Edinburgh Nocturne

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Edinburgh Nocturne

Postby malcolm » Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:30 pm

ycling Weekly Support Race


Duration: 40 minutes plus 5 laps
Entry fee: £20
Category: 2/3/4
Start Time: 18:00 and 19:15
Prize Fund: £600



The Support Race will be run as two seperate races for Category 4 and Catergory 2/3 riders.



Race Entry



Online entry has now closed.



There are still places available for both races and entries will be accepted on the line. Please contact Chris at Face Partnership if you wish to race and we will send you details of entry - chris@facepartnership.com



Start Lists



Category 4 Race - starts 18:00


1
Aaron Wright Peebles CC
2
Chris Hathaway Kingston Wheelers CC
3
Craig Holmes Glasgow Nightingale CC
4
David Caesar thebicycleworks.com
5
Dougal Allan Edinburgh RC
6
Euan MacGregor Edinburgh RC
7
Ewan Murray Deeside Thistle
8
Georges Avraam Edinburgh RC
9
Greg Byron Pedal Power
10
Huw Thomas Edinburgh RC
11
Ian Wallace Edinburgh RC
12
Jack Mclaren Falkirk BC
13
John McCallum Velo Club Moulin
14
John Milligan Dundee Wheelers
15
Jordan Stokes Pedal Power RT
16
Lindsay Gordon Musselburgh Road Club
17
Malcolm Paterson glasgow Nightingale
18
Mark Nixon Edinburgh RC
19
Matthew MacDonald none
20
Neil Crawford Dundee Thistle
21
Neil Taylor ERC
22
Owen Philipson Stirling Bike Club
23
Richard Macdonald none
24
Shane Winson Shetland Wheelers
25
Terence McMahon Glasgow Ivy CC
26
Jake Bown Stirling Bike Club
27
Jake Bown Stirling Bike Club
28
John McComisky revolutionarybikes.com
29
Oliver Grayer Fife Cycling 2000
30
Peter Ward Edinburgh RC
31
Will Johnston Edinburgh RC





Category 2/3 Race - starts 19:15


1
Daniel Storey Sheff Rec CC
2
Scott Nelson Brixton Cycles
3
James Thompson Boneshakers-Trek
4
Alan Strang Dulwich Paragon
5
Andrew Hood Team Leslie Bike Shop/Right Move Windows
6
Andrew Matheson Musselburgh Roads CC
7
Calum Mclean Stirling Bike Club
8
Craig Adams Falkirk BC
9
Eddie Addis Stirling Bike Club/Flying Fox Bikes
10
Gary McCrae Team Leslie Bikes/Right Move Windows
11
James Smith Dooleys RT
12
Jamie Henderson Spokes RT
13
Jason Roberts Glasgow Wheelers
14
Kevin Barclay Team Leslie Bikes/Right Move Windows
15
Niall Aitken Pedal Power RT
16
stuart macgregor Dooleys RT
17
Tommy Murray Glasgow Wheelers
18
Veli-Matti Raikkonen Granite City RT
19
Alistair Robinson Team Leslie Bikes/Right Move Windows
20
Jamie Drever Glasgow Wheelers CC
21
Alastair McNicol thebicycleworks.com
22
andrew davies thebicycleworks.com
23
Craig Hardie Hardie-Bikes.com
24
craig mcculloch thebicycleworks.com
25
David Lindsay thebicycleworks.com
26
Gavin Shirley Nevis Cycles Race Team
27
Hans Forhaug Glasgow United CC
28
Harry Grey Birkenhead North End CC
29
Henry Bird Edinburgh RC
30
jonathan Watson Charge Bikes
31
Justin Radford Python RT
32
Malcolm Grant Ythan CC
33
Matthew Hamilton Team Leslie Bikes/Right Move Windows
34
Norman Gillan Squadra Porcini / Mono Consultants
35
Peter Sammon Sandy Wallace Cycles
36
Richard Chapman TheBicycleworks
37
Sean Clark Pedal Power RT
38
Tim Allan Spokes
39
Andrew Leith Dooley's Cycles RT
40
Andrew O'Connor Wolverhampton Wheelers
41
Callum Gough Onimpex RT
42
Ollie Fox Pedal Power RT
43
Tom Worthington Vortex RT
44
Calum McLean Stirling Bike Club
45
Ross Crook Edinburgh RC
46
Alan Quinn Glasgow United CC
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Re: Edinburgh Nocturne

Postby Colin A » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:54 am

I'll be down supporting you guys with Robbie, so put on a good show. :P
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Re: Edinburgh Nocturne

Postby John Hunter » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:51 pm

I saw the blackpool one last year. great fun, ridiculous speed!!
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Re: Edinburgh Nocturne

Postby Colin A » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:07 pm

Had a great weekend and the racing on sat night was very enjoyable. Even Netty didn't seem to mind the 4 1/