Summer Friday Evening Fun Events in Mid Wales

Summer Cyclocross at Aber & Freewheel Grass Track at Welshpool
West Wales Racing are again running their excellent cyclocross race series. This is really good fun on courses that are suitable for all ages and abilities with plenty of passing room & just long enough to enjoy & not suffer too much!
The racing starts at 18.00 for the youngest with the older teens & adults off at 19.20. Enter on the day, suitable for most bikes & round the night off with a trip cross the road for a McDonalds.
Friday’s – 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th June at Blaendolau Playing Fields, Aberystwyth SY23 3SR
Hafren CC are again running their ‘freewheel’ Grass Track series near The Flash Centre, Welshpool. Again there are events suitable for all ages & abilities. Any bike with a freewheel can be used & there were several track inspired events for each age group with a series prize for each group. Last year was really good fun with mountain bikers, roadies & track riders all having a go.
Provisional dates are Friday’s – 24th June, 1st & 8th July – details to follow – choice of the new KFC or McDonalds in Newtown to finish off the night in the traditional way for those of us that pass that way of course.

Top Finishers at Allyn Waters & Scott Marathon at Rhayader

Saturday saw the North Wales Go Racers at Allyn Waters, Wrexham where on a very wet day ……. there was some exciting racing
In the U6 Girls Lowrie was 1st and Polly 2nd Lowrie was the overall winner in the boys and girls race.
U6 Boys Jim 2nd and Gruff 4th
U8 Boys Rupert 6th and Twm 13th

Sunday was Round 2 of the Scott Marathon series at Rhayader with a choice of 3 distances for the 600 plus starters. The kids loved the neutralised car led Tour de France style start through Rhayader town.   All of our members opted for the 25k route, Tim was 1st back overall in 1:10, Katie was 3rd overall & 1st lady in 1:23, Mike was 1st supervet in 1:53 & Andy 2nd supervet in 2:10. Anyone thinking of next year can have a preview ride round as much of the route is in the writers local woods.

Another Podium for Tim at Dalby.

Our two new Welsh Champions traveled North this weekend to Dalby for round 3 of the MTB XC series.

The world cup course is challenging but with good flow and gave exciting enjoyable racing.
In the juvenile boys race start Tim pulled a foot out and almost lost his shoe loosing a number of places meant a long fightback to take another second place. 1-06 down to Freddy Birchill and 30 secs on third place Jamie Johnston.
Katie with two fingers taped together following a practice crash on Saturday came home in 10th place 8-22 down on the flying Hattie Harndon Ty-mo Racing.
Both Tim and Katie rode well despite the mishaps during the race and the injuries before they both showed great determination to start and to complete the race and represented the club well.

Mike had an enjoyable close fought race to finish 5th in the Fun Man category.

Back closer to home Cerys had a well earned 3rd place in the circuit racing at Sundorne.

Picture of the some of the North Wales Crew warming up at a rather cool Dalby. Not sure what they listen to on the headphones but they seem to be concentrating on it. (Thanks for the picture Elize)

warming up at Dalby

Two New Welsh Champions For The Club

tim and katieCommanding rides gave two of the Dragons Welsh Championship Jerseys at Fforest Fields on Sunday 8th May.2016.

The very demanding course at Fforest Fields became really greasy after very heavy overnight rain. Leading to cuts in the number of laps to be raced for all except the Juvenile and Youth riders who had to ride the full amount and it saw a number of fancied riders deciding not to compete in the older age groups.

Tim has his usual fast start leading from the first corner to extend his lead on each lap to take his second Welsh Championship Jersey. Katie starting from the back of the ladies grid moved through the field to a commanding lead and taking her first Championship Jersey in the Youth Girls.

Lowrie continued to shine with a second in the U8 girls.
Our second claim members also had success with Griff 1st in U12 boys, Lois 2nd U10 girls, Tomos 3rd U8 boys and Megan 4th U12 girls.

lowrie ff

With no Super Vet Category this year Mike was in the Grand Vets race finishing 8th (2nd Super Vet).
(He says he knows his place as when racing he heard a few shouts of “Come on Katie’s Grand Dad not come on Mike.)

wmbs 2016 FF 1

Well done everyone the club is really proud of you all
Thanks to The Bulls for the event and to Debs and Sammy for the encouragement from the timing tent.