Acme Wheelers 25

Sunday 17 April

What a great day for the Oggie testers - 9 in the field, 6 under the hour, and the 4th fastest 25 ever by an OVW rider. Hutch was 1 minute down on his best time on this course, so maybe conditions were not as perfect as they seemed. Very similar to last year's event, sunny, warm, but with a definite north easterly making the last few miles a slog. Thanks to Simon R's wife Amanda for the photos - higher res available if yu'd liek them e-mailed Steve and Chris.

Jake Clark confirmed his potential with an impressive 52:55. Steven and Norman think this is the 4th fastest ever for a club member, and is only half a minute off Carl Roach's club record.

Mark Alexander finally got under the hour, and in good style in 58:37. Fantastic effort Mark, and after all your hard turbo work over the winter, nothing more than you deserved. With that monkey off your back, everyone is now expecting regular 58s or better from you.

Steve Madeley showed how well his recovery from injury has progressed with 58:47. "Well chuffed" was his quote. Remarkable when you consider last summer's events.

Ruby Ellis posted 1:09:47 - well done Ruby, and that's a mark I'm sure we'll see whittled down this season. Not sure what Ruby's PB is, but this must be close I'd guess.

Rick Laws 54:21, PB I think (at elast for the last 3 years)

Ron Boast PB I think, with 1:06:23

Steven Landeg 1:02:09 - happy with his ride, and within striking distance of the hour.

Simon Richardson, riding for BigMaggys had a 3 year PB also - a 54.

Chris Matthews 56:54, very respectable, but knowing Chris, he'll have wanted to be closer to his PB set last year. Compare and contrast the sleek elegance of Mr Mathews below, with non-skinsuit-wearing grunter in the bottom picture.

Fat Boab 58:49. Exactly the same time as last year at the same event! What a difference a year makes in terms of attitude though. Then, I was delighted, and left the event feeling elated. This year I was gutted, and couldn't slink away fast enough (well, I was late for lunch again).

Guide to Time Trials

Rob Powell has written a very useful introduction for those new to discipline, and it explains how to enter events, as well as tips for riding.

Rob Powell's TT Guide

Time Trials -Club Events

Club 10s

The series of Wednesday night time trials starts in May. Remember, volunteers needed for organising these.

Sign on 18:45

Dates:

4th May
18th May
1st June
8th June*
15th June
6th July
19th July**
3rd August
10th August - 2-up
17th August
24th August - Handicap
31st August*
7th September - Penllyn Hill Climb - ouch!

* These are spare events which can be utilised if the scheduled ones are cancelled due to poor weather.

**The observant ones will have noticed that this one clashes with the club championship 10. There aren't many 10s in the district in 2011, so this one is incorporated into the midweek series.

The course:

 

Club Championships

The following Open Events have been chosen as the events counting as the official club championship events this year:

3rd April, 30 miles, Bynea CC, R30/5,

29th May, 25 miles, Bynea CC, R25/4,

19th June, 100 miles, WWCL, R110/1,

3rd July
, 12hrs, WCA, R12/95,

19th July, 10 miles, Port Talbot W, R10/22a

7th August, 50 miles, Cardiff 100 Milers, R50/1b.

Time Trials - Open Events

Scroll through the calendar to see the main South Wales district time trials