Ouch ouch ouch! That were tough.
A wee brief round up of all the great media that officials, riders, fans and family have provided is below:
Kids results here: http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/1091598
Other results here: http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/1091455
Thanks to Mark Young for a super slick service!
We asked Martin Young to be our official photog and he did not disappoint! https://www.flickr.com/photos/mynder85/sets/72157648864426485/
John McCraken has also done a jolly fine set here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cubecrossjohn/sets/72157646555091663/
Nicola Johnson spent time editing hers to get the just perfect: https://www.facebook.com/nicola.johnson.5437/media_set?set=a.10204376555388409.1073741844.1066000521&type=3
And Barry Garner has kindly donated his for free use too: https://www.facebook.com/bazilgarner/media_set?set=a.825299350824822.1073741830.100000342944249&type=1
Cheers all – you helped capture history in the making!
A super video of the V40 race is here:
Even if you rode another event you can relive the full mud fest (except the super muddy bit by the tree line)
British Cycling contract Snowdon Sports for their editorials. Their account appears here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/119154/DoonBank-Trofee/?article_id=583#event_reports (the organisers take no responsibility for accuracy or information contained in this report – although appreciate the effort)
Other accounts to follow
Thanks to everyone who helped build the course, helped organise the event, helped support the event by riding or spectating, helped dismantle the course and to everyone who makes the Scottish Cyclo Cross scene so jolly refreshing. Depsite our experience putting on top road events this was our first cross promotion and are glad it ran well. Both organisers rode the race so fully understand just how hard it was. We’re hoping to get access next year, with time to get appropriate machinery onto the hillside to flatten out some of those divots. Otherwise it was muddy and that is cross so yee hah!
As of today (28th September) our two Strava competitions finish. Perhaps the most keenly contested competitions of the league too! Congratulations to Duncan Macarthur who crawled out his scratcher at 6am this morning to clock 277.7 km (172miles) to steal the top points from Ed Clifton.
However, Ed will be pleased no one came close to his incredible (credible?) 22,693m of ascent in a week. We believe 10th place Jo Clark was the only rider in the top 10 to claim all her ascent in the UK so will be awarded the bonus 10 points.
The two Strava Competitions have added an amazing dimension to our regular racing series. To even score a single point you’d have had to have ridden over 150km! 42 riders logged rides in the competitions that have been running since April.
These are provisional results, subject to appeals that must be lodged in the next 7 days. Otherwise, the points will be allocated as follows:
Distance in a day (km)
Ascent in a week (metres)
JP Baxter took his third win in 11 rounds last night at the (Dirt)Track Pursuit event at Prestwick Oval, riding clear of Lindsay McGarvie in a fine finale.
The event was marred by the ineptitude of the race secretary who managed to ensure the event clashed with a kids football match before confusing the basic principles of a ride off… Minus 10 points was the penalty.
Having seen little rain for 2 weeks the red blaize surface felt a bit like an icerink on the corners, resulting in some creative lines and high camber cornering.
So, to make the best of a messy situation the following points system has been applied to establish the placings:
- Each win secured 3 points,
- Each ride a single point.
The results are as follows:
|3||Christopher JG||vs||Duncan McArthur||1|
|3||Janet Erskine||vs||Harry McGarvie||1|
|3||JP Baxter||vs||Toni McIntosh||1|
|3||Scott Knox||vs||Bobby McGhee||1|
|3||Lindsay McGarvie||vs||Cammie McGarvie||1|
|3||Jo Clark||vs||Blair Wyllie||1|
|6||Christopher JG||vs||Janet Erskine||4|
|6||John Paul Baxter||vs||Scott Knox||4|
|6||Lindsay McGarvie||vs||Jo Clark||4|
|4||Duncan McArthur||vs||Harry McGarvie||2|
|4||Bobby McGhee||vs||Toni McIntosh||2|
|4||Cammie McGarive||vs||Blair Wyllie||2|
|9||John Paul Baxter||vs||Christopher JG||7|
|12||John Paul Baxter||vs||Lindsay McGarive||7|
With so many riders tied the league points available have been averaged out and allocated as follows:
|1st||John Paul Baxter||50|
The top 10 in the league overall (not including Strava comp scores) is as follows:
Phew. Cheers all, and see you on the 5th October for the penultimate round, the Carwinshoch Hill Climb
Round 11 of the 2014 League is this Thursday, taking place at the 400m running track on Prestwick Oval (or St Ninian’s Park as Google refers to it).
The format is pretty simple – assemble with bikes at 1900. Names in a hat and first riders start at opposing sides of the course for a three lap pursuit. Winner goes through. We will have play offs to decide all the placings for points as the league is getting rather competitive at the top.
This is an unsealed running track with no banking so do be sensible and ride at least 25mm tyres with no more than 80psi. CycloX and Mtbs are ideal.
We are still raising pennies for Marie Curie so all £2 donations welcome.
So rough schedule:
- 1900 group up
- 1910 Rider 1 vs Rider 2
- Rider 3 vs Rider 4
- Rider 5 vs Rider 6
- Rider 7 vs Rider 8
- Rider 1 vs Rider 4
- Rider 5 vs Rider 8
- Rider 1 vs Rider 8
You get the idea….
History lesson – the last know Track Pursuit at the Oval was in Spingtime 1995 when the now defunct Ayr Mountainbike Club hosted an evening complete with shiny medals… A bonus 5 points to the person that can tell me who the finalists were?
The inaugural Club League is proving to be a big hit with over 50 paid up members participating to date. 100 points are at stake in the two strava challenges for greatest distance in a day and greatest elevation in a week. However, only one month remains to clock up the biggest scores!
Elevation in a week
In the distance category Davie Fulton got an early lead on the slopes of Mount Tiede – it looked good until Dave Clifford smashed it with an assault of the Raid Pyrenean. That was looking mighty good until Ed Clifton, the king of the Ayrshire Ardennes, took a wee trip out to the Dolomites. Check out the damage below:
|Height (Week) metres|
Distance in a day
Meanwhile the mile munchers have been hard at it all season – Janet Erskine was the first to clear 200km with a stunning trip round the Lakes, but it wasn’t long before everyone else wanted a bit of the action. JP Baxter thought he’d won a watch with his trip to Blair Atholl, until the daftie got Dave Clifford to accompany him home (Doonfoot is further south than Troon JP!), this promoted Paul Gibson to go on a rampage and clock 241.1km – just shy of Dave’s distance. A few pretenders have followed suit but with the light drawing in it seems increasing unlikely anyone will clear 250km.
However, to even score a lously 3 points you will need to clear 135km (83miles). Not bad – so here is to some final egging on – who is up for the challenge?
|Distance (Day) Km||01/09/2014||Points|