Sunday, 6 July 2014

Haughcross is back!

Haughcross is back for 2014 and Ronde Bicycle Outfitters are promising that it's be the biggest and best yet.

This year's cyclocross bonanza will be complimented by a cross coaching clinic run by the highly regarded Dirtschool and led by former Scottish CX Champion and Elite Mountain Biker Rab Wardell.

Race results will be provided by MYEVENTTIMING's chip timing service.

As well as the infamous whisky short cut there will also be the ever popular up and over ramp - theres even talk of a wall ride and wobble top ramp section courtesy of Dirtschool...

Join us for an evening of highly charged cyclocross racing and much more. Experience the cheer of the crowd, and the ringing of cowbells. Spectators can enjoy racing of all abilities, from the best the UK has to offer to absolute beginners.

Following the race, a family ceilidh and BBQ will take place in the marquee. Entry for spectators is FREE but all donations towards the costs for this exceptional event gratefully received. To coincide with this extravaganza there will be a bicycle trade village bringing you the world’s best cycling brands.

During the racing the band, Forever Young: The Go Figures will be playing in the AVD Festival Marquee.

Puddledub Hog Roasting will be on sale and a beer tent with some of Scotland's finest beer and ale on tap to wash it down.

Register at The AVD Festival Marquee (1.00pm-4.30pm) no entries accepted after 4.30pm
4.45pm Youth, Novice and U16s Race starts - £8.00
5.45pm Mass Start - Vets, Junior, Women’s Race and Men’s Open starts - £15.00
Silver Sands Playing Field

- Online entry is now open on EntryCentral.com
- Entry enquiries via Ronde Bicycle Outfitters and check our Facebook Page for any updates
- More details to follow re the Dirtschool's Cross Clinic with Rab Wardell

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Invitation to tender: Event Timing and Results Service

Scottish Cyclocross is seeking to appoint a timing partner to provide chip timing and results services
for the 2014/2015 race series. The series comprises six rounds plus the Scottish Championships,
each involving one day of racing.



For further details, please download the tender document from this link:

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

2014 Scottish Cyclocross Series - Provisional Race Calendar

Provisional dates for the 2014 Scottish Cyclocross Series, Scottish Championships and non-series races:

Scottish Cyclocross Series 2014
Oct 5th  Callander Park, Falkirk
Oct 12th Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell
Oct 26th Irvine Beach Park, Irvine
Nov 2nd Auchentoshan, Clydebank
Nov 15th Foxlake, Dunbar
Nov 23rd Lochore Meadows, Lochgelly
Dec 13th Cross at the Castle, Isle of Mull
- best 5 out of 7 results to count towards the series


Scottish Cyclocross Championships 2014
Dec 7th Knockburn Loch


Non-series Races & Other Events
Aug 9th Haughcross, Aberdour
Aug 12th Supper Cross, Dalkeith
Sep 20th Bute CX, Rothesay
Nov 16th National Trophy, Durham
Nov 29th UCI World Cup, Milton Keynes
Dec 14th Cross at the Castle, Isle of Mull
Jan 4th Dig In, Bo'ness
Jan 11th British Cyclocross Championships, Abergavenny

Dates for more non-series events to follow.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Scottish Cyclocross Association AGM 2014 & 2013 Awards


The 2014 Scottish Cyclocross Association AGM & 2013 Awards will be held on Saturday 15th March at 13:00 in The Birds and Bees, Causewayhead, Stirling. 

Come along and help shape the Scottish Cyclocross series for the 2014 season and beyond. We'll also be presenting trophies to the 2013 Scottish Cyclocross series winners and celebrating their achievements.

Agenda items should be submitted to the Scottish Cyclocross Association Secretary using the Contact Us form on the right hand side of this page, or publically on the Feedback page. Please ensure that any items are submitted by 1st March.

p.s. you can find minutes from the 2013 AGM here.

Monday, 6 January 2014

THE FULL MONTY







Pedal Powered Victory For Montgomerie

Article:John McComisky
Images: Velosportive (Rob Simpson)

Sunday January 5th saw the third edition of the Biggest Cyclocross race in Scotland take on the Bo'ness Shoreline and Bo'ness Dock area. Dig In at the Dock Cyclocross race lived up to all the hype and excitement of previous years with a massive crowd of cycling fans, racers and townsfolk soaking up the heady atmosphere of all that is good about cycling.

The Pedal Power sponsored event brought out the very best Scottish professional riders to pit their skills against a 123 strong field on the day, some of whom it would be the first ever cycling race they have ever taken part in.


