With the Abercyclefest week in full swing, this event was part of the mid-week activities on offer for cyclists to enjoy.
With a record number of riders this year lining up on the start line, the scenic course down the Rheidol Valley and the promise of tea and cakes at the finish, was looking good for the 34 riders.
It proved to be an evening of fast times with the women’s road bike category won by Elaine Rowlands in 30.48 setting another course V50 record in the process. In second place and riding her first time trial, Susi Collins Howgill crossed the line in 34.31.
The men’s road bike category was hotly contested with Rhys Evans taking the win in an impressive 24.49, Owen Thomas in second with a strong 28.05 and taking the third podium spot only just behind Owen, Dan Ramsbottom in 28.15.
A special mention should also go to long time club member Dave Fazakerley, setting a fantastic time of 31.57, could this be the new club V70 record?
With the women’s overall placings, only 35 seconds separated the top three girls, Anita Saycell took the win in 26.39, with Emma Palfrey only just behind in second place 26.56 and Helen Marshall taking the third spot in 27.14.
The overall men’s event was a very competitive field with West Wales Cycle Racing Team, junior rider Josh Tarling taking the win with an impressive 21.13 and only just 10 seconds off the course record, closely followed by the current course record holder, Gruff Lewis (Ribble Pro Cycling) in 21.28 and triathlete and club member Gareth Hodgson taking the third podium spot in 22.22 and setting a new record for the senior men’s time.
It was great to see so many riders, many riding their first time trial and taking on the 10 mile challenge.
Thank you to all the riders for taking part, marshals, time keepers and everyone else that made the event a great evening.
For a full schedule of what’s on this week as part of the Abercyclefest take a look at: Abercyclefest
More details of the Ystwyth CC weekly time trial series can be found at: https://www.bc-clubs.co.uk/ystwythcc/index.php/time-trials/
Cwm Rheidol 10. Wednesday 22nd May 2019
(1/2 splits in brackets)
Josh Tarling (10.22) 21.13
Gruff Lewis (10.38) 21.28
Gareth Hodgson (10.54) 22.22
Ieuan Andy Davies (11.13) 23.01
Finlay Tarling (11.25) 23.16
Steffan Roberts (11.54) 24.04
Caron Pugh (11.51) 24.09
Rhys Jeffreys (11.50) 24.22
Dafydd Wright (12.03) 24.26
Rhys Evans R (12.27) 24.49
Alan Cole (12.58) 26.10
Anita Saycell (13.00) 26.39
Emma Palfrey (13.19) 26.56
Rhodri Duffee (13.20) 27.13
Helen Marshall (13.39) 27.14
Tim Strang (13.26) 27.18
Andy Cox (13.31) 27.52
Owen Thomas R (13.47) 28.05
Dan Ramsbottom R (13.45) 28.15
Tony Jones R (14.17) 28.29
David Jones R (14.11) 28.52
Gari Jones R (14.07) 28.55
Julian Morgan R (14.25) 29.36
Warwick Neville R (15.03) 29.48
David Wright R (14.42) 30.24
Nick Thompson (15.14) 30.26
Elaine Rowlands R (15.00) 30.48
Dave Fazakerley R (15.42) 31.57
Susi Collins Howgill R (17.07) 34.31
Llyr Morgan R (17.51) 36.35
Alan Haird (17.34) 36.54 CR*
Michael Tarling DNF
Martyn Saycell DQ
*CR in this case denotes Clown Record