Archived news items - 05/12-to 09/13



3rd. September 2013
Derek Stewart travelled to Cambridgeshire at the weekend to ride the VTTA national 10. He was just warming down from warming up when the event was abandoned due to a work squad coning off a lane on the A11. It wasn't clear as to the nature of this work, but all agreed that the organiser had no choice but to cancel the event. Approximately 20 riders had already set off and some had finished and were given times.
The weather was beautiful on the day and no other riders from Scotland were present. What with a puncture in the VTTA 25 and now this Derek is looking for a buyer for his lucky white heather!



27th. August 2013
The minutes of the committee meeting held on this date can be read here.



17th. August 2013
Success in early July for SVTTA members at the British Masters Track Championships held at Newport Velodrome.
  • Bronze in the 50+yrs. womens pursuit for Jenni Nicholson
  • Silver in the 55-59yrs. pursuit for Ian Humphries
  • Golds in both the 70-74yrs. 500TT and pursuit for Peter Robinson
  • Gold in the 75+yrs. pursuit and a bronze in the 500TT for Gordon Johnston


I don't know who the other blokes in the picture are - they're not SVTTA members :-)

Note: only Peter Robinson supplied me with details of his result in time for the latest edition of the magazine, so his is the only result mentioned therein. Apologies to the other medal winners.



23rd. June 2013
Times from the Inverclyde Velo 10, the Moray combined clubs 10 and the David Bruce Memorial 50.



21st. June 2013

Two events looking for riders and/or helpers please ladies and gentlemen:

- Bob Gibson reports that organiser Mark Tandy has received only 14 entries thus far for the SVTTA 100 mile championship on 7th. July. Only 6 of those entries come from SVTTA members. Please get your entry in sooner rather than later if you intend to ride.

- Michael Devlin is looking for marshalls and other helpers to help run the SVTTA 30 mile championship the following Sunday, 14th. July. Event HQ is likely to be Thornhill and not Blairdrummond. Please contact Michael on 01324 874946.



14th. June 2013
Click here to load the latest summary of SVTTA times up to and including the 11th. June.


 
30th. May 2013
The minutes of the Group's committee meeting held on 29th. May can be found here.



26th. May 2013

Members' times from the 25th. and the 26th. kindly compiled by Jim Harris. Scroll down for second page..



23rd. May 2013
Times from the  Raymond Sinclair Memorial  10, the Bill Moore Memorial 10 and the Moray Combined Clubs 10.



19th. May 2013
A report on our 10 mile championship can be found on the Reports & Results page.



12th. May 2013
Thanks to our time trial secretary for again compiling the weekly round-up of members' results.
Congratulations to Christine McLean and Iain Grant on their bronze medals in the Scottish Cycling 10 mile championship, run on the Freuchie course in Fife on yet another cool and windy day.

Not having such a good weekend were members Randle Shenton, Jocky Johnstone and Steve Nutley who travelled south to the Lake District to represent the Group in the National VTTA 50 mile championship, only to be confronted with a race cancellation half an hour before the scheduled start time due to roadworks on the course. To add insult to injury the race has been rescheduled to Monday 26th. August at 14:00 which isn't a bank holiday north of the border.




5th. May 2013

A round-up of members' times from the weekends of 27/28th. April and 4/5th. May can be found here.
A report of our own Boomerang event is on the Reports & Results page.



29th. April 2013
Please click here for the minutes from the Group's recent committee meeting.



21st. April 2013
Please click here for a summary of members' times from this weekend's racing.



18th. April 2013
The Scottish Group were sad to be informed that North of Scotland member Frank Ellerby (Elgin Cycling Club) had passed away on the 30th March and was cremated on 8th April. Frank was 82 years old and was a lifelong cyclist until ill health forced retirement from the bike. He held many district age records. An honourable man with deep held Christian convictions, he also was a talented musician able to play all orchestral instruments, an active member of Elgin City Band and an accomplished chorister. His dry wit is already missed out on the road.

