It is pleasing to see our riders representing Acme in a variety of cycle-sport’s branches these days and achieving good results.
Ogmore 25, 26th April
Dan Taylor 56.00
Anthony Redman 57.53
Welsh 25 Champs, 3rd May
Steve Bennett 55.06
Gary Flower 55.51
Anthony Redman 55.52
Dai Long 56.52
Kev Bartlemore 57.11
Ross Morgan 59.17
Jeff Rees 1.02.44
Simon Kinsey 1.06.56
Eddie Morse 1.13.33
Rees Morse 1.22.40 inc 1.16 late start.
Welsh Road Champs, 3rd May
Dan Taylor 19th place and first 3rd Cat rider. Average speed 25.2 for the 85 miles.
On Tuesday 12th May some of our riders competed in the Cwmcarn 10 mile Time Trial where the battle for Club honours was again very close. Neale Lewis came out on top in 23.39 with Kevin Bartlemore just 13 seconds slower in 23.52. He, in turn, had to fight for his position with Ross Morgan snapping at his heels in 23.55. Jeff Rees was the oldest and last of our riders finishing in 25.10 on a very windy evening.
The VTTA 10 mile event on the R10/17, Abergavenny to Raglan course on Saturday 16th May was also affected by fairly strong winds. Five Acme riders competed with Anthony Redman coming out at the top of our riders this time with his 23.12. Kevin Bartlemore recorded 23.47 to take 1.05 off his best for the last three seasons. Jeff Rees also produced a best LTS with 24.45. In the non-aero section, Steve Williams finished with 25.21 while Alec Morris recorded 26.17, taking 57 seconds off his Personal Best.
Thomas Stoddart, concentrating on his preferred sport of mountain biking, competed in the Pembrey XC [Cross Country] Series over the winter and was very competitive throughout. In the first two races he gained a 7th place and then, despite a bout of illness, still achieved 11th place in the third event.
Tom achieved his highest placing in the fourth and fifth events of the series where he fought to an excellent 6th place in both. The fourth round race was also used as the first race of the Welsh XC MTB Series.
Congratulations are due to Tom for these results which have earned him Overall Winner in the Pembrey Winter XC Series in the Sports Category.
Tom is shown here competing in a cyclo-cross race.