RDFCC Open 25 2012 Report

On Sunday 25th March the club promoted an open 25 mile time trial on the popular Usk to Monmouth course. This was the club’s first open time trial for many years and was the brainchild of Paul Sharpe. The event went very smoothly with over 80 riders competing and perfect if slightly cold weather.


Three riders from the club took part with Chairman Matt Heaman leading off as the first rider. Matt returned a respectable time of 59.09.


The second club rider off was Andy Parker, who managed 1.00.30. Andy is on the way back to full fitness after a serious accident and looks set for a good season.

Third rider off for the club was Dave Pearce. Dave was racing on the course for the first time and sadly went of course early on and added at least 7 uphill miles to the route. Dave’s time of 1.22.23 was still over 30 seconds fastest than the slowest rider.


The event was won by Bynea CC’s Kieron Davies who rode very well for a time of 51.29. Second was John Wynn (Northover Vets) with Mark Hammond (Club Stourbridge Velo) third. Thank you to all of the riders and marshals who made the event such a success. Paul is already planning next year’s event.

Matthew Heaman



RDFCC Open 25 2012 Results

Pos Rider Club Time N1
1 Kieron Davies Bynea CC 00:51:29
2 Jon Wynn Northover VT Rudy Project 00:51:48 00:15:13
3 Mark Hammond Club Stourbridge Velo 00:51:55
4 Paul Gamlin Avonlea Treasure RT 00:53:23 00:12:37
5 Ben Phillips Bynea CC 00:54:25
6 Anthony Jones Towy Racing RC 00:54:35
7 David Barnes Team Echelon Rotor 00:54:47 00:12:14
8 Steve Potts Somerset RC 00:55:15 00:13:13
9 Rhys Payne Porth & District CC 00:55:26
10 Colin Wallace Merthyr CC 00:56:06 00:11:39
11 Chris Martin Yeovil CC 00:56:25 00:10:36
12 Darran Carpenter Cwmcarn Paragon 00:56:38
13 Colin Yeates Sotonia 00:57:18 00:11:10
14 Andrew Stokoe Cwmcarn Paragon 00:57:22
15 Paul Coles Chippenham & Dist Whs 00:57:28
16 Paul Cannon Porth & District CC 00:57:32 00:12:09
17 Paula (F) Moseley Climb on Bikes RT 00:57:38
18 Christopher Lee Merthyr CC 00:57:41 00:08:57
19 Steve Duddrridge Climb on Bikes RT 00:57:42
20 Christopher Jones M & D Cycles 00:57:43 00:09:07
21 Andy Hunt Ystwyth CC 00:57:45
22 Steven Bennett Acme Wheelers 00:58:00
23 Delwyn Jones Wreckinsport CC 00:58:21 00:08:17
24 Paul Stephens Ross & District CC 00:58:40 00:07:46
25 Kevin Jones M & D Cycles 00:58:47 00:07:26
26 Andrew Sparks Hereford & District Wheelers 00:58:48 00:09:08
27 Justyn Davies Towy Racing CC 00:59:04 00:07:22
28 Tim Goodall Stourbridge CC 00:59:05
29 Matt Heaman RDFCC 00:59:10 00:07:51
30 David Evans Worcester St. Johns 00:59:11 00:09:40
31 Robert Jones Ogmore Valley Wheelers 00:59:20
32 Dan Field Ystwyth CC 00:59:23
33 Karl Davies Club Stourbridge Velo 00:59:23 00:08:22
34 Anthony Cowdry VC L’Escargot 00:59:27
35 Paul Lambert Chippenham & Dist Whs 00:59:56 00:07:05
36 Mark Williams VC L’Escargot 01:00:18 00:08:10
37 Justin Parker Cardiff Ajax 01:00:20
38 Graham Carter Ross & District CC 01:00:27 00:06:46
39 Des Astley Merthyr CC 01:00:28 00:07:06
40 Andy Parker Royal Dean Forest CC 01:00:30
41 Paul Jones Ystwyth CC 01:00:39
42 Matthew Phillips Bynea CC 01:01:40
43 Mick Hazlewood Warwickshire RC 01:01:48 00:07:40
44 Mark Alexander Ogmore Valley Wheelers 01:01:54
45 Adrian Adams Cardiff Ajax CC 01:02:02
46 Matthew Clarke Chippenham & Dist Whs 01:02:21
47 John Murphy Glos City CC 01:02:28 00:11:16
48 Hughes Ken CC Abergavenny 01:02:43 00:05:02
49 Peter Murriere M & D Cycles 01:02:43 00:05:45
50 Sarah(F) Lloyd-Stevens Hereford & District Wheelers 01:03:15
51 Adrian Sullivan Merthyr CC 01:03:34 00:07:05
52 Clint Welson Hereford & District Wheelers 01:03:39
53 Don Tanner Gillingham and Dist Whs 01:04:10 00:05:05
54 Allen Janes Bristol South CC 01:04:56 00:06:17
55 Chris Boulton Newbury RC 01:05:01 00:02:33
56 Max Suff Ross & District CC 01:05:08 00:02:59
57 Graham Hughes Corinium 01:05:11 00:01:39
58 Ed Hadley Hereford & District Wheelers 01:05:36
59 Nicholas Forbes Bynea CC 01:05:44 00:00:16
60 Michael George Pembrokeshire Velo 01:06:16
61 Gerry Pippin Corinium CC 01:06:51 00:00:54
62 Ron Boast Ogmore Valley Wheelers 01:07:27 00:02:27
63 Paul Griffiths Acme Wheelers 01:07:32 00:01:43
64 Emma (F) Hadley Hereford & District Wheelers 01:10:51
65 Debbie (F) Clark Hereford & District Wheelers 01:12:07 -00:01:11
66 Julie (F) Suff Ross & District CC 01:16:22
67 Graham Hewson Team Midland Racing 01:18:32 -00:09:51
68 David Pearce Royal Dean Forest CC 01:22:23
69 Jonathan Moore Team Midland Racing 01:22:51 -00:15:44
1001 Steven Madeley Ogmore Valley Wheelers Apols
1002 Dale Appleby Metal-Tek Scott DNS
1003 Andy Kelly Bristol South CC DNS
1004 Michael Portlock Cardiff 100 miler CC DNS
1005 Byron Morgan Bush Health Care DNS
1006 Bryn North Hereford & District Wheelers Apols
1007 Christopher Jones VC L’Escargot DNS
1008 Andrew Shipton Glos City CC Apols
1009 John Pritchard Port Talbot Wheelers DNS
1010 Tracey (F) Childs Tewkesbury Tri Club Apols
1011 Scott Davies M & D Cycles Apols
1012 Luke Moseley Climb on Bikes RT DNF Mech
1013 Keith Burfoot Bristol RC DNF
1014 John Vickery Cwmcarn Paragon DNF
1015 Gerry McGarr Gloucester City-Rudy P DNF Mech

