Rapha Women’s 100 – Sunday 26th July 2015

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Rapha Women's 100

Fancy joining thousands of women around the world to ride 100km? This is your chance.

Female riders from several South Wales cycling clubs have agreed to come together to provide a Rapha Women’s 100 ride from Wales to England, and back.

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Ajax Evening Time Trial Series

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in News | 1 comment

The club’s evening time trial series starts on Friday 22nd May and runs every Friday up until the end of August. The course is the same as in recent years; start in Bonvilston (more-or-less opposite the Red Lion public house), head along the A48 to the Cowbridge turning and then retrace the route to finish opposite the start (approx. 7.4 miles). The series’ winner is determined by the best average of the five fastest rides completed. After each event we stay in the Red Lion for food or a drink – so even if you’re not tempted to turn the pedals in anger, it’s a great opportunity to catch up with club members.

First rider is off at 19:01 – please can everyone arrive by 18:30 to sign on in the Red Lion car park. Cost is £3 per rider

Under 18s will need to bring a completed parental consent form. There will be blank forms at the start but these can also be obtained from http://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/Portals/0/Documents/ConsentForm.pdf. (One form will cover the entire series.)

We also need helpers each week – namely to marshal the turn at Cowbridge and to push off.

Finally, the Red Lion are happy for us to use their car park again this year; however can we please limit parking to about half a dozen vehicles or so and ensure that everyone who does use the car park stays for food or a drink afterwards. Extra roadside parking is available just around the corner in Maes-Y-Ffynon.

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Ladies Only Ride – Saturday 16th May

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in News | 5 comments

Saturday 16th May is the third Saturday of the month so it’s time for the lovely ladies ride again!

All are welcome including non-members.

We ride at the pace of the slowest and typically cover a distance of between 20-30 miles. We’ll stop along the way for a cuppa and a chat.

You’ll need:

  • a road worthy bike
  • a helmet
  • spares (i.e. inner tubes, pump, levers)
  • a drink and a snack,
  • and to dress appropriately for the weather.

The rides leave Maindy at 09:30am. Please arrive a little before that in order to sign on.

See you Saturday!

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Ladies Only Ride – Saturday 18th April

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Saturday 18 April is the third Saturday of the month so it’s time for the lovely ladies ride again!
All are welcome including non-members.
We ride at the pace of the slowest and typically cover a distance of between 20-30 miles.
We’ll stop along the way for a cuppa and a chat.
You’ll need:
  • a road worthy bike
  • a helmet
  • spares (i.e. inner tubes, pump, levers)
  • a drink and a snack,
  • to dress appropriately for the weather

The rides leave Maindy at 9:30am.
Please arrive a little before that in order to sign on.

See you Saturday!

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New format for Sunday rides

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Club rides will be changing from the 12th April 2015. The club has decided to plan routes on a 3 monthly basis with pre-determined routes (these will obviously be changed should the weather dictate on the day).

Each Sunday there will be a standard Club Route which will accommodate a faster (fast) group and a slightly slower (intermediate) group following the same route with a designated coffee stop. There will be also be a shorter route every Sunday which will be no more that 50 miles with a designated coffee shop.

Beginners Rides will continue on the first Sunday of each month.

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17th Betty Pharoah Memorial Legstretcher Road Race – Race Report

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Marcin Bialoblocki of One Pro Cycling claimed first place from local lad Sam Harrison of NFTO in calm and brightening conditions on a more scenic coastal route in the Vale of Glamorgan this year.

Attacks came right from the drop of the flag with George Atkins of One Pro and Sam Harrison of NFTO getting away to take a 1 minute lead which lasted all of lap 1.  On the second time around the 37km undulating south Wales circuit the two leaders were joined by respective teammates Eddie Dunbar and Marcin Bialoblocki through Ogmore. They maintained the minute gap and stayed out of the ensuing trouble behind where a crash precipitated  some splitting in the peloton such that there ended up being a chasing group of three in turn followed  by a group of 5 and then the main field at the  end of the second lap.

In lap 3 the group orders settled with the remains of the main bunch being some 2 minutes 40 seconds in arrears. Marcin Bialoblocki made his bid for glory at St Brides Major on the back side of the circuit with Sam Harrison trying to chase down in vain giving the One Pro Cycling man a convincing victory on the Cowbridge bypass with a swelling crowd on the overbridge welcoming him home.

Meanwhile in the 3/4 race an impressive ride from junior Velocity Globalbike rider Peter Kibble saw him take the win from another junior Jack Broadley of Sunset Cycles in an uphill sprint finish.

On lap one the bunch stayed together. The start of the second lap saw Jif rider Stuart Meek attack up the slip road to the A48 but he failed to make it stick. After the bunch closed down the attack it was the turn of Peter Kibble and Forza rider Ashton St Hill to attack. They managed to stretch out a 45 second lead by the time they reached the hill prime above Southerndown. Peter pipping Ashton to the prize. The bunched chased hard and by the run in to the finish they were all back together. After making the earlier break Peter still managed to hold on to take the sprint finish dominated by junior riders with 4 of top 5 places.

Prize Winners

E/1/2/3 3/4
1st Marcin Bialoblocki – OnePro Cycling 1st Peter Kibble – Velocity Globalbike
2nd Sam Harrison – NFTO 2nd Jack Broadley – Sunset Cycles
3rd George Atkins – OnePro Cycling 3rd Ashton St. Hill – Forza Cycles RT
4th Eddie Dunbar – NFTO 4th William Roberts – County Cycles RT
5th Robert Partridge – NFTO 5th Kinsey McIlquham – Cardiff Jiff
6th Sam Williams – OnePro Cycling 6th Joe Lockett – Cardiff University Marmots
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1st Vet – Lee Davies – Ride 24/7 1st Woman – Katie Curtis – Perl Izumi Sports Tours Int’l
1st Jnr – Joe Holt – County Cycles RT 1st Vet – Paul Hayward – Cwmcarn Paragons
1st Jnr – Peter Kibble – Velocity Golbalbike
Primes 1st 4th cat – Jacob Phelps – Muddybum Bikes
1 – Sam Harrison NFTO
2 – Marcin Bialoblocki OnePro Cycling Primes
3 – Eddie Dunbar NFTO 1 – Stephen Pang Onit Cycle
2 – Peter Kibble – Velocity Globalbike

 

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Ladies Only Ride – Saturday 21st March 2015

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Saturday 21 March is the third Saturday of the month so it’s time for the lovely ladies ride again!

All are welcome including non-members.

We ride at the pace of the slowest and typically cover a distance of between 20-30 miles. We’ll stop along the way for a cuppa and a chat. This Saturday’s ride will be on the shorter side due to racing commitments (helping, not doing!)

You’ll need:

  • a road worthy bike
  • a helmet
  • spares (i.e. inner tubes, pump, levers)
  • a drink and a snack
  • to dress appropriately for the weather.

The rides leave Maindy at 9:30am. Please arrive a little before that in order to sign on.

See you Saturday!

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