He joined the Notts & E. Mids VTTA Group in 1982 and became a life member on the 15th October 1990. He transferred from the Notts & E. Mids to our Group on 29.05.92 and was awarded the Group’s Tom McGinness Meritorious Award in 2001.

The Scottish Group convey their deepest sympathies to his wife Pat and family.




15th. April 2013
A busy weekend for SVTTA members with a selection of races on offer, although the weather was not kind with heavy rain and gale force winds in most areas.

At the Tour of the Meldons (hosting the SC Olympic championship this year and running over an extended route) Jim Cusick came him in 4th. place recording 59:07. It cannot have been pleasant up on the hills to say the least..

Photo by Jan Wildenhain.

Congratulations to new member Gerry McGarrity who won his first open event, the Royal Albert 10 at Stirling with a time of 21:20, no doubt coping with a somewhat brisk crosswind on the Cambusbarron course.

Meanwhile up in Aberdeen district Steve Nutley won the Spring Bunny 25 in 57:05, with Carlos Riise taking 3rd. spot in 57:52. Christine McLean was the fastest woman with 1:04:46 while under the revised standard times for 2013 Derek Stewart was first on standard (+12:45). This excerpt shamelessly lifted from the Forress C.C. website gives a nice insight into the conditions the riders faced:
"Well, over the years I've raced in some conditions, but today took the biscuit. 10 Degrees, pouring rain and a howling crosswind. 4 riders packed early on after being blown over the road. Field of 53 riders. Lord only knows how 8 riders beat the hour. Crosswinds, headwinds BOTH ways. Truly dreadful."

At the Inchberry 10 Kevin Lackie recorded 24:30 while George Grant finished in 27:35.

For a summary of members' times click here.



9th. April 2013
Given the inhospitable weather and race cancellations at home, some of our members have been heading south of the border to race.

Two members competed in the www.drag2zero.com 10 mile TT on Easter Saturday. Christine McLean returned 23:51 showing that she has kept her fitness up over the winter. Jocky Johnstone, again proving that the older the fiddle the sweeter the tune, recorded 25:27.

Steve Nutley raced in Easter Sunday's Mid Shropshire Wheelers 25TT. The rolling course and a biting easterly wind (-6 degrees at the start!) depressed times but 57:26 was enough for fourth overall and first vet on standard.

If you are riding outwith Scotland then please let us know how you get on as other members will be interested.

Up north Kevin Lackie organised the opening time trial of the season and the following members returned respectable times:
Peter Robertson 25m.34s
Derek Stewart 25m.53s
George Grant 27m.13s

Finally a welcome to some new members, namely 
Allan Ross, Gerry McGarrity, John Cummings, Steve Davidson, Allan Ross & Gordon Dick.



17th. March 2013
Our members' times from today's Corrieri Classic 10 held on a cold and wet Sunday morning.

Iain Binning Stirling Bike Club 27m.13s
Alister Speed Fife Century Road Club 28m.37s
Allan McLean Glasgow Wheelers 24m.55s
Isobel Fletcher Glasgow Wheelers 29m.16s
Charles Gillies Stirling Bike Club 26m.41s
Thomas Cummings Fife Century Road Club 29m.57s
Steve MacLuskie VC Glasgow South 23m.55s
Douglas Kirkham Musselburgh Road Club 25m.07s
Andrew Wilson St.Christopher C.C. 30m.06s
Mike Ferguson Johnstone Wheelers 26m.28s
Graham Newton Stirling Bike Club 30m.47s
David Pritchard Kennoway Road Club 25m.06s
Ian King Velocity 44 24m.01s
Gerry McGarrity Inverclyde Velo 22m.17s
Iain McLeod Denny Road Club 28m.26s
Katherine Wren Stirling Bike Club 29m.16s
Brendan McCabe Aberdeen Wheelers 23m.33s
Graeme Hay Stirling Bike Club 22m.57s
William Bunyan Dunfermline C.C. 24m.05s
Jocky Johnstone Icarus Racing 26m.10s First vet 70yrs.
Derek McMillan St.Christopher C.C. 23m.08s First vet 50yrs


14th. February 2013
The Road Records Asscociation Scotland are holding a meeting on Tuesday 12th. March at George Berwick's home in Fife.
Anyone who would like to attend contact George for further details on 01382 330217.



