Philip Tucker (Bynea CC) and Celia Boothman (Pembrokeshire Velo) were fastest male and female riders respectively at the Bynea CC 25-mile time trial on Sunday.
It was great to see riders returning to Llandovery for the long-established Bynea CC weekend of Open TTs after a Covid-enforced absence in 2020. The weather was worth waiting for with glorious sunshine and only a light breeze on Sunday morning for the W E Wheeler Memorial 25.
The event set off with three starters in the Road Bike (aero-restrictions) field, where Dylan Griffiths took the honours, setting a new junior male course record with a very impressive 59:01.
Teifion Davies and Pete Bishop had a close battle for second, with Pete just nosing it by 31 seconds with 1:09:19. There is sure to be more to come from Teifion who was riding his first Open TTs this weekend.
36 riders started the main event with top seed Chris Gibbard being forced to DNS due to injury. Chris is gutted he could not take part and is working hard on his recovery to return to the TT scene soon.
Winner of the Male event was Phil Tucker with a blistering 52:55 and another tight battle for second saw Kyle Blackmore's 54:01 just edge it from Rhys Flint with 54:13.
Event stalwart Celia Boothman took victory in the Women's race, setting a new women’s course record with 1:04:18. Caryl Williams took a strong 2nd with 1:08:39 and Diane Hynam secured a great 3rd place with 1:23:17.
Male junior victory went to Iago Williams with 1:00:29 and Llyr Rees took honours in the male Juvenile category with 1:11:39.
We look forward to more racing in the Llandovery area over the coming weeks with the town hosting the Bynea CC 50, WWCL 100 and another Bynea CC 25 using this same course on 20th June.
Phil Tucker also took victory in the Vets' Standard competition with +13:16, 2nd place going to Meurig Griffiths +11:57 and 3rd to Paul "Mr Sting" Colman with a strong +10:51 in his new kit.