Commemorative ties for Life Members

To celebrate the club’s 70th year, the Club Chairman, Andy Davies arranged for commemorative ties in the club’s original colours and logo.
At the start of the year, Andy Davies presented each Life Member with one of these special ties, designed to reflect the burgundy of the original club jersey worn from 1952-1965.

Thanks to the foresight of one of the club’s life members, Ken Williams, who has been collecting each club jersey throughout the club’s history and thanks to Kristian Bond’s photography, (Kristian’s grandparents are both Life Members) the club have a record of the club’s cycle jerseys throughout the seventy years.

The jersey’s can be viewed here:
Ystwyth CC jerseys through the years | Ystwyth Cycling Club News

We are grateful to all of our life members that have contributed so much to the club and many continue to do so. We hope they are able to join us to celebrate at the Club’s 70th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday 15th October. The tickets will be on sale shortly.

The Catalina Architecture TT series returns for 2022

The time trials are back! Sign up and have a go for 2022 – they are great events for all riders to challenge themselves against the clock. All the courses are in or near Aberystwyth, making it easy to access and take part in a weekly local event.

All club members are welcome, and no special equipment is needed. Just bring yourself, and a road worthy bike with a rear light.

Also, returning to sponsor the series this year, the club are grateful to Catalina Architecture + Design Ltd.

The first event starts Wednesday 4th May. This will be held on the 10 mile course starting at Statkraft Visitor Centre.

Further details on how to sign up for the first TT will be posted before Wednesday 5th May on the club Facebook site.

A list of the 2022 TT dates can be found here: 2022 Catalina Architecture TT Series

Mountain Biker of the Year

The club introduced a new award at the end of 2021 for ‘Mountain Biker of the Year’.

Dylan (MTB Secretary) presented the first winner of this award to a very deserving winner, Dave Reed.

Dave has continuously been involved and supported the MTB side of the club for over 20 years and the award was a chance to recognize his involvement for the club.

Dylan (MTB Secretary) on the right presenting Dave Reed ‘Mountain Biker of the Year’

Be part of Ystwyth CC for 2022

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:

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:

Your membership will run from January to December.

If you have any problems please don’t hesitate to contact the Club Membership Secretary Andy Davies: 

A step by step guide is available for further help:

Remembering Dan Davies

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.

Dan’s family have set up a Just Giving page in his memory to raise money for PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide, the charity support young people at risk of suicide to stay safe and find hope in times of need.
If you are able to donate: Julie Davies is fundraising for PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide (

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.

Tir Dewi presentation

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 Dewi is there to provide rural support for all ages and backgrounds, whatever their worries.
Their freephone helpline: 0800 121 4722

Cheque presentation to Tir Dewi

AGM – Sunday 28th November 2021

The club are hosting online their AGM on Sunday 28th November at 6.30pm. The joining link, agenda and past minutes have been emailed out to club members.

Club members are encouraged to come along to hear a round up of the year, and the opportunity to have a say and a vote on how the club moves forward into 2022.

2022 promises to be an exciting year for the club as it celebrates it’s 70th year!

If anyone is interested in being part of the committee for 2022 please contact the club before the AGM at:

Mince Pie Rides Are Back!

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.

YCC Jersey Challenge photos 2020/21

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 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.

Contact Club Chairman Andy Davies to arrange to collect your club water bottle.

Awards Evening Round up 2021

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.

New award for the Club Mountain Biker of the Year

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 Climb Award – 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!!