Preview – Angela Davies Memorial RR


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Preview – Angela Davies Memorial RR

Sunday 15th March 2015 10.30am
National B (Band2) E/1/2/3 Category Road Race for Senior/Veteran Men & Women.
– 74.5 miles / 120km – Under the rules of Welsh Cycling
– HQ Details – Aberystwyth Rugby Club, Plascrug, Aberystwyth. SY23 1HL
Entry on the day – £20 (+ £10 Day license of BC for non-BC members / £5 for BC members)

Professional cyclists including former British Road Race Champion Kristian House (JLT Condor) and current Tour of Britain King of the Mountains Mark McNally (Madison-Genesis) will star in Ystwyth Cycling Clubs’ Angela Davies Memorial Road Race this Sunday, around the roads of Ceredigion.


House leads his JLT Condor team at the race, which remembers Angela, daughter of club life member Ken Williams, who sadly lost her fight against cancer at the age of 32 in 2005. Angela was a regular helper at Ystwyth Cycling Club events during her lifetime. The Madison-Genesis team bring a strong team of five including McNally and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Tom Scully.

The 75 mile course is based around the villages of Trawscoed and Pontrhydygroes on a 13 mile circuit that is ridden four times before the riders head back towards Aberystwyth via the fearsome Hafod climb from Pontrhydygroes to Devils Bridge, finishing near Southgate, 2 miles south of Aberystwyth at approximately 1.30pm.

Also entered are local professional riders Gruff Lewis and Stevie Williams, who both ride for the Pedal Heaven racing team whilst Josh Burns will also be one to watch. The field will also feature amateur riders and the Williams family have put up a cash prize for the first local amateur to finish the race.

The race rolls out from Aberystwyth Rugby Club at 10.30am.

Course description
The first 2 ½ miles of the race will be neutralised.

Leave Race HQ and proceed on access road to T-Junction at Plascrug Leisure Centre. Turn left and then right onto A44 (Llanbadarn Road). After 1 mile, turn right onto A4120 Heol Y Bont. Follow this to roundabout (Morrisons Supermarket) where turn first left. After ½ mile take first left at roundabout onto A487 (Southgate). Stay on A487 for 1 ½ mile to Llanfarian where turn left A485 (Llanilar). After 1km, after summit of small climb, race is DE-NEUTRALISED.

After racing on A485 for 2 miles, turn left at Llanilar onto B4575 (M) to Trawscoed. Turns right (M) onto B4340 (6 miles) at Trawscoed to begin first of three and a half circuits. Follows B4340 to junction with unclassified road (8 miles) where turn left (M) to follow unclassified road to Pontrhydygroes. Turn left onto B4343 (M) at Pontrhydygroes (11 miles) and left again (M) after bridge in the village onto unclassified road to begin the 1km ascent to New Row.

(11.6 miles). Proceed through New Row and turn left (M) at Abermagwr back onto B4340 to complete 1 circuit (20 miles).

Complete three further circuits with the 1st prime of the race on lap 2 (26 miles). Upon arriving on the B4343 at Pontrhydygroes Bridge on lap 4 at 62 miles, turn RIGHT (M) here to leave the circuit and climb the ascent of the second prime hill (63 miles).

Follow B4343 until Devils Bridge T Junction (caution descent) with A4120 where turn left (M) towards Aberystwyth (signposted). Continue on this road for 10.5 miles through Pisgah, Capel Seion and Moriah to finish between Moriah and Southgate, 1 miles west of Moriah.

1 Kristian Bond 3rd Ystwyth CC Summit Cycles/Continental
2 Richard Eakins Over 23 3rd Ystwyth CC Summit Cycles/Continental
3 Tom Swingler Under 23 3rd Ystwyth CC Summit Cycles/Continental
4 Robert McGrath Over 23 3rd Army Cycling Union
5 Ryan Perry Over 23 1st Army Cycling Union
6 Tom Stringer Over 23 2nd Army Cycling Union
7 Ioan Smallwood Over 23 2nd Cardiff Ajax CC
8 Alex Jones Over 23 1st Champion System VCUK Racing Team
9 Huw Goodwin-Jones Over 23 3rd Chevaliers
10 Ben Davis Over 23 1st Clay Cross Road Team
11 Andrew Williams Over 23 3rd Cwmcarn Paragon Cycle Club
12 Paul Hayward Over 23 3rd Cycle-Tec
13 Steven Roach Over 23 2nd Cycle-Tec
14 Tom Ilett Over 23 2nd Dream Cycling Race Team
15 Vincent Thomas Over 23 3rd Forza Cycles Racing Team
16 John Findley Over 23 2nd High On Bikes
17 Michael Cuming Over 23 2nd JLT Condor
18 Felix English Over 23 Elite JLT Condor
19 Luke Grivell-Mellor Under 23 2nd JLT Condor
20 Richard Handley Over 23 Elite JLT Condor
21 Kristian House Over 23 Elite JLT Condor
22 Edward Laverack Under 23 1st JLT Condor
23 Morgan Hughes Junior 3rd Marsh Tracks Race Team
24 Rhys Lloyd Over 23 1st NFTO
25 David Griffiths Over 23 2nd Paramount CRT
26 Gruffudd Lewis Over 23 Elite Pedal Heaven RT
27 Stephen Williams Under 23 1st Pedal Heaven RT
28 Ruari Yeoman Under 23 2nd Spokes Racing Team
29 Peter Barlow Under 23 3rd Swansea University RT-LeisureTime
30 Ayrton Peel Under 23 3rd Swansea University RT-LeisureTime
31 Thomas Vale Under 23 3rd Swansea University RT-LeisureTime
32 Thomas Weir Under 23 3rd Swansea University RT-LeisureTime
33 Rhys Williams Under 23 2nd Swansea University RT-LeisureTime
34 Jeremy Rees Over 23 3rd Swansea Wheelers CC
35 Philip Trodden Over 23 1st The Racers
36 Justin Harcourt Over 23 2nd Urban Cyclery
37 Joshua Burns Under 23 2nd Velosure Starley Primal
38 Daniel Davies Over 23 2nd Unattached
39 Angus Gillies Under 23 2nd Unattached
40 Nathan Taylor Over 23 3rd Unattached
41 Matt Cronshaw Over 23 Elite Madison Genesis
42 Matthew Holmes Under 23 1st Madison Genesis
43 Mark McNally Over 23 1st Madison Genesis
44 Mike Northey Over 23 Elite Madison Genesis
45 Tom Scully Over 23 Elite Madison Genesis

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