Catalina Architecture & Design TT series 2024 – Round 4 results

Returning back to the Llety Gwyn course this week, the riders had a chance to compare their times from two weeks ago. This relatively flat 10 mile course, takes the riders from Llanbadarn out on the A44, then down the Rheidol valley to the half way turn.

However the sunny spring weather decided to hide and the riders were faced with rain, lower temperatures and a strong north westerly wind. This didn’t deter four riders who braved the elements to take on the course.

Despite the challenging weather, David Bond and Martin Williams both rode strongly to post faster times than two weeks ago.

Lowri Richards took the overall win on the night, as well as the female win. She is riding this year for Pro-Noctis – 200º Coffee – Hargreaves Contracting Ltd and it’s great to see Lowri supporting and racing the Ystwyth time trials.

Round 4 Results – Llety Gwyn 10 mile:

Lowri Richards 26.22
Anita Saycell 27.27
David Bond R 29.53
Martin Williams R 30.36

Timekeepers
Andy Hunt & Derek Rattray
Chief Marshal
Scott Tompsett
Joint Chief of Staff
Kristian Bond

Lowri Richards (Photo credit: Aled Richards):

Well done to all the riders that braved the elements, and a very big thank you to Andy H, Derek, Scott and Kristian for their organisation and help on the night, making the event possible.

Next week the time trial series heads to Nant yr Arian, where the riders have the chance to test their descending skills to Lovesgrove roundabout, before making the climb back up to the start. All riders are welcome, and further details will be posted on the Club Facebook page before the event.

Catalina Architecture & Design TT series 2024 – Round 3 results

The riders returned this week to the rolling 10 mile Cwm Rheidol route. This out and back course tested the riders legs, with the effort proving worthwhile, as many riders improved their time from a couple of weeks ago. Most notably, David Bond and Mike Fitch, both managing to knock a couple of minutes from their previous times this year.

It was great to see the club time trial organiser Andy H, swapping his clipboard for his wheels and testing himself on the course this season to cross the line in 3rd place.

Taking the top spots this week, Finley Tarling in first place, Rich Pizzey taking second and Andy H completing the podium.

In the ladies event, Lowri Richards proving her strength this season took the win with Emma Palfrey, fresh from her podium in Llanelli Triathlon, taking second place.

Well done and thank you to all the riders, Derek, Scott and Kristian for their organisation and help on the night, making the event possible.

Next week the time trial series returns to the Llety Gwyn 10 mile course. All riders welcome, and details will be posted on the Club Facebook page beforehand.

Round 3 Results – Cwm Rheidol 10 mile:

Finlay Tarling 20.05
Richard Pizzey 22.09
Andy Hunt 23.29
Lowri Richards 24.30
Paul Brewer 25.06
Emma Palfrey 25.49
David Bond 30.04
Mike Fitch 30.11
Martin Williams 30.39
Timekeepers
Derek Rattray & Scott Tompsett
Chief Marshal
Kristian Bond

Over £1,550 raised for suicide charity Papyrus

As a club we have raised and donated over £1,500 to Papyrus, a national charity working to prevent suicide in young people.

Thanks to everyone that was involved and came together for the memorial ride, auction, club dinner and the raffle. As a club this enabled us to raise this fantastic amount in memory of the friends we have lost and to be able to support others and each other going forward.

We will continue to work with Papyrus to raise awareness and support, and have recently set up a page on our website for anyone looking for further information and support:

Papyrus – Clwb Beicio Ystwyth Cycling Club

Cambrian News Article (2 May 2024): https://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/sport/ystwyth-cycling-club-raises-over-ps1550-for-suicide-charity-papyrus-685163

Catalina Architecture & Design TT series 2024 – Round 2 results

This week saw twelve riders taking on the flatter Llety Gwyn course, named after the local hotel that used to be the sign on location for this 10 mile time trial.

The Llety Gwyn course is one of the oldest of the club courses. The route heads out on the A44, then down towards Cwm Rheidol to reach the 5 mile point, before returning back to the start.

