Over the racing season there are eleven 50 TT mile scheduled in the South Wales District, most are organised on the R50/1B Course. This difficult course takes in two laps with some very sharp climbs followed by fast descents. The steepest of the climbs comes after 9 miles and again after 34 miles. Club member Dave Singleton arrived at the Start on the A40 for a 9.07 am start, over an hour after the first rider. Conditions on the day were fine with not too much wind to affect riders. Dve’s main target for the event was to improve his PB for the distance.
Just after Raglan Castle the course takes the old road towards Monmouth before returning to the A40 heading towards Abergavenny to do it all again. Clearly the course and conditions suited Dave as he posted a time of 2:00:15, four seconds short of a full six minute improvement on his previous PB.