Killacky Trophy

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  • #306
    JB
    Participant

    At last I’ve located the long lost Killacky TT Trophy. Phil Brown has it in his loft and will return it this weekend. Alex can you let the bloke who was chasing it know please? (I forget his name as it was such a long time ago)

    Cheers.

    #308

    Will do John. It was David Fawcett of Angus CC. I don’t know that they actually want it back, I think he was just being nosey! But I’ll let him know anyway.

    #309
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Do  you think they will start this race up again . It used to be a great race and always had a good turnout. Maybe encourage the Dundee centre riders to start racing again .

    #311
    Mike M
    Member

    For thought – should we organise/re introduce this event?
    One thing we appear to be good at is organising & running a bike event!

    #325
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I reckon we should look into it.

    #326
    Mark Smith
    Member

    Yip agree that we should look into it.

    #369
    JB
    Participant

    Now got hands on the trophy. Please let me know where it’s to go. Cheers.

    #470
    CD
    Member

    I would like to see this event back and would be happy to stick my neck out and offer to organise. From what I heard the last time it was run there was some traffic issues in Kirriemuir and Glamis. I cant remember the original circuit appart from it hurt lots. Local time trials are not well supported but would a hilly time trial generate some interest?

    Proposal

    If the start is at Padanarm head up to Maryton and turn left on the minor road on the bend before the Kirriemuir vets it would avoid any congestion on Morrison Street turning left back down to Glamis, stick to the main road through Glamis and turn left again on the A94 back to Forfar finnishing short of the A90 Underpass. Distance 18Km with 110 metres of climbing.

    In theory would only need 3 marshall points on the course excluding start/finnish so more potential riders.

    Does anyone feel this something worth pursuing.

    #472
    Mark Smith
    Member

    CD – Yip great idea.

    As long as a date was announced well in advance and everyone knew it was happening then there would be no reason why alot of folk wouldn’t do it.

    #475
    JB
    Participant

    Trophy now probably back in the hands of Dave Fosset as I handed it in to the ABC shop for him to uplift before I went on holiday. Good luck with getting it back now he has it again.

    Anyway, the easiest way of setting up an open TT that is on the SC calendar is online through BC. I did it for the first time last year with the Nick Hardy and it’s pretty straightforward. Another option could be to run it through some other governing body but that may not bring in the entries? There is a centre date fixing meeting tonight for 2013 season events. Any thoughts on when any Killacky may be run? Once I have other local TT dates it could be set around them?

     

    #476
    CD
    Member

    I am sure Dave would be delighted to assist in resurrecting the Killachy TT or even defending his trophy.

    As a hilly TT it would fit being run in May as an evening event when there is enough light, concern being that it does not clash with the Fife Series.

    Regarding running the event as a SCU registered event, to risk starting a debate I do not think there are enough events fo non road race riders in Tayside (thinking of myself), probably due to lack of supporting events in the past. I am thinking of the lowly club rider who may have in the past entered a reliability trial in April and done 2 or 3 local time trials through the year to justify taking out a Silver membership.

    Maybe registering as an alternative event would encourage a different group of entries such as Monifieth tri Club and even Angus CC.

    One to discuss at our next meeting.

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