Presidents Trophy Handicap Road Race
An exciting night was had by all on Thursday when Port Talbot Wheelers hosted the Presidents Trophy Handicap Road Race.
The strong winds and looming rain clouds didn't put off the riders, they just relished the challenge.
The race started from TRW club heading east up the A465 to the Blaengwrach roundabout at McDonalds then west on the B4242 Glynneath road all the way to the Ynysygerwn cricket club junction.
Traffic was stopped by the marshalls as the riders raced around the bend and down the hill to the Aberdulais roundabout to rejoin the A465 this time continuing all the way to the McDonalds roundabout before returning back on the Glynneath road to the Finish line just before Ynysygerwn Cricket Club.
The riders were pleased to see the recent repairs to the road surface on the back road without which might have been a rather bumpy affair.
Sadly we did have one collision resulting in two riders coming off their bikes but they were soon on their way.
The spectators braved the cold at the finish line to welcome James 'Tank' Lewis of NFTO to be the first to cross the line with a good lead on the rest of the peloton.
Next to the line was Hugh Wilson also from NFTO followed by Rhys Lloyd of Metaltek Scott.
Good to see two former Port Talbot Wheelers members in the top three.
Presentations followed in the TRW club with the list of winners as follows.
1. James Lewis - NFTO