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Result - Club Event - 13/06/19 - R25/3L

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As we reach the high point of the Summer (yeah, right) it's the first of our two Club 25's this week which are the bread to next week's 4-up Open event sandwich filling 8) .

Don't forget, we don't meet at Resolven for the 25's. Instead, we meet at the lay-by at the far end of Glynneath (go past McDonalds stay on the A465 and then take the first exit off) and please sign on at between 18.30hrs and 18.45hrs for a prompt 19.00hrs start outside The New Inn, Rhigos. Enjoy the warm-up!

For the noobs, here is the course description.

Start on the unclassified “Old Neath Bank” road at Cefn Rhigos village approx 26 yrds west of electricity pole No B29016. Proceed east to the former Tower Colliery rbt at the junction with the A4061 and take the 2nd exit (straight on) to the A465 rbt taking the 1st exit (left). Proceed west along the A465 dual-carriageway to the Blaengwrach rbt taking the 2nd exit (straight on) to the Resolven rbt taking the 2nd exit (straight on) to continue on the A465 dual-carriageway to the first junction left signed A4109. Bear left to take the slip-road off and curve up and around the loop to the small Tonna rbt taking the 1st exit (left) to the Aberdulais rbt. Circle the Aberdulais rbt to take the 4th exit and proceed down the slip-road with care to rejoin the A465 dual-carriageway. Retrace along the A465 dual-carriageway to the Resolven rbt taking the 2nd exit (straight on) continuing on to the Blaengwrach rbt taking the 2nd exit (straight on). Continue on the A465 dual-carriageway to take the first junction left descending the slip road to finish at the centre of the first drain on the left after crossing the 2nd river bridge.(25.014 miles)

This next bit is important...

Please do not urinate near the start or anywhere within view of the good residents of Rhigos or Glynneath. Use the facilities at Resolven or McDonalds.

PLEASE DON'T BE THE PERSON WHO LOSES US THIS 'QUEEN COURSE'.
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« Last edit by Alfie on Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:44 pm. »
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Well, for once, the weathermen were right with their forecast of a weather window of about four hours enabling us to run the event in the dry and it wasn't even that cold either.

Anyway, 14 riders was a better turnout than expected and apart from Stuart's DNF all riders did well I thought. Luke Dix was last man to start but overhauled the entire field to become the first rider back and record a 51:31 - good preparation for next weeks 4-up team time-trial. Kudos to John Thomas for holding off his two younger chasing riders, who themselves did well because 25 miles is a long way when you're new to this racing malarkey.

We had a couple of cracking mid-table scraps between Tony and Rob and between Ross and John Deeley and you can see the winners in the result board above. But, for hoisting himself into the top 3, Alfie's 'man of the match' award goes to Les Thomas for a 58:19 and for putting behind him his cramp affected ride at last weekend's Bynea 50.

As always, thanks to Will & Dai for the help on the night.
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