Monthly Archives July 2014

Junior Members Ride0

Sunday 27th July 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 a bit iffy and the main areas of “The Park” busy, we’ll take to the quiet roads of the Llyn Peninsula. The plan is to head to Tai’n Lôn, Bwlch Mawr, Pencaenewydd, Y Ffor, Dinas, Sarn, Rhoshirwaun, and to Aberdaron. From Aberdaron its over to Rhiw and onto Mynytho and Pwllheli. Out of Pwllheli and onto Llanystumdwy, and back to Llanwnda. Approx 76 miles.

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

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Mon Arfon League 10 mile TT, 24.07.140

A quick heads up. Holyhead Cycling Clubs, Mon Arfon League (MAL) 10 mile time trial is at Dalar this Thursday, 24th July. Start time is 7.00 pm.

For course details, please see;http://www.freewebs.com/holyheadcyclingclub/coursemaps.htm

This event is open to all club riders. This is a fast course and the weather is looking good for Thursday. So if you’ve been tempted to ride a time trial this year and yet to do so, here’s the ideal opportunity. You don’t need a TT bike or an aero helmet. A road bike, a good position and plenty of enthusiasm will get you round!! Try it, you never know where it might lead you…….

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Junior Members Ride0

Sunday 20th July 2014. A juniors/members (all are welcome) ride has been organised for Sunday.

Please meet outside the Spar shop on Y Maes in Caernarfon at 9.30am.

The plan is to ride the Etape Canol route, but in reverse and with some minor variants. 75 miles & approximately 5320 ft of climbing.

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

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Club Kit 20140

This is an update on the Club kit still available. All items are on a first come basis. If you are interested in any of the following please contact me.

Club socks – many, many, pairs!!!! £7 a pair
Bib Shorts (L) 3, (XL) 3, (XXL) 2 off. £42 each
Short Sleeve Jerseys  (L) 1, (XL) 1 off. £35 each
Long Sleeve Summer Jersey (XL) 1 off. £38
Time Trial Shoe Covers (M) 1, (L) 1 off. £14.80 a pair
Track Mitts/Finger-Less Gloves. (XL) 2, (XXL) 2 off. £10 each

Cheers,

John

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Energy Cycles Snowdon Mountain Time Trial, Results -10.07.140

This was the 2nd edition of this event, run over some quite demanding roads circling the Snowdon massif. Almost perfect conditions greeted the riders, and fast times were expected from the riders. Most of the riders knew these roads like the back of their hands, others where not so familiar with what lay ahead.  Some had come from just down the road, whilst Sarah Ryder and Richard Thomas had traveled over from Hawarden and Coedpoeth near Deeside. Thanks for making the effort guys!!

Once again the battle for top honors was between the men in form, Gerallt Roberts (Clwb Rasio Mona), Garry Ellis and Gareth McGuiness (both Energy Cycles Club). Once again Gareth came out on top, and sliced almost a minute off the course and event record.

Most of the riders who rode the previous edition improve...

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Junior Members Ride0

Sunday 13th July 2014. A juniors/members (all are welcome) ride has been organised for Sunday.

Please meet outside the Spar shop on Y Maes in Caernarfon at 9.30am.

The planned route is to go over to Ynys Mon, via Y Felinheli, Menai Bridge, onto Beaumaris, Llangoed, Llanddona, Pentraeth, Rhosmeirch, Gwalchmai, and a cafe stop at Rhosneigr. From Rhosneigr its east to Aberffraw, Newborough down to Menai Bridge and back into Caernarfon via Nant y Garth. Approx 69 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 Snowdon Mountain Time Trial0

Thursday, 10th July 2014.

The 2nd edition of the Energy Cycles Club, Snowdon Mountain Time Trial will take place this coming Thursday.

Starting and finishing in the beautiful village of Beddgelert. The event takes you east on the A498 thro Nant Gwynant and up to the Pen y Gwryd Hotel and left over “The Pass”. Follow the A4086 thro Llanberis to Pont-rug and left to Caeathro. Left at the roundabout and up to Waunfawr and back towards Beddgelert on the A4085.

Total distance is 30 miles, and approximately 1760 ft of climbing.

“Signing on” will be from 6.00pm in the public car park on the A4085, just north of the Saracens Head Hotel in Beddgelert.The first rider will leave the time keeper at 7.00pm.

The start will be on the east side of Beddgelert on the A498, adjacent to the 30mph signs...

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Club Thangs, July 20140

I sit here writing this as the wind howls round the house and the rain hammers on the window panes, surely Summer isn’t over for another year, its only July!!!

The Giro has been and gone, and Le Tour is about to begin in Yorkshire. The elite riders of the professional peloton will start off from Harrogate on what for some will be three weeks of hell, whilst for others there will be ecstasy. Some will be stage victors on the flat lands, some will win in the Alps or the Pyrenees, some will be victorious against the clock in the individual time trials, and the special ones will take home one of the prestigious jersey’s. But all of those who finish the grand tour will be victors in their own right. The same can be said of all those who rode in the Etape Eryri...

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Junior Members Ride0

Sunday 6th July 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.

The plan is to head up over Drws y Coed, down to Waunfawr and over Ceunant and down to Cwm y Glo. From here over to Brynrefail and up thro Fach Wen, and to the surge pond at Marchlyn. Back down and thro Tregarth, Bethesda and on to Idwal and Capel Curig. From Capel to Beddgelert, Rhyd Ddu and back to Llanwnda. Approx 65 miles.

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

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