Off-Road weekend Coed y Brenin and beyond

A report by Eleanor which has been copied over from the forum (so that everyone can read it and see the photos here)

Having read Kev’s post (I despair of the man) I feel I should counter with a straight version – but there again, maybe I should leave that to readers’ imaginations! At the very least – we had a fantastic time. Photo0574

So at least – I will provide the details Kev’s forgotten to mention. We spent Saturday on the Coed-y-Brenin trails, doing the Beast in the morning and pootling on other trails in the afternoon. Racing snakes Matt and Tim were at their fluid fast best. On Saturday night we cycled to the pub, and at the end of the evening we returned to our campsite under a sky full of stars and a full moon, which shone so brightly that it almost turned night to day. On Sunday Nick devised a fantastic loop, up and over the Rhinogs via The Roman Steps (Nick tells us this used to be an old Rough Stuff route) then onto some beautiful quiet lanes to Barmouth, crossing the estuary on the railway bridge and a fabulous bike track and more lanes back to Coed y Brenin. Warm sunny weather, stunning views, quiet roads and tracks, and great company – who could ask for more.

The highlight of the weekend for me was Jeff, a good man to have on tour! He refused to be beaten by the descent off the Roman Steps, which was unrideable, but he was undeterred, continually hopping onto his bike to give it a go, then coming off again after a rocky step too many. I don’t know how he didn’t hurt himself, maybe it was the heather which he tied to his handlebar for good luck. Then as we approached the cycle route along the prom into Barmouth we suddenly realised we’d lost Jeff – we looked around for him and there he was sprinting, across the seemingly endless sand, straight out towards the sea, because, according to Jeff, you can’t go to the seaside without getting wet. Which he did. Then everyone tried to burst his bubble by telling him the salt would ruin his bike, which I thought was a bit curmudgeonly of them. Fortunately, Jeff’s bubble doesn’t burst that easily.

Thanks to Nick for organising a fantastic weekend. And thanks to Nick, birthday boy Tim, Matt, Jeff, Steve and Kev for your fabulous company! Hopefully somebody will post some photos…

Club runs are back in the calendar for our members and new riders who are looking to join.

Upcoming Events

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2022
18:30 Club 10 series
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Jul 6 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Club 10’s , the Guardian and Scratch Cup Series For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open[...]
Jul
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09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
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Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]
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2022
18:30 Club Championship 10
Club Championship 10
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WVCC Club 10 mile TT Championship 2022 – For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open to[...]
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Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
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Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]

Club Meeting Times

Sunday runs:

09:30 - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club - see calendar for updated start times (Most runs 10:00 during the winter months)

Tuesday evening (informal - usually a small gathering!)

20:00 onwards - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club

Wednesday runs:

10:00 - Hatchmere

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