The 2014 Racing Season

Time trial secretary JJ Harris's report and summaries from the year are availble in PDF form here:
 - Annual report
 - Trophy winners
 - Awards
 - Standards

Season-long Competitions

Congratulations to Iain Grant who takes 1st. place in the Best All Rounder competition for the second year running.

Archie Speed Trophy
Meanwhile Glasgow Couriers' Davie Millar returns to the top place in the Archie Speed Trophy.

Championship Events

5th. October - The Bill Lennon Trophy
Result in brief.

10th. August - TheBoomerang Trophy
Result in brief.

10th. August - 
The Reilly and J.Sharp Trophies - SVTTA 100 mile championship
Result in brief.

3th July - Pinky Williams Trophy - SVTTA 30 mile championship
A second win in two weekends for Deeside Thistle's Derek Stewart, joined on the SVTTA podium by the two Dooleys boys, Iain Grant and Jim Cusik.
SVVTA result here.

6th. July - Ben Smith Trophy - SVTTA 25 mile championship

Derek Stewart returns to his winning ways taking the title with +16:13 on standard
A familiar name in second place, Davie Millar with +14:57, while St.Christophers' Derek McMillan is a new name to the SVTTA podium in third with +10:32.
Thankfully the possible clash with the Queen's Baton Relay didn't occur and no riders were delayed on the day.

The full SVTTA result in PDF format here.

22nd. June - Harry Roberts trophy - SVTTA 50 mile championship
Rarely will you find so many folk signing up to ride a '50' with a good many being 50 mile TT first-timers to boot. It was a memorable day in Fife and the event was run superbly by Fife Century Road Club, the FCA helpers and of course the Laffoley family in particular.

There was a commemorative medal for every rider that entered, generous prizes and some impressive silverware including a new 'Ali Speed Memorial Trophy' that will doubtless be competed-for for very many years to come.
With regard to the open event, in additon to the results link below there is an excellent report on Veloveritas here.

In the SVTTA championship honours went to Iain Grant with a storming 1:47:21 ride, including (according to the marshalls) two stops for traffic at Trafalgar. The resulting +29:38 on standard was enough to beat the regular 'fast oldies' and to see a 42 year old coming out on top, even under the revised standards, shows just what a good ride it was.

Davie Millar came home in second place with +28:42, not helped by having to turn and retrace after a wrong turn at Melville Lodges, with Steve Nutley in third with +27:57 albeit somewhat under the weather with a cold.  
Derek Stewart found himself in fourth and off the SVTTA podium - which is a very rare occurence indeed.

Harry Roberts Trophy result

Open Event (Ali Speed Memorial 50) result

15th. June -
John Cramb Trophy - SVTTA 25 mile handicap
A dissapointing day for all concerned when the race was cancelled just before 09:00.
A south-easterly wind was driving rain across the course and it was very misty at the highest point through the 50mph limit near Laurencekirk,
plus the traffic was kicking up some heavy spray throughout.

Not the first and probably not the last race cancellation on the A90 when the wind decides to oppose its prevailing direction and bring West Coast weather to the normally dry and sunny East!

Thanks to Mark Higgins and the team at Granite City for doing their best to run this event. The riders did their best to show appreciation to the spread provided by Isobel Smith, but with no exercise done most were feeling too guilty to really tuck in..

The John Cramb trophy was transferred to the race on 15th. June run on the same course by Aberdeen Wheelers and a grand day was had by all at this very well run and convivial event.
Congratulations go to Deeside Thistle's Malcolm Young who came out on top on handicap and won the John Cramb trophy.

John Cramb Trophy result

Open event (Neish - Low 25) result

17th. May - Jim and Betty Train Trophy - SVTTA 10 mile championship
Deeside Thistle's Derek Stewart retains the Jim & Betty Train trophy for a further year with a winning margin on standard of 39 seconds.
'Amazing Greys' star Derek recorded 24:33 resulting in a plus 6:07.

Conditions were cool with a steady SW'ly making the outward leg hardest, although somehow it also managed to produce a headwind on the return leg in places.

Thanks go to Law Wheelers for organising a very enjoyable event.

SVTTA result here.

The unofficial times from the open competition (Law Wheelers 10) are here.

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