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Grampian Grand Prix 18th May 2014

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:31 pm
by malcolm
After a 3 year break, The Grampian Grand Prix returns, taking over from the highly successful Cyclefest series.

Raced entirely on a closed circuit, The Grampian Grand Prix is aimed at developing youth cycling and is open to A-E categories. Supported by live race commentary the event provides riders with a warm up area, toilet facilities and a full programme of racing. For parents, the covered grandstand provides a fantastic vantage point to watch the racing along with the opportunity to visit the Grampian Transport Museum.

2014 also marks the inclusion of the GGP to the Scottish Youth Series with race timing and Series Leaders jerseys courtesy of Scottish Cycling. This year also sees a major development with Aberdeenshire Sports Council becoming the overall sponsor of the event. They are currently the largest Sports Council in Scotland and have already supported riders and coaches locally to progress in the sport by funding trips to the Velodrome.

Winners of each age category will receive a Gold Winners Jersey along with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

Racing starts at 1000 and finishes at 1400 with a stirring musical soundtrack and podium presentations throughout the afternoon's schedule. This is the sixth year that Ythan CC will have promoted events at GTM with the previous Cyclefests and the Grampian Grand Prix events proving popular with some of Scotlands best upcoming riders including Craig Wallace and many of the current development squads.

Fully supported by Ythan CC's team of qualified British Cycling coaches and our team of volunteers this promises to be another great day of youth racing in Aberdeenshire. The riders will take part in two races, Stage 1 and Stage 2 with the event culminating with the final stage featuring the A riders.

Head up to the heart of Aberdeenshire and visit Alford, a charming rural Donside town located 30 minutes from Aberdeen and a short distance from Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park.

Parents, why not make it a weekend in Aberdeenshire? The GTM King of the Mountains Sportive promoted by Deeside Thistle the day before provides an opportunity for cyclists of all ages to enjoy some spectacular routes through Donside and Deeside

And once again the Scottish National RR Championships will also take place in Alford on the same day as the GGP ensuring a bonanza of cycling in Aberdeenshire in one weekend. for updates ... ix#summary

Re: Grampian Grand Prix 18th May 2014

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 7:07 am
by malcolm
Two weeks to go until the Grampian Grand Prix at Alford. 32 entries so far which is well down on last year but the calendar clashes with races in Dundee and a velodrome session are having the predicted impact.

A reminder to all our QLs to get their entries in. Still looking for a couple of marshals to assist as well so please get in touch.

The format will be the same as last year with each rider riding 2 stages to produce an overall winner in each age group.

This years event has been kindly sponsored by Aberdeenshire Sports Council.

Re: Grampian Grand Prix 18th May 2014

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:25 pm
by Carol