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25 & 10 Mile TT 13/08/2014

25 Mile TT  
     
1 Alistair Meikle 00:58:18
2 Leahn Parry 00:59:54
3 Graeme Lawrie 01:00:54
4 Andrea Pogson 01:00:59
5 David Johnston 01:01:00
6 Gareth Murray DNF
     
10 Mile TT  
     
1 Rob Martin 22:33
2 Craig Forsyth 24:08
3 Jeremy Weston 26:18
4 Rob Reid 26:42
5 Scot Purves 26:57
6 Murray Shiells 32:48
7 Michaell Roga 37:01
8 Lucy Forsyth 38:00

10 Mile TT 11/08/2014

10 Mile TT  
     
7 Neil Shepherd 23:35
1 Leahn Parry 23:58
2 Craig Forsyth 24:40
4 Rob Reid 27:53
5 Scot Purves 29:29
8 Lucy Forsyth 38:16

Jimmy Rae Memorial 10 TT 06/08/2014

1 Andrew Scott Musselburgh RCC S 0:21:57
2 Kenny Darling Hawick CC V 0:22:10
3 Craig Dale TheBicycleWorks S 0:22:18
4 Rob Martin Gala CC S 0:22:24
5 Gary Robson Gala CC V 0:22:29
6 Alistair Meikle Gala CC V 0:22:54
7 Ross Laidlaw Gala CC S 0:23:00
8 Andrew Isherwood Peebles CC V 0:23:03
9 Neil Milton Auchencrow Thistle V 0:23:09
10 Jeremy Smith Kelso Wheelers V 0:23:21
11 Robert Ure Kelso Wheelers V 0:23:25
12 David Beattie Hawick CC S 0:23:27
13 David Johnston Gala CC V 0:23:56
14 Graeme Lawrie Gala CC V 0:23:56
15 Craig Forsyth Gala CC JM 0:24:21
16 Graeme Walsh Stirling Bike Club V 0:24:33
17 James Stark Gala CC V 0:24:45
18 Stuart Dun Edinburgh University CC S 0:24:56
19 Claire Hamilton Paisley Velo CC L 0:25:51
20 Bill Hamilton Gala CC V 0:26:34
21 Gareth Murray Gala CC JM 0:28:38
22 Murray Shiells Gala CC S 0:31:55

The cycling club held the annual Jimmy Rea Memorial 10 Mile Open Time Trial last Wednesday evening, the late Jimmy Rea had been a local likely lad best known perhaps for his piping, which took him across the world to The Great Wall of China, Moscow's Red Square and The Grand Canyon not forgetting the time he piped on top off the mill chimneys. A keen photographer he captured many a cycling club event when out drumming up on a Sunday morning run or at the roadside. He also found the time to take a very active roll within the club holding the posts of Treasurer, Secretary, Chairman and Life Member. On Wednesday twenty two riders took part on a fine still night on the Gala course. Visiting rider Andrew (Musselburgh RCC) was the fastest rider on the night coming in with 21 min 57 sec, second Kenny  Darling (Hawick CC)  22 min 10 and Craig Dale (The Bicycle Works) 22 min 18 sec. Fastest Gala rider was again Rob Martin 22 min 24 sec, who was chased to line by Gary Robson, Alistair Meikle and Ross Laidlaw all finishing within 35 seconds, some close racing by the Gala boys. It was also a very successful night for Gareth Murray 28 min 38 sec and Murray Shields 31 min 55 sec both producing their season and personnel best times.
 
Continuing on her recent Ladies Scottish Championship in the 50 mile TT, Andrea Pogson did it again in Inverness on Sunday becoming Scottish Champion taking part in the 100 Mile Scottish Championship winning time of 4 hrs 22 min 20 sec, Andrea was making good time but said afterwards " I hit the wall at 80 miles and really had to grit my teeth for the last 20" . A massive congratulations to Andrea, Double Ladies Scottish Champion in 50 miles and 100 miles.

25 & 10 Mile TT 30/07/2014

25 Mile TT  
     
1 Alistair Meikle 00:59:17
2 Neil Shepherd 01:00:47
3 Graeme Lawrie 01:01:11
4 Jim Stark 01:02:54
5 Craig Forsyth 01:03:34
6 Jeremy Weston 01:07:58
7 Gareth Murray 01:15:45
     
10 Mile TT  
     
1 Ian Pearson 25:12
2 Joe Agnew 26:12
3 Murray Shiels 32:13

Members of the cycling club met last Wednesday night at Abbotsford House to take part in the penultimate 25 mile TT of the season. Conditions were a bit breezy on the course but that did not deter Alistair Meikle from taking the win, first home in 59 min 17 sec just narrowly missing out setting a new personnel best time by a cruel 1 second. Second home, Neil Shephard with 1 hr 00 min 47 sec and Graeme Lawrie 1 hr 1 min 11 sec completed the top three. Gareth Murray came home in another personnel best time of 1 hr 15 min 45 sec, well done Gareth.
 
There was also an option of competing in a private 10 mile TT on the night, long term club member Ian Pearson came home first in 25 min 12 sec followed by Joe Agnew 26 min 12 sec. However the race of the evening belonged to Murray Shields with another seasons and personnel best time set tonight finishing in 32 min 13 sec. Well done Murray on your achievement.

10 Mile TT 23/07/2014

1 Gary Robson 21:48
2 Rob Martin 22:13
3 Ross Laidlaw 22:21
4 Neil Shepherd 23:35
5 Graeme Lawrie 23:35
6 Andrea Pogson 23:46
7 Leann Parry 23:49
8 Alistair Meikle 24:14
9 Craig Forsyth 24:22
10 Ian Pearson 24:43
11 Jim Stark 24:52
12 Joe Agnew 25:45
13 Stephen Lowes 25:46
14 Jeremy Weston 25:55
15 George Gannicott 26:06
16 Mathew Bushell 26:15
17 Bill Hamilton 26:26
18 Bill Lowes 27:48
19 Gareth Murray 29:25
20 Murray Shiels 36:45

Scottish Ladies Champion and Gala Cycling Club member Andrea Pogson continues to show good form with setting a new ladies course record last Wednesday night for a 10 mile Time trial. Andrea already held the previous ladies record, set fourteen years ago in 2000. The new Ladies Course Record now stands at 23 min 46 sec, well done Andrea. 
 
 The nights conditions were warm and near perfect for racing with the breeze having fell away shortly before the race started. Fastest rider home was Gary Robson in 21 min 48 sec followed by the ever improving Rob Martin 22 min 13 sec and Ross Laidlaw hot on his wheels eight seconds later 22 min 21 sec.  A new Personnel Best and Season Best time was also set by Gareth Murray riding home in 29 min 25 sec.
 
Tonight (Wednesday 30th) there will be a 25 mile TT with an option of riding a private 10 mile TT. Meeting at Abbotsford House Car Park from 6pm with the racing starting at 7pm sharp. please be early to sign on and remember that you are required to wear a rear light during club races.
 
Next week Wednesday 6th August, it will be the Jimmy Rea Memorial 10 mile Open Time Trial. Entries are open now, a large field of riders are expected to take part. If you are not planning on racing, please do come along and help the race organisers with one of the many jobs that need doing.
 

Andrea's is on form and her time is a new ladies course record.