Many notable names have ridden this course. British professional cyclist, Leah Dixon holds the women’s course record set in 2021, with her time off 22.20. While Josh Tarling, riding at the time for Flanderscolor-Galloo in 2022, holds the fastest men’s time with 19.31.

Last night saw Finley Tarling take the win on the night, with Caron and Rich battling for 2nd and 3rd. Caron took the spoils this week with Rich closely following only 21 seconds behind.

In the ladies event, Lowri Richards, looking strong from a good winter of training, took the win with her time of 24.31 and Anita taking second in 27.22.

These events are a fantastic way for riders to test themselves against the clock, and provide great training for all cyclists and triathletes.

Round 2 Results – Llety Gwyn 10 mile

Finlay Tarling 19.58
Caron Owen Pugh 22.09
Richard Pizzey 22.30
Arwel Wyn Jones 24.01
Lowri Richards 24.31
Kristian Bond R 25.07
Paul Brewer 25.19
Glyn Williams 26.14
Anita Saycell 27.22
David Bond R 30.39
Martin Williams R 30.53
Mike Fitch R 31.07

Timekeepers
Derek Rattray & Elaine Rowlands
Chief Marshal
Andy Hunt

Thanks to all the riders, Andy H, Derek and Elaine for their organisation and help on the night, making the event possible.

Next week the time trial series returns to the Cwm Rheidol 10 mile course. All riders welcome, and details will be posted on the Club Facebook page beforehand.

Club Member Strava Challenge 10-16th June 2024

This is your chance to be on the Ystwyth CC legend Leaderboard!

For the week 10th – 16th June, all YCC members are encouraged to ride as much distance and elevation as possible.

The top three leaders will have their names published for the most distance, the longest ride and the most climbing for that week!

Just make sure you’re a paid up YCC member for 2024 and have joined the Ystwyth CC Club on Strava. All rides will count from Monday 10th June until Sunday 16th June, 23.59!

To join Ystwyth CC: Membership – Clwb Beicio Ystwyth Cycling Club

Catalina Architecture & Design TT series 2024 – Round 1 results

It was great to see the return of the TT series. The 13 riders were treated to the scenic but rolling, Cwm Rheidol 10 mile course. Testing out their legs for the first event of the year.

Well done to all the riders! Next week the TT series heads to the flatter Llety Gwyn 10 mile course, see the full list of dates and courses here: 2024 Catalina Architecture Time Trial Series – Clwb Beicio Ystwyth Cycling Club

Results Round 1:

Finlay Tarling 20.33
Caron Owen Pugh 22.29
Richard Pizzey 22.36
Tim Davies 24.32
Arwel Wyn Jones 24.59
Emma Palfrey 26.04
Paul Brewer 26.14
Kristian Bond 26.17
Adrian Price 27.35
Anita Saycell 29.05
David Bond 32.27
Mike Fitch 33.54
Simon Williams 34.33

A full list of the courses and dates for 2024 can be found here: 2024 Catalina Architecture Time Trial Series – Clwb Beicio Ystwyth Cycling Club

Thank you to all the riders, and to Andy H, Derek, Scott and Elaine for all their help on the night, making the event possible.

If you are tempted to try a Time Trial, but not sure what to expect?

Check out the Ystwyth TT video: Time Trials – Clwb Beicio Ystwyth Cycling Club

Mike preparing to start the first TT of the year:

SPOT Suicide Prevention Session

Ystwyth Cycle Club funded this 90 minute session, held on Friday 9th February and invited all riders from the club, past and current to attend this training session. The session was delivered by Billie from Papyrus, who the club have been working alongside with, over the last six months.

It was a really useful and well delivered session, which we all took away more knowledge and information.

Over the 90 minutes the session covered;

  • To understand the prevalence and impact of suicide
  • To explore the language, and the challenges, when talking openly about suicide
  • To recognise the ‘signs’ that may indicate someone is having thoughts of suicide
  • To consider how we can all contribute to a suicide safer community.

Thank you to Billie from Papyrus for delivering this really informative and useful session for Ystwyth Cycle Club.