3rd. February 2013
The Scottish Group are sad to report the recent death of honorary life member Jim Reilly, formerly of Douglas C.C.

Jim Reilly   14.06.29 — 03.02.13
Honorary Life Member of the S.V.T.T.A.

With the passing of Jim Reilly the Scottish cycling fraternity have lost a good friend. 
A long time member of the Bel’isle Road Club with his brothers Lyle and Peter, and then latterly with the Douglas Cycling  Club.
Jim lived for cycling and would be seen out at most road races, for Jim was a massed-start man riding with the best of them. Married to Irene with two sons he was also a family man going on cycling and camping holidays. He liked nothing better than heading for the Continent in search of the sun. If you met Jim at a race he would be in a group all talking cycling, for Jim loved the bike. For a time he and Irene took up skiing and would head up to the Cairngorms at week-ends then at age fifty Jim joined the Scottish Group in 1979 and rode the Group's events or helped-out. With retirement and sons grown up Jim and Irene got out on their bikes more often and met up with old friends for cycle runs and coffee breaks, always finishing at the cycle shop in  Campsie Glen especially on Wednesdays. Two years ago Jim had a heart bypass operation and was soon back on the bike. Latterly Jim was admitted into Knightswood Hospital Glasgow where he passed away.
His friends gathered at Clydebank Crematorium on the 11th. February to pay their last respects.
The Scottish Group wish to convey their sincere condolences to Irene and sons Martin and Steven.



28th. January 2013

The weather put paid to a full function with only thirty-odd members including guests attended the Group's annual presention. Some travelled from as far afield as Forres, Aberdeen and even England, with the rest coming from the central belt. The weather was severe in various locations keeping members snowed in at their homes.
 
The meal as usual at the Tartan Arms was up to standard and with the depleted diners the service was fast. Organiser George Skinner, with the assistance of chairman Michael Devlin, got going with the award ceremony: first to the table was first year member Elaine Lowden to collect her standard medals followed by Michael for his. Our expat from England, Alec Munro aged 79, received his ten mile standard medal then Jocky Johnstone collected his awards. Jocky's training mate Spider [Tommy ] Nugent, another new member, was next up to the table for his medals at 10,25 and 30 mile standards. Robert Cooper couldn't attend for family reasons so George McLaughlan received his awards on his behalf. Iain McLeod was called to the table for his medals and also received Iain Binning's 3rd handicap medal from the John Cramb event. Sandy Wallace of same named cycle team was first to collect silver ware, along side his medal for 8th on standard in the Archie Speed Trophy he received the Jackie Connor Road Race championship Trophy and  also the Jim Lyon over 60years R.R. C/ship Trophy. Graeme Cockburn collected his standard plaque and also his plaque for being 3rd on standard in the Bill Lennon and 10 mile events, 9th in the Archie Speed Trophy and fastest veteran in the 30 mile event. Goerge Skinner received his standard plaque from chairman Michael then next award winner up to the table was Peter Robertson who had travelled down from Forres with wife Mary. When asked about the snow his reply was 'what snow'. Peter collected his standard medals. The last person to be called to the table was Derek Stewart from Aberdeen. Derek's silver haul was the Archie Speed Trophy, the Pinkie Williams 30 mile Cup, a plaque for 2nd on standard in the 25 mile and Boomerang events , 3rd on standard in the 50 mile event alongside his team award for the 30 mile event. He collected also his standard plaque.

Picture: Robert Ivell with the John Cramb Trophy and David Mitchell with the Tom McGuinness Trophy.


