Betty Pharoah Memorial Races 2018 Not to be re-scheduled

After unfortunately having to make the call to cancel Sunday’s races it was a minor relief to wake on Sunday to find the forecast was correct and my decision was justified. As things panned out, even if  Cowbridge and the Vale hadn’t been hit by snow, we’d have been without ME, two chief commissaires and most of the NEG motorbike marshals as we were all snowed in.

Thank you to those who sent messages of support for the difficult decision. They were very much appreciated.

Regrettably, having spent time trawling the calendar, with assistance from Welsh Cycling, we’ve been unable to find a suitable date to reschedule the race.  Every date we looked at either clashed with other events, I was unavailable or other facilities/services required for the race were not available.

I will therefore be processing refunds of entry fees for all riders.

I hope to receive an entry from you again next year and the weather is kinder to us.

Rob Warren
Cardiff Ajax CC

**Cancelled** – Betty Pharoah Memorial Race 18th March

Due to the weather forecasts of Amber Warnings for Snow & Ice and after consultation with the commissaries, NEG and the local authority it’s with sadness that I’ve had to make the call to cancel Sunday’s races.

It’s not a decision I’ve taken lightly.

I’ve been monitoring the weather situation over the last few days and getting copies of more detailed forecasts provided to the Local Authority emergency planning team and the RAF. The closer we get to the race the worse the forecast has got.

With riders traveling from all over the UK I thought it only fair to make the call early enough so that they didn’t start their journey.

There’s nobody more disappointed about having to cancel the race than me. By this point all the hard work is done.

My primary concern at the moment is to get the message out and cancel everything that’s been booked for the race. After that I’ll look to see if the race can be rescheduled. I’ll be in touch with riders early next week with news of a new date or refunds of entry fees.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has already put in a lot of hard work in the organisation of the race. A special thank you also has to got to those people and agencies that have gone over and above over the last 48hrs to get me all the information possible before making the decision to cancel.

Rob Warren
Race Organiser – Cardiff Ajax CC

All Ability Ladies Ride – Sat 19th August

All Ability Ladies’ Ride.

As usual, we’ll ride at the pace of the slowest and cover a distance of around 20/25 miles. Coffee, cake, chat and a warm welcome guaranteed.

You’ll need:
– a roadworthy bike;
– tools and spares, including inner tubes and a pump;
– a drink, a snack:
– a helmet;
– to wear appropriate clothing for the weather;
– a functioning rear light, just in case it’s dull and overcast;
– suncream (in case it’s not dull and overcast)  😛

The ride will leave Maindy at 09:30 sharp. Please arrive a little bit earlier to sign on.

All Ability Ladies Ride – Sat 20th May

All Ability Ladies’ Ride.

As usual, we’ll ride at the pace of the slowest and cover a distance of around 20/25 miles. Coffee, cake, chat and a warm welcome guaranteed.

You’ll need:
– a roadworthy bike;
– tools and spares, including inner tubes and a pump;
– a drink, a snack:
– a helmet;
– to wear appropriate clothing for the weather;
– a functioning rear light, just in case it’s dull and overcast;
– suncream (in case it’s not dull and overcast)  😛

The ride will leave Maindy at 09:30 sharp. Please arrive a little bit earlier to sign on.

Track Sessions – Change for Wednesday 15th & 22nd March

2 x 1 hour session starting at 18:00 & 19:00

We only have the track until 20:00 for the next 2 weeks. This means there will be 2 x 1 hours sessions starting at 18:00 and 19:00 prompt. Please be there in plenty of time to sign on and be ready to ride.

Because of the change there will be a different format to the sessions. Rather than just chaingang the session will be a coached session with different drill and sets of efforts.

Also please note these are the last 2 weeks of track sessions before we move to the road.

Betty Pharoah Memorial RR 2017 – Confirmed Results

Sam Williams, One Pro Cycling wins the 2017 Betty Pharoah Memorial Road Race.

With a full team from One Pro Cycling they were always going to dominate the E/1/2/3 race but it was good to see they weren’t given an easy ride. It was even more pleasing for us to see Ajax rider Llyr Smallwood coming in 4th just behind the One Pro trio Sam Williams, Tom Baylis and Kirstian house who stayed away on the last lap, Sam Williams getting his hands in the air. Danni King MBE mixed it with the men coming home in the chasing bunch as 1st female. Continue reading “Betty Pharoah Memorial RR 2017 – Confirmed Results”

Betty Pharoah Memorial Road Races 2017 – Llandow Fire and Road Closures

You may have heard the news regarding the ongoing issues around Llandow due to a large fire at the Recycling Plant which has been burning since a week last Thursday, 2nd March. Smoke from the fire has been causing low visibility on surrounding roads depending on the wind direction. This has resulted in the B4270 Llantwit Major road being intermittently closed between Llandow Circuit and Llantwit Major roundabout for road safety reasons. Continue reading “Betty Pharoah Memorial Road Races 2017 – Llandow Fire and Road Closures”

All Abilities Ladies Ride – Sat 21th Jan

All Ability Ladies’ Ride.

As usual, we’ll ride at the pace of the slowest and cover a distance of around 20/25 miles. Coffee, cake, chat and a warm welcome guaranteed.

You’ll need:
– a roadworthy bike;
– tools and spares, including inner tubes and a pump;
– a drink, a snack:
– a helmet;
– to wear appropriate clothing for the weather;
– a functioning rear light, just in case it’s dull and overcast;
– suncream (in case it’s not dull and overcast)  😛

The ride will leave Maindy at 09:30 sharp. Please arrive a little bit earlier to sign on.

 

Ajax Reliability Rides 2017 – 5th, 12th & 19th Feb.

**REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED!**

The Reliability Rides will take place on the first three Sundays in February.

  • Sunday 5th February: 50 miles hilly – route
  • Sunday 12th February: 75 miles – route
  • Sunday 19th February: 100 miles – route

Although the hilly ride is only 50 miles (a little more actually!), its difficulty should not be under-estimated, it is quite tough, so be prepared please. Be assured there are coffee and cake stops on these rides! Continue reading “Ajax Reliability Rides 2017 – 5th, 12th & 19th Feb.”