With even the weather behaving itself for the afternoon, the scene was set for some fun and frolics from the noisy, appreciative 1000 strong crowd who turned the shore into a colourful, carnival of Cyclocross, many dressing up, playing trombones, banging drums and ringing out the free cowbells provided by the race sponsors. They were to be treated to a fast but muddy course that not only took in the now famous Bo'ness cobbles but the surrounding shoreline and Harbour area.

Straight from the blast of the gun, Commonwealth Games hopeful Rab Wardell (Orange Monkey Pro Team) set off with International riders Gareth Montgomerie (Pedal Power) , David Lines (Starley-Primal) and the impressive Gary McCrae (Leslie Bikes/Bikers Boutique) to form a fast train, who soon had battered the remaining 100 plus riders into oblivion.

The fast pace of the race the race meant that all over the course, riders were soon locked together freight train style along the quayside, and groups of racers were soon having very personal little battles of their own to stay upright and take on the slippery course and running sections.

While the top lads were slugging it out, diminutive Isla Short (Team Thomsons) was bossing the female category, using the event in preparation for next weekends British Championships in Derby. Short showed a very clean pair of heels to fend off Scottish Ridley Series winner Maddy Robinson (Velo Club Moulin), who despite getting her war paint of provided by the face-painters, could not close the gap, but did enough to keep the impressive Edinburgh teenager Emma Borthwick (Tri-Centre) in third slot.

With the hour race in full swing and thumping entertainment provided by a 15 piece Samba band (Sambalistic) the rhythm of the race was culminating in an exciting finale as leaders Montgomerie, Lines and McCrae steamed onto the last lap, with the ever present Wardell closing them down despite a pit stop for a wheel change

As the enthusiastic crowd craned their necks in the arena, it was to be a perfect hollywood ending for an arms raised Gareth Montgomerie who took the win for event sponsor Pedal Power took the race win and the £100 first prize haul, he also received the adulation of the crowd and a ceremonial Dig In a the the Dock cowbell, to score a victory at the Bo'ness event for the first time in three years of trying. Falkirk's favourite Fireman lit up second place from an impressive Scottish Champion winning Veteran McCrae, who kept the younger riders very honest..

In the Junior Class sponsored by Bo'ness towns Jimmy Smellie, Harry Johnston (Team Thomsons) rode well to keep West Lothian team mate Jamie Mason in second with a fantastic podium form Ruari Yeoman (East Kilbride Road Club).

Awards were also won in the Over 40 & 50 classes with Granite City racer Alastair Watt and Velo Club Edinburgh's Malcolm Dunlop taking the spoils


The organisers have so many people to thank but in on a local level the public of Boness who came down and supported the race, and make the atmosphere and a family friendly race possible.
The Falkirk Community Trust for giving permission to hold the race in the Dock Area, Falkirk Council for preparing the course area beforehand.
The event thrives not only in local community, but also all over the world with massive interest from the International Cyclocross community.


The event organisers Dave Hamill and John McComisky wish to also thank the following for supporting this not for profit event:

Jonny McBain (Pedal Power), Endura, Ridley/Lazer/Madison, Big Bobble Hats, The Grange Kitchen, Billy McCord, Alpine Bikes, Costa Cycling, Doctor Peter Ward, Andrew Bell, East Kilbride Road Club, Anthony Robson, Denise Schoefield, Meadowlark Yoga, Jimmy Smellie, and all the trade and volunteer marshals and first aid.




Sunday, 5 January 2014

Pedal Power #DIATD Results!

Resuilts from today's stupendous Pedal Power Dig In at the Dock are available here

Any queries or corrections to the.timing.guys@gmail.com

If you're not familiar with TLI age categories, then these are:

Junior 16 to 17
Senior 18 to 29
Master 30 to 39
Veteran A 40 to 44
Veteran B 45 to 49
Veteran C 50 to 54
Veteran D 55 to 59
Veteran E 60 to 64
Veteran F 65 to 69
Veteran G 70 to 74
Veteran H 75 plus

So in the results VM_A (1) is first placed Veteran A male, MF (1) is first placed Master Female, and so on...

West Lothian Clarion Youth CX




Further information and online entry available on the British Cycling website - click here.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Spectator Information for #DIATD



The Dig In at the Dock crew have produced a guide for spectators heading for the cross fun in Bo'ness this Sunday - you can download the guide here.

Racers have been emailed a pack with more information on what's in store. If you haven't received this then get in touch with the organisers on the event Facebook page or by using the Comments section below (but check your Junk Email folder first).

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Docksijde 2014

DIG IN AT THE DOCK – THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS.


Words: John McComisky
Images: Anthony Robson, Addy Pope and Beau Bissett.




