Hafren CC Hill Climb – Round 5 SCCA Hill Climb Series

The club Hill climb was run on a bright September morning in perfect conditions for any kind of riding. The event is part of the inaugural SCCA Hill Climb Series, which is proving a successful series, with Hafren riders showing well across the events. Unfortunately, the date planned for this event had to be changed as it clashed with another event in the series (Ludlow Brewery were hosting on the 18th) The two legged event from last year, with Pentrebierdd

Hafren TT Series Round 17 – 6th September Welshpool 10

The change to the day didn’t prevent many from making final round of the club TT series, as riders chased the last chance of points.  A warm, muggy evening with a light breeze and a strong field produced a great night’s racing Bryn Davies once again took top spot, leaving him unbeaten in the series with first place in every event he has ridden in this series. His 22:05 edged Paramount’s Gary Duncan into second by 2 seconds (22:07). Peter Thomas was thir...

Hafren CC TT Series Round 16 – Newtown 12.5

The penultimate ride in the 2016 TT series was held on the full course as the road works have now gone. Perfect racing conditions, with a light head wind on the outward leg that was enough to keep the threatened rain at bay. The expected tub wrecking hedge cuttings at Caersws had been well cleaned up, removing an anticipated hazard to riders and equipment 18 riders took the start line. The men’s race had a familiar look to the results with Bryn Davies t...

Hafren TT series Round 15- Welshpool 10

A warm, muggy night with a light cross wind made for fine, if tough, racing conditions for the 21 riders who took to the Welshpool 10 on Wednesday Lucy Davies, in a rare appearance this year in the club series, showed that her 2 up time trials have paid dividends, posting 25:42 to take top spot in the Women’s race and joint 10th overall. Louise Downward posted her best time on this course this year with a very impressive 27:23 for second with Sahrah wil

Hafren TT Series Round 14 – Newtown 12.5 17th August

Great racing conditions with a warm, dry and still night, saw a smaller than normal field as many regular competitors were on holiday. This didn’t stop fast times on a very competitive night, with Pete Thomas taking top spot in the men’s event in under 30 minutes on the longer version of this course. Phil Thomas was second (31.02) with a tie for third between Conrad Taylor and Dilwyn Griffiths (31.47) The women’s event was taken by Louise Downward (38.4...

Hafren CC TT Series Round 13 – Tregynon 23

The promised 40 mph winds didn’t arrive, but 20 riders did to take on this challenging course with a strong headwind on the Berriew – Tregynon leg Louise Downward (71:49) took first in the women’s race, with Sarah Wilding (72:41) pushing her close for second The men’s race was fast, despite the windy conditions, with 10 rides getting under the hour Bryn Davies continued to dominate with very fast 52:24 giving him first, chased hard by Peter Thomas...

Hafren CC TT Series Round 12 Forden 15

The first TT after the mid-season break to accommodate traffic from the Royal Welsh show clashed with Wrekinsport’s 2 up TTT. With Hafren riders in Telford two laps of the hilly Forden Circuit saw a small field of 17 (bolstered by Liz and Jon Batt from Buxton CC) Liz Batt was fastest in the Women’s race posting an impressive 43:58, with Louise Downward getting maximum points as first Hafren woman with 54:55 In the men’s event Bryn Davies topped the t

Hafren CC TT Series Round 11 – 13th July Berriew 25

A great evening for racing saw 23 riders tackle the popular Berriew – Four Crosses 25 mile course Fastest on the night was Men’s winner Bryn Davies whose 56:29 saw him top the table again for the 8th time in 8 outings in this year’s series. With Ian Nisbett (57:55) beating Pete Thomas (57:56) by less than a second the podium had a familiar look to it. Dilwyn Griffiths (fourth) missed out on breaking 60 mins with 60:01. (He was invited to have another go

Hafren CC TT Series round 10 – Newtown 11.5

  Perfect racing conditions saw a small field of 17 riders take the start for round 10 of the club TT series. The event clashed with a televised sporting event (stage 5 of the Tour?), but those that made it saw some fast times with Bryn Davies posting 26:18 to take the men’s event and Rebecca Richardson taking the Women’s event in 28:25. Sam Holwill once again showed impressive speed coming in at 32:14 in the Juniors Emma Serjeant (34:09) and Ka