Gary Maher scores full points in 2014 League Event 1

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.

Go Gary Go!  Fiona was on hand to ensure he made it to the start on time.

Go Gary Go! Fiona was on hand to ensure he made it to the start on time.

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.

If you arn't in this picture you don't have any league points!

If you arn’t in this picture you don’t have any league points!

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
Position Member Points
1 Gary Maher 50
2 Paul Gibson 45
3 Peter Ferrier 40
4 Greg Templeton 38
5 JohnPaul Baxter 36
6 Ed Clifton 34
7 Christopher Johnson-Gobert 32
8 Bobby McGhee 30
9 David Fulton 28
Timekeeper Vic Possee 20
OVERALL after 1 round
Position Member Points
1 Gary Maher 50
2 Paul Gibson 45
3 Peter Ferrier 40
4 Greg Templeton 38
5 JohnPaul Baxter 36
6 Ed Clifton 34
7 Christopher Johnson-Gobert 32
8 Bobby McGhee 30
9 David Fulton 28
10 Vic Possee 20
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One response to “Gary Maher scores full points in 2014 League Event 1”

  1. David Fultron says :

    Brilliant day out today,really enjoyed it.Thanks Chris for organising,Vic for time keeping and Fiona for photos.Well done all 9 who turned up,great racing in awful conditions.Pity there wasn’t more bikes on the start line.

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