Skills & Rides

We will be running some week-day evening skills and ride session throughout the summer that will be suitable for all ages and abilities schedules to be announced.

Please  keep checking website for updates or if you wish to be emailed the details when schedules are published please contact Elize her email address is on the contact page.

Ride at CyB Saturday 28th March 2015.

With a number of our regular group away racing in the British National XC series a small group met at CyB on a very wet Saturday morning. As we had all enjoyed Wednesday’s night ride around last week’s Gravity Enduro course we decide to give it a go in more challenging conditions. The rain did ease off so we could take our coats off but you have got to say it is not often you need to empty the water out of your shoes whilst out on the trails but you did today. Despite this we all had a good time.

 

Report by Mike Smith

Through the Heart of Darkness.

It’s been a great winter this year as we’ve had some fabulous evenings in the dark at Coed y Brenin on the Wednesday Night Rides. Thanks to all the youngsters (and oldsters) who came along for the ride, and to the parents and grandparents who ferried riders through the cold winter months!

We finish with the Heart of Darkness as the Unbearable Lightness of summer takes over. Roll on next winter!

We finish with the Heart of Darkness as the Unbearable Lightness of summer takes over. Roll on next winter!

I’m sure that summer will be a treat, and the warmth and light will make the riding easier, but I’m already looking forward to next winter!

Antifreeze

Joe from Beics Brenin had set an interesting 11km course with enough climbs and descents to satisfy any rider. With their new chip system Beics Brenin were able to run a staggered start and give a choice of the number of laps you wanted to do.

Although the weather started off OK it was hailing and raining by mid-day meaning most riders got wet.

I rode my planned two laps in 2hours 48 minutes and was 90th out of 120 and 1st over 60yr old in the 23km category. Feeling pleased I checked where other over 60’s were only to find that one was 12th fastest overall for 3 laps and was faster for 3 laps than I was for  2 laps. Oh dear going out training now.

Report Mike Smith

Junior Antifreeze Report.

There was a good turnout of 29 riders for the Dragons Winter Go-Race  Junior Antifreeze Enduro styled event at Masegwm Coed y Brenin on Saturday 28th February 2015.

With better weather than the forecast suggested the riders had a choice of route depending on experience with many going for the black with its rooty/rocky climbs and descents. After the enduro it was across to the Visitor Centre where with the boiler fixed hot chocolate was given to all the competitors with Andy Braund of NRW presenting Welsh Cycling medals and certificates to the riders.

Thanks to all those who contributed to a successful day.

Report Mike Smith