Latest update for the Pedal Power Dig In at the Dock Open Cyclocross race on 5th January 2014, is that after some course modification and added technical features, the race will hold a rider line up of over 150 racers.
This in itself makes it one of the largest fields for a one day, one off ever held in Scotland, and as well as the Pro riders the organisers have selected some raw novices to make a debut on the fast and challenging course.

The best riders already down to ride are top Scottish professional riders and previous winners James McCallum (NFTO Cycling Team) Rab Wardell (Orange Monkey Pro Team), Gareth Montgomerie and current winning-est rider in Scottish Cyclocross David Lines (Starley-Primal) as well as Tour of Britain sensation Ben Greenwood.
The top pro riders will take on Ridley Scottish Cyclocross Series Veteran Champion Gary McCrae(Leslie Bikes), and hot to trot Women's series winner Maddie Robinson (VC Moulin) in the unique one race event. Throw in Scottish Women's Champion Isla Short (Team Thomsons) and another 25 female riders and you have an incredibly diverse field for spectators to cheer on.


With that in mind Event Organiser David Hamill has conncocted a fine amount of cross crazy fun for those just spectating and supporting the race. 
"The loudest spectator prize Alpine Bikes have kindly sponsored the prize for the loudest spectator award. This competition will judged at either side of the wee bridge. There will be steps that force the riders to dismount on either side of this bridge so come and  give them some support and you could win a prize. Our secret judges will choose the person they think has provided the most enthusiastic support. The prize will be awarded before the raffle is drawn and the winner will be given £50 Alpine Bikes voucher, a cyclocross book and a CX Magazine hipflask full of malt whisky. The best fan placard/umbrella This is another spectator competition and is sponsored by Costa Cycling Experience. Entrants should choose a rider from the start list and make a placard or decorate an umbrella in their honour and then wave it about during the race. Fraser from Costa Cycling Experience will choose the one he thinks is the best just before the hand-up raffle so bring it along to that and wave it around. The winner will be given a £50 M&S voucher, a cyclocross book and probably something else we’ll think of between now and then"


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The event has also maintained race sponsorship from Pedalpower in West Calder, one of Scotland's largest retail cycle shops, who will be bringing down their full Endura Cycle Clothing range at January Sale prices as well as having a on site presence from Giant, Cannondale and Ridley in the pro cycling arena zone.

There are further entertainments in the shape of live commentary, the Sambalistic Samba Band, a collectable race programme, as well as the now traditional Raffle competition to finish the day off in style.
Throughout the day the Grange Kitchen will provide healthy hot and cold food to riders and spectators alike.
If you are looking for a healthy start to the year , the only place to be on the 5th of January is Bo'ness, action starts from 11am, with the hour long race scheduled for 1pm.

The Organisers wish to thank it's event partners: Pedal Power West Calder, Falkirk Community Trust, Falkirk Council and Grounds Department, Ridley, Lazer, Madison, Endura, Costa Cycling, Alpine Bikes, Big Bobble Hats, Ride it like you Stole It Design, The Grange Kitchen, Giant, Cannondale, Meadowlark Yoga, Jac and Chris Marquis and Jammy Johnstone, Scottish Cyclocross,Billy McCord, East Kilbride Cycling Club, Craig Hardie and Jimmy Smellie.

