No Sunday Club Rides – 5th March

Just a reminder that there are no Sunday Club Rides this Sunday (5th March) to encourage as many people as possible to be on the course cheering on the riders from many parts of the UK taking on the Tour of the Mining Valleys Road Race.
The race starts at 10:30am and the route is:
4 laps of a course comprising Southgate, Llanfarian, Llanilar, Trawscoed, New Cross, Southgate before a finishing route of Llanafan Saw Mills, Pontrhydygroes, Devils Bridge, Pisgah, Capel Seion and Moriah, finishing between Moriah and Southgate (Penparcau).

More details on the Event Facebook page:

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Ystwyth CC Ladies’ Success in Early Season Race Series

The Woolly Mamil early season race series was run on four consecutive weeks on the Stourport circuit near Kidderminster, with sisters Lois and Leah Brewer and Anita Saycell representing Ystwyth CC. The field was open to all categories of rider from elite through to novice racers (4th category) and involved a 45 minute race on the circuit. Over the four weeks of racing the Ystwyth ladies enjoyed a win and top 10 positions most weeks.   
Week 1: Anita 4th, Leah 8th, Lois 9th (field of 20 riders)
Week 2: Anita 1st, Leah 8th, Lois 10th (field of  23 riders)
Week 3: Anita 13th (field of 21 riders)
Week 4: Anita 9th, Lois 10th, Leah 11th (field of 17 riders)

Overall Series:

5 Anita Saycell Ystwyth CC
12 Leah Brewer Ystwyth CC
18 Lois Brewer Ystwyth CC
Ystwyth CC is actively trying to encourage ladies to race, with Chris Jones of Ystwyth Juniors arranging ladies’ cycling skills sessions at Canolfan Rheidol with a view to increasing the number of ladies participating in the Aberystwyth Cycle Festival events as well as other similar events. The hope is that the success of club members Anita Saycell, Leah Brewer and Lois Brewer will give further encouragement.

Come out and see some of the UK’s top domestic riders battle it out on local roads!

On Sunday 5th March we are encouraging as many people as possible to come out, make some noise and cheer on riders from across the UK who will be taking on the club’s Tour of the Mining Valleys Road Race.

The event has sold out and promises to be an exciting race as the riders tackle the 75 mile race over a four lap course comprising Southgate, Llanfarian, Llanilar, Trawscoed, New Cross, Southgate before a finishing route of Llanafan Saw Mills, Pontrhydygroes, Devil’s Bridge, Pisgah, Capel Seion and Moriah, finishing between Moriah and Southgate (Penparcau).

To support the race there will be no Sunday club rides to encourage as many people as possible to be on the course cheering on the riders!

The race starts at 10:30am as the riders leave Aberystwyth Rugby Club and roll out onto the race circuit.

Mid Wales Go MTB Series

The series will provide opportunities for those new to racing or mountain biking to try an event on a marked course in a fun and friendly way. The routes will also be suitable for those more experienced in racing who want to keep their fitness up.
The series will be made up of 5 rounds with the 4 best results to count towards your final total. Riders must be registered for the series at Rounds 1 or 2 to be eligible for a trophy at the end. Where the Mid Wales rounds incorporate part of another series such as the WMBS then the adult class to count will be the fun category.
The classes will be :
U6, U8 (Youth E), U10 (Youth D), U12 (Youth C), U14 (Youth B), U16 (Youth A), O16 (Junior), Adult (Over 18)
The rounds will be :
February 12th @ Coed Y Brenin hosted by Dreigiau Coed Y Brenin
April 16th @ Aberystwyth hosted by Ystwyth Juniors
May 21 @ Penrhyncoch hosted by Ystwyth Juniors
June 25th @ Newtown hosted by Hafren CC
TBC hosted by The Bulls
There will be the option to have a practice on the course before each race and we hope to have a podium and prizes at each round.
A big thank you goes to Tony Brooks who has agreed to sponsor the series and will provide trophies at the end of the series.
It may seem a little complicated but it really isn’t, just turn up and have some fun.
For further details please email

Ystwyth Jersey Challenge update

Only 5 weeks into the 2017 Challenge and there are already some great photos in the album! Share where you have taken the Ystwyth jersey by emailing your photos to or post on Facebook or Twitter #ystwythjerseychallenge. Our club sponsor Summit Cycles have kindly agreed to award the winning photo with a £65 voucher!
View the photos so far here:

Skills & Fitness Session – 28th January

Back at Canolfan Rheidol Council Offices in Aberystwyth this Saturday at 2:15pm. No need to book for the kids, turn up sign on and enjoy.
Skills for the first hour then fitness for the older riders and ladies in the second part.

We plan to have a ladies group again this week if there’s interest.

These will be building up the speed around a circuit and riding in groups in preparation for the races being run by WWCRT in March, the Abercyclefest races along with any other event you might enter.

Please email to book in.

Ystwyth CC Winter Spin Booking Now Open

WINTER SPIN PART DEUX….Spin payment is now open. It’s £34 for 10 weeks starting Wednesday 18th January, running to the 22nd March. Two groups as usual; first group Jeff 5.30-6.30 and second group Alastair 6.30-7.30. First come first served – refunds are not provided. Thanks all….