The Youths were released onto the course at 11:00 to churn the course up for the Seniors and by the time the massive field lined up on the start line at 12:00, the muddy section were in prime condition and the roots had been polished up nicely. Scott Lindsay (i-Cycles) returned to winning ways in Male Youths and Louise Borthwick took the Female Youths prize.
Charles Fletcher (Cairngorm CC) took the Junior race and will be looking to repeat on home turf next weekend.
Our ace reporter, Guy Willoughby, was again on hand to report on the action from a packed U12s race.
On the line Willoughby took first, just 15 seconds ahead of Shackley, followed by Nally, Stewart (held up by traffic on the last lap) and then leading U10 Mellis in 5th overall. They were followed in almost a lap down by U12 girls Allen and Borthwick, with Ariana Willoughby heading the U10 girls. All 41 riders had a great chance to experience racing, and the many faces of pure determination bodes well for the future of Scottish cycling, and of course the pair of races at Glenmore next weekend.
Many thanks to Glasgow Mountain Bike Club for coping for another superb race and to event sponsors Alpine Bikes and The Bike Wear House for their support.
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Trina Ritchie and others were on hand to capture the action from around the course – lots of great images are on Flickr in the Scottish Cyclocross Group . Feel free to add your own photos to this group.
Next Up – Rounds Four and Five – Glenmore Lodge
The series head north this weekend for the most northerly cyclocross races in Britain at Glenmore Lodge, near Aviemore with events being hosted by Velo Club Moulin. The races will be run within the grounds of Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre amongst the stunning scenery of the Cairngorms National Park. The courses will mix skinny singletrack, grassy switchbacks, fast tarmac, hurdles and a near vertical wall of a climb. Fast and furious racing should proceed!