FULL LIST OF RUNNERS AND RIDERS:
1 Robert Wardell Orange Monkey Pro Team
2 Gareth Montgomerie TBC
3 James McCallum NFTO Pro Cycling
4 Elizabeth Adams Glasgow Green Cycling Club
5 Matthew Allen Cormorant RT
6 Erika Allen Team Thomsons Cycles
7 Robert Armitage Kinross CC
8 Dermot Bailie Edinburgh Road Club
9 Colin Bain East Kilbride Road Club
10 Kevin Barclay thebicycleworks.com
11 Ronald Barker Rockhard MBC
12 Cathy Barlow Royal Albert CC
13 Jason Barnes Glasgow Nightingale CC
14 Mark Barnett Leslie bike shop/bikers boutique
15 Gary Beall Leslie Bike Shop/ Bikers Boutique
16 Richard Beard The Bikestation
17 Stevie Begen East Kilbride
18 Ross Black Glasgow United CC
19 Rob Bloor Edinburgh RC
20 Emma Borthwick The Tri Centre
21 Andrew Bothwell Edinburgh Road Club
22 Karen Breneman Edinburgh Road Club
23 Morven Brown Dales Cycles
24 Kirsten Cameron Edinburgh Triathletes
25 Roger Campbell-Crawford Team Thomsons Cycles
26 David Carlin Unattached
27 Paul Carmichael Peebles CC
28 Lyndsey Carson Team Thomsons Cycles
29 Gordon Chisholm Perth United Cycling Club
30 Anne Chisholm Perth United Cycling Club
31 Sean Clark Velo Sportive
32 Carina Convery Sandy Wallace Cycles
33 Graeme Cross Thebicycleworks.com
34 Chris Di Placito Hardie-Bikes
35 Gordon Dickson Rockhard MBC
36 Richard Docherty Unattached
37 Gary Douglas Happy Trails cc
38 Stuart Dun Unattached
39 Chris Duncan Velo Club Moulin
40 Malcolm Dunlop Veloclub Edinburgh
41 Eric Easton Edinburgh Road Club
42 Iain Elliott West Lothian Clarion
43 Duncan Ewing TheBicycleWorks.com
44 Paul Fairbairn Ronde
45 Simon Fairfull Velo Club Moulin
46 Mark Forrest Team Thomsons Cycles
47 James Fraser-Moodie Pedal Power
48 Craig Gilmour Falkirk Bike Club
49 Jonathan Goldstraw Stewartry Wheelers
50 Sean Gordon Team Thomsons Cycles
51 Davie Graham Velo Club Moulin
52 Stuart Green Graham Weigh Cycles
53 Ben Greenwood Leslie Bike Shop/ Bikers Boutique
54 Baird Greig www.hardie-bikes.com
55 Stevie Halsall Velo Club Moulin
56 Paul Hamer Scottish Fire and Rescue
57 David Hamill Pedal Power RT
58 Jonathan Herbert VC Glasgow South
59 David Hicks Airthrey Antics Racing
60 Ian Hockey East Kilbride Road Club
61 Paul Hutton Kinross CC
62 Stephen Jackson Glasgow United
63 Harry Johnston Team Thomsons Cycles
64 Gary Johnstone Unattached
65 Marek Jurasinski Unattached
66 Graeme Kelly www.hardie-bikes.com
67 Scott Kerr Walkers CC
68 Simon Kirkness The Tri Centre
69 Alan Lamont Leslie Bike Shop/ Bikers Boutique
70 Jann Lapsley Johnstone Wheelers
71 Euan Lindsay Hardie-Bikes.com
72 Jason Lindsay Muky Riderz
73 David Lines Starley Primal Pro Cycling
74 Ally Little Perth United Cycling Club
75 Scott Logan The Bicycle Works
76 Catherine Logan Walkers Cycling Club
77 Gordon Mackenzie Velo Club Moulin
78 Zara Mair South Lanarkshire CC
79 Michael Martin East Kilbride Road Club
80 David Mason West Lothian Clarion
81 Jamie Mason West Lothian Clarion
82 Gavin May Velo Club Moulin
83 John McCaffery Leslie Bike Shop/ Bikers Boutique
84 Brian McCardle East Kilbride Road Club
85 Billy McCord Dundee Thistle RC
86 Gary McCrae Leslie Bike Shop/ Bikers Boutique
87 Nick McCue Unattached
88 Stephen McDowall Pedal Power RT
89 Hayley McEwan Royal Albert CC
90 Alasdair McGill Carse of Gowrie Velo
91 Paul McInally Rock & Road Cycles
92 James McPake GJS Cruise Racing
93 James Melville Glasgow United CC
94 Jason Merrilees Scottish Fire and Rescue
95 Brendan Milliken Velo Club Moulin
96 Fraser Moore T.A. Ciclismo
97 Colin Moulson T.A. Ciclismo
98 Russell Mowat Walkers Cycling Club
99 Paul Newnham Leslie Bike Shop/ Bikers Boutique
100 Charlie Orr Wolfbrothers International
101 James Orr Wolfbrothers International
102 Craig Owen Unattached
103 John Owen Bicycle Works
104 John Parkinson Here Come the Belgians
105 Lauri Peil Edinburgh Road Club
106 Howard Perkins Unattached
107 Owen Philipson Stirling BC/The Drum-Up
108 Alan Picken Hooked on Cycling
109 Addy Pope Velo Club Moulin
110 Franco Porco Leslie Bike Shop/ Bikers Boutique
111 Iain Pryde Deeside Thistle CC
112 Stuart Punton Kinross CC
113 John Reid Stirling Bike Club
114 Maddy Robinson Velo Club Moulin
115 Anthony Robson Ride It Like You Stole It
116 Scott Russell Walkers Cycling Club
117 Oliver Samphier Stirling B C
118 Gordon Scott West Lothian Clarion
119 Graeme Scott Happy Trails Cross Collective
120 Alan Shanley West Lothian Clarion
121 Douglas Shearer Innerleither MTB Racing
122 Bryan Shedden Alpine Bikes
123 Isla Short Team Thomsons Cycles
124 Lorna Sloan Walkers Cycling Club
125 Gary Smith Team Falkirk Community Trust
126 James Speakman Unattached
127 Martin Steele Velo Club Moulin
128 Rob Storey Unattached
129 Russell Stout Velo Club Moulin
130 Joanne Thom Edinburgh Road Club
131 Campbell Thomson FBW
132 Sandy Thomson Mill Road Mincers
133 Grant Thomson Unattached
134 Gary Tompsett Unattached
135 Sian Tovey Dooleys Cycles RT
136 Gordon Traynor Spokes RT
137 Steven Turbitt Glasgow United Cycling Club
138 Ainsley Turbitt Velo Club Moulin
139 Andrew Turnbull Velocity44
140 Fiona Walker Walkers Cycling Club
141 Neil Walker Walkers Cycling Club
142 Graeme Warren Unattached
143 Gordon Watt Deeside Thistle CC
144 Alister Watt Granite City RT
145 Cameron Weir Unattached
146 George Welch East Kilbride Road Club
147 Ally Wight Hardrock Hoodlums
148 Paula Wilson Walkers Cycling Club
149 Teri Wishart Velo Club Moulin
150 Ruari Yeoman East Kilbride Road Club
151 Bill Young Pedal Power RT


