Ayr Roads CC hosted its annual Pennyglen Hilly Time Trial on Wednesday 15th May. The sun shone for the riders along the beautiful coastal course although the outward hilly first 8 miles meant sightseeing was not on the riders minds! With a field of 42 riders from right across the West of Scotland the conditions were in place for some fast times over the 15 miles of undulating road.
Top honours went to Alan Thompson from Sandy Wallace Cycles with a time of 35.35 mins closely followed by James Cusick of Dooleys-Cycles in 35.46 mins.
Ayr Roads were well represented and it was again in form Kenny Armstrong who posted the clubs fastest time with 36.14 minutes which secured him 3rd spot.
Top female over the tough course was Lynsey Curran from Dooleys-Cycles with a superb time of 39.42 mins. Kevin Brown produced another cracking ride in his debut season for Ayr Roads with a time of 39.13 mins for 15th place closely followed by Paul Gibson (39.32) in 16th.
Ayr Roads also took top honours in the Youth section with Greg Henderson continuing to demonstrate his potential with a time 46.10. Another notable performance was recorded by ex Ayr Roads favourite Mark Skilling who, still recovering from a nasty crash, managed 4th place with a time of 36.46.
Other Ayr riders were 20th Alistair McGibbon (40.11), 24th Ed Clifton (40.34), 24th Robert Kelly (40.39), Jody Gerrad (40.49), 27th Grant Young (41.33), 30th Lynne Wardrop (42.44 – 2nd Female) and 36th Jack Cassidy (youth – 61.21).
In other races Michael Curran continued his good form by winning the Ingliston Crit Race on Thursday evening. In a fast and furious race at over 23mph avg speed Michael demonstrated excellent bike handling skills on the tight corners and jumped from the pack with an electrifying burst of speed to clinch the victory. This sets him up nicely to securely his cat 3 status before the season is out.