Ayr Roads cycling club enjoy packed Easter weekend

The riders of Ayr Roads Cycling Club/Harry Fairbairn BMW/Sprockets.com had a packed weekend of events to cram into the sunny Easter weekend.

First up was the Jim Daly Memorial Race, held in Barmill. Eighty riders lined up for the challenge, held over an undulating 56 mile course which saw William Turner of the Falkirk BC take the win, with Kevin McBride finishing in an impressive 9th place for Ayr Roads CC, with Lynne Wardrop securing the 1st ladies spot in a hard fought event.

Saturday also saw the Cronberry Classic Hilly Time Trial take place in East Ayrshire, where rugged and rolling roads made it a testing 17 miles for the competitors. Iain Grant, riding for Dooleys Cycles, took top spot with a fantastic time of 41:48, which equates to an average speed of over 25 miles per hour. Ayr roads CC had a strong showing, with Mick Robb securing 8th place, Paul Gibson 13th, Kevin Brown 18th and Adam Stevens in 26th.

Cambridge was the venue for the 2014 British Universities Challenge, where Ayr Roads member Toni MacIntosh represented the West of Scotland University in the 10 mile Time Trial. An impressive field of 50 women and 100 men signed up for this renowned event, with every competitor eager to take home a medal for their home campus. The gold medal went to Hayley Simmonds of Cambridge University with a time of 22:47, with Toni securing the silver medal with an outstanding time of 24:38.