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Cromarty Stage Race Report

Now in its 6th Edition the Cromarty Stage Race is a firm favourite with Scottish Roadies. Laura reports on how it went. Prologue (4.2miles) – The wind blows you from Jemimaville   Neutralising riders by banning TT bikes this year did not seem to slow the times any! A strong westerly at the riders back meant that the times were rapid with the winner, John Archibald of Pro Vision Cycling, averaged 34.5 mph over the 4.2 mile course. His team mate posted the second fasted time at 9 seconds back and the newly crowned Scottish Vet Road Race Champion, Andrew Bruce of Kinross CC, posted 3rd at 10 seconds. The ever smiling Andrew told me his secret but seeing the photos now I realise they were all riding ‘Peter Sagan’ style with forearms resting on the handlebars. Top Junior was Stephen Dent of Spokes RT at 39 seconds which was impressive on junior gearing. Full stage 1 results: mfcc.org.uk/results/cromarty-stage-race-stage-1-prologue Stage 2 (52miles) – Wind, Attack, Wind, Attack, Break Away   Turning into the headwind to start the stage a bunch of 62 riders hit it from the off and the attacks came as soon as the flag was dropped. A break was established within the first 5 miles consisting of Grant Martin (Spokes RT), Alastair McNicol (Dooleys RT) and Wilson Renwick (Parentini Test Team). Along the flat coast road Daniel Nieto (TBW Team Bottechia) and Matthew Cartlidge (Kuota-Spinergy-GSG) bridged and they had 56 seconds at one point but already down to 35 seconds as they swung left up the first climb of the day. Not too steep but long enough...

Start List & Race Handbook for Cromarty Stage Race 2016

Race Handbook Cromarty Stage Race 2016 Handbook(pdf) Start list Last Years winner Jason Roberts starts in bib number one. Race No. Name Club Cat 1 Jason Roberts Pro Vision Cycle Clothing V 2nd 2 John Archibald Pro Vision Cycle Clothing 2nd 3 David Griffiths Pro Vision Cycle Clothing 2nd 4 Finn Crockett Ben Wyvis Cycle Club Jun 3rd 5 Hamish Carrick Berwick Wheelers CC U23 2nd 6 Brian Fishpool Cairngorm CC V 4th 7 Charles Fletcher Cairngorm CC 3rd 8 Cameron Earnshaw Caithness CC Jun 4th 9 Andrew Macleod Caithness CC V 4th 10 Allan Shearer Caithness CC 4th 11 Martin Lonie Clay Cross Road Team 2nd 12 Anthony French Deeside Thistle CC 4th 14 Jody Hall Deeside Thistle CC V 4th 15 Tim Mackley Deeside Thistle CC 2nd 16 Mark Walker Deeside Thistle CC V 3rd 17 Chris Williamson Deeside Thistle CC 3rd 18 Calum Gray DUMRCC U23 2nd 19 David Gleave East Kilbride Road Club 2nd 20 Alec Marwick East Sutherland Wheelers Jun 3rd 21 Kieran Robbins East Sutherland Wheelers U23 3rd 22 Alan Dean Edinburgh RC 2nd 23 Scott McGonigle Edinburgh RC 3rd 24 Peter Wakely Edinburgh RC 2nd 25 Kris Wright Edinburgh RC V 3rd 26 Tom Broadbent Elgin CC 4th 27 Terry Christie Elgin CC V 4th 28 Marc Roberts Elgin CC 4th 29 William Turner Falkirk Bicycle Club V 3rd 30 John Gartland GJS Cruise Racing V 2nd 31 Calum Shackley Glasgow Cycle Team Jun 3rd 32 Neill Kemp Glasgow Nightingale CC V 2nd 33 Richard McGhee Glasgow Nightingale CC 3rd 34 Sean Stead Glasgow Nightingale CC U23 2nd 35 Jonathan Gamwell Glasgow...

Munlochy Womens Race Start List & Race Handbook

Start list First Name Last Name Club/Team Name Cat Beth Anderson Moray Firth Cycling Club 4th Mireille Captieux Edinburgh RC 4th Shelley Cowe Dunfermline CC 3rd Lynsey Curran www.Dooleys-Cycles.co.uk 2nd Kirsteen Ellis Kinross CC 4th Flora Gillies Team 22 1st Gemma Gilvear Falkirk Bicycle Club 3rd Ingrid Kidd Angus Bike Chain 2nd Georgia Mansfield Forres CC 3rd Claire Martin Team 22 2nd Emily Middleditch Deeside Thistle CC 2nd Jess Millar Johnstone Wheelers Cycling Club 3rd Natalie Munro Moray Firth Cycling Club 2nd Laura Nicolson Moray Firth Cycling Club 3rd Emily Palmer Glasgow Nightingale CC 3rd Rebecca Richardson Hafren CC 3rd Julianna Rourke Edinburgh RC 3rd Peggy Series Hervelo Cycling 2nd Amanda Tweedie Velocity 44 Stirling 2nd Genevieve Whitson Isorex Cycling Team 3rd Helen Wyld Edinburgh RC 4th Race Handbook See : Race Manual – Munlochy Womens Race 2016...

