Ayr Roads Cycling club take part in Bute festival

Harry McGarvie climbs towards the Bronze medal.
Harry McGarvie climbs towards the Bronze medal.

The Bute festival of Cycling is a popular end of season gathering for many of Scotlands cyclists, with an array of differing events to cater for all preferences.

Six members of Ayr Roads CC - Harry Fairbairn BMW - Sprockets.com made the journey to Rothesay, with the first test being the Hill Climb individual time trial held on the infamous Serpentine Road, with its average gradient of over ten percent. Top club performers were Harry McGarvie who powered to an impressive 3rd place in the junior trophy, whilst Adam Stevens used his current excellent form to place inside the top ten in the senior event.

The September sunshine showed itself once again for the afternoons 2 man Time Trial Competition, held over a 21 mile circuit around the island, with over 1000 feet of elevation thrown in for good measure. The Ayr Roads CC pairing of Kenny Armstrong and Paul Gibson had their contest cut short as Armstrong suffered a puncture at the halfway point of the course.

The bad luck unfortunately continued into the weekends next event, with Paul Gibson suffering from mechanical problems during the Cyclo Cross race.