Local clubs start off the season with five-milers

GALASHIELS

A SUNNY start to the club’s season saw 22 riders turn out for the first race, a five-mile time trial.

Some fast times were set with the top five riders all achieving under 12 minutes. Ride of the evening must go to Toby Dawson. Taking to the road for the first time, he recorded, with a race buddy, a well-deserved 16.02.

Results: 1, G. Robson 10.44; 2, J. Logan 11.39; 3, G. Lawrie 11.44; 4, A. Meikle 11.56; 5, D. Johnston 11.54; 6, I. Pearson 12.05; 7, N. Pendrich 12.10; 8, S. Mills 12.12; 9, P. Anderson 12.13; 10, P. McGreal 12.18; 11, A. Dawson 12.47; 12, J. Stark 12.47; 13, B. Hamilton 13.01; 14, B. Lowes 13.04; 15, S. Purvis 13.18; 16, T. Lamb 13.21; 17, J. Weston 13.29; 18, C. Tough 14.14; 19, K. Brydon 14.23; 20, B. Watson 14.30; 21, C. Roberts 14.32; 22, T. Dawson 16.02.

On Sunday, the annual Gordon Arms Mountain TT took place with 63 entries. Gala riders proved to be kings of the mountain with Gary Robson, Graeme Lawrie and Alistair Meikle winning the team category with a combined time of 2 hours, 50 minutes and 18 seconds.

Gala CC times: G. Robson 54.06; G. Lawrie 58.10; A. Meikle 58.12; N. Pendrich 59.47; D. Johnston 1.01.05; A. Dawson 1.03.57; J. Stark 1.04.10; B. Lowes 1.05.46.

KELSO WHEELERS

On Monday night, Kelso Wheelers started the new season with a five-mile time trial from Kelso to Birgham.

It was a damp, cold night compared to the weekend weather, so it was a shock to the system, but it was still a tremendous turnout for the first run of the season with 20 riders taking part, including three new members.

Despite the cold wind the heat was on at the top with the hard winter training paying off with brothers Mike and David Burgher being split by four seconds.

Results: 1, D. Burgher 12.18; 2, M. Burgher 12.22; 3, D. Walker 12.23; 4, K. Darling 12.27; 5, I. McKenzie 12.58; 6, J. Smith 13.18; 7, R. Ure 13.32; 8, S. Gaunt 13.45; 9, K. Wilson 14.03; 10, C. Stevenson 14.04; 11, R. Connell 14.31; 12, G. Dalglish 15.04; 13, D. Richardson 15.15; 14, A. McLean 15.57; 15 equal, A. Ker, R. Smith 16.45; 17, J. Fenwick (Juv) 16.47; 18, I. Fenwick 17.07; 19, D. Whitecross 18.18; 20, J. Rickard 18.18.

Next Monday is a 10-mile time trial on the Birgham course, sign in at Woodside Park at 6pm for 6.30pm start.