Ystwyth CC – Round 8 – records tumble

Cwm Rheidol 10 mile Time Trial – 23rd May 2018
With the temperature rising, 26 riders signed on for round 8 of the Ystwyth CC Time Trial series.  With the promise of dry roads and a light north easterly wind, conditions would be deemed good for the Cwm Rheidol time trial.

With Aberystwyth CycleFest week in full flow 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 30seec.  This was only 12 seconds off the men’s course record set in 2015.  In second place, Ieuan Andy Davies continues to show good form with a time of 22min34sec, setting a new age course record in the process.  Third place went to Steffan Roberts in a time of 23min19sec.

In the women’s event, Anita Saycell took the podium and dipping under 26min in a time of 25min 48sec, taking the course record. In second place, Emma Palfrey showed good form in a time of 27min 27sec. Third place went to Nia Peris in a time of 30min 22sec.

In the popular road bike category, Ciaran Rowett took top spot in a time of 24min08sec.

Good luck to all riders participating in the cyclefest http://www.abercyclefest.co.uk/ .  Next week, the 30th May, the riders take on the challenge of the Devil’s Bridge course.

Cwmrheidol 10 / Wednesday May 3rd 2018

1. Gruff Lewis 21.30

2. Ieuan Andy Davies 22.34

3. Steffan Roberts 23.19

4. Danny Thorogood 23.42

5. Andrew Poole 24.07

6. Ciaran Rowett 24.08

7. Caron Pugh 24.21

8. Arwel Jones 24.45

9. Paul Jones 25.00

10. Shelley Childs 25.06

11. Anita Saycell 25.48

12. Endaf Williams 26.06

13. Martyn Saycell 26.25

14. Alan Haird 26.28

15. Jack Ramsbottom 26.49

16. Rhodri Duffee 27.19

17. Tim Strang 27.23

18. Emma Palfrey 27.27

19. Justin Manley 28.06

20. Dafydd Wright 28.15

21. Gari Jones 29.06

22. Leif Skot 29.09

23. David Wright 29.46

24. Tomos Jones 29.49

25. Nia Peris 30.22

26. Toria Jamieson 30.53