Our First Race-craft and Endurance session

The first of our race-craft and endurance sessions was held at Maesgwm on a cool but dry Tuesday evening. As well as the regular racers we had those who wished to improve their endurance. So  we will have to watch out on our next club ride for the fliers. ( That is once their legs recover).

Thanks Gaynor for running this and to all those helping.  See you all in 2 weeks time.

Please remember to let Elize know if you will coming along by 6.00 on the Monday evening before the session.

Report Mike Smith

Kids fun event at the Dyfi Enduro

Kids fun event at the Dyfi Enduro
With Nici Read from the Dragons and Mike Tong from Welsh Cycling
The event will take place on Saturday 2/5/15 following the same format as last year. Located In the small wooded area next to the main Enduro field. It is free to enter, open to all ages. It is a fixed lap with practice and timed laps provided during the day. A leader board will display best times of boys and girls in each age categories.
We will also be supporting the main Enduro event on the Sunday.

 

Round 2 Builth Wells WMBS XC 2015

The Royal Welsh Showground at Builth was the venue for two events this week-end and if you could fight your way through the crowds at “ Wonder Wool” you would have found Round 2 of the WMBS in the woodlands below the A483.

Cycle-Tec had set a testing course in hot dry conditions where the Dragons had Podium positions. Katie had 2nd in the U16 Girls and Luke and Tim had 3rd and 4th in the U14 Boys and the writer finished 3rd in the Super Veteran race.

Many Thanks to Cycle-Tec who went out of their way to bring a tyre to the race on Sunday for the rider who ripped hers late on Saturday during practice.

Report by Mike Smith

Mid-Week Led Rides

Led rides for advanced/experienced riders who can ride trails at race pace.     

Start time 6.00 pm to 7.30       £2 per session

Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Wednesday 20th May 2015

Wednesday 17th June 2015

Wednesday 15th July 2015

  • These will be a led rides and will be for 1.5 hours. It is aimed at competent teenagers who can ride all the trails at race pace.

  • A max of 8 riders. Who must provide contact and medical details plus parental consent if under 18.

Please let Elize know if you want a place by 6.00 pm on the Monday before the ride   on cyb.dragons@yahoo.com

Led rides. Suitable for riders who currently ride Blue and Red trails          

Start Time 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm       £2 per session

Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Wednesday 20th May 2015

Wednesday 17th June 2015

Wednesday 15th July 2015

  • These are aimed at the young riders who currently ride Blue and Red trails and want to advance.

  • A max of 8 riders who must provide contact and medical details plus parental consent.

Please let Elize know if you want a place by 6.00 pm on the Monday before the ride   on cyb.dragons@yahoo.com

Start of the Dragons Summer Programme

We had a lovely spring evening to start the Dragons Summer Programme on Wednesday 22.04.2015 and we were delighted to welcome new and existing club members plus guests to this our first session.

With a beginner/improver coached skills session. And two led rides one giving a taste of Blue and Red trails. The other group containing our super-fast skilled youths who went on a mixture of trails as well as an off piste adventure to complete the ride.

At the end of the evening there was a sea of smiling faces and we look forward to seeing you all next time.

Report by Mike Smith

Go Race Round 1 Coed y Brenin. Sunday 19.04.2015

On a dry sunny day but with a cold breeze blowing the Dragons hosted the first round of the Welsh Cycling North Wales Go Race series at Maesgwm.

Mike Tong had set out a good course incorporating Coed y Benin’s technical trails to test the riders.

There was a really good turnout especially in the younger age groups there was a total of 43 youngsters and 8 Adults who competed in this series opening event.

Thanks to all the helpers and everyone who came along on the day.

Report by Mike Smith.

Easter Eggstravaganza and Joint Club Day

With the start of the summer weather for both of these events the younger members made the most of Maesgwm trails.  On Saturday with a hunt for clues and plenty of tasks to do before the reward of a chocolate egg.

Tuesday saw Clwb Beicio Dwyfor, Clwb Beicio Mynydd Dyffryn Conwy and Dreigiau Coed y Brenin Dragons get together for skills tests that included limbo, highest bunny hop, longest wheelie ( how can they do that far?) sumo plus others, time trials and a ride after lunch. The older ones going around the trails on the Maesgwm side and the younger ones riding the Minor Tawr.

Thanks to all that came along to the events and to the coaches, leaders and organizers from the three clubs for making it a success.

Report by Mike Smith.