This event is being held in fond memory of David Jones, a founding member of Merthyr Cycling Club who sadly passed away last year. David was among a group of keen Merthyr cyclists who started the club in 1987. David was a strong racing cyclist for many years and enjoyed adventures on his bike all over the world. David, along with his parents, Adrian and Mary were the beating heart of MCC for many years and is sadly missed by all at the club. A keen runner in more recent times, David took his infectious enthusiasm with him to Merthyr Running Club, where he quickly became established as a firm favourite at the club. The prize giving ceremony following the event will be conducted by David's parents, who until recently gave up their time every Wednesday evening, to run our club time trial series during the summer months. We look forward to welcoming them at the event.
The photo attached was taken during the 1999 Welsh 12 hour.
R25/3H – 08:29
14 Parc Cwm Pant Bach Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1TQ 07988422138
Start: Martyn Heritage-Owen
Finish: Robin Field, Assistant: Frances Field
RIDERS MUST SIGN ON FOR RACE NUMBERS AT HQ IN THE INTERESTS OF YOUR OWN SAFETY, CYCLING TIME TRAILS AND THE EVENT PROMOTERS STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO WEAR A HARD SHELL HELMET THAT MEETS AN INTERNATIONALLY ACCEPTED SAFETY STANDARD.IT IS A REGULATION OF THE CTT THAT ALL RIDERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 OR JUNIORS AS DEFINED BY REG 9 SHOULD WEAR A HARD SHELL HELMET CONFORMING TO A SAFETY STANDARD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATION 15 AND HAVE A REAR FACING FLASHING RED LIGHT FITTED TO YOUR MACHINE
Event Headquarters – open 7:30am
Rhigos Rugby Club. CF44 9HJ.
There is ample parking at the Ruby club and in the lane outside the event HQ. Please remember to leave spaces for event officials and please take care not to park across drive ways or cause obstruction.
REMEMBER to sign in and sign out after the race. Failure to do so will result in a disqualification.
Tea/coffee, cakes and biscuits will be available. Please sign on as soon as possible following arrival at the venue. The event will be run on the R25/3H course. To get to the start follow the directions of the marshals and proceed with caution. Allow ample time to get to the start to ensure you do not miss your start time. The main field is full so if you miss your time, you may not get to ride
Complaints and reporting accidents should be made in writing to the promoter within 72hrs.
START on access rd to Hirwaun Ind Est (E 293120/ N206180 OS 170/160) 8 yards north of lamp column No.1 & 30 yards north of junction with unclassified rd (old A465) Hirwaun
to Cefn Rhigos. 0.000
Proceed south to junction with unclassified road (on to the old route) and bear left to rbt with A4061 (Rhigos mountain rd) where take 2nd exit (straight on) to Hirwaun rbt A465 to
take first exit. 1.306
Continue along A465 to Blaengwrach roundabout (McDonalds) to take second exit
(straight on). 7.169
Continue on A465 to Resolven roundabout to take third exit (straight on) 10.183
Continue on A465 to exit at next junction (signpost Seven Sisters), climbing to the Tonna
rbt, where take 1st exit to Aberdulais Interchange, circle rbt and take 4th exit down slip road to rejoin the A465 eastward. 15.063
Continue along A465 to Resolven roundabout to take second exit (straight on) 19.719
Continue on A465 to Blaengwrach roundabout (McDonalds). 22.764
Take 2nd exit continuing on A465, passing over river bridge and the Glynneath interchange to REMAIN ON A465 to FINISH in the SECOND layby on the left at a point 25 yards west of the ‘Take Litter Home’ sign and opposite the emergency telephone point. 25.014
Continue on A465 up the hill for 4 miles to take 3rd exit at rbt to Rhigos and retrace to HQ.
H.Q. 295665 East 205663 North, Start 293120 East 206180 North
Turn 277000 East 199000 North, Finish 288552 East 206472 North
All riders are asked to comply with the following requests.
Sign on at the HQ.
Do call your number to the finishing timekeeper or your time may not be recorded.
Do keep your head up, be aware of your surroundings and HAVE A SAFE RIDE.
IN THE INTERESTS OF YOUR OWN SAFETY Cycling Time Trials and the Event Promoters strongly advise you to wear a HARD SHELL HELMET that meets an internationally accepted standard. In accordance with Regulation 15 ALL JUNIOR competitors must wear protective helmets. It is recommended that a working rear light, either flashing or constant, is fitted to the machine in a position visible to following road users and is active whilst the machine is in use.
This event may be subject to doping control.
No passing the start time keeper or warming up on the course.
No turbo within 100m of residential areas, especially the residential part of Halt Rd near the start. South Wales DC have already received complaints about riders parking across drives. The R25/3L has already been withdrawn because of nuisance complaints.
No anti-social behaviour for example littering and urinating in public. Failure to follow these basic rules will result in a DQ & referral to the South Wales DC
Event marshals are NOT authorised to stop traffic for competitors, so please ride safely and carefully.
Turn - Please familiarise yourself with the on-slip back onto the A465. Whatever we do the odd rider still manages to go off course. There will be marshals on site, but it is your responsibility to do your own research.
TIP: Riders generally try and turn down the old Rd but Trunk Rd signs are in GREEN
Race numbers will be available from the HQ. Please return race numbers as soon as possible and remember to sign out!
Prizes (one rider one prie) Prizes to presented at the end of the events by Dave Jones family.
First Male Solo Overall -£30 Second Male Solo Overall -£25 Third Male Solo Overall -£20
First Female Solo Overall -£30 Second Female Solo Overall -£25 Third Female Solo Overall -£20