Records Tumble down the Rheidol – Round 3

With near perfect conditions, fourteen riders signed on to test themselves on the gently rolling 10 mile course as part of the Catalina Architecture + Design Time Trial Series.

It proved a fast warm night with all the riders completing the course in under 30 minutes.

Caron set a blistering pace to cross the line taking the win and the men’s senior club record, with his 21.58. Followed by a flying ride by Jack Ramsbottom (Caffi Gruff) on his road bike, finishing in 22.39 for second overall place and completing the podium, riding his road bike, Ieuan Andy Davies (Caffi Gruff) with a strong ride to finish in 23.01.

It was great to see more ladies out on the course this week. Absolutely flying this season and taking the overall win was Lowri Richards (Tofauti Everyone Active) with a fantastic ride to set a new female course record with 24.14. Fresh from racing road and crits this season, it was great to see club rider Lois Brewer showing her strength on the TT’s, her time earning her the senior club course record and the fastest YCC senior over any 10 mile course, well done Lois! To complete the podium, Anita Saycell crossed the line with her 27.31.

The road bike category had only men competing this week, with the top spot going to Jack Ramsbottom for 1st place, 2nd to Ieuan Andrew Davies and completing the podium guest rider from Peak Road Club, Andrew Hicklin in 3rd.

Overall Men

1st – Caron Owen Pugh (21.58)

2nd – Jack Ramsbottom (22.39)

3rd – Ieuan Andrew Davies (23.01)

Overall Ladies

1st – Lowri Richards – (24.14)

2nd – Lois Brewer (25.42)

3rd – Anita Saycell (27.31)

Men’s road bike category winners:

1st – Jack Ramsbottom (22.39)

2nd – Ieuan Andrew Davies (23.01)

3rd – Andrew Hicklin (25.12)

The evening also saw four new records:

Fastest Ystwyth CC male senior rider on this course (first claim) – Caron Pugh, 21.58.
(Previously held by Gareth Hodgson set in 2019, with his 22.22).

Fastest Ystwyth CC female senior rider on this course (first claim) – Lois Brewer, 25.42.
(Previously held by Anita Saycell set in 2018, with her 25.48).

Fastest female course record – Lowri Richards 24.14.
(Beating her own course record set in 2022, with her 24.31).

Fastest Ystwyth CC senior female over any 10 mile course (first claim) – Lois Brewer 25.42.
(Previously held by Anita Saycell set in 2018, with her 25.44).

For a full list of Ystwyth CC records:

Full Results:

Catalina Architecture & Design TT Series 2023 – Round 3. Cwm Rheidol 10
Caron Owen Pugh 21.58
Jack Ramsbottom R 22.39
Ieuan Andrew Davies R 23.01
Daf Wright 23.07
Lowri Richards 24.14
Andrew Hicklin R 25.12
Joe Watling R 25.25
Lois Brewer 25.42
Arwel Wyn Jones R 25.47
Iestyn Stephen 25.51
Reggie Middleton R 26.29
Anita Saycell 27.31
Tim Strang R 29.17
Toby Everard 29.47
Time Keepers
Andy Hunt, Derek Rattray & Elaine Rowlands
Scott Tompsett & Paul Brewer

Note: R – No tri bars

Thanks go to all the riders and to those organising and helping on the night to make the event possible.

Next week the series heads back to the flatter Llety Gwyn 10 mile course. Full details of the series can be found here:

Lowri on her way to setting a new Cwm Rheidol course record.

Photo Credit: Aled Richards