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Club Update

The
time trials, sportives and open races might be over for the club this
season but there is no let up for the members, with the nights now
darkening quickly we continue to meet every Wednesday night at the Squash
Club rooms in Abbotsford Terrace.  A keen group bring along their
bikes, turbos and rollers and join together to take part in a turbo
training session of fast furious fun exercise on there bikes. Already it`s
seeing a dozen or more coming along every week and there is always room for more
to come and take part. 

Running alongside the training session this week Wednesday 2nd
October there will be a more social meeting for those who would
like to come and have a relaxing chat over coffee, tea and
biscuits, meeting upstairs in the Squash Clubrooms from 645pm.  New
members are most welcome to come and meet us and join in.

The Sunday Runs are now taking place. Meeting at the Auld Toun Cross at Church
Square the riders cover 30-50 miles with a café stop thrown in. The run leaves
each Sunday morning at 10am.

Next week Wednesday 9th October, the clubs Annual General Meeting will take
place at the Squash Club meeting upstairs, starting at 7pm.
 Agendas will be sent out this coming week.

Coming up this month Lucy McTaggart is running a 106km Audax event on Sunday
27th titled Ride of the Valkyrie`s it promises an end of season ride
through some of the best Scottish Border views for the Autumn Leaves. Two
good café stops are available en route at The Gordon Arms and The
Jammy Coo in Lilliesleaf . Entry is priced at only £7 and as always a
great ride is promised by Lucy and Dick. Entry details can be found at Audax
Uk.

Keep up to date with club news and organise event ride outs by following
the clubs Facebook page

5 Mile TT 04-09-13

The
last club confined time trial took place on Wednesday at Abbotsford where
twenty two riders met on a fine late summers evening. The riders were all set
to see in the season finale, a short 5 mile TT from Abbotsford heading down
towards Tweedbank left to Kingsknowe left towards Netherbank and onwards
heading for Selkirk turning left once more and over Abbotsford heights and the
finish line. With the racing close and club championship competition's to
settle it was all full on racing. Fastest rider on the night was Gary
Robson finishing in 10 min 47 sec followed home by Alistair Meikle  11
min34 sec and Colin Tough 11 min 48 sec.

1 Gary Robson 00:10:47 New Record
2 Alistair Meikle 00:11:34  
3 Colin Tough 00:11:48  
4 Ian Pearson 00:11:58  
5 Neil Shepard 00:12:05  
6 Simon Mills 00:12:06  
7 David Johnston 00:12:07  
8 Jim Stark 00:12:23  
9 Chris Adamson 00:12:36  
10 Allan Dawson 00:12:46  
11 Jeremy Weston 00:13:02  
12 Bill Hamilton 00:13:04  
13 Craig Forsyth 00:13:07  
14 Jack Houston 00:13:18  
15 Liam Thomson 00:13:18  
16 Bill Lowes 00:13:57  
17 Joe Agnew 00:14:04  
18 Toby Dawson 00:14:32  
19 William Mills 00:14:36  
20 Gareth Murray 00:15:00  
21 Ben Lightly 00:15:11  
22 David McCudden 00:15:17  

 All Competion results are in Results 2013

At
the weekend a few members took part in some wide range off cycling
events being held across Scotland. David McCudden and Alan Cowburgh
took the opportunity to take part in Edinburgh`s Go Sky Ride, cycling from
Holyrood around the Royal Park on Saturday amongst some spectacular city views.
Paul Anderson, riding from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Sunday came off his bike
heavily. damaging the forks and sustaining gravel rash and bruising to his
body. Liam Thomson and Elaine Andrews  took part in the Tour of Tweedale
on Sunday in glorious sunshine with 300 others. A group off club members
also met at the Old Town Cross on Sunday morning for a club Sunday ride, the
rides will start at 10 am.

Dates for your diary, the Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday
9th Oct in the Squash Courts from 7 pm.  A Prize Presentation evening
including meal and refreshments will be held at Kingsknowe Hotel on Friday 1st
November menu details have been circulated.  A Christmas Sunday Run
followed by Christmas Lunch will take place on Sunday 1st December, more
details to follow. In Gala, Steve Diamond Cycle Centre has moved to a bigger
brighter showroom at Wilderhaugh Service Station.   

