The Ystwyth Time Trial Championships proved to be a great event. The early start meant very little traffic and the riders were treated to smooth tarmac, good conditions and with a gentle breeze helping on the return leg.
It was a great chance for the riders to set themselves a time on this gently rolling course and with the promise of some great coffee afterwards from the race HQ, Caffi Gruff.
In the Men’s Road Bike Ystwyth Time Trial Championship, junior rider Llion Rees-Jenkins flew around the course to take the win in 42.49. In second place, Daniel O’Brien showed his current form to cross the line in 43.25 and completing the podium having only taken up cycling in 2018, local rider Stuart George in 43.44.
The Ladies Road Bike Ystwyth Time Trial Championship, saw Elaine Rowlands storm the course to keep the championship crown from 2019, with her time of 54.37.
The overall men’s Ystwyth Time Trial Champion winner was Gruff Lewis, showing his form this season to average over 28mph with his finish time of 35.20. Dafydd Wright powered his way around the course to take second place in 37.17 and completing the podium for the Club Championship honours, saw Caron Pugh flying to take 3rd place in 38.39.
The overall ladies Ystwyth Time Trial Champion winner was Emma Palfrey in 23.30, showing her strength this season to take the ladies win and in second place Anita Saycell in 45.44.
Well done to all the riders, and thank you to the TT organisers Andy Hunt and Derek Rattray for organising this Championship and to Scott Tompsett as chief marshal and to Caffi Gruff for providing the race HQ and refreshments.
Ystwyth Time Trial Championship 2021
Gruffudd Lewis (18.39) 35.20
Dafydd Wright (19.36) 37.17
Caron Owen Pugh (20.25) 38.39
Llion Rees-Jenkins R (22.31) 42.49
Daniel O’Brien R (22.59) 43.25
Stuart George R (23.10) 43.44
Rhodri Jenkins R (23.32) 43.53
Emma Palfrey (23.30) 44.34
Thomas Mason (23.50) 45.09
Anita Saycell (24.03) 45.44
Mike Fitch R (26.31) 50.20
Elaine Rowlands R (28.53) 54.37
Andy Hunt & Derek Rattray