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 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.

Our club constitution

MCC on Strava

2024 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  2024 schedule is below. This year we have 14 main series events running from 1st May 2024 to 31st July 2024 and and end of season hill climb on 4th September.

Date and TimeDistance (Miles)CourseMeeting PointEvent Organisers
Wed 01/05/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#110

RC10/22RTRW ClubGareth Jehu & Colin Richards
Wed 08/05/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#210RC10/22GGlynneath Leisure CentreGareth Jehu & Alex Jehu
Wed 15/05/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#310RC10/22RTRW ClubMark Andrews & Rob Williams
Wed 22/05/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#410RC10/22RTRW ClubNigel Williams & Andrew Williams
Wed 29/05/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#510RC10/24LLibanusRob Jones and Colin Wallace
Wed 05/06/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#610RC10/22RTRW ClubMarc Thomas Williams & Adrian Brown
Wed 12/06/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#710RC10/24LLibanusAdrian Sullivan & Howard Bevan
Wed 19/06/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#815RC15/22RTRW ClubRobert Marl & Gareth Jehu
Wed 26/06/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#925R25/24TRW ClubMike Portlock & Cath Etchell
Wed 03/07/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#1010RC10/22GGlynneath Leisure CentreColin Richards & Adrian Brown
Wed 10/07/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#1115RC15/22RTRW ClubRob Williams & Alex Jehu
Wed 17/07/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#1210RC10/24LLibanusMark Andrews & Chris Lee
Wed 24/07/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#1310RC10/22GGlynneath Leisure CentreRob Jones and Mike Portlock
Wed 31/07/2024, 19:00Merthyr CC TT#1415RC15/22RTRW ClubNigel Williams & Andrew Williams
Wed 04/09/2024, 18:30Merthyr CC Ponsticill Hill Climb2.5RCHC/23PBlack Patch, Cefn Coed

Club Series Time Trial Results

MCC Club Series 2023
MCC Club Series 2022
MCC Club Series 2021
MCC Club Series 2020
MCC Club Series 2019
MCC Club Series 2018
MCC Club Series 2017
MCC Club Series 2016
MCC Club Series 2015


To either renew your club membership for 2024 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

First Claim Racing membership is for those who wish MCC to be their primary cycling club. It entitles you to compete in the club's name (subject to you owning your own appropriate racing licence), take part at no additional charge in the club time trial series which takes part between April and September each year and take part in organised club rides.


Second Claim Racing Membership

Second Claim Racing membership is for those who are primarily attached to another British Cycling and CTT affiliated club. It entitles you to take part in our club time trial series which takes part between April and September each year and take part in organised club rides. This membership gives you 5 free rides in our series after which there is a charge of £6 per event.


Racing Life Membership

This membership is only for those members whom the club has given life membership. It entitles you to race in the club's name (subject to you owning your own appropriate racing licence), take part at no additional charge in the club time trial series which takes part between April and September each year and take part in organised club rides.


Social Membership

Social Membership is for those riders who do not generally compete but ride mainly for health and social reasons. It entitles you to take part in our organised club rides.


Upgrade from Social membership to First Claim Racing Membership


Junior Membership

Any junior who is under 16


Contact us

    Our current committee members

    Chairman – Mark Andrews

    Treasurer and Secretary – Gareth Jehu

    Racing Secretary – Rob Jones

    Social Rides Secretary – Blaine Phelps

    Welfare Officer – Mike Portlock

    Committee Officers – Colin Richards, Rob Williams