Youngsters’ turn to shine

After the superb exploits of the elder statesmen of Ayr Roads Cycling Club / Harry Fairbairn BMW with their medal haul at the previous weekends British Master Track Championships it was the turn of the relative youngsters in the club to further demolish the club confined 10 mile Time Trial records.

With Time Trialling in the club having never been so competitive and records standing for twenty years until last year, Mick Robb of Straiton cut the individual 10 mile time record to just 21 mins 1 sec. The remaining 10’s of the season will be interesting to see if Kenny Armstrong can beat this having broken the long standing record last year with the pair looking good to break the 21 minute barrier this season

Making his competitive debut to the season, Paul Gibson came second in 21 mins 41 secs while Mark Skilling came in 21mins 55 secs to break the team record of the fastest 3 riders for the 3rd time in a year with a combined time of 1hr 4m 37s.

It was a good night for all with Lynn Wardrop setting a personal best of 25mins 2 secs and Trevor Wilson, on the comeback trail, with a pb of 22:53. Sam Wakeling broke his initial fastest time set on a uni-cycle the previous Thursday with a 31:28.

Full results: 1. Mick Robb @ 21:01 (PB); 2. Paul Gibson @ 21:41 (PB); 3. Mark Skilling @ 21:55; 4. Trevor Wilson @ 22:53; 5. Brian Nicol @ 23:13; 6. Gavin Kerr/Grant Young @ 23:56; 7. Colin Reilly @ 24:10; 8. Lynn Wardrop @ 25:02 (PB); 9. Paul McGhee @ 25:10; 10. Calum Hume @ 26:46; 11. Sam Wakeling @ 31:28.

Ayr Roads Cycling Club / Harry Fairbairn BMW have entered two teams for the Team Trial Championships set to be held on a flat 38 mile course in Perth and Kinross on 29th July with the club looking to build on their 7th and 14th places of last year.

The Ayr Roads Cycling Club / Harry Fairbairn BMW Sunday club run departs Beresford Terrace every Sunday at 0930. All riders with all abilities are more than welcome.