With members having spread out around the hall it was pleasant to be able to visit each table and have a chinwag which is sometimes not possible with a full room. Next on the agenda was the raffle the prizes donated by various cycle shops and friends of which the group is grateful. The prizes were of good quality and numerous.

In all it was a very pleasant evening and the group wish to thank George Skinner for his organising and attention to the event.


27th. January 2013
Two of our Northern Members are embarking on a feat that the majority of us only dream about:  Roger Sewell Ross-shire Roads will, if he competes this season, have rung up fifty years of continuous cycle racing. Roger still collects his standard awards and is always near the top in our all rounder tables.  Meanwhile George Grant of Forres Cycling Club just pips Roger having been cycle racing for fifty two years continuously. It must be the sea air up there that does it! There must be others out there that can claim half a century of racing without a break so please let our Press Secretary know and maybe we can set up a table.

Isobel Smith of Aberdeen has been in hospital for a check up. Isobel has organised the groups 100 mile championship for a few years. The Group send their good wishes for a speedy recovery.



18th. January 2013
An update from our Records Officer, Bob Gibson.
The table of all our current Group age records has been sent  to the VTTA for publishing on their website. You can also view this table here.

Bob has also compiled a table of the Group's current road records, which you can view here.
Road layouts and conditions can be very different these days, but it would be good to see a revival of interest in this subject.



9th. January 2013

News reaches us that Dave Duthie (Kirkaldy & District) died recently; he would have been 87 come June. His service will be held at the Kirkaldy Crematorium on Thursday 17th of this month at 2.15pm. Dave was one of the Group’s National HLM’s.



22nd. December 2012
A few snippets of information..
Tommy Bell, Glasgow RC, is now back home and recovering from a small operation to his back and hopes to back on the bike very soon.

John Byrne, Republic of Ireland and formerly of Glasgow’s Euan Mara CC, although no longer allowed to cycle still remains active having now turned his hand to woodcraft after many years of training youngsters in the craft of metalwork. John and wife Maureen wish all old friends a lovely time over the festive period.     


Culture vultures, John & Johan Thayne were spotted at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, enjoying the delightful singing of the classical Welsh Warbler, Kathleen Jenkins. Unfortunately for John, he was seated between Johan and her friend which meant that he got it in both ears during the intervals! 


Despite the atrocious weather conditions, the Ivy CC enjoyed another excellent and well attended Christmas meal which was prepared and served up by elected members at their club rooms in Torrance on the 20th Dec. The evening’s events were also enjoyed by the representatives from Denny RC and the Law Wheeler’s.




14th. December 2012
Minutes of the Group's A.G.M. held on 4/11/12 are available here.



13th. December 2012
Our '50' championship next year will be held at the second of the A90 50s, the Coffee Pot on 4th. August.

Our road race championships are expected to be held at the Millport (Isle of Bute) events in June.

A couple of news items:
Law Wheelers had their Christmas lunch at the Last Shift Inn, Braehead, Forth, and the Royal Albert held theirs at Hollandbush Golf Club, Lesmahagow, over the week-end with both being well attended. MC at the RA was the group’s Social Secretary, George Skinner with George McLaughlan representing the Law Vets.
John Thomson, Royal Albert, continues to make good his recovery after a life threatening accident over a year ago. Although still receiving medical care he is now back on his bike and cycles around a small safe circuit near to home.


19th. November 2012
Anyone who tuned into BBC Scotland's 'Adventure Show' last night will have been lucky enough to see tandem duo Phillip Jurczyk & George Berwick (and possibly some other SVTTA members too) riding in the Snow Roads 300km Audax and giving interviews to camera. Well worth watching on BBC iPlayer:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01p2w32/The_Adventure_Show_2012_2013_Snow_Road_Audax/



17th. November 2012
Congratulations to Christine Mclean on her third place in the VTTA B.A.R.
Below are the top two from the 9 members who forwarded their results for inclusion in the national table.

