With the warm summer weather, it was great to see the 16 riders deciding to tackle this week’s hilly time trial.
The riders had to contend with gusty North Easterly winds which tested the rider’s bike handling and choice of equipment, with many riders choosing a road bike over a TT bike for the course.
The Nant yr Arian course starts on the A44 near the turning to the visitor centre and descends to Lovesgove roundabout, where riders return back the same way, climbing the 6 miles to the finish line.
In the men’s overall event Gruff Lewis, recently crowned Welsh Road Race Champion rode past the field to take the win in 31.25. He was followed by Ieuan Andy Davies, another podium finisher in the Welsh Championships in the Road Race and Time Trial, crossing the line in 33.37. Time Trial Organiser and previous Welsh Championship hill climber, Andy Hunt took the third podium spot in 34.38.
In the women’s overall event, Helen Marshall crossed the line in a fast 40.48, and in doing so set a new V40 record, recently set by Amanda Binks. Following in second place was Anita Saycell with 42.10 and in third place was Elaine Rowlands in 48.28, setting a V50 club record.
Thanks go to Derek, Rhys and Scott for time keeping and marshalling, and to the riders testing themselves against the clock on this tough course.
This Sunday 30th June, sees the annual club time trial championships and it is great to be able to use Caffi Gruff as the event HQ. Riders need to pre enter by completing an entry form and enclose the £3 fee and return to Penparcau Butchers before 5pm this Friday. Entry forms have been emailed to all members and available via the club Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/ystwythcc/
Nant yr Arian Hilly. Wednesday June 26th 2019
Gruff Lewis (??) 31.25
Ieuan Andy Davies (10.21) 33.37
Andy Hunt (11.20) 34.38
Caron Pugh (11.28) 35.33
Rhys Evans (12.56) 35.33
Steffan Roberts (11.15) 35.33
Alan Cole (12.56) 39.53
Andre Marsh (12.05) 40.33
Helen Marshall (13.22) 40.48
Rhodri Duffee (12.25) 42.10
Anita Saycell (13.30) 42.10
David Casso-Davies (12.48) 42.54
Owen Thomas (12.35) 43.17
Justin Manley (11.56) 43.49
Martyn Saycell (12.39) 44.30
Elaine Rowlands (13.17) 48.28