Climax of cyclo-cross season

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Sunday saw the climax of the Cyclo-Cross season for the riders of the Ayr Roads/Harry Fairbairn Cycling Club, with the Scottish National Championships being held at Foxlake, near Dunbar.

The prospect of a gold medal brought the cream of Scotlands Cyclo-Cross riders out to East Lothian, where a tough, energy sapping course was laid out for the competitors to battle over.

The first Ayr Roads rider off the block was young Ollie Kelly in the under 8s event.

As has been the norm this season, Ollie set a high standard for the older riders to try and follow with an excellent seventh place.

Next up were the veterans, where Alex McAllister placed 8th in the over 50’s category, whilst Paul Gibson finished 22nd in the hotly contested over 40s race.

The finale to the day was the Senior mens open race, where club rider JP Baxter took an outstanding 12th place, with Iain Paton of the Ben Wyvis Cycle Club being crowned the new Scottish champion in a faultless display of skill and strength. Hot favourite Davie Lines of MG Maxifuel Pro Cycling took silver, with Sean Clark in third rounding off the podium places.