Round 3 Catalina Architecture TT Series – 19th May 2021

The third round of the inaugural time trial series saw 13 riders take to the start line, with good weather in the picturesque Rheidol Valley.

With traffic lights on the A44, the course was shortened to enable the time trial to still go ahead. The riders headed along the length of the Rheidol Valley and returned back the same way, covering the 6.8 miles.

Ystwyth CC rider Caron Pugh proved the fastest man on the night with a strong ride to finish the revised course in 15.36. Taking second place on the podium, was Ystwyth CC rider Richard Pizzey with a fantastic time of 15.45, which also earnt him the win for the men’s road bike category. Completing the podium in third place, was Gruff Pugh-Jones with his time of 16.58.

The men’s road bike category saw Richard Pizzey take the win in15.45, Gruff Pugh-Jones in second place with his 16.58 and Rhys Iorwerth Evans completing the podium with his time of 17.08.

The women’s race saw Emma Palfrey storm the revised course to take the overall win with 18.18, followed by a strong ride from up and coming junior rider Lowri Richards, who crossed the line in 19.05. Lowri’s time also earnt her the road bike category win. In third and completing the podium Ystwyth CC rider Anita Saycell crossed the line with her time of 19.11.

Congratulations and thank you to all the riders that competed on the night, and a very big thank you to the TT organisers, race photographer Aled Richards and to everybody that assisted on the night to ensure the safety of the riders.

Next week the riders will take on the Nant yr Arian course:

Catalina Architecture TT Series 2021. Round 3
Cwm Rheidol 6.8m
Caron Owen Pugh 15.36
Richard Pizzey R 15.45
Gruffudd Pugh-Jones R 16.58
Rhys Iorwerth Evans R 17.08
Ciaran Rowett R 17.19
Emma Palfrey 18.18
Lowri Richards R 19.05
Andy Starr 19.09
Anita Saycell 19.11
Thomas Mason R 19.15
Mike Clarke 22.35
Martin Williams R 21.02
Dave Reed R 25.44
Andy Hunt & Derek Rattray
Scott Tompsett, Nia Richards & Andrew Davies

Caron Pugh (Ystwyth CC) taking the overall win (Photo credit: Aled Richards)
Emma Palfrey taking the ladies overall win (Photo credit: Aled Richards)