Toni takes bronze at Scottish trials

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Toni McIntosh of Ayr Roads/Harry Fairbairn Cycling Club secured a Bronze medal on Sunday in the Scottish District 10 Mile Time Trial Championship on the West Ferry Course in a blustery morning.

Toni was the fastest of the Ayrshire ladies contingent with a fine time of 24 minutes 15 seconds. She missed out in a silver medal by 5 seconds.

Already a Team Gold and individual Silver medallist this year, her next objective will be the 100 Mile Championship.

The winner of the ladies event was Lynsey Curran in 23:34. Chris Smart won the men’s Gold in a time of 20:14.

Two other Roads riders competed in the event. Alastair McGibbon returned a time of 23:03 and Jody Gerrard 23:49.

Eight riders took part in the club’s confined 10 Mile Time Trial on Thursday night. With an uncustomary north east wind, two riders were under 23 minutes.

Alex McAllister won with a time of 22:49 and Alastair McGibbon was second in 22:53.

A disappointed Scott Maclean, although gaining a personal best in a time of 23:01, missed out on breaking the 23 minute barrier.

Other times were:

Calum MacDonald 23:18

Jody Gerrard 23:45

Toni McIntosh 24:25

Duncan McArthur 24:37

Martin Lindsay 27:08

Meanwhile both the mid week and Sunday runs were well supported.

The mid week run headed by the Girvan, Assel and Stinchar Valleys, before crossing onto the coast by the hill road from Colmonell, giving the riders 70 miles.

Sunday’s run had over twenty out, with young Ollie Kelly only ten years old riding the full distance. The run was by Straiton, Tairlaw, Nick o’ Balloch, Glenalla Fell before descending to Crosshill and home. A distance well over 60 miles.

On Thursday the club will promote the annual Turnberry Circuit Time Trial, as well as the 6th event of the League Championship competition over the same course.

The Turnberry Circuit is a popular event and one of a long tradition of the Roads Club.