Catalina Architecture TT Series – Round 9 Hill Climb

The conclusion of the Catalina Architecture 2020 Series did not disappoint. With all sixteen riders on road bikes for the 1 mile hill climb from Llangorwen, there would be no hiding. Each rider taking on the climb and the clock.

There were fast times posted, with the first six riders all breaking the 5 minute barrier. The overall leaderboard was dominated by the first claim junior riders from the Caffi Gruff Race Team proving their strength on the hills.

The overall men’s win went to Jack Ramsbottom, who flew up the climb in 4.00 minutes. Jack was only 24 seconds behind the fastest time ever on the course set by Stevie Williams in 2017 while racing for SEG Racing that year. Only 21 seconds behind Jack was Dafydd Wright, crossing the line in 4.21 and then only a second separated second and third on the podium with Owen Evans taking third place in 4.22.

The battle for the overall ladies win saw junior rider Lowri Richards power to first place in 5.47, closely followed by Katie Miles 5.57 and completing the podium Anita Saycell in 6.28 and setting a V40 course record.

Thank you to all the riders that have taken part in the TT series over the last 9 weeks and adhered to the new guidelines. It has been great to see new as well as returning faces at the TT series this year and well done to all the juniors riding their first TT season.

Thank you to the series sponsor Catalina Architecture and all those that have helped to make the events a success, whether marshalling, timekeeping or capturing the action shots for the riders. Finally the club would like to thank TT Secretary Andy Hunt and Assistant TT Secretary Derek Rattray for all their work in organising and running a successful and safe TT series.

Jack Ramsbottom 4.00
Dafydd Wright 4.21
Owen Evans 4.22
Ciaran Rowett 4.30
Rhys Evans 4.42
Tomos Roberts 4.48
Rhodri Jenkins 5.11
Llion Rees-Jenkins 5.16
David Jones 5.19
Lowri Richards 5.47
Katie Miles 5.57
Anita Saycell 6.28
Toby Driver 6.52
Gerwyn Humphreys 7.04
Gwion Humphreys 7.15
Elaine Rowlands 8.08
Andy Hunt, Derek Rattray & David Wright