Llety Gwyn 10 mile Time Trial – 16th May 2018

Ystwyth CC – Round 7

What a week, Cardiff City promoted to the Premiership, Aston Villa in the play offs and Swansea City relegated to the Championship. Cycling fans also took delight in Simon Yates’ dazzling display at the Giro d’Italia.  27 riders signed on for round 7 of the Ystwyth CC Time Trial series.  With the promise of dry roads and a light north easterly wind, conditions would be deemed average for the fastest course in the club calendar.

With 2 weeks to go until the Aberystwyth CycleFest, many riders are using the TT’s and the Tuesday and Thursday chaingang events to fine tune their top end speed and bike skills for the dream of getting a successful break away in the criterium races.

In the men’s event, local Pro Rider Gruff Lewis dominated and took the win in a time of 21min 43sec.  In second place, Ieuan Andy Davies continues to show good form with a time of 22min 52sec.  Third place went to Steffan Roberts with a strong ride to a timeof 23min 08sec.

In the two up event, Leif and Layla Skot continue to show good form in a time of 28min 30sec.

In the women’s event, Anita Saycell rode strongly to take the podium and dipping sub 26min in a time of 25min 54sec and setting a new course ladies record.  In second place, Helen Marshall continues to show good form in a time of 26min 58sec, and third place went to the impressive Lowri Richards in a time of 28min 27sec and the fastest female roadie on the evening.

In the popular road bike category, Ciaran Rowett took top spot in a time of 24min 16sec.  Second place went to Pete Jenkins in a time of 26min and 36sec and third place to Alex Lowe in a time of 26min 46sec.

Next week, the 23rd May, the riders return to the Cwm Rheidol course before taking on the challenge of the Devils Bridge Hilly TT course at the end of the month.

Helen Marshall with a strong 26 min 58 sec ride (thanks to Aled Richards for the photo)

Llety Gwyn 10 / Wednesday May 16th 2018
1. Gruff Lewis 21.43
2. Ieuan Andy Davies 22.52
3. Steffan Roberts 23.08
4. Danny Thorogood 23.22
5. Ciaran Rowett (R) 24.16
6. Paul Jones 24.32
7. Shelley Childs 24.41
8. Ian Stevens 24.56
9. Martyn Saycell 25.44
10.Anita Saycell 25.54
11. Dafydd Wright 26.15
12. Alex Lowe (R) 26.46
13. Pete Jenkins (R) 26.34
14. Jack Ramsbottom (R) 26.49
15. Helen Marshall 26.58
16. Rhodri Duffee 27.10
17. Justin Manley (R) 27.48
18. Gari Jones (R) 28.15
19. Lowri Richards (R) 28.27
20. Layla Skot & Leif Skot (R) 28.30
21. Shannon Haird (R) 28.41
22. Alan Haird 28.42
23. David Wright (R) 29.30
24. Stephen Griffiths (R) 29.42
25. Dan Ramsbottom (R) 29.46
26. Nia Richards (R) 32.57