Ayr Roads/Harry Fairbairn Cycling Club’s league championship finished last week end, with a win for Paul McSkimming.
The league which comprises of nine events throughout the season started in March and covered a mixture of events. With over 50 participants, it has proved one of the most popular championships introduced in recent years.
Whilst the overall winner was Ed Clifton, Scott Knox deserves a special mention, in taking second place to Ed. Not only did he push him hard throughout the season, but he also takes the Veteran’s trophy.
Other league trophy winners were in the ladies section, Janet Erskine, and in the juniors, Ollie Kelly.
All eyes are on next year, with the organisers looking at some innovative ideas.
Club coach Scott Maclean will now move to pastures new.
Scott has taken the Roads club forward over the past few years by nurturing young members and the club’s ladies team and local triathletes. His organisational abilities were an asset in the club running major events, including the Scottish Road Race Championships in 2015.
Scott also took Team Ghana under his wing during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, and continues to offer guidance to this day.
His involvement in South Ayrshire’s Active Schools campaign with Scottish Cycling has been a great success, with local school children benefiting from his guidance. His experience has not gone unnoticed.
Scott has now joined the Pro Vision Clothing Team, who are Scotland’s leading amateur cycling team. In the season just ended, Pro Vision finished only three places behind the semi professional Team Wiggins, who have a large budget and of course, Bradley Wiggins within their ranks. Ayr Roads are delighted to see their coach moving on and wish Scott every success for the future.
Members are reminded that the AGM will take place at Ayr Citadel on 18th Nov.
With only cyclo cross events taking place over the next few months Roads members are enjoying a well earned rest from road racing. Many are keeping themselves fit by gym work, while others are just enjoying being out on their bikes.
Last week the mid week and Sunday groups clocked up over 100 miles on Ayrshire Roads. Any one wishing to join the club runs, should do so through the club web site at ayrroadscc.co.uk