The club membership is now open!! It’s only £20 for the year (18 years old +), and cheaper prices for youth, juniors and students. Visit the YCC membership page for the link to join: http://www.ystwyth.cc/membership/
Join the club online to ensure you receive the great offers, benefits and events that are open to Ystwyth Cycle Club members only and be part of a special year to help the club celebrate it’s 70th birthday: http://www.ystwyth.cc/membership/
Your membership will run from January to December.
It is with great sadness to post this, we have lost a talented cyclist and close friend to many in the club. Dan Davies was a prolific cyclist and runner and touched many of our lives. His energy and humour always filled a room and brought laughter, banter and fun whether on a ride, a run or time chatting. He will be sorely missed by all of us that knew him. The club are thinking of Dan’s friends and family at this difficult time and pass on their condolences from everyone in the cycling club.
The club recently hosted a memorial ride on the 2nd January to ride and celebrate Dan’s life. It was a lovely chance to hear about Dan from his father and hear about Dan’s love of cycling and running during his life. The ride was an opportunity to share our memories and thoughts of Dan during the ride.
Thanks to everyone that bought tickets for the raffle during the Club Awards night last month. We were able to offer some great prizes thanks to our sponsors Cambrian Tyres/Continental and Summit Cycles.
We raised £115 on the night for Tir Dewi and presented the cheque last week before the start of our Sunday rides.
Tir Dewiis there to provide rural support for all ages and backgrounds, whatever their worries. Their freephone helpline: 0800 121 4722
We are pleased to announce the return of the Mince Pie Rides!! Save the date in your diaries for Sunday 19th December. There will be a short ride planned before returning back to to the cosy and welcoming Yr Hen Llew Du for mince pies and refreshments.
The booking link will be emailed nearer the time to all club members.
Thank you to everyone for their fantastic photos, it has been great seeing the Ystwyth CC jersey being worn at races, events and on the local trails/road.
While wearing the jersey outside of Aberystwyth it’s always amazing how many people often comment…you’re from Aberystwyth…and a conversation will follow about connections, people etc.
Now that the challenge date has closed, the following club members will receive a club water bottle as a thank you for their superb photos. If anyone has been missed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your photo / name.
Club Members that submitted a photo;
John Gee, Adrian Price, Leeroy Mason, Jonathan Lewis, Wayne Maguire, Aled Richards, Kristian Bond, Caron Pugh, Toby Driver, John McMahon, Paul Brewer, Shelley Childs, Anita Saycell, Gruff Pugh-Jones, Elaine Rowlands, Caron Pugh.
It was fantastic to finally have a catch up off the bikes and enjoy a social evening after what has felt like a very long time!!
It was great to see the Juniors celebrating their awards just before the seniors evening started.
After enjoying some good food and drinks, the senior club awards were then presented.
This year there was a new award for the Club Mountain Bike of the Year, as well as various time trial awards and an award for the most improved / promising rider.
Congratulations to all the award winners;
Club Mountain Biker of the Year – Dave Reed
Mens’s TT League Winner – Caron Pugh
Women’s TT League Winner – Emma Palfrey
Handicap TT – Mike Fitch
Club Road Race Award – Tony Jones
Hilly TT – Nick Livermore
Hill ClimbAward – Ciaran Rowett
Most Improved/Promising Rider – Thomas Mason
Club Person of the Year – Anita Saycell
Catalina Architecture Rider of the Month (July) – Caron Pugh
Catalina Architecture Rider of the Month (August) – Martin Williams
A special award was then presented to the club’s Life Member Shelley Childs in recognition for all his support to the club, this was a limited edition club tie in the colours of the original club jersey and logo.
After enjoying a cake made especially for the evening, the attention then turned to the raffle. The Club were very grateful to their main sponsors Cambrian Tyres/Continental and Summit Cycles for their generous raffle prizes along with some great clothing courtesy of the Club Kit Secretary. The raffle raised £115 which will be donated to Tir Dewi.
A big thank you to everyone that came along on the night, the Football Club for hosting us and providing delicious food/drinks and the Rheidol Bakery for their lovely cake! Thanks to everyone involved in putting the event together on Saturday.
As a club we’re looking forward to seeing you all on and off the bikes in 2022 to help celebrate the club’s 70th birthday!!
Join us to celebrate the Awards Evening on Saturday 20th November at the Football Club in Aberystwyth. All club members, friends and family are welcome.
The evening begins with the doors opening at 5.30pm for the juniors to enjoy a get together, food and awards. Tickets are priced at £5 for the juniors which includes food. Accompanying adults can purchase a free ticket but doesn’t include food.
The evening then moves on to the adult awards with doors opening at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased online for £12 per person, which includes the buffet.
There will be a raffle on the night with some great prizes, all proceeds will be going to Tir Dewi.