If round 20 was wet, round 21 should have been called a swim trial! With heavy rain, falling from early afternoon, Round 21 of the Ystwyth CC TT series was going to be the wettest event in the 2018 calendar. Therefore, it was no surprise that only 9 riders signed on for round 21 and the last of the 10-mile time trial events for 2018. Using the traditional Llety Gwyn course, the riders would ride out a flat 5 miles past the Big Tribute Festival site before turning up the Rheidol Valley to the turnaround.
Even in challenging conditions, local cycling legend Shelley Childs took the win in a time of 24min 44sec. Second place and very close to taking the top spot, went to Caron Pugh in a time of 24min 48sec and only six seconds following in third place, Glyn Williams in a time of 24min 54sec. Only 35 seconds separated the top 5 riders with 5th place going to the ghost writer in a time of 25min 19sec.
In the women’s event, an impressive ride from Katie Miles on a road bike took the win in a time of 29min.
In the two up event, Layla and Leif Skot rode a strong 30min 17sec in challenging conditions.
A big thank you to the marshals for the night, and the whole of the TT series for making the events happen.
Next week the event returns to the Clarach hill climb, a short punchy climb guaranteed to get the lungs working.
Llety Gwyn 10 / Wednesday August 22nd 2018
1. Shelley Childs 24.44
2. Caron Pugh 24.48
3. Glyn Williams 24.54
4. Martyn Saycell 25.19
5. Ian Stevens 26.09
6. Andy Starr 27.11
7. Katie Miles R 29.00
8. Layla & Leif Skot 30.17