Junior Club Ride Report 01/04/2012

The good weather held for the Junior ride. Two dads and four lads cycled out for a hard zig zag up to the top of Yorkley Slade. From the top fast dried mud and sand brought us down to Wenchford and the second big climb to the crest of Bradley Hill. Again a fast spin down and then easy to a steep descent through old leaves. Down Dr John’s back into Parkend the lads showed the dads their metal – literally leaving them in the dust.

John Linden



Ride Report 18/03/2012

Only 5 out today, I guess mothering Sunday had something to do with that. Adam T, Alan J, Simon McM, Dave McD and myself headed out into Worcester and the foothills

of the Malvern’s. A bit cold and damp first thing but it brightened up as the day went on. Unfortunately no coffee stop, as we couldn’t find one enroute

but it was a good ride with  a few roads thrown in that none of us had ridden before. 66miles…..done!

Wentwood 50 2012 Report

The Goshawk Wentwood 50 is now a key fixture on the calendar of the RDFCC mtb riders, that can be said for a lot of other riders as places were all sold before Christmas. In it’s second year the event has taken on all the feedback of last year with improved course marking, faster sign on and plenty of facilities at the start/finish area.

8 RDFCC riders turned out for the event this year, Jonathan Batts, Paul Jones, Martin Green, Henry ‘H’ McGill, Martin Newman, Antony Pollard, Adam Taylor and John Linden. What appeared to be a sunny late winters day in the forest turned into a “pea soup” as we all arrived to sign on, luckily at the rider briefing we were informed that up on the Wentwood hills it was clear and we’d be “riding on clouds”.

The route kicked off with 4 miles of climbing through country lanes before hitting the single track which was pretty moist with muddy patches. Tyre choice was a key point of discussion before the event and it appeared mud tyres would make for a less sketchy 3-4 hours in the saddle. The route changed little from the previous year but was still a joy to ride with long challenging technical descents followed by either long technical climbs or fire roads. As we churned the gears the sun burnt away all the mist and riders were greeted with sunshine as we dropped down off the hills back to the finish.

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Adam Taylor led the RDFCC guys home, completing 50kms in 3hrs21min, Martin Green followed in 3hrs51mins. John Linden, Ant Pollard and H all finished within 4 hrs with Jon Batts just outside. Martin Newman chose the 40km route finishing in 3hrs40min. Ride of the day goes to Paul Jones, who opted for the 25km distance in 2011, but went for the full 50km this year.

No. RIDER NAME Distance Completed Finish Time HH:MM
004 Adam Taylor 50km 03:21
232 Martin Newamn 40km 03:40
230 Martin Green 50km 03:43
176 John Linden 50km 03:55
034 Antony Pollard 50km 03:56
132 Henry McGill 50km 04:00
186 Jonathan Batts 50km 04:12
276 Paul Jones 50km 04:35




Ride Report 26/02/2012

Sunday’s Club MTB Ride started on the chilly side then the day just got better..5 turned up for a ride to Goodrich Castle & Back..Battsy, Ad the web,Jones the Plod,Dr John et Moi who devised the route…we bumped into Julie “Canicross” Bailey at Mallards where there was mushing a plenty and Julie whipped out her Kodak Brownie for a quick photo of the lads…..the route nurdled around before arriving in Ruardean where a kind sheep farmer confirmed our route down to Bishopswood..post refreshments at the Castle cafe the group returned to Pedalaway via Huntsham Bridge and the riverside path to Lydbrook and trails tracking the Cannop Valley…

Martin Green