Category Archives: What The Club’s Riders Have Been Doing …….

What the club’s riders have been up to recently.

MRCC new season, new kit, plenty racing……………

We’ve been racing the MRCC Nico35 3up TTT with two teams riding this year.  The following day, Sunday 8th March, saw 4 riders head down to race in Northumberland at the GS Metro APR.  Saturday 14th March was the tough Gifford Road Races where our new kit was on display in the A race.  And the early season classic Corrieri 10 TT on Sunday 15th also had representation from the club.  Over and above all this Tuesday and Sunday training runs … Continue reading

Border Trophy 10′s 18th and 20th June – Kelso and Gala

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 CA Midweek 25 TT 06/06/12 – results

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

Fife CA 10 TT 27/05/12 – Results

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

Dundee 2 day stage race 19-20/05/12

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.

SVTTA 10 TT – Cambusbarron 20/05/12

With the cancellation of our 10 on Saturday I was thankfull for a ride in the SVTTA 10 at Cambusbarron on Sunday.  Left the east in sunshine with it warming up a bit but at Cambusbarron it was overcast and 4 degrees.  This is always a fairly tough course on a relatively calm day but the cold made it harder to get going.  Sticky both ways and ended up with a 24:00 dead.  Didn’t hang around for the results as … Continue reading

Glasgow Couriers 10 TT 29/04/12

Bitterly cold Sunday morning with strong north east wind meant a hard return leg on the A78 Eglinton 10 course.  It was fairly quick to the turn but you just knew it was going to be hard  on the way back.  The fast guys were all down about a minute on recent times but a big field turned out.  Just Dougie from Musselburgh and Paul Anderson  Gala CC from our side of the country though.  Long way to go for a … Continue reading

Humbie Hilly TT 22/04/12

1 Hamish MacLean LABRAT CC V 0:58:56 2 Gary Robson Gala CC V 0:59:07 3 Paul McInally Rock and Road Cycles S 0:59:38 4 Lee Whitelaw Edinburgh RC S 1:00:02 5 Andy Matheson Musselburgh RCC V 1:00:34 6 David Walker Kelso Wheelers V 1:00:35 7 Randle Shenton Team Swift V 1:01:46 8 John Woodrow Sandy Wallace Cycles S 1:02:07 9 Jeremy Smith Kelso Wheelers V 1:02:15 10 David Johnston Gala CC V 1:02:27 11 Ben Mitchell Edinburgh RC V 1:02:40 … Continue reading

Meldons Time Trial 15/04/12 – results

3 Musselburgh riders took part in this long standing 22 mile hilly time trial based around the Meldons hills north of Peebles.  A very cold start to the day saw frost on the ground but the sun soon warmed things up a bit to baltic.  Good to see Duncan Ball racing again.  He enjoyed it so much he’s entered the Humbie Hilly TT on 22/04/12. Dougie Kirkham 1:01:53 Duncan Ball 1:02:55 Andy Laing 1:04:36 Full results courtesy of Braveheart and … Continue reading

Nick Hardy Stage Race Sunday 15/04/12

5th place overall for the evergreen Musselburgh rider Andy Matheson in the Nick Hardy memorial stage race north East of Dundee.  A solid 27th place in the 5 mile TT Prologue saw him 56 secs in arrears before the 80km road race in the afternoon.  3rd place in the road race by 2 secs from the winner Michael Henderson (Moray Firth CC) was just reward for many hard training and racing miles so far this year. Full results, courtesy of Braveheart … Continue reading