10 Mile TT 21-08-2013

A
large field of twenty five club riders took part in the last 10 mile TT of
the 2013 season, coming out on top was Alistair Meikle setting a PB time
on the way to winning in 22 min 58 sec.  A tie for second saw
David Johnston and Rob Martin ( PB ) 23 min  14 sec, closely followed home
by Colin Tough 23 min 20 sec who in turn was chased home by the flying Neil
Shephard 23 min 25 sec. The racing was fought to the last pedal
stoke with Chris Adamson and his minute man Bill Hamilton fighting it to
the line, crossing together only the time keeper could separate them in
the end, Chris having caught Bill came out on top. With the season nearly over
and the riders fitness is at a peak, this shows with five riders
again setting Personnel Best times Alistair, Rob, Jack, Craig and Joe all going
faster this week.

Race results Wednesday 24th August 10 mile TT

  1. Alistair Meikle   22 min 58 sec

2nd David Johnston  23 min  14 sec

2nd Rob Martin         23 min 14 sec PB

4th Colin Tough        23 min 20 sec

5th Neil Shephard     23 min 25 sec

6th Ian Pearson         23 min 51 sec

7th Jack Leask          23 min 56 sec PB

8th Simon Mills          24 min 01 sec

9th Leahn Parry         24 min 09 sec

10th Jim Stark           24 min 37 sec

11th Chris Adamson 24 min55 sec

12th Allan Dawson    25 min37 sec

13th Bill Lowes           25min 38 sec

14th Jack Houston     25 min 40 sec PB

15th Bill Hamilton     25 min 55 sec

16th Craig Forsyth     26 min 24 sec PB

17th Jeremy Weston 26 min 34 sec

18th Liam Thomson  27 min 14 sec

19th William Mills     27 min 44 sec

20th Joe Agnew         27 min 58 sec PB

21th David McCudden 29 min 21 sec

22nd Toby Dawson        29 min 34 sec

23rd Gareth Murray    30 min 31 sec

24rd Micheal Rogan     32 min 00 sec

25th Hayden Watt        35 min 47 sec 

10 / 25 TT 14-08-2013

With
the season drawing to a close there is no let up on the race front, with three
races held this week no less. The week was dominated by three riders who
claimed the honours in Monday and Wednesdays Time Trials , however it was the
week Neil Shephard wont forget setting a Personnel Best time on both
nights and breaking the magic hour for the first time during the 25 mile TT.

 Racing
continued on Wednesday  moving to Tweedbank  with the last 25 mile TT
and a 10 mile TT taking place. Again it was David, Leahn and Neil this time
around taking the top three in the 25 mile. David clearly had the bit between
his teeth tonight taking the win in an impressive 57 min 53 sec, racing
for 2nd and 3rd couldn't have been closer with Leahn Parry and Neil Shephard
separated by just ONE second 59 min 26 and 59 min 27 sec.

The
conditions were found to be favourable with eight riders posting Personnel
Best times during  the evenings racing. Competing in the 10 mile TT
Alistair Meikle took the win in 23 min 45 sec just one second in front off Ian
Pearson 23 min 46 sec, in third place and a PB for Rob Martin in 24 min 08 sec
completed the top three respectively.

10TT    
1 Alistair Meikle 00:23:45  
2 Ian Pearson 00:23:46  
3 Rob Martin 00:24:08 PB
4 Paul Anderson 00:25:35  
5 Williamn Mills 00:28:38 PB
6 Joe Agnew 00:29:40  
       
       
25TT    
1 David Johnston 00:57:53  
2 Leahn Parry 00:59:26 PB
3 Neil Shepard 00:59:27 PB
4 Jim Stark 01:01:25 PB
5 Simon Mills 01:02:07  
6 Bill Lowes 01:04:41  
7 Arran Gannicott 01:06:38 PB
8 Craig Forsyth 01:08:12 PB
9 Jeremy Weston 01:08:31  
10 Steven Lowes 01:10:43  
11 Gareth Murray 01:19:16 PB
12 David McCudden DNF