Kenny fastest on testing Turnberry trial

Club member Michael Curran racing in the Scottish Criterium Championship at Stirling.

Club member Michael Curran racing in the Scottish Criterium Championship at Stirling.

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Ayr Roads CC/Harry Fairbairn BMW/ has had a very busy week with club members competing all over Scotland.

On Thursday evening 16 riders took part in the club’s annual Turnberry Trophy time trial. Kenny Armstrong was fastest with a time of 1 hour 10 minutes for the testing 28-mile circuit, taking in the coast road from Doonfoot to Turnberry with the return leg finishing at Alloway via Kirkoswald and Culroy. Kenny set a new course record in the process. Scott Knox was runner-up and Janet Erskine was 3rd.

On Saturday Paul McGhee placed 15th in the Recycle Sportive over 105 miles in Galloway. In West Lothian Ed Thomson and Alex McAllister wore the colours in the Pedal Power road race over 60 miles, with Ed finishing just a few minutes behind the winner in a very high quality field.

On Sunday young Oliver Kelly won the Youth ‘E’ bronze medal in the Scottish Criterium Championships held on a course in the centre of Stirling. In the Senior 4th Category race Michael Curran placed 5th. At Newton Mearns the club was represented by Alistair McGibbon and Kevin Brown in the Boomerang Team Time Trial; their time of 32 minutes 20 seconds for 13.7 miles earned them 6th place on the day.

Finally Toni McIntosh won the bronze medal in the Womens Scottish 100-mile Time Trial Championship race at Invergordon, covering the distance in 4 hours 28 minutes. This latest national medal goes nicely with the bronze and silver medals she won at the 50-mile and 25-mile championship races held earlier this year and concludes a successful 2014 campaign.

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