The Roabie Robertson Memorial 10 took place today in very wet and challenging conditions. Nevertheless, the event was a fitting tribute to one of the stalwarts and tough guys of the Scottish cycling scene, with Harry Bulstrode putting the weather conditions behind him to post a terrific winning time of 20:18.
Full report and result to follow…
Barry Crumlish managed to get himself in the race winning breakaway and then take a fine second spot in today’s Donald Thompson Memorial Road Race which was held over 50 miles at Barrmill.
Dominic Free rued the missed opportunity himself as he felt that he had the legs to get across to the break but got stuck in no man’s land.
The race was won by Andrew Vettriano of Glasgow Cycle Team.
Dominic Free and Euan Pope rode today’s Billy Warnock Memorial Road Race, coming home safely in the main bunch.
The race entered the finale in one piece and was eventually won by Ben Hetherington (Achieve Northside Skinnergate) with his team mate Jack Rees following a very close second, and then one of Scotland’s recently-forgotten fast men Michael Nicholson (Dooleys) taking third.
Congratulations to Craig Wallace who won today’s GRC 70 mile road race.
To see the full result, click on the ‘continue reading’ link below
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 forms part of the WOSCA road race series which excludes Elite and 1st category riders.