The first few days of August marked a busy few days for the club in both confined and open events. On Thursday 2nd, 15 club members took part in the annual Turnberry Trophy handicapped event, a 28 mile individual time trial from Ayr to Turnberry, returning via Kirkoswald and the Covenanters road. This event also doubles as a league event using non-handicapped times. The race started in reasonable conditions but by the end the rain had started to affect conditions which saw club Captain Bobby McGhee having a close up encounter with some shrubbery on the final bend. Bad luck also bestowed itself on Harry Brawley who punctured early on and Michael Curran who was also forced to abandon with rear derailleur issues. Once all riders had crossed the line the club mathematicians got to work on the handicapped times. With bated breath and chocolate brownies supplied by Aileen Fisher the riders waited to hear their fate. he event was won by John Gemmell with a handicapped time of 1:17:27 following a terrific ride with Bobby McGhee 2nd despite his mishap and Calum MacDonald 3rd. For the club league, Calum was overall fastest with a 1:10:38 with Scott Knox 2nd. Well done to all riders and a special mention to Charlotte Robb competing in her first club event with an excellent ride.
On Sunday 5th August seven riders competed in the Westferry 25mile time trial. Four riders broke the infamous hour barrier with Calum MacDonald fastest and 13th overall with a time of 56 minutes dead. . There were also PB's for Harry Brawley, John Gemmell and Archie Arthur. Well done all.
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Rory Wins in Stirling
Congratulations to Rory Webster, winning the 4th CAT race at the Stirling Crit on Easter Sunday. Superb performance. This event was well attended by Ayr Roads with further strong sides coming from Robert Kelly, Fraser Campbell and Iain Fisher in the 3/4 CAT race.
Aileen Continues ARCC Podium Successes
Aileen Fisher continued the recent run of cyclocross successes for the club by finishing 3rd in the woman's VET category at the Strathclyde Park CX event on 4th February. This follows her excellent result of 1st Ayrshire female at the 1st round of the Superquaich series at Rozelle Park the previous week.
Podium for Chairman at the Scottish Champs
Congratulations to club Chairman Alex McAllister on his bronze medal at the Scottish CX Championships in Banchory
2017 Club Hill Climb
Congratulations to Ed Clifton who retained his title of ARCC hill climb champion on Sunday 1st October. Ed climbed the Carrick Hill in 3mins 40 seconds, a whopping 24 seconds faster than Scott Knox in 2nd. Harry Brawley was 3rd in 4 minutes 25. Aileen Fisher was fasted female with a time of 5 minutes and 15 seconds. Yes Gordon did take all the tablet!! :)
Congratulations to Paul Rodwell who won the 4th Cat Kilmarnock Crit race at Howard Park on Sunday 24th September - A Superb achievement.
The Scottish Cross Country (SXC) Mountain Bike Series
Following the final round of the series at Kingussie on Sunday where John Gemmell finished 2nd in his category, he has been confirmed as the overall series champion. Well Done John!
30th July 2017
Alex McAllister rode into the ARCC history books at the weekend, recording a club record time of 01:11:00 over 30 miles at the SVTT Pinkie Williams 30 in Stirling. An exceptional ride which gave him 1st prize in his age category while also taking 1 min 32 seconds off the previous record which has stood since 1997 and 4 mins 53 off the vets record held by Bobby McLean since 1990.
Andrew Conway took part in the 100 mile ride London event, finishing in a very healthy time of 5hrs and 13 minutes.
Well done both!