eryri has helped your climbing capabilities.

Something you may need to bring with you, “Midge Cream”!!!!

I hope to se...

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Energy Cycles 10 mile MA League TT Result – 12.06.140

What a difference a month makes. May saw the riders fighting the south westerly’s. This evening, fine summer sun greeted all those who tested themselves on the faster section of this coastal course (Aberdesach/Llanwnda/Aberdesach).

A record number of riders started and rose to the challenge, with notable improvements in their course times.

Energy Cycles Gareth McGuiness once again proving his class, (though still feeling the effects in his legs of two major road races last weekend) by a little under 30 seconds from fellow Club mate Garry Ellis in second place, and Clwb Rasio Mona’s Gerallt Roberts in third. Fastest Veteran was again Holyhead Cycling Club’s Aled Williams, and Jack Williams of Energy Cycles the quickest Youth Rider...

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Mon Arfon League 10 mile Time Trial, 12.6.140

Thursday 12th May.
The second Energy Cycles Club time trial of the year is on Thursday.

The event is being held on Aberdesach to Llanwnda and back to Aberdesach course (D20/1).

The distance is 10 miles, and is a part of the Mon Arfon League Series. This series of events is open to all Club riders, and is a great way of experiencing short distance time trialing.

Car parking, meeting, and signing-on will be in the Aberdesach Beach Car Park, off the A499, Llanwnda to Pwllheli road. Please keep an eye out for direction signs.

Signing on will be from 6.15pm, with the first rider away at 7.00pm.

Please come along, and see what those hours and miles of training have achieved for you.

I hope to see you there…….

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