Thought I’d do a little catch up on all the various events and activities our members have been up to this Spring, if I have missed you out please give me a shout, it is hard to keep track of every event.
At the recent Fife midweek time trials at Cleish and Freuchie, Stewart Irving, Pamela Irving, David Miller, Nico Anelli and Peter Flick have been making an appearance. Stewart has got his PB on the Freuchie course down to 23:12, and with his new bike says he has plenty more to give. Pamela also posted a new PB, no new TT bike required this time, 27:23 was her time. Nico posted a very respectable 25:36. David (unofficial 24+) and Peter unfortunately fell foul of the new rear light ruling and were subsequently DQ’d, lesson learnt! Results here.
Meanwhile on the road racing front club 2nd cat rider Ingrid Kidd competed in the recent Gifford Road Race series finishing 4th in the ladies field. Results here. Ingrid also raced the Scottish National Olympic TT Champs on the very challenging Tour of the Meldons circuit though they appear to have omitted her from the results which can be found here!
Onto the Etape Loch Ness and there were a heap donning the ABC kit and doing the club proud. See below for all the times and details, looks like Martin and Mary were in for a sprint to the line. Notable performances from Adrian Atkinson, David Cargill and Simon Arnot all getting under 3:30 for the 66 mile course.
And just at the weekend we had the Kinross Sportive, those tackling the 68 mile red route were Nico Anelli in 3 hours 53 minutes, Kaye Forbes in 6hrs 14mins, Rachel Hurst at 6hrs 15mins, assuming they rode together then Kaye sprinted for the finish! Graeme Mitchell completed the course in 4hrs 47mins. Detailed results here.
Finally we had Mike Milne and Andy Kindness take on another epic challenge (is any ride they do not epic?) in the Dirty Reiver (Oo err) based out of Kielder, top marks for even navigating to Kielder in the first place. Results of the 200km slog off road can be found here, all 10 hours 33 minutes of it.
**UPDATE** New just in, even more club members on their bikes!
Scone and Lunan Audax was also on at the weekend, no names as of yet, Mike Milne and Colin Nicol did the Tayside Challenge, a small event with 171 participants over a course of 81 miles.
Billy Smith was back in Bruge to tackle the Tour of Flanders sportive, no doubt plenty of drinking also, and with little rest came back and did the Round Britain Relay.
More from Kinross on the red route, both Alistair Duncan and David Sutton were in attendance, finishing in 4hrs and 4hrs23mins respectively.