News From John0

News from John.

At the end of January, Gwynfor James took a flyer whilst descending off Moel Siabod in icy conditions. He’s broken his ankle and has a talar shift, which is a serious injury. I’m sure he’ll be up and running again soon, and that you’ll join me in wishing him well and getting better soon.

For those Club members who fancy a Social Sunday Ride, a ride that’s going to be about forty miles (depending on who turns up and where folks would like to go) at a steady pace, no sprinting for road signs or powering up climbs, but starting together, riding together and finishing together. Then this could be for you. The first one will be on Sunday 27th March  at 10.30am outside Spar on the Maes in Caernarfon. I’ll be there and I hope to see you there……. Any questions please contact me.

Anyone who needs Club clothing please contact me with your requirements, I’m hoping to put an order in before the end of March. Apologies to anyone who has put a request in for kit, I haven’t forgotten you., but our supplier needs more of a order before he can justify putting a production of our kit into action.

This coming weekend the Aberystwyth Club are having a Spring Training weekend in Snowdonia. Their base is at Swallow Falls, outside Betws y Coed. Their first ride is on Saturday and starts off at 9.30am. For the route detail please see  http://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/view/26997656 . We are all invited to join them for all or part of the ride, please make our Southern Friends welcome and show them a hard time……

The start of the Road season if fast approaching, with the Clwb Rasio Mona 1km time trial over at Llangefni kicking off the time trials on Sunday 27th March www.freewebs.com/crm_results, and for the Road Men and Women, the Energy Cycles/Island Games Road Race on the Bodffordd, Llanerchymedd, Trefor course on Sunday 10th April (www.tlicycling.org.uk). Good luck to all our competitors for the forth coming season and may your aspirations come true.

For those of us who have ventured across to the Emerald Isle we know what stunning scenery and fantastic roads its has to offer. Dewi and I are putting plans together for a day trip over to Southern Ireland and into the Wicklow Mountains National Park. The plan is to have two routes, one for a fast group of riders and one for a not so fast group of riders. With different distances involved and a meeting for a cafe stop before heading back to the ferry and home. We are trying to get a deal with the ferry companies and will let Club members know the final details over the coming month. At the moment the Club has a surplus of cash to pay something towards the ferry tickets. This offer is open to all Club members, so please take this opportunity and hopefully have a great Club day out together. At the moment we are looking at a Sunday in mid-May , the exact date will be confirmed along with the other details mentioned earlier. Please think about this and let Dewi or myself know if this floats your boat.

I know that the end of August is a long way off, but I’m please to see that the 2011 Wild Wales Challenge is back on the calendar. This year it will be on Sunday 28th August and cover approx 84 miles. Its not a race, but certainly will be a “Challenge”, covering some fantastic roads around North and Mid Wales. This years route details will be made available nearer the time, but take a look at the web site and if your up for a great day out on your bike exploring roads that you wouldn’t normally ride on, this could be for you. Take a look at this for details   www.merseysidectc.com . Thanks to Dave Thomas for bringing this to my attention.

And finally, but most important is that we have two new members to the Club. Alun Williams from Caernarfon who has been a regular at the Turbo Sessions, and young Darragh Beck from Llanllyfni. A warm welcome to you both from all of us at Energy Cycles Club.

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