Improvements made


IT WAS a cold and windy evening for the second time-trial event of the season, not exactly ideal conditions, but despite the weather a number of riders succeeded in improving their times from the previous week.

The biggest gain was made by Timmy Lamb, reducing his time by three minutes and 24 seconds. The winner was Graeme Lawrie in 23.57, second was Ian Pearson in 24.28, both showing steady progress from their previous times, and in third place was David Johnston competing in his first 10-miler of the season in 24.59.

New members welcome. Contact David Johnston on 01896 753637 or visit the website:

Gala CC are currently trying to compile the history of the club which was originally known as the Knights of the Wheel, Abbotsford Road Club. They would appreciate any information, photographs or memorabilia pertaining to these.

Anyone able to help should contact the above telephone number.


A NEW season got under way with a two-up 10-mile time-trial on Monday night on the Birgham course in perfect conditions.

Nine teams took part with one team, Kenny Darling and Mike Burgher, having a go with a tandem “just for laugh,” they said, but finished in third place with a very respectable time.

Results: 1, David Walker, Ross Laidlaw 22.31 pb; 2, Dave Burgher, Jeremy Smith 23.22; 3, Kenny Darling, Mike Burgher 23.33; 4, Donald Richardson, Simon Gaunt 24.40; 5, Graham Easson, Chris Davis 25.49 pb; 6, Forbes McColl, Kenny Wilson 25.57; 7, Jim Blythe, Doug Small 28.59; 8, Andrew Ker, Rob Smith 29.12; 9, Dave Whitecross, Paul Hope 32.11.

Next week is a 10-mile time-trial on the Carham course – sign on at Woodside Park no later than 6.30pm.