27th April

The Club 30 mile Championship was held on Sunday 20th April, incorporated in the Bynea CC event. The usual course on the Llanwrda, Llangadog, Llandovery circuitwas again unavailable because of roadworks south of Llandovery, riders having to use the A40 to Abergwili, near Carmarthen and back, which includes some long drags.

With a field of 41 riders it was pleasing to see Acme represented by five riders competing for our championship. Unfortunately, Kevin Bartlemore was, however, unable to start because of illness.

A very keen Simon Kinsey, in his first year of racing, completed the 30 miles in 1-29-28, pleased with his first ride over this distance. Dail Long, also riding his first 30 and enthused by his personal best in our open 25, was only just over a minute outside the Club silver standard with his time of 1-18-40 for 17th place overall.

The competition to become Club 30 Champion was intense with defending champion, Dan Taylor, taking almost two minutes off his PB with 1-13-26 which gave him 9th overall. However, Steve Bennett, a previous champion at this distance flashed across the line in 1-13-08 to take 8th overall and the 2014 Club Championship. It couldn’t get much closer than that !

Next weekend sees more competition with our 25 mile Championships to be fought over in the Welsh Championships.

Meanwhile, Neale Lewis and Steve Williams were disappointed in the Ogmore 25 this morning when the course was shortened by a couple of miles. Neale finished in 51-35 and Steve in 53-48. IF ONLY !

The Gallery now has lots more photos from our Open 25.

Posted in 2014 News, April.