Saturday, 17 March 2012

Oswestry Hilly 17 Time Trial 17th March 2012

Entered the Oswestry 17 Time Trial a few weeks ago. Tried to cycle around the course last week but my chain snapped (!) after 5 miles. Weather was not great, it started pouring with rain at the start, but brightened up later on. There was a great big hill after 0.5 mile or so (Blodwel Bank), and it was mainly uphill for the first 6 miles.

Route below is from Garmin Connect:

Also uploaded this to Strava - see below:

Strava reported this as only 900 feet of climbing, whilst Garmin Connect with elevation correction on reported it as 1400 feet (which I think is more accurate).

Finished with a time of 1.01.13 (to be confirmed) which works out an average of 16.5 mph. I was hoping to do under an hour but lost a bit of time as I had trouble with my gears on one of the climbs. It also didn't help that it was the first time I'd ridden around the course.

The second half of the course was quite enjoyable (max speed was almost 40 mph at one point) apart from a few dodgy S-bends.

There were also coffee and cakes at the end in Llanblodwel Village Hall which was good.

Full results available here:

1 comment:

  1. Well done Ian - good ride. Photos are here: