Another busy week-end for the Dragons

The club has another coach to call on now as Mike Smith passed his Level 1 coaching assessment on Saturday down at the Velodrome. Well done Mike!

Round 1 of the WMBS took place at Llandegla on Sunday the 13th March 2016 on a cold but dry day. The Dragons were joint organisers with Dyffryn Conwy and the excellent course attracted a record field with over 222 riders the highest since the millennium.
The Dragons had some excellent results in the younger age groups (come on Mom’s and Dad’s get racing) with new member Tomos G 2nd in the U8 boys; another new member Tomos J who despite a crash finished 8th in the U8 boys. Lowrie was 2nd in the U8 girls and Martha who has also just joined the club was 6th in the U8 girls and Megan was 4th in the U12 girls.
On the full course we had Tim 1st and Luke 5th in the U14 boys and Katie 1st in the U16 girls.
Well done to all the racers and those behind the scenes ensuring the race was a success.

Highlights on S4C Clwb on the 27th

Dragons Have a Super Week-End

With almost summer weather for the Antifreeze week-end it was hard not to have a good time. Saturday saw the Junior Antifreeze event with over 70 kids taking part. With courses suitable for everyone from youngsters on balance bikes to teenagers on carbon race bikes with all rider’s receiving medals for their efforts.
Big thanks to everyone who helped organise the Junior Antifreeze and helped on the day it made it a great family day out.
junior antifreeze 2016

Sunday a couple of the members plus family friends rode 2 laps of a testing exciting course with all 5 riders crossing the finish line as a group.
Thanks to everyone who helped organise, marshall and man the food stations at the “Fox Antifreeze”
Report by Mike Smith

One of our young and talented riders Luke was at Cannock riding in his first XC of the season. Here is his report of the day.
“I had a poor start from second row. I made about 9 places up on the first corner. I knew i needed to get up to the front before the single track. For the whole of the first lap I was in 7th, I put a massive effort in at the start of the second lap. I was 5th for the last half lap and that’s where I finished, I was also first under 14. I would like to thank Dreigiau Coed y Brenin Dragons for supplying my race jersey. It was great to race in my new Kit.”
Report by Luke

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Night ride Wednesday 24th February 2016 @ 6pm Coed y Brenin

Night ride Wednesday 24th February 2016 @ 6pm Coed y Brenin
Thre will be two groups going out. One very fast ride, the other more introductory steady pace.
Age 10 plus.
Meet on the main lower car park.
Night lights essential.
Remember you will need Warm clothing, Gloves and Helmet.
Please contact to book a place
We will contact those booked in if weather forces cancellation so please make sure you leave contact details.
£3 per person
Email cyb.dragons@yahoo.com to book

Velodrome trip – Manchester – Sunday 7th February

Velodrome trip – Manchester – Sunday 7th February

Welsh cycling have booked the velodrome track in Manchester for a coached session, for members of North Wales clubs, on the 7th February. The session is for those aged 10+ (this is the track restriction). No previous experience required. Places are on a first come basis, so please book in early to ensure a place. There is a fee of £15 per rider towards the cost of the track, to be paid in advance. Welsh cycling are covering the cost of the bike hire. This is a brilliant opportunity to experience riding on the track. Plese reply to me by 5th December to express interest, or if you require any more information. cyb.dragons@yahoo.com

Night Rides

PLEASE NOTE This week’s ride is Tuesday 1st December

Wednesday night ‘Night Rides’ will be starting again this week (4/11/15 – tomorrow!), and will run fortnightly thereafter. Steve Beech will be leading a fast group on some longer rides around the spooky (red/black graded) trails of Coed y Brenin.

It's getting dark out there.

It’s getting dark out there.

Meet at 6pm in the Coed y Brenin car park. Bring a bike in good working order, lights with at least 1 1/2 hours runtime, waterproof coat, gloves, drinks, snacks, and a helmet. We aim to finish by 7:30-8:00pm depending on conditions and route choice.

 

 

 

Introductory level ride for riders aged 9+ Sat 17th October 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Saturday 17th October – Led ride
1.30pm – 3pm
There will be a led ride from the main visitor centre this Saturday leaving at 1.30pm
This is an introductory level ride for riders aged 9+
Parents are not required to accompany riders but would be most welcome if they wish to do so.
Please contact me if you would like to attend as places are limited and will be on first to reply basis.
Thanks
cyb.dragons@yahoo.com