IT HAS been a busy week for the club, with a race on Wednesday and the club’s own Braw Lads Ba’ Breaker on Sunday with several club members taking part in various other events in between.
Wednesday’s race was the Selkirk Golfie Continental 20-mile HTT round two.
Seven riders took part on a fine night, with two returning with personal best times.
The winner was Jim Logan, coming home in a super-fast course record time of 50 minutes and six seconds.
Results: 1, J. Logan 50.06; 2, B. Hamilton 50.43; 3, I. Pearson 51.15; 4, D. Johnston 52.39; 5, J. Buchannan 53.29; 6, B. Lowes 57.35; 7, J. Stark 58.34.
Sunday belonged to the Braw Lads Ba’ Breaker with 148 riders taking on what was to prove to be a breaker for some.
The day saw wind and rain make riding conditions tough.
But scrapes, cuts and bruising didn’t dampen the spirits of those who took on the tough course.
Most came away with the knowledge that they had well and truly established one of the toughest and best sportives on the national calendar and are keen to return again and beat the ba’ breaker.
The club thanked all who contributed to the smooth running of the event.
Plans are already in hand for next year with the hope to introduce a middle distance to complete the day, offering 50-mile, 75-mile and 109-mile events. Full results at www.galacc.co.uk
The next race is round three of the Continental Series, a 10-mile HTT on Wednesday, July 11 on the A7.
Sign on from 6.20pm, numbers 6.45pm, race at 7pm.
THIS week saw the cyclists on the 10-mile Birgham route.
It was a mild but wet evening as 11 riders took part, with Kenny Darling coming in first with a time of 22 minutes and 51 seconds.
Other results: 2, J. Smith 23.32; 3, R. Ure 24.10; 4, I. McKenzie 24.38; 5, K. Wilson 25.55; 6, D. Richardson 25.57; 7, R. Connell 26.55; 8, A. Ker 28.55; 9, A. Martin 29.32; 10, R. Smith 29.59; 11, D. Whitecross 32.22.
Next Monday is the 12 mile Carham route, sign in by 6.30pm at Woodside Park.