Port Talbot Wheelers track session at Newport Velodrome

The first Port Talbot Wheelers track session of 2017 took place on Monday at the Wales National Velodrome in Newport. 

There was a mix of experience from track newbies to track regulars. The group was divided to start so that those with some experience riding a fixed wheel bike could get used to the track bikes while riding on the “côte d’azur" while the newbies were briefed by the coach before their first ride around the concrete infield. Gradually everyone made their way on to the wooden boards. 

Confidence was growing lap after lap, and so we began the group activities. First was the “take a lap” challenge where the rider on the front would sprint away from the group and slot on to the back. Then came the big final. A timed lap of the track, but with only a very short run up to the start line.

David “Hoy” Hendry used his magnificent thighs to great effect to be the clear winner with a time of just 19.62 seconds. 

 

  • 2 Matt Smith 20.51s
  • 3 Tony Howell 20.66s
  • 4 Ross Morgan 20.78s
  • 5 Owain Roberts 21.03s 
  • 6 Phil Collier 21.08s
  • 7 Rod Hicks 21.18s
  • 8 Les Thomas 21.47s
  • 9 Mark Hillier 21.81s
  • 10 Chris Allen 22.2s
  • 11 Holly Labunsky 23.98s
  • 12 Mike Goodall 26.03s
  • This sums the day up pretty well


    Club Dinner 2016

    Last week saw the return of the annual club dinner for the club's 90th Anniversary.

    An enjoyable night was had by all and yet again, all for the measly sum of £15. That CJ has some great bargaining powers.

    It was good to see the junior section members there for their awards, they will ensure the club goes on for many more years to come.

    Here they are receiving awards for their best lap times in Margam park.

    Josh Canning

    Mali Evans

    Logan Simmers

    Sian Cook

    Iori Evans

    Ryan Howe

    Eden Davies

    Nina Chianfi

    Lola Simmers

    Luc Martin

    Click here for the Trophy awards

    Excellent turnout for Sundays Glyncorrwg ride

    Hill Climb weekend

    This weekend of the 24th and 25th September sees the return of the annual Hill Climb event.

    Saturday will be the Norton short sharp climb and Sunday will be the gruelling Bwlch climb.

    Both Events will have a ride to the start, leaving the plaza at 10am aiming for an 11am start.

    There could be some competition to take the crown from last years winner Morgan Hendry.

    Another good turnout for the PTW Family ride to Glyncorrwg

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