Barry Crumlish finished 12th in today’s National Hillclimb Championships, held in chilly conditions on the Auchenlodment Road in Johnstone. The race was won by Steve Lawley (KTM road-and-trail.com) from Arthur Doyle (Dooleys) and Chris Smart (Paisley Velo).
Martin Fleming was the other sado-masochist from the Road Club who finished a bit further down the field in 38th place.
Paul Friel took part and posted a nice 1hr 17 in today’s Tour de Trossachs. The full story is here courtesy of velo veritas.
Paul McSkimming took 4th place in today’s Tom Anderson Memorial Road Race which was held over 11 laps of 5.12 miles at Larbert.
Paul was active in a group of four riders positioned between the main field and the eventual winner, Callum Finlayson (Moray Firth CC), who had escaped for a solo ride to the finish.
This evening’s GRC promoted WOSCA RR was won by Marc Anderson (Loudon RC) from Ian Fraser (GNCC) and Kyle Johnston (EKRC). It marked Loudon RC’s first victory in a road race for over 13 years.
Third placed Kyle Johnston took home prizes for his 3rd place and Junior category win, and Gabriella Nordin (Pedal Power RT) was the first lady over the line. Well done also to Rhys Donnelly and Angus Claxton, taking 2nd and 3rd best junior placings, and Emma McLaren who was the second lady.
Euan Pope finished 3rd in today’s Hugh Dornan Memorial Road Race held on the Roseneath circuit that takes in the Whistlefield climb. This event used to be held at the start of the season, the first big race on the Scottish calendar. It has been moved to the sunnier climes of the Scottish summer and formed part of the WOSCA road race series which excludes Elite and 1st category riders.
Some GRC riders took part in the Pennyglen time trial, held over 15 miles of hilly and rolling roads in Ayrshire.
Best placed Euan Pope managed 10th place, losing almost 3 minutes to winner Alan Thompson of Sandy Wallace Cycles. Euan has come into this season a little slower than last year but will pick up better form as we enter the summer months. Paul Friel also beat the 40 minute mark.
Peter Murdoch (Paisley Velo Racing Team) took the honours in tonight’s Margaret Dooley Memorial 10, held in poor weather on the Newton Mearns course. His time of 21:05 was almost a whole minute quicker than team mate Ian Sim who took second place. Paul McLafferty (Ivy CC and son of the legendary Gus) has been making impressive improvements over the last year and he took a fine third place with a time of 22:25
The event also saw the welcome return of the Road Club’s George Cowan who was the fastest rider over the age of 60 – it’s early days but looks like the old magic is still there.
The second annual Kilmacolm Kermesse was held today in fair but chilly conditions on the rolling roads of Renfrewshire. Following his recent 4th place in the Rutland Cicle Classic, James McCallum (NFTO Racing) was strong enough to attack late on for a fine solo win.
Thanks to all the helpers today who gave up their time to put on this race. Thanks also to Andrew Black of Ellmoll Builders, Alan Hewitt of Madison, Alan Kay from Zyro, Bob Taylor and Alan Holmes the Jeweller, all of whom contributed to the prize list.
The start list for Sunday’s Kilmacolm Kermesse has been announced and is shown below.
Following last year’s successful event, this promises to continue where that left off. Good luck to all riders taking part.
Robert Robertson is still looking for helpers to make sure the event runs smoothly. Please contact him if you can help - firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Robertson and Paul McSkimming rode strongly to take third and fourth place at today’s Straiton Struggle Road Race, held in Ayrshire.
The two ‘Road Club riders worked hard to peg back eventual winner Kenny Armstrong (Ayr Roads) but could not make up the half minute gap that was created and maintained on the final climb to the finish line.