Pos Name Club Age 25 miles 50 miles 100 miles Aggregate +/-
3 Christine McLean Shetland Wheelers F51 57.35 2.01.11 4.14.41 +47.36
12 Carlos Riise Shetland Wheelers M47 53.47 1.52.50 3.51.54 +41.52

Other positions were Roger Sewell in 43rd, Alasdair Washington 45th, Michael Ferguson 52nd, Stewart Mitchell 82nd, Becky Watson 83rd, David Mitchell 89th. and Ed Rattray 91st.




The Timetrial Secretary's report to our 2012 A.G.M. can be read here.
The championship results plus the
B.A.R, Archie Speed Trophy and this year's trophy winners are availtable on the Reports & Results page.
Standards awards for 2012 can be accessed here.


 
The provisional 2013 events calendar, which is a work in progress, can be found on the Calendar page.



Reproduced below is the obituary for J.G.Campbell, who joined the group in 1974.

John (Jack) Gold Campbell was born in the family home at Cadzow Street, Larkhall on 19th February 1934. With his father J. B. (Johnnie) Campbell being such a notable in the hierarchy of Scottish cycling, having received an Olympic Torch replica from The Torch Trophy Trust in 1967, it was inevitable that Jack would be introduced to the pastime at an early age. Indeed, Jack was to embrace the pastime of cycling in all of its forms and became a lifelong cyclist.
Following education at Machanhill primary School and then Larkhall Academy Secondary School, Jack joined John Steel (Drapers), Larkhall as a junior. However, National Service beckoned and Jack joined the RAF being stationed in England, Wales and Ireland. Wherever he was located his bike went with him and he had many tales of his, and his colleagues, adventures while cycling round and acquainting himself with new parts of the country.
After leaving the RAF, he returned to Larkhall and John Steel’s and continued to work there for over 30 years.
He decided however that Larkhall could benefit from a friendly cycle shop and, with his knowledge of the retail trade that it was economically viable and hence in 1980 Pro-Am cycles was opened with Jack as owner/proprietor. Jack continued with this business until failing health caused him to retire in 2008.
For the last few months of his life Jack resided at The Ballantine House Nursing Home, Ashgill before dying quietly on Sunday 23rd September.
During his life Jack embraced all aspects of cycling including touring, cycle polo with The Royal Albert Cycling Club team and all forms of racing. He competed in road racing, time trials at all distances from 10 miles up to, and including, 12 hours and track racing. Indeed, it was probably as a powerful track rider that Jack enjoyed his greatest successes including being a member of the Royal Albert track pursuit team that won the Scottish Championship. In addition to performing, Jack was a Scottish Cycling accredited time keeper and commissaire and for many years organised the grass track racing at The Strathallan Highland Games.
The funeral took place at Blantyre crematorium on 3rd October and Jack will be sadly missed by family, club mates, friends and everyone who knew him.
John Pardo



Derrick Kleckham, who was a member of the SVTTA from 1967 and held various committee positions, sadly passed away on 29th. October. Derrick served on H.M.S. Rodney and saw action against the Bismark. Although born in England he lived in Scotland after the war.



22nd. October 2012
Here are Bob Gibson's annual reports to the upcoming AGM on 4th. November - the reports from other SVTTA officers will be posted as and when they become available.
It should be noted that Bob has kindly compiled the age records data by trawling through all the year's results himself. I'm sure that the riders involved would like to thank Bob for his efforts which have saved them a lot of work.

(Edit: our chairman Michael Devlin should be added to the list of over 70s racing)



5th. October 2012
Just some brief news about next year's championship events.
At a national level the VTTA now have have organisers for all VTTA Championships in 2013 and even offers to consider running one in 2014.
At the group level the
Boomerang, 10TT, 2 X 25TT’s, 30TT are now all secured.
The 50TT championship may go the super-fast Glasgow Couriers 50TT course, although this may not be possible if this event is also the SC Championship. Sadly there will be no 50TT in the Mid region again next year, so Fife seems the obvious alternative.
The 100 championship may go to the early-August NOSCA event.



