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.