As of the 9th April the top 10 in the 2 Strava comps are as follows:
|Height (Week) metres||Distance (Day) Km|
|1||David Fulton||9753||1||Gordon Keeney||192.2|
|2||Lynne Wardop||9363||2||Gary Maher||175.2|
|3||Adam Stevens||7710||3||Kev Brown||152|
|4||Jp Baxter||6389||4||Sam Wakeling||149.6|
|5||Joanne Clark||5783||5||kenny mackay||129.2|
|6||Gary Maher||4598||6||Alex McAllister||129.1|
|7||Kev Brown||3425||7||Joanne Clark||128.7|
|8||Alastair McGibbon||2838||8||Jp Baxter||125.1|
|9||Brian Armour||2830||9||Brian Armour||122.3|
|10||Greg Templeton||2807||10||Scott Maclean||118.2|
Be warned, Grandad McAllister is due to upload his Garmin files from a big week in Majorca.
The race sec will award a bonus 10 points for the greatest elevation gained in a week within the UK!
Paul Gibson maintains slender lead in the overall league
The third edition of the Ronde Van Ayrlaanderen saw 14 hardy souls assemble in typical Scottish spring weather. This meant we raised another £28 for the league charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The event requires some good prose of some sort, but that will have to wait. There were six climbs and one sprint. The recorded times for each segment can be found by clicking the link here: 2014-04-05 RVA
Commiserations to the captain who never made it out of Monkton due to a chain failure (PS – helpful vid so you can fix it next time: http://youtu.be/eJ6HesHiGZM)
We also lost young Stuart Campbell on-route, and Brian Armour after a blow out (one of many punctures suffered).
Kev Brown forgot to turn his Strava on until after the first climb. Very charitably he was granted the same time as Chris J-G. Otherwise he would have run JP very close for 2nd place.
Riders who finished but didn’t use Strava were granted 5 points, promoted to 10 points following the miserable weather. (PS – results may change if Strava records are presented!)
|Overall after 3 rounds|
|1||Paul Gibson VET||45||40||38||123|
|8||Bobby McGhee VET||30||26||56|
|11||Dave Fulton VET||28||18||46|
|12||Vic Possee VET||20||20||40|
|17||Toni McIntosh FEMALE||30||30|
|19||Christopher Scott BURNER||28||28|
|22||Lynn Wardrop FEMALE||20||20|
|24||Harry McGarvie BURNER||14||14|
|25||Janet Erskine FEMALE||12||12|
|26||Duncan McArthur VET||10||10|
|27||Rod Henderson VET||10||10|
Three is the magic number! The third edition of the Ronde Van Ayrlaanderen is also the third round of the 2014 Club League. It happens this Saturday, 5th April 2014.
Traditionally run the day before the real Ronde, the Tour of Flanders, the RVA is social saunter into the hills of the ‘Ayrshire Ardennes’. However, we should add, this is a social saunter with a difference!
The 50km route features as many of the shortest little walls of pain in the area. For those who wish to play, they can register with the Ayr Roads Strava account and charge up these walls to secure immortality on the league leader board. There will be a GC category on the day for an amalgamated time over 7 sectors. In between the sectors is a tranquil tranquil group ride.
The usual saunter up the coast is followed by the first ‘helling’ at Corraith. There is then a wee lull before we get to the slopes of Bogtonberg, quickly followed by the fabled Barnweilberg, now renamed the Barnweil Muur! Although the next recorded Helling is not before Rammagetonberg, there will be the slopes of the Oude Cragiesmont to conquer first. Then it is a bumpy cross country trek to Tarboltonaarde and the double header of Scootsberg and Warneukendries before a final sprint into Monkton. Phew!
The full map can be found here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4330563
Seven Strava Segments will make up the league competition – these are as follows:
The group will ride together as a club run round the full circuit, but with riders invited to habble on the above sectors. Riders must regroup at the top of the helling or will not be eligible for points.
All participants who complete the ride will be awarded 5 league points – this means even if you don’t use Strava you are entitled to something.
Ts and Cs.
- This ride is open to all paid up members of Ayr Roads CC
- Participants take part at their own risk
- Any rider under 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
- All participants are requested to make a £2 donation at the start – this is to help the club towards its fundraising target of £400 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
- The ride is run on open roads – all participants must respect the Highway Code.
- If your Strava device fails mores the pity. No appeals. You will still qualify for 5 participant points
- Participants who don’t complete the ride with the group are OUT!
- This is a bit of fun so no further rules required!
