Hill Climb – 28th August 2019
The hill climb saw some great racing to round up a successful timetrial season. With 18 riders taking to the start line in Llangorwen it promised to be an exciting event. The riders started at 1 minute intervals and had to ride as hard and fast as they can up hill for 1 mile to the finish line.
The ladies competion had a record turn out and was hotly contested. Proving fastest on the evening was Eva Marshall crossing the line in 5mins45secs, followed closely by junior West Wales Racing Team rider, Lowri Richards in 6min.01sec, who has resently represented Wales on the track. Taking the third podium spot, was Ystwyth CC’s Katie Miles showing her strength on the hills to finish in 6min25sec.
Setting a new ladies V50 record on the hill climb was Elaine Rowlands, crossing the line in 7mins and 27sec. Elaine has had a fantastic season setting in total four age course records.
In the men’s competition, it was going to be a fast night with 10 riders all dipping under 5mins30sec for the climb.
Local pro rider from Talybont, Gruff Lewis took the win in 4min08sec. Battling it out for second place saw Richard Eakins and Adam Hepburn cross the line in the same time, 4min15sec. Rhys Evans took the third place, only 1 second behind in 4min16sec.
Another record was set on the night. The V50 hill climb men’s record previously held by Paul Brewer in 2018, was broken by Ieuan Andy Davies crossing the line strongly in 4min55sec.
The club would like to thank series organiser Andy Hunt for putting on a successful series this year and also thank all the riders for taking part. A huge thank you to Derek and Scott for all their regular help and to everbody else that has been able to help out with marshalling, time keeping, photographs and cakes all of which help to make the series a great event 🙂
Photo: Aled Richards