Ayr cycling club are the toast of Stirling

Ayr Roads Cycling Club was the toast of Stirling as the crit under the castle race gave Simon Woodliff his first win of the season.

The Prestwick flyer has been working hard throughout the season and after a super tough training camp in Tenerife he is now reaping the rewards for his labour.

His win will project him into the category 3 races next season but he still has a lot to offer this year.

Simon was backed up superbly by the evergreen Robert Kelly who powered up the cobbles to a superb 13th place.

In the women’s race the fast improving Janet Erskine kept with the lead group throughout the race as it covered the course under the castle at breakneck speed.

In the dash for the line she bagged 7th place and a few international scalps!

n On Thursday the club 10 TT was held on a beautiful evening of sunshine.

Calum Hume maintained his fine form with victory in a time of 22:54. Janet Erskine smashed her pb with a time of 24:30 and first timer Steven Maclean easily broke 30 minutes on his road bike even though he managed to take the wrong turn on a straight road!

The times were:

1 - Calum Hume 22:54

2 - Jody Gerrard 23:28

3= Craig Kerr 24:19

3= Thomas Gooding-Hill 24:19

3= Robert Kelly 24:19

6 - Janet Erskine 24:30 (pb)

7 - Andy McKinlay 25:07

8 - Raymond Bruce - 25:19

9 - Duncan MacArthur 26:00

10 - John Mason 26:07

11 - Colin Armstrong 26:09

12 - Bobby McGhee 26:23

13 - Steven MacLean 27:01

n Sundays club run saw 12 riders set a nice and easy pace eastwards to the Darvel Mast.

In good weather the banter was flowing and all riders returned with the wind in their sails and in good spirits ready for more of the same next week.