Chairman Wyllie and GenSec Clifford did the noble thing and climbed the hill first with the watches. Vic and Gywnneth made sure they continued to add to their overall league positions by timekeeping at basecamp. 20 points all round.
Chris JG was first up the hill, with just a minute head start on 12 yr old Harry who was in hot pursuit. 50 points to the young Burner.
Toni skimmed up the climb to place high overall and take the lead in the women’s league.
Paul Gibson got the better of Davie Fulton to extend his lead in the vets league.
Greg Templeton set a fine tempo to score the highest time right up until the scratch rider Kenny Armstrong made it to the top without mechanical incident. Hooray!
Paul M and Davie F cried foul with the timekeeper. We believe they were right. Times below:
Today we raised £36 from rider’s £2 donations. If you didn’t have pennies on you today please bring double to the next league event!The next event is scheduled for 5th April – the 3rd Ronde Van Ayrlaanderen – a social ride from Monkon with 8 strava segments. Keep an eye out on http://www.ayrroadscc.org for full info.
After 2 rounds current league standings are as follows:
|Overall after 2 rounds|
|1||Paul Gibson VET||45||40||85|
|5||Bobby McGhee VET||30||26||56|
|9||Dave Fulton VET||28||18||46|
|10||Vic Possee VET||20||20||40|
|14||Toni McIntosh FEMALE||30||30|
|19||Lynn Wardrop FEMALE||20||20|
|21||Harry McGarvie BURNER||14||14|
|22||Janet Erskine FEMALE||12||12|
|23||Duncan McArthur VET||10||10|
This Sunday (23rd March) will see the second round of the 2014 Club League – a timed ascent of the Nic O Balloch climb.
The format will be 1 member off at 1min intervals. This will allow the timekeepers to perform simple arithmetic.We will be going up the loooooooooong side from South Balloch. The start point will be the T junction to Barr. The finish will be the stream by the top.
We will require two people to hold watches; one at the bottom, one at the top. The two time keepers will be awarded 20 league points each because that is fair (unless they are also competing, then they would only get 5 bonus points).The first rider is expected to start the climb at 11:00am.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no parking at the foot of the climb. Those who insist on driving should do the good thing and leave their car at the Davie Bell Memorial carpark. Or in Crosshill before a warm up over Glenalla.
More info on the league can be found by clicking here.
The Ts and Cs
- This is a club confined time trial, open only to the membership of ARCC.
- This is not an official event, and all riders do so at their own risk.
- This session is run on an open road and at all times members must obey the highway code.
- No one under the age of 12 can participate unaccompanied.
- All participants are requested to give a £2 donation – we are fundraising for Marie Curie Cancer Care
The two strava competitions have now begun.
The competitions are for the rider with the most ascent in a week (Monday through Sunday) and for the rider who completes the greatest distance in a single day. Club members have until the end of September to do something spectactular, but already we have some benchmarks being set. Here are the scores so far:
Greatest Ascent in a Week
Greatest Distance in a Single Day
|Distance (Day) Km|
Sorry, but we will not backdate entry for riders who are not yet joined up to either. Clock starts once you are recording in this group.To participate you must be a paid club member and be on Strava and a member of the ARCC OFFICIAL GROUP.
Gary Maher opened up the 2014 Ayr Roads League with a dominant performance at Irvine Beach Park. Nine hardy souls braved the wild windy weather to complete the 45 minute cyclocross session, with most riders completing 5 laps.
On the opening lap a group of 6 including Maher, Paul Gibson, JP Baxter, Greg Templeton, Peter Ferrier and Ed Clifton got a good start. Riding in road shoes, Clifton was the first to lose time on the steep run up on the back of the course.
Baxter would have his own difficulties as the strong gusts blew his fragile frame off the best line over an offcamber hill top above the pond.
It wasn’t long before Gibson and Maher got a break on Ferrier, Templeton and Baxter. The later three would swap places several times before Vic Possee called the last lap. Ferrier was able to get clear to hoover up third place, while the elastic band holding Paul Gibson onto Gary Maher’s wheel snapped.
Behind them Chris JG followed with Davie Fulton and Bobby McGhee in a two man battle to the end.
It was cold, it was wet, it was wild. But was it fun. Oh boy, yes it was.
Thanks to Vic Possee for timekeeping. 20 points was the surprise reward for standing out in those conditions with Fiona and Gwynneth.
And finally, round 1 has netted us £18 towards our fundraising aim of £500 for Marie Curie Cancer Care
|EVENT 1: CX IRVINE BEACH 23/2/14|
|OVERALL after 1 round|