Calum is new name on Turnberry circuit trophy

Calum Hume and Alex McAllister at the summit of the Col de l'Iseran at over 9,000 feet.
Calum Hume and Alex McAllister at the summit of the Col de l'Iseran at over 9,000 feet.

Having just returned from the gruelling Raid Alpine the week before, Calum Hume of Ayr Roads CC, is the new name on the club’s historical Turnberry Circuit Trophy.

In a reasonably good night with a fresh westerly, the event attracted thirteen club members, all keen to see how they would perform in the sporting hilly time trial over twenty eight miles to Turnberry by the coastal route.

The event is based on a handicapped system and allows members of varying abilities and ages to compete against one another. It is a favourite of club members and all who participate enjoy the camaraderie and crack that follows.

The event also fielded two lady members in Lynne Wardrop and Janet Erskine. Both having a great year with exceptional performances in time trials and on the road.

Hume recorded a handicapped time of 1 hr 05 mins 55 secs and an actual time of 1.15.42

In second place was club elite rider Kenny Armstrong with a handicap time of 1.06.07 and an actual time of 1.10.45. Close to his record for the course.

In third place was Lynne Wardrop with a handicapped time of 1.07.48 and actual time of 1.20.39.

Other times were:

Craig Robertson 1.07.57/1.18.37

Alex McAllister 1.08.43/1.16.34

Janet Erskine 1.09.28/1.23.11

Brian Yates 1.09.46/1.17.14

Scott Knox 1.10.00/1.21.39

Bobby McGhee 1.11.31/1.27.46

Duncan McArthur 1.13.18/1.28.09

Harry Nrawley 1.13.37/1.29.13

Paul Gibson 1.14.34/1.19.15

Tom G. Hill 1.15.43/1.24.45

Club Chairman, Dave Clifford thanks all club members who helped at this event.

Lynne Wardrop continues to keep Ayr Roads Cycling Club at the forefront of Scottish Cycling. Lynne was first lady in the Grampian ‘50’ Mile Time Trial last week with an exceptionally good time of 2.10.31.

Lynne is one of the Ayr Roads Team who will compete in the Scottish National ‘100’ Mile Time Trial next month and undoubtedly with her performances in the middle distance events things look bright for her.

Raid Alpine

Calum Hume and Alex McAllister returned last week from riding this classic road cycling challenge from Lake Geneva to Antibes on the Cote Azur through the Southern Alps. They covered 700 kms in six days over some of the most legendary Alpine climbs and some of the highest; including the Col de l’Iseran. They took in the dramatic scenery from quintessential Alpine meadow views in the North to rocky gorges and the Mediterranean scrublands of the South.

Undoubtedly both clubmen returned with as they say “good miles in their legs”.

The photograph shows Calum (left) and Alex at the summit of the Col de l’Iseran at over 9,000 feet.

On the touring front club members paid their monthly visit to the club hut at Pinwherry returning by the coast road through Maidens.

The mid week mystery tour, took in the Turnberry Hills, by way of Milton Glen to the Blackcock Inn, returning by Kilkerran. The Turnberry Hills are a must for cyclists. Quiet roads and with various routes over the hills, including some ‘green roads’ within a short distance from Ayr, Maybole or Girvan.

Coast to Coast Ride

The coast to coast ride from Ayr to North Berwick will be reported next week.