Weekend Round Up – 15/16th April 2023

It’s great to hear about the different events and activities that YCC members are taking part in and often gives other members ideas for future events!

To share your events and activities, either post up on the club Facebook site or email: ystwythcc@gmail.com

Well done to Charlie Baxter’s fantastic finish on round one at the National Downhill Championships (Cambrian News article here), and to the all the juniors racing last week in their club colours and doing the club proud! More details can be found on the Junior Facebook page.

Many senior club members were also out and about in various events (and weather!), ranging from gravel, road races and triathlons.

Last Saturday it was great to see the club represented at the North Wales Gravel X event near Ruthin. Nia, Sarah, Andy, John, Lynfa and Rob all took on the challenging gravel ride, which looked a fantastic route and event. I’m sure they will be happy to chat about the event for anyone considering a gravel event this year.

Then on to Sunday, a bit further afield, Leah and Lois Brewer were racing their first road race of the season, the Bradfield Bash Road Race, near Sheffield. They both finished in an impressive top 5 against a strong field, Leah in 4th place and Lois in 5th, earning them some hefty points for the start of the season. Well done girls!

Closer to home, on a damp Sunday morning in Machynlleth, Gavin was part of a relay triathlon team and provided a strong bike leg for his team mates. While Maggie raced all three disciplines for her first triathlon of the 2023 season. Maggie swam the 400m, cycled the 16km then ran the 6km to race her way to 1st in her age category and 10th overall.

While further afield in a much warmer climate, many of the 8.30 Sunday riders have swapped their winter kit for shorts and jerseys and are enjoying some amazing looking scenery, while riding out in sunny Spain!

If you haven’t signed up to any events yet, come along to the first club timetrial, next week (3rd May), these are great weekly local events to test yourself against the clock. Keep an eye (email and Facebook) for more details over the next week.

Don’t forget that you can purchase all types of club kit to wear when representing the club, the NoPinz range has running vests, tri suits as well as road and cross skinsuits/race suits. While Paul T has a range of club Castelli Kit available. More details: Club Kit – Clwb Beicio Ystwyth Cycling Club