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Action packed weekend for cyclists

The riders await the results at the summit of the Nic of the Balloch; photo courtesy of Gwynneth Rixon.

The riders await the results at the summit of the Nic of the Balloch; photo courtesy of Gwynneth Rixon.

The weekend proved to be an action packed one for the riders from Ayr Roads CC/HarryFairbairn BMW/Sprockets.com, with some tough and varied events for the members to contend with.

Stirling University Campus played host to the Crit on the Campus race where 300 entrants, spread over eight categories, took part in the fast and furious clash.

Ayr Roads member Micheal Curran secured an impressive fourth place, whilst veteran Robert Kelly showed some excellent early season form, finishing in seventh place.

Over in West Lothian, the Lang Whang Time Trial featured thirty miles of undulating roads on which the 70 assembled racers would test themselves on. Cold but fine conditions ensured that some impressive times would be recorded, with Alex McAllister enjoying a solid performance in the Ayr Roads colours with a time of 1 hour and 17 minutes, which merited 20th place in the final standings.

Sunday saw the anticipated 2nd round of the hotly contested 2014 Club Confined League Trophy.

Twenty members lined up for the fearsome task of an individual time trial up the slopes of the famous Nic of the Balloch climb, which features an elevation gain of 840 feet, with an intimidating average gradient of 7%.

Clear skies and a favourable breeze not only made the imposing challenge slightly less arduous for the competitors, but also ensured that some extraordinary performances would be recorded.

Results; 1st Senior Male : Kenny Armstrong, 10 minutes 40 seconds; 1st Veteran Male: Paul Gibson, 10 minutes 59 seconds; 1st Female : Toni Macintosh 12 minutes 56 seconds; 1st Youth; Harry McGarvie 15 minutes 52 seconds

 

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