MFCC Affiliate to Cycling Time Trails

Moray Firth Cycling Club is now affiliated to Cycling Time Trials. The main benefit of this is that mfcc members will not be required to buy a race licence to ride CTT events, just the entry fee. The Club will also be able to organise races under a CTT licence in the future. Frequently Asked Questions 1. If my club affiliates to CTT, does it affect my club’s relationship with SC/BC? No, clubs can be affiliated to both organisations as most of the clubs in England and Wales are. 2. If my club affiliates to CTT can I ride in SC events? Yes, as long as you fulfill the membership requirements of SC. 3. If my club affiliates to CTT do I need to buy a CTT licence to race in CTT events? No, there is no race licence required by CTT. Once your club affiliates to CTT all the members of the club can enter CTT events, but you must be a paid up member of your club. 4. What does the CTT insurance cover? The CTT third party insurance covers competitors, race organisers and those involved with the running of the event against claims by third parties. It also covers accidents during CTT events where a competitor against another competitor claim is received. CTT recommends that all competitors should have their own personal third party insurance either through membership of a national cycling organisation, a commercial source or as part of their household insurance. 5. If I race in CTT events will SC revoke my or my club’s membership of SC? No, you can race in SC events, TLI...

Midweek Time Trail Series Now Open for Entry

Entry for the popular MFCC mid-week 10TT series is now open.  For this year’s events the two routes will be Daviot and Croachy. The event dates are :- Event 1 – Daviot 10TT 4th May Event 2 – Croachy 10TT 8th June Event 3 – Daviot 10TT 29th June Event 4 – Croachy 10TT 3rd August  Enter the full Series – Get one race free! For any Seniors or Juniors who enter for the full series of 4 events the cost is only for 3. Those competing in all 4 races also get chance to compete for the overall series prizes. Youths Race Free – Juniors Half-price Youth entry is free of charge! Youths riders are those born in 2000 or later.   Juniors are those born in 1998 or 1999, and they can race for half-price. How to enter the Full Series Enter Race 1 via the British Cycling Website. Click Enter online Continue to the rider selection page – select rider(s) once you select a rider you’ll be given the option for “full series” or “individual event”...

2015 Highlights | Off Road

Scottish Grand Vet Champion 2015 – Gregor Grant Fraser was too busy riding to stop and take photos – but here’s the route, all 550 miles of it. Mountain Biking Gregor Grant won the grand vets xc championship and the overall series. Fraser MacBeath competed in the Highland Trail 550 and picked up an excellent 3rd place against some top endurance MTB riders. Time 5d,17h,23m. CX Kenny Riddle won the Whin Park, and the Cantry Bridge CX races. Grass Track …Maybe in 2016, now the club has some grass track...

2015 Highlights | Road Racing

David Smith in South Africa Noel Baxter winning the Cromarty Firth Prologue Natalie Munro, here at the Munlochy Womens RR Kenny in Yellow in Majorca David Smith  competed in the para-worlds in South Africa with goal to get selection for Olympics next year, we wish him all the best in attaining his goal. Natalie Munro was consistently well placed in the SC Womens Road Race Series which placed her 4th overall at the end season. Eric Innes, Ross MacDonald and Kenny Riddle finished their season competing in Majorca in the masters tour, Kenny picked up a stage win,yellow jersey and a 3rd in tt. Eric and Ross finished with the bunch most days with some current world and national champions so gained masses of experience and gives them a feel for proper continental racing on fully closed roads with ex pros and elite riders, so well done to them. Noel Baxter got a reputation for winning prologues, taking the first stages in both the Ballater and Cromarty Stage races,  so the boys got a feel of riding as a team to try and defend yellow. The North of Scotland Road Race title won by Noel...

2015 Highlights | Time Trialling

National Callum Finlayson won the Scottish middle distance Best All Rounder (BAR) with at speed of 26.498mph. Callum also picked up more national podium spots with up a silver in the national 50tt and a bronze in the 100tt. Lewis Mcfarlane won a silver in the Youth A Scottish Time Trial Championship after a successful season winning most of the Youth TT’s in the North. Callum Finlayson Scottish BAR Kenny Riddle North of Scotland 10 Champion. Laura Nicolson North of Scotland 10 Champion Penny Phillips North of Scotland BAR Brian Nicholas winner of the Special TT Series Graham Beaton winning the Raymond Sinclair Memorial Trophy 2015 Jed Scott winning the Audrey Gault Trophy. North of Scotland Championships Team Moray Firth CC won the following SC North Time Trial championship races; Men’s 10tt at Farr was won by Kenny Riddle Women’s 10tt, also Farr, was won by Laura Nicolson The Women’s 25tt held at the Angie MacDonald Memorial Race was won by Laura Nicolson Mens 50tt at Skelly was won by Callum Finlayson Mens 100tt won by Callum Finlayson. Best All Rounder The womens North of Scotland BAR, for the fastest time over 10 and 25 miles, was won by Penny Phillips with a speed of 23.6pmh. Moray Firth also won the womens team competition with Laura Nicolson, and Penny Phillips combining for a   speed of 23.3pmh. The Mens BAR, for the fastest time over 100, 50 and 25 miles was won by Calum Finlayson with an amazing speed of 26.4pmh. Special Series Brian Nicholas won the North of Scotland Special TT Series (a season long series of non-standard distance time trails). Trophies Graham Beaton won...

MFCC Bioracer Kit for 2016 season

Gavin Beaton has very kindly offered to Co-ordinate a Bioracer Order for club kit See Bioracer 2016 Custom (or pdf) for the Club Kit and the other kit can be viewed on the website http://www.bioracer.co.uk/en/team-clothing If anyone wishes to order anything can they please send Gavin an email confirming their order and get the full amount to me by 4th December 2015.  Note prices on the form are excluding VAT at 20% so please add this to your payment. Orders take 7-8 weeks to arrive but Christmas/New Year may extend this. The order form is a bit overwhelming, but if you are looking for a short sleeved top the one everyone seems to have gone for in the past is: 51340 | JERSEY SS PROF BODYFIT FLATLOCK...