Microdot does his first 28 mile ride for the British Heart Foundation

Spot's son Iori completed the 28 mile route of the British Heart Foundation Gower bike ride today. No mean feat for an 8 year old on such a hilly course.

Well done Iori.

Presidents Road Race 28-05-2015

An exciting night was had by all on Thursday when Port Talbot Wheelers hosted the Presidents Trophy Handicap Road Race.

The riders prepare for the off at Resolven TRW club.

 

The race started from TRW club heading North East up the A465 to the Blaengwrach roundabout at McDonalds with the moderate North Easterly wind giving the riders an initial boost. They then headed West into the wind on the B4242 Glynneath road all the way to the Ynysygerwn cricket club junction.

The riders arrive at the first lap then it's past Ynysygerwyn cricket club junction where traffic stopped to watch as the riders raced around the bend and down the hill to the Aberdulais roundabout rejoining the A465, this time continuing all the way back to the McDonalds roundabout before returning back on the Glynneath road to Aberdulais for a final lap on the A465 and back to the Finish line just before Ynysygerwn Cricket Club at the Groundhog factory.

There were no reports of injuries but some riders failed to finish. It was still a good effort from them and we hope they still enjoyed the race.

There were a good show of spectators at the finish line ready to welcome Rhys Lloyd of NFTO to be first to cross the line.

Rhys was closely followed by James 'Tank' Lewis, also of NFTO. Both former members of Port Talbot Wheelers.

Video from behind attempting to catch the rider numbers

 

Thanks to Kevin Thomas of Bike Photography for some of the photos and videos.

Click here To view all the excellent photographs he took on the night.

Does anyone remember Glen Tucker?

Glen Tucker was club captain around 1950. He had the nickname of ‘Cyclone’ after his Major Nicholls bike.

His son Keith Tucker has given us some photos. Do any of the older club members recognise anyone in the photos?

 

 

1. Port Talbot Wheelers – 1952, Pictured outside the Odeon Cinema, Forge Road. Glen Tucker (Captain) receives a letter from Richard Evans, the Mayor of Port Talbot to deliver to the Mayor of Birmingham. Which he did after the PTWCC won the Cycling Challenge Cup. The Manager of the Odeon looks on, the man on the kerbside is Reg Plowerman.

2. Cup 1952 - Glen Tucker with the challenge cup won by the Port Talbot Wheelers Cycling Club when as Captain he took 45 riders the 168 miles from Port Talbot to Birmingham (Total aggregate mileage of 7560 miles).  

 

3. Glen Tucker and Holdworth Cycle outside prefabs at Warren Place Aberavon on Whitsun Sunday 1948.  

TT Season has started.

 

The TT Season has begun and the club timetrials on a Thursday night are well under way.

A couple of weeks in and we have had a fine turn out of competitors. Only last week we had 29 entries, 16 from the club and 13 from other clubs.

Remember entry is free for PTW Club members and a modest £3 entry for other clubs. Start time is now 7pm until the end of summer.

If you have not done a time trial before then you are welcome to come along and have a go. Everyone is always happy to give you pointers. Have a look at this link from British Cycling all about trying out time trialling. Some good information here. British Cycling Time trialling

All results from the time trials can be found in the links bar at the top of the page. You can track your progress showing times and speeds of TTs you have done in the year/previous years by clicking your name.

Details of upcoming events can be found here.

Hope to see you there.

 

Turbo Session 7th November 2014

On 7th November we held a Turbo/Roller session for the Junior and Juvenile club members.

The evening went well and competition was rife between riders of all ages. The adults would have been too if only they had brought their bikes, some were itching to have a go. Everyone is welcome to participate, not just the younger members so bring your bikes along to the next one on December 5th.

 

The two Morgans go head to head.

Morgan Ley gives it his all

Half Term Go Ride Events

Go-Ride – is British Cycling’s development programme for young people. The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills. This is done in a traffic free environment through a mixture of games, exercises and races.

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