Coaching Session Sat 17th March 2018

We are holding the first of our Spring Coaching Sessions on Saturday 17th March 2018 sign on from 10.00 to ride at 10.15 we will meet at the club hut on the overflow carpark at CyB Visitor Centre.

Early call for volunteers at our Go-MTB event on 7th April.

Early call for volunteers at our Go-MTB event on 7th April. As well as on the day helpers (see list below), we also need helpers on Friday 6th (meeting at 1.30) to set up the course.

For those bakers out there, then we would be very pleased to receive any cake donations. If homemade, please provide a simple ingredients list – this helps us cater for those with allergies.🍰🍪🍩🍩

If you can fill one of these slots, please contact and we will add you to our list. If you are unsure of what any of the roles involve, then please get in touch

Even if you can only spare an hr or two – many pairs of hands makes light work.😁😁

Sign on x 2
Refreshment sales x 2
Car Park Marshal (8.00 – 10.00)
Course Marshals x 5/6 (times to work around your kids racing!)
Skills Course recorders x 2
Lap scorer

Many thanks!

Spring Coaching Sessions 2018

Coaching sessions for the next few months. Further information to follow but here are the dates so you can keep them free.

Saturday 17 March             Coaching Session

Wednesday 28 March
Club Cluster of Coaching – club coaching session for  those not taking part in the Cluster Session

Saturday 14 April                Coaching Session
Saturday 28 April                Coaching Session
Saturday 12 May                 Coaching session

Wednesday 30 May
Club Cluster of Coaching – club coaching session for those not taking part in the Cluster Session

  • Social Rides are Free of Charge.
  • Coaching Sessions £2 for Club Members and £5 For Non-Club Members
  • Priority will be given to club members for places at coaching sessions.

Reminder Your Membership Renewal Is Due.

REMINDER – renew your family club membership before 31st Jan to take advantage of the 2017 fee of £12. (All memberships renewed after this date will be charged at £15).

Our coaching sessions will be commencing again at end of Feb, with session fees set at £5 for non-members but only £2 for members, so it makes sense to renew your membership as soon as possible.

Details of forthcoming coaching sessions will be released shortly and we are expecting these sessions to fill up quickly, with priority being given to members first. 🚵‍♂️

Information about The Junior Antifreeze 2018

Antifreeze The kids event is on Saturday 3rd March 2018

The kids event is running alongside the Fox Antifreeze in March. The kids event will take place on Saturday 3rd March. It’s a non-competitive MTB challenge ride on a way marked course of 7.5km. The event is open to children 8-14years who must be accompanied on the ride by an adult parent or guardian. Best of all, the event is completely FREE TO ENTER. You can sign up now via the eventbrite entry page at:

Tim and Katie to represent Wales at the Inter Regional MTB Competition.

To Tim and Katie who have been selected to represent Wales at the 3 day Inter Regional MTB Competition that will be held at Cathkin Braes, Glasgow in late July. This a first time for Tim and Katie’s second opportunity to represent the club and Wales at this event.

Both Tim and Katie started their racing with the Go Race Series that Mike Tong runs. It has been a great introduction to racing for them both. More recently with the help and guidance from Welsh Cycling they have both been working hard to move onto the next level of racing at British and Welsh National events at which they are both doing well. Not forgetting all the help they get from Steeve Beech @wheelism.

So once again Congratulations from all of the club and our Club Sponsor Beics Brenin.

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