It’s that time of year again. Winter runs have started for 2013 into 2014, 9am outside the clubrooms and each Sunday thereafter. Suitable for all abilities and will probably include a cafe stop somewhere. Bring your mudguards please, drinks and a snack just in case. Nobody will be left behind and we will wait and assist with puncture repairs or other mechanicals. Just turn up and join in.
The annual end of season Freewheeling and barbecue takes place on Sunday 17th November near Windymains on the B6371 south of Humbie. The Freewheeling for those that might be new to it is a bit of end of season fun, although some take it very seriously! No pedalling allowed and free wheel downhill and see how far you can get. Riders MUST wear a helmet. There’s a fine trophy for the winner. While that’s going on the Dum Up barbecue will be … Continue reading
Club member Nick Stormonth passed away on 2nd September 2012 after his courageous battle against cancer aged 37. Nick raced with the club and would be seen regularly out on East Lothian’s roads eating up the miles. As recently as this summer Nick completed a mammoth trip to his beloved Italy where he and long time friend David Bayley completed the Milan – San Remo sportive, cycled the Stelvio pass and the Gavia amongst many more. Nick will be sadly … Continue reading
Turbo sessions have started and are on Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings through the winter and its a good way to top up that race speed or just spin for some conditioning. Dodgy music optional. These run at the clubrooms, starting 6:30pm, try to get there beforehand to get your machine setup and ready to go. Normally last around the 1 hour mark.
Link to google map photo of the clubroom location : Friday nights, around 8:15/8:30 http://tinyurl.com/MRCC-Clubrooms
The New Year gathering and presentation of club trophies will be on Friday 10th January 2014 at the The Quay, Fisherrow Harbour, Musselburgh. 7.30pm for 8pm. Tickets from Andy Matheson are at £10 each.
A bitterly cold east wind, wet roads, mud and potholes greeted the 27 teams in this years MRCC Team Trial Trial around East Saltoun and Bolton. Thankfully the snow stayed away. Quickest team round the 24 miles were Drew Sharkey, Craig Dale and Dave Caesar one of two bicycleworks.com teams riding. Their winning time of 1:00:18 showing how tough a day it was – but it is only March after all! Thanks to Dave Urquhart and his team of marshals … Continue reading
17/02/13 – Audax – Tour of East Lothian – Entries now closed. 09/03/13 – 3up Team Time Trial 21/04/13 – Humbie Hilly Time Trial 11/05/13 – British Eagle Road Race 11/08/13 – Jimmy Lane memorial 25 mile TT
The revived Border Trophy TT series took place on Monday 18th and Wednesday 20th June at Kelso and Galashiels respectively. These are open events but times count towards the Border Trophy between the Kelso and Gala clubs. They are hoping to extend the events to include other Border clubs and keep them as open events as well. The kelso course was from Kelso to a dead turn at the far end of Birgham and return to Kelso. 23:41 for me … Continue reading
FIFE CYCLING ASSOCIATION FCA MIDWEEK TT SERIES 2012 – EVENT: NO 9 25 Mile Date: 6/6/12 Pos’n Name Club Time 1 Rab Carson Leslie Bike Shop/Right Move Windows 56.07 2 Steve Davidson Perth United 57.46 3 Jim Meek Leslie Bike Shop/Right Move Windows 59.48 4 Douglas Kirkham Musselburgh Roads CC 59.59 5 Bobby Aird Fife Cycling 2000 1.00.52 6 John Woodrow Sandy Wallace Cycles 1.00.53 7 Jim Trevor Hull Thursday RC 1.01.39 8 Derek Clark Dundee Wheelers 1.02.22 9 Brian … Continue reading
Lovely warm sunny morning across in Ffe on the Freuchie 10 course. Nice to race in the warmth for a change and I think this is my favourite 10 course, despite the various turns and rises – I like it:) Another impressive ride from Rab Carson and I think that’s the 2nd 20 min 10 he’s produced on that course this year. Next outing for me will be West Lothian Clarion’s 10 at Cambusbarron next Sunday 3rd June. 1 Robert Carson … Continue reading
Andy Matheson placed 14th on GC in the Dundee stage race over the weekend. Looks like they had some welcome sunshine to keep them warm. Andy was 38th in the TT prologue, his favourite discipline then finishing 18th on stage 1 then 16th on stage 2. Full results and links to some pics on Braveheart. http://www.braveheartfund.com/community/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10429