Dave Singleton’s Winter training and long training rides in the Spring have certainly paid off for him if his summer results are anything to go by. After his long trip to Nottinghamshire for the LVRR Championship he has stayed closer to home to compete in time trial events, no early starts and long drives.
The first Sunday in June was the date for the Sportzmad 25mTT on the R25 3H course, this was to become almost Dave’s second home over the next few weeks. On a lovely sunny day he was hoping for a PB on this very fast course. There was a very talented field riding, with the first and second riders timed at 46 minutes. After taking plenty of fluid on board Dave achieved a PB of 54:41
The following weekend Dave was joined by Gary Flower in the Bynea CC 50 on the R50 3C course, again on the A465, between Glynneath and Blaengwrach. A former Acme Open 25 winner took the overall prize here, Keiron Davies posting a 1:40:45 just falling under 30mph.
The two Club riders also enjoyed the conditions and relatively flat course, triathlete Gary Flower posting 1:59:44, averaging 25mph while Dave Singleton posted yet another PB with a time of 2:06:11 averaging just under 24mph.
Dave took a well earned two week break before his next event, again organised by Bynea CC on the R25 3H Course. We were all enjoying the extended period of hot weather and this certainly seemed to suit Dave as he improved on his PB from earlier in the month to post a 54:14, crashing through the 27mph average speed.
After another two week break Dave was back up to the R25 3H for the Merthyr CC 25. The sun continued to shine and Dave continued to thrive on it. In a race which was won with a time of 44:41 Dave equalled his PB of 54:14, that’s consistency.
Two days break this time and Dave was attacking the shorter 10 mile distance in PTW organised Celtic Series 10m event on the R10/22A Course. Where else but the A465 in the Neath Valley. Dave had to wait until almost 7:30 for his start time, fortunately it was a fine evening which clearly suited him. His time of 22:40 yet another PB.