October 2015 Newsletter

Swansea Wheelers Newsletter

October 2015


So we all get the pleasure of spending a weekend with Ian Williams at Aberystwyth. We will be meeting at the stadium at 8.45 am and leaving at 9.00am sharp (NOT 9.10am Trevor Lloyd). With regards to your kit, you can either drop it at Trevor’s on the Friday night or bring it along Saturday morning (alcohol is optional). No Club run is organised for this weekend it will be made up on the day !!

Winter Start Time

Just a quick a reminder we are know starting club rides at 9.30am at the Liberty Stadium Trevor Lloyd please take note again .


Don’t forget spin is up and running Thursday nights at the LC2 for a hour of pain starts 8pm i believe.

Hill Climb Championship

On Sunday the 4th October we held our internationally recognised Hill Climb Championship. We had 12 top riders from the club competing to be Number 1. With riders such as Paul Edwards not getting clearance to ride , Ian Williams picking up a late late injury and Karl Randall double booking a hair appointment the race, shall we say was wide open.

After our trusted elders gave out the correct numbers the riders all decided to ride up the climb for a warm up which caused some confused with the starting times. First off was Mr Audex Simon Davies who set down the early marker followed by Steve Partner , Jezza and yours truly Andy …. after this i was just looking down at the floor for a steady 10 mins so haven’t got a clue what happened next. The times were calculated and then recalculated and we headed to the cafe and the results are

  1. Lee Perrott 7.52
  2. Phil The Power Graham 8.25
  3. Trevor ‘you ready’ Lloyd 9.11
  4. Louis Mochine 9.40
  5. John Franklin 9.54
  6. Andy (i beat Steve Partner) Morrissey 10.12
  7. Steve Partner 10.16
  8. Mark uncle festa Noall (please don’t beat me up)10.23
  9. Jeremy i have a bad ankle (whatever) Davies 10.27
  10. Sam Thomas 10.56
  11. Paul ‘I invented the’ Wheel 11.22
  12. Simon ‘I turn up when i want’ Davies 12.39

A big well done to everyone who took part especially the guys having a go for the first time, it was a great day and some really great times. Big thank you to Kevin Thomas for the pictures below some amazing shots (PAUL WHEEL NICE WAVE)

Rider of the Month

(I will be picking a rider each month for a little write up . I am open to bribes FYI (Steve Partner that means For Your Information).

The first rider is going to my Phil The Power Graham , not sure if he has mentioned it all but he has recently completed the mighty Haute Route in the Alps, this is the closest us mortals will get to riding the Tour de France. After spending days on end in the Man Cave and training is fat ass off for months (also i am pretty sure he had to get married in order to do this as well) he smashed it to do a extremely impressive

Final placing – 66th/650 starters
527 miles over 7 days
Calories burned = 23,169
Total elevation climbed = 72,345ft (equivalent of climbing Everest 2.5 times)

Racing against pros such a Emma Pooley Phil held his own and really showed how it should be done chapeau!!!! He has know informed us that he has signed up again for 2016 but in the Pyrenees.

October Club Runs

October 18th – Heol Senni -Skewen,Neath valley, PNV,Ystradfellte,Heol Senni, Defynnog,Sennybridge,*Trecastle, Moel Feity, Tafarn yGarreg, Swansea valley, Pontardawe, Swansea.

October 25th – Ferryside- Brynhyfryd, Fforestfach, Loughor, Burryport, Kidwelly, Ferryside,*Broadley, Kidwelly, Burryport, Loughor, Gowerton, Swansea.


The Rules Of Cycling : Velominati.com

(I will be picking my favourite rule each month, have a good read and if anyone would like put one forward that would be great)

    1. Rule #9//

      If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

      Fair-weather riding is a luxury reserved for Sunday afternoons and wide boulevards. Those who ride in foul weather – be it cold, wet, or inordinately hot – are members of a special club of riders who, on the morning of a big ride, pull back the curtain to check the weather and, upon seeing rain falling from the skies, allow a wry smile to spread across their face. This is a rider who loves the work

Any suggestions for next months edition would be very welcome.


Andy Morrissey

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