After his exertions on west Wales Dave Singleton returned closer to home and reduced the race distance for the remainder of July, a deserved “rest” for him. First up was the PTW 10m TT organised on the R10/22A, an out and back course starting and finishing in Resolven. This Tuesday evening event was designated as number 6 in the 10 event Celtic Series, and after a day’s work Dave had a start time of 18.52 on a fine evening. In spite of his efforts only 10 days earlier Dave’s time of 22.47 was only just outside his PB.
Just four days later the Ross-on-Wye 10m TT used the popular R10/17 course on the A40 from Abergavenny to Raglan. Although conditions were fine there was a wind affecting the riders. Perhaps the long ride earlier in the month and the wind on the day adversely affect Dave as he posted a time of 22.50. It would be fair to say that Dave was less than happy with his results in both these events.
To finish off his July programme the distance was increased and a return to the familiar R25/3H in the Neath Valley. In cloudy conditions with a headwind up to the turn there was not much help for the Acme member. By his own standards, another disappointing time for Dave as he clocked in at 57.30. Determined to improve his form Dave’s next target is a 100 mile event.