Images: Huw Fairclough
On the road to 2018 Welsh Cycling Time Trial and Road Race Championships.
The Welsh Cycling Road Championships make a return to Powys for 2018. Junior, Senior and Veteran Riders with Welsh Heritage will be competing in the Welsh Cycling time trial and Road Racing championships over the weekend of the 18th and 19th August.
The Championships start with an individual time Trial on Saturday 18th August. Rhayader Leisure centre will host the event. 58 riders have entered the undulating 16.4 mile course, starting on the A470 south of Rhayader and proceeding via Llanyre and Nantmel to finish on the A44 East of Rhayader. First Rider off at 11:02 is Jessica Evans from the Assos Equipe UK team, the remaining 57 riders will then start at 2 minute intervals. Welsh time Trial champions jerseys will be awarded to the winners in the Senior men, Junior Men, Senior woman, Male Veterans, 40 – 49 age group and Male Veterans, over 50 Age group.
Sunday 19th August will see Llandrindod Wells Leisure centre hosting the Welsh Cycling Road Race Championship. Two championship races will take place, The 68 mile main Race for Senior and Junior male riders starts at 11:00am, This completes four laps of a 17mile circuit. Starting at Llandrindod Scout hall, the race then proceeds via Crossgates, Gwestre, Nant-Glas and then returns along the A470 and A4081 to Llandrindod to complete the circuit on Ddole Road.
11:15am sees the start of the 51 mile Women’s and veterans men’s race. This race completes 3 laps of the same circuit used in the Senior/ Junior men’s race. Both races finish on Ddole road industrial estate. Race finish times will be around 13:15 for the Women/veterans race and 13:45 for the Senior/Junior mens race.
The Mayor of Llandrindod Wells Cllr Jon Williams and Welsh Cycling CEO Anne Adams-King will present the Championship awards at Llandrindod Leisure centre shortly after the completion of the Senior/Junior mens race.