Ystwyth CC report – round 22 – Wednesday 29th August 2018

Clarach Hill Climb

As the Ystwyth CC time trial series came to a close, 16 riders signed on for one more time for the Clarach Hill climb event.  Taking on the famous local hill climb with it’s hairpin bend is always one of the highlights of the season with great support from members on the course. 

In perfect conditions, riding a specialist hill climb bike, pro rider Gruff Lewis took the win in an astonishing 4 minutes. Second place and very close to taking the top spot, went to new Ystwyth CC club member Chris McLean in a very fast time of 4min and 10sec and third place to up and coming rider Owen Evans in a time of 4min and 25sec. In past events, all three of these times would have taken the win.

In the women’s event, Cat 2 racer Rebecca Richardson from Hafren took the win in a new course record of 4min and 36sec with Leah Brewer taking second and new Ystwyth CC rider course record in 5min 29 sec and Lois Brewer in third in a time of 5min 56sec.

Well done also to Finley Saycell, who helping at the start, then signed himself on the start sheet, and rode up complete with marshall vest.

A big thank you to the marshals on the night, and for the whole of the TT series for making the events happen and with a special mention to TT co-ordinator Andy Hunt for making the events happen each week.

The club Sunday rides will continue and the club looks forward to the 2019 TT series.

Hill Climb winner Gruff Lewis on the start line
Leah Brewer on the start line before riding her way to a new ladies Ystwyth CC Course Record

New Ystwyth CC member Chris McLean on his way to second place and a new men’s course record for a first claim Ystwyth CC rider
Ystwyth CC member – Finley helping on the start line