The first session will be on Sunday 17th July at 10am. To help us get the first session up and running could you please fill in the attached form, if you are not able to print off the form they will be available from Gwent Cycles 422 Chepstow road or on the day.
On Tuesday 24th the Newport Phoenix 10 Mile Championship was held, the Club, Comittee and all Members would like to pass on there congratulations to Men’s champion Owen Burgess 23:55 and Ladies Champion Rebecca Comins 27:01.
The first Family Bike Ride of the 2016 season will take place on Sunday, 8th May, 2016.
The route will be the popular old railway track route from Pontypool to Blaenavon and return, a distance of approx. 20 miles over very gently inclining terrain with good surfaces and featuring an excellent coffee / lunch stop at the Blaenavon Heritage Centre.
Meeting time is 10.00 AM at Pontypool Leisure Centre Car Park
Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome and further rides will be organised during the Spring / Summer.
Anyone requiring further information please contact Chris Davies at Gwent Cycles 01633 283255
2UP Team Time Trial.
The first 2up time trial is upon us, sign on from 6pm. Times will be given for the second rider crossing the line.
CLUB RUN SUNDAY 1st May.
The route this week totals just under 42 miles and is never more than 15 miles from Newport, so may be a good opportunity for riders who prefer a shorter distance than the 50/60’s of the last few weeks.
The route, hill profile, and downloadable GPS files are here:
Start at 10:00 on Sunday 1st May at Fourteen Locks Canal Center.
After a tour through Pontypool, Newbridge and Ystrad Mynach we’ll follow one of the easier routes up to Caerphilly mountain Snack Bar. Unfortunately their website is down at the moment, however they do serve a variety of food and drink. Following extensive personal testing their burgers are particularly recommended, hence the title of this ride.
From there we’ll head back to Newport along the country lanes through Rudry and Draethen.
10 MILE TIME TRIAL RESULTS 26/04/16
Maybe the hailstones at 3pm had something to do with it, but this week just 6 hardy time-trialists turned out for the 3rd Phoenix 10 of the season.
It was a 100% Phoenix field this week, and some impressive times were posted despite the blustery cold wind.
The results :-
- Owen Burgess – 24.34
- Phil Sims 26.17
- Allan Hodgson – 26.37
- Roy Small – 26.47
- Beckie Comins – 28.22
- Dave Murphy – 34.25
It looks like being an interesting season in the points table this year, with several riders vying for the honors. A special mention also for Dave Murphy in his first TT this week. Excellent effort Dave.
|10Mile Time Trial Results Tuesday 19th April
|1||Gareth Rees||Cwmcarn Paragon CC||24.07|
|2||Owen Burgess||Newport Phoenix||24.46|
|3||Amy Hill||Team Rytger||24.51|
|4||Paul Stephens||Ross CC||24.54|
|5||Phil Sims||Newport Phoenix||25.20|
|6||Morgan Jones||Cwmcarn Paragon CC||25.23|
|8||Allan Hodgson||Newport Phoenix||25.56|
|10||Beckie Comins||Newport Phoenix||26.52|
|11||Paul Archer||Newport Phoenix||26.58|
|12||Ryan Pike||Cardiff Jif CC||27.20|
|16||Vince Edwards||CC Topp (time adjusted)||30.11|
|18||Alyn Jones||Newport Phoenix||32.10|
After the success of last weeks jaunt to Bryn Bach Park.
Phoenix tours is back.
This week’s club ride is an incursion deep into English territory, to visit the Cotswold town of Chipping Sodbury. The route is mostly “out and back”, though returning through Caldicot rather than the A48.
Start at 9:00 on Sunday 24th April at GWENT CYCLES, 422 Chepstow Rd, Newport, Gwent NP19 8JH.
The expected pace will be around 14-15 mph.
The route, hill profile and GPX files are here….
10Mile Time Trial Results Tuesday 12th April
- Amy Hill (Team Rytger) 24.36
- Phil Sims (Newport Phoenix CC) 25.06
- Owen Burgess (Newport Phoenix CC) 25.28
- Morgan Jones (Cwmcarn Paragon CC) 26.03
- Allan Hodgson (Newport Phoenix CC) 26.20
- Roy Small (Newport Phoenix CC) 26.30
- Paul Archer (Newport Phoenix CC) 26.38
- Olly Anthony (Newport Phoenix CC) 27. 06
- Becky Commins (Newport Phoenix CC) 27.30
- Pete Rowlands (Unattached) 29.11
- Vince Edwards ( cc Topp) 32.14
An untamed wilderness, ravaged by man and nature over centuries……
That’s enough about Barry Island, that was last week.
This week’s ride is over the archaeologically interesting, bleakly grandiose (and somewhat meteorologic-ally exposed!) Gelligaer Common.
We’ll then head for Bryn Bach park, which is roughly halfway. There is a visitor center in the park so we’ll stop there for coffee etc. The distance is a little over 50 miles, however after leaving the park it is gently downhill virtually all the way back to Newport.
Start at 9:00 on Sunday 17th April at FOURTEEN LOCKS CANAL CENTER.
The pace will once again be very easy so this should be within everyone’s capabilities.
The route, hill profile and GPX files are here….
Hope to see you there! Cheers, Allan