Ystwyth CC report – round 20 – Wednesday 16th August 2018

Why does it always rain on me…..

Two hours prior to Round 20 of the Ystwyth CC TT series, the heavens opened and the Rheidol valley was blessed with a torrent of rain, a strong southwesterly breeze and fading light.  Therefore, it was no surprise that only 6 riders signed on for round 20 even though the Welsh TT championships is being held this weekend in Rhayader. 
Even in challenging conditions, Pro Rider Gruff Lewis took the win in a time of 20min 56sec knocking out a strong time in preparation for Saturday’s Championship ride.  Second place went to Steffan Roberts in a time of 23min 13sec and third place to Richard Eakins in a time of 24min 51sec.
In the women’s event, an impressive ride from Helen Marshall took the win in a time of 26min 21sec.
Good luck to the riders taking part in the Welsh Championship Time Trial this Saturday and the Road Race on Sunday.
Next week the event returns to the Llety Gwyn course for the final time of the season. The need for speed continues…….

Llety Gwyn 10 10 / Wednesday August 15th  2018

1. Gruff Lewis 20.56
2. Steffan Roberts 23.13
3. Richard Eakins R 24.51
4. Paul Jones 24.56
5. Helen Marshall 26.21
6. Martyn Saycell R 26.49