Local & Welsh Cycling for over 30 Years
Situated at the heart of the Welsh valleys on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Merthyr Cycling Club promotes all cycling disciplines and our members are active in training, competing or just cycling for the pure benefits it affords our of health and well being.
We are affiliated with British and Welsh Cycling and also with CTT through which we promote and run our own annual club spring and summer time trial series.
In addition to time trialling, our members are actively involved in Audax, Cyclo-Cross and Mountain Biking. We pride ourselves in being inclusive and we will make you very welcome should you wish to become a member.
About Merthyr CC
In 2017, we celebrated our 30th year. The club was formed by Merthyr cyclists who were members of the Hirwaun Wheelers Club. As more and more Merthyr cyclists joined, it became apparent that there was support for a club of our own. Our founding members in September 1987 were Gwyn Evans, Robert Philips, Huw Davies, Steve Walsh, Steve Baker, David Tasker, Steven Kinnear, Adrian McDonald and David Jones. Adrian McDonald now serves as the Club’s president.
Many of our members participate in Time Trialling and we host a time trial series every Wednesday evening from April to early August each year (see the Events page for details).
We also have regular group rides (Covid-19 permitting) which cover a range of distances from 20 to 80+ miles and at paces to suit most abilities. Our rides are posted on our members only Facebook group which all members have access to and generally involve coffee and cake.
MCC on Strava
2021 Scheduled Club Series Time Trial Events
MCC is affiliated with Cycling Time Trials (CTT) which is the National Governing Body for time trials in England, Scotland and Wales and operate our events in accordance with the rules and guidelines set out by CTT.
The current 2021 schedule is below and still subject to current Covid-19 restrictions.
To take part in the series, you will need to join MCC as a first or second claim racing member. Entry to our club events is on-line via our members Facebook group and we regret that we are unable to accept entries on the night.
|Date||Distance (Miles)||Start Time||Course||Meeting Point||Event Organisers|
|05-May-21||10||7pm||R10/23||Glynneath Leisure Centre||Des Astley / Helen Jones|
|12-May-21||10||7pm||R10/23||Glynneath Leisure Centre||Rhian Astley / Vicky Jones|
|19-May-21||10||7pm||R10/23||Glynneath Leisure Centre||Chris Lee / Mark Andrews|
|26-May-21||15.33||7pm||R15/2REV||Canal Car Park, Resolven||Howard Bevan / Adrian Sullivan|
|02-Jun-21||10||7pm||R10/23||Glynneath Leisure Centre||Blaine Phelps / David Nicholas|
|09-Jun-21||10||7pm||R10/23||Glynneath Leisure Centre||Dan Prosser / Mark Prosser|
|16-Jun-21||10||7pm||R10/23||Glynneath Leisure Centre||Edward Morgan / Sara Morgan|
|23-Jun-21||10||7pm||R10/17||Fairfield Car Park, Abergavenny||Rhys Deen / Jordan Bow|
|30-Jun-21||10||7pm||R10/23||Glynneath Leisure Centre||Rhodri Price / Tony Dally|
|07-Jul-21||10||7pm||R10/23||Glynneath Leisure Centre||Colin Wallace / Steve Bridges|
|14-Jul-21||25||7pm||R10/17||Fairfield Car Park, Abergavenny||Marc Williams / Andrew James|
|21-Jul-21||10||7pm||R10/17||Fairfield Car Park, Abergavenny||Michael Portlock / Adrian Brown|
|28-Jul-21||10||7pm||R10/22||TRW Club||Gerwyn S Rodgers / Dylan Curtis|
|04-Aug-21||25||7pm||R10/22||TRW Club||Nigel Williams / Andrew Williams|
|11-Aug-21||3||7pm||RH/4||Rhigos Roundabout||Gareth Jehu / Alex Jehu|
Club Series Time Trial Results
To either renew your club membership for 2021 or to take out a new club membership, please click on the link below and you will be able to join the club using our online portal that is hosted by British Cycling. Our membership year runs from January to December. Once you join, we’ll add you to our Facebook members group where you’ll get access to information on organised club rides and events,
We have a number of membership options:
First Claim Racing Membership
Second Claim Racing Membership
Racing Life Membership
Our current committee members
Chairman – Mark Andrews
Secretary – Gareth Jehu
Treasurer – Thomas Few
Racing Secretary – Rhodri Price
Welfare Officer – Mike Portlock
Committee Officer – Colin Richards