Strong showing from Wheelers in Trophy Series

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LOCAL cyclists have had a busy week taking part in the Border Trophy series with round one at the home of Kelso Wheelers where 40 riders took part.

The competition between Gala, Kelso and Berwick cycling clubs sees the riders race over a 10-mile course with the fastest 10 riders’ times combined to confirm the winners.

Round one was won by the Kelso Wheelers club, who had a very strong, fast team of riders and the advantage of racing at home. The fastest rider on the night was Harry Armstrong of Berwick Wheelers in 22 minutes and 17 seconds.

Berwick hosted the second round on Sunday when 36 riders took part.

Once again, Kelso were top team with a second series win for Harry Armstrong in 21.50. The final round will be held at Gala this week.

Also last week, Gala Cycling Club held a mid-season 5-mile TT.

The weather was good and so was the form as 23 riders took part. Fastest rider of the night was Alistair Meikle in 11 minutes 35 seconds, just 14 seconds ahead of Ian Pearson (11.49) and a fast-improving Simon Mills (12.03) completed the top three.

Next week, the racing moves to the Thursday (June 27 ), with a 25-mile TT race starting at 7pm.

Riders are asked to be early to sign and use a rear light during the race.