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Time Trials

Every Wednesday night from April to August the club runs a time trial series on a variety of courses in the Aberystwyth area, which includes 10, 12, and 22 miles routes and finishes off with a 1 mile hill climb.

Not sure what to expect? Take a look at this great video clip from one of our riders, Gruffydd Pugh-Jones:

Please note: Entry levy is £3

Please turn up at least 30 minutes before the start to allow enough time to sign-on and allocate numbers.

Contact Andy Hunt for more information.


DATECourseDISTANCE (M)Start Time
03/04/2019 Llety Gwyn 10 6.30pm
10/04/2019 Cwm Rheidol 10 6.30pm
17/04/2019 Llety Gwyn 10 7.00pm
24/04/2019 Nant yr Arian 12 6.30pm
01/05/2019 Llety Gwyn 10 7.00pm
08/05/2019 Cwm Rheidol 10 7.00pm
15/05/2019 Llety Gwyn 10 7.00pm
22/05/2019 Cwm Rheidol 10 7.00pm
29/05/2019 Devils Bridge Hilly 22 6.30pm
05/06/2019 Llety Gwyn 10 7.00pm
12/06/2019 Cwm Rheidol 10 7.00pm
19/06/2019 Llety Gwyn 10 7.00pm
26/06/2019 Nant Yr Arian 12 6.30pm
30/06/2019 Machynlleth 25 'Club Championship' 25 8:00am
03/07/2019 Llety Gwyn 10 7.00pm
10/07/2019 Cwm Rheidol 10 7.00pm
17/07/2019 Llety Gwyn 10 7.00pm
24/07/2019 Cwm Rheidol 22 7.00pm
31/07/2019 Devils Bridge Hilly 22 6:30pm


Llety Gwyn 10 7.00pm
14/08/2019 Cwm Rheidol 10 7.00pm
21/08/2019 Llety Gwyn 10 7.00pm
28/08/2019 Clarach Hillclimb 1 7.00pm

Time Trial Courses and HQ’s

D5/10 Llety Gwyn 10 Miles Start at speed limit sign on A44 east of Llanbadarn Fawr, proceed along A44 to Capel Bangor, turn right towards Cwm Rheidol for approximately 2.5 miles to turn-round point and retrace back to Llanbadarn Fawr. Plascrug Leisure Centre Car Park
D5/10a Cwm Rheidol 10 Miles Start at StatkraftVisitor Centre / Cafè Car Park, proceed north-westwards to Capel Bangor, turn left to roundabout at Lovesgrove and retrace back to StatkraftVisitor Centre / Cafè Car Park. StatkraftVisitor Centre / Cafè Car Park, Cwm Rheidol
D2/12 Nant Yr Arian 12 Miles Start at Nant yr Arian, proceed westwards to roundabout at Lovesgrove and retrace back to Nant yr Arian. Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre Car Park / Lay By, A44
D4/24 Devil's Bridge Hilly 22 Miles Start at Midfield Caravan Park, proceed eastwards to Devil’s Bridge, continue to Ponterwyd and turn left on to A44 and continue to finish opposite lay-by prior to roundabout at Lovesgrove. Neuadd Goffa / Penparcau Village Hall, Penparcau
D1/25 Machynlleth 25 Miles Start outside ‘Cardi Cycles’ Bow Street, continue along A487 to Machynlleth where turn at first roundabout and retrace to layby opposite right hand turn to Llandre, approximately 800m south of Talybont. Ex-Cardi Cycles
D0/19 Clarach Hill Climb 1 Mile Start 50 Yards past bridge at Llangorwen, Clarach (OS 603,838). Proceed along B4572 up the hill to finish at entrance to lane leading to Frongoch Farm on top pf hill (OS 603,828). Llangorwen Church Car Park, Clarach

Important Notice to all Riders of Ystwyth Time Trial Events

All non-members are permitted two Come & Try event before membership of Ystwyth CC is required. Checks will be made periodically, and membership is available online.

For ALL Ystwyth CC time trial events, hardshell helmets are COMPULSORY.

Marshall’s will be positioned around the course they are there to show you the way; they have no authority over the traffic and CANNOT AND MUST NOT stop vehicles.

It is recommended that a working rear light, either flashing or constant, is fitted to the machine in a position visible to following road users and is active whilst the machine is in use.

It is the riders responsibility to ride within the laws of the road and with consideration to others. Failure to do so may result in a time penalty or disqualification.

All riders are asked to comply with the following requests :

ALL competitors in, or in the vicinity of the event, must observe the law of the land relating to road use.

  • DO NOT park or stop your car within sight of the starting or finishing timekeeper.
  • DO NOT crowd the timekeepers whilst the event is still in progress. The results will be available after the last rider has completed the course and online within 24 hours.
  • DO NOT Urinate in public
  • DO NOT leave your number flapping – four pins are supplied for each – USE THEM
  • DO NOT allow your friends and relations to follow you around the course – it’s not allowed.
  • DO not ride in a manner that is unsafe either to themselves or to other road users.
  • DO ride on the left-hand side of the road except for safe overtaking and when making right hand turns.
  • DO conform to all traffic signs, signals and direction indicators in making any turn before, during or after the event, ensure that it is safe to do so.
  • DO call your number to the finishing timekeeper or your time may not be recorded.
  • DO keep your head up, be aware of your surroundings at all times and HAVE A SAFE RIDE

Overtaking rules – Competitors must ride entirely alone and unassisted and not ride in company or take shelter (commonly known as drafting) from other riders or vehicles. A competitor overtaking another must pass without receiving or giving shelter. The onus of avoiding company riding shall be upon the rider being overtaken.

Competitors, officials, helpers or members of affiliated clubs shall not act or behave in a manner such as to give offence to the public interest or such as to bring the sport into disrepute.

When cycling to and from a club time-trial event please be considerate to other road users and ride single file whenever it is possible to do so to give faster traffic the opportunity to pass safely.