Further information available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/232382280259899/

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Ridley Scottish Cyclocross Series Posters by Uisgeanach

Jim Cameron's brilliant series of posters for the Ridley Bikes Scottish Cyclocross Series are now available in printed form.


Jim is printing a limited run of these in Glasgow on high quality 190gsm satin poster paper. All profits are to go into  BELLACX - a new race he's planning for 2014 in Ballahouston Park.

Full SCX Series (700mm x 500mm)  £35
Individual races (290mm square) £20


Drop Jim an email by 31st December to place an order and follow him on Twitter for updates - @uisgeanach



Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Ridley Bikes Cylocross Series 2013 - League Tables



Final league tables for the 2013 Ridley Bikes Cylocross Series are now available to download - click here.

If you spot any issues then please get in touch using the Contact Us form >>>

More soon...

 

Monday, 16 December 2013

Cross at the Castle 2 - Results Newsflash

Provisional results from the Sunday's racing at Glengorm Castle including the Santacross World Championships and the Scottish Singlespeed Cyclocross Championships.

Youths
Women, Juniors & Veterans
Senior / Open

Please send any queries to the timing team as soon as possible - the.timing.guys@gmail.com

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Cross at the Castle 1 - Results Newsflash

Provisional results from the final round of the Ridley Bikes Scottish Cyclocross Series.


U8s & U12s - to follow
Youths
Women, Juniors & Veterans
Senior / Open

Please send any queries to the timing team as soon as possible - the.timing.guys@gmail.com

League tables will be published once results are finalised.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Cross at the Castle - Race Timetables

Race times will be slightly different this weekend to fit in with ferry times.

Saturday - Ridley Bikes Scottish Cyclocross Series - Round Six
10.45 Under 8s
11.05 Under 12s
11.45 Youths
12.45 Veteran 40-49
12.45+30s Juniors
12.45+45s Veteran 50+
12.46 Women
13.45 Senior / Open

Sunday
09.40 Under 8s
10.00 Under 12s 
10.40 Youths (incl Santa-cross World Champs)
11.40 Juniors (incl Santa-cross World Champs)
11.40+15s Vets (incl Santa-cross World Champs)
11.40+45s Vets 50+ (incl Santa-cross World Champs)
11.41+15s Women (incl Santa-cross World Champs)
12.40 Senior / Open (incl Santa-cross World Champs)
12.40+3s Scottish Single Speed Championship (incl Santa-cross Single Speed World Champs)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Ridley Bikes Scottish CX Championships - Results Newsflash!

Congratulations to our new Scottish cyclo-cross champions!
 
Under 8 (Support Race)
Under 12
Youth Under 14 & Youth Under 16
Junior Male, Female, Veteran Male 50-49, Veteran 60+
Ecosse Classic Wedding Cars Veteran Male 40-49
Scot JCB Senior / Open Male

Thanks to The Tri Centre / Edinburgh Road Club for organising the biggest Scottish Cyclo-cross Championships to date and also to Foxlake Adventures for hosting us.

Thanks also to our sponsors Ridley Bikes and Lazer Helmets for their sponsorship and Adam and Dave for supporting the event. Also, thank you to Ecosse Classic Wedding Cars and Scot JCB for category sponsorships.

Finally, thanks to myeventtiming and event officials for all of their hard work.