4th. October 2012

Some dates for your diaries

Age record claims deadline - 31st. October - see yesterday's entry below.

Scottish Group Annual General Meeting - 4th. November 2012 - Mc.Q's Tartan Arms, Bannockburn
Annual Dinner & Presentation - 25th. January 2013 - Mc.Q's Tartan Arms, Bannockburn

Provional B.A.R. Results
Here are the provisional results of the Ed Taylor and Archie Speed Trophies.
Congratulations to winners Phil Kelman and Derek Stewart - a Desside Thistle C.C. double!
Jim Harris requests that all riders check that their data is correct and inform him of any errors so that the tables can be finalised.



3rd. October 2012
Age Record Claims
Please remember to send any age record claims to our Records Officer Bob Gibson before the October 31st. deadline.
Bob has trawled through the results on the Scottish Cycling site and has so far managed to identify records for the following riders:

    Derek Stewart ~~ 76
    Phil Kelman ~~ 48
    Carlos Riise ~~ 47
    Christine McLean ~~ 51
    Iain Grant ~~ 41
    Davie Millar ~~ 66
    ABG Washington ~~ 75
    George Berwick and Phil Jurzcyk ~~ 71/67
    Steve Nutley ~~ 56

He is however short of official claims so please get your forms to him ASAP.

B.A.R. claims
On a similar note please remember to send your signed B.A.R. forms to Jim Harris for him to submit for the national B.A.R.
To count towards our own B.A.R. times must have been ridden in Scotland whilst times from south of the border will also count towards the national B.A.R.

Check back tomorrow when I hope to have put up the provision B.A.R. tables for this year.

Standards
Please note that when claiming standards you may includes times from races south of the border.



27th. September 2012
The SVTTA are sad to report that Jack Campbell, Royal Albert CC (age 78) died on Sunday morning after a prolonged illness. Jack was a member for 38 years and one of the Group’s life members.

The funeral arrangements for Wednesday 3rd October are as follows: 
Henry Dorriott Funeral services, 10/12 London Road, Larkhall, ML9 1AG.
Service Time 14:30
Tel. 01698 882170

Then onto South Lanarkshire Crematorium, Sydes Brae, Blantyre, G72 OTL. 
Service time 15:30
Tel. 01698 452230



26th. August 2012
Please note that t
he SVTTA 100 mile Championship due to be held on the 2nd. September has been cancelled.



23rd. August 2012
  • Jim Harris has stepped-down from the role of 'trophies organiser' i.e. collecting all the group's trophies and organising their engraving prior to our end of year presentation. He will still be responsible for all the paperwork behind this exercise. If anyone else feels that they could take on this job then please contact acting secretary George McLaughlan, or any other committee member.
  • A reminder that once you have finished racing for the year you should send your Standards and B.A.R. claim forms through to Jim Harris. Claim forms for the national B.A.R. must be signed or they will not be accepted.


22nd. July 2012
George Berwick (Edinburgh Road Club) and Phillip Jurczyk (West Lothian Clarion) rode the Mersey Roads 24 hour/CTT Natioanl Championship on 21/22 July and covered 262 miles, some 21 miles further than last year. They established a new British Vets Record for average age 69. Their ride was pretty uneventful apart from one broken spoke and buckled wheel which George soon trued up. They admit also to having set off too fast so would hope to do even next year. The weather was good, dry and mild overnight, though it became a bit too hot for George on the Sunday.  



5th. July 2012
  • The minutes of the last committee meeting held 23/4/12 can be found here.
  • The Group’s Jackie Connor/Jim Lyons Road Race Trophy will be contested at the Kinross events of Vets & Women’s RR series on 9th. September.  For full details of the event please see the SC Calendar entry.
  • The Group extends a welcome to new members Tony Nugent and Douglas Kirkham.


18th. June 2012
Michael Devlin, organiser of the SVTTA 30 mile timetrial on 15th. July, is looking for marshalls to help out at the event. The event strip has been moved to Thornhill village hall. If you are able to help please call Michael on 01324 874946.



16th. June 2012
News that Ian King of Velocity RT has been knocked off by a car. The SVTTA wish Ian a speedy recovery



9th. June 2012
Derek Stewart, defending his championship gold medal of last year, came home with the silver in this year's VTTA 25 held on the same Newmarket course, recording a '58'. Brief details below:

1st On Scratch and first on standard   Kevin Tye       Datateam Allstars.    Age 51.   49.54.     Std.  +18.53.
2nd On standard                                Dick Stewart  DTCC.                     Age 75    58.26.     Std.  +17.24.
3rd  On Sandard                                Ken Platts      Cambridge CC.        Age 60    53.36.     Std.  +16.18.
Only other Scots rider                        Iain McLeod    Denny Road Club.    Age 74  1.03.28.    Std.  +11.12

Race HQ was a modern leisure centre on outskirts of Newmarket. Plenty of car park / turbo trainer spaces. The course uses mixture of 2 and 3 lane dual carriageway. Long straight sections with mixture of flat and slight  but noticeable climbs and descents. The turn involves going up slip road, roundabout, then down slip road. This is at almost exactly half distance. Iain Mcleod's splits of 35 mins out and 28 mins return give an idea of the effects of wind and gradient.



31st. May 2012
A further reminder that the
John Cramb 25 mile Handicap Trophy will take place on Saturday 16th. June and not on Sunday 17th. as still shown in the Scottish Cycling online calendar.  This leaves everyone free to ride Jim Cusick's '50' on the Sunday!



30th. May 2012

Congratulations to our medal winners in the national VTTA 10 mile championship. Christine McLean took the silver with +7:08 while Derek Stewart's +6:53 was good enough for the bronze.  The gold medal going to a 49 year old with +7:26 would seem to indicate another close result under the new standards.



29th. May 2012
The start sheet for Fitnut 50/SVTTA 50 Championship on Sunday 3rd. June can be found here
A suprisingly small entry considering that it is our championship for the Harry Roberts Trophy, that it's the opening 50 of the year and is one week ahead of the Scottish Cycling 50TT championship.




22nd. May 2012
Members should note that
the Ben Smith Trophy 25 mile Championship being run on 1st. July will be run in conjunction with the SC 25 Championship.  This means that the event closing date is two weeks prior to the event on 17th. June.  Please state on the entry form that you are an SVTTA member.



14th. May 2012
Weekend round-up.
  • Medals for Christine McLean and Shelley Farrar in the Scottish 10TT Championship on the Westferry course - silver and bronze respectively.  In the mens event Jim Cusick was the first SVTTA rider home, in sixth place.
  • A win for GCRT's Norman Skene, his first for a while, at the Angie MacDonald 25TT on the Saturday. Norman's excellent 2012 form continues.



6th. May 2012
For some unknown reason we ended-up with two SVTTA-related events on the same day.
  • The report on the first of the SVTTA's own events for 2012, the Boomerang Trophy, can be found on the Reports & Results page. 
  • Meanwhile up in Aberdeenshire there were enough SVTTA members to go around to fill all the podium places, mens and womens, at our Records Officer Bob Gibson's Neish/Low 25TT on the A90 course.  Carlos Riise tooks the overall honours in a time of 55:30 with Steve Nutley second in 55:52 and Phil Kellman third in 56:37.  Shetland Wheelers completed the double with Christine McLean fastest woman in 1:00:41 ahead of Shelley Farrar and Patricia Baird, both riding for Deeside Thistle CC. Full results here on Braveheart.



2nd. May 2012

Boomerang Trophy news:
  • The startsheet can be found here.
  • It has been noted that some members have not yet renewed their SVTTA membership yet are riding this event.  Please note that in order to qualify for SVTTA prizes membership renewals must be made before this weekend. Those wishing to renew should phone Jim Harris on 01236730157 by Friday at the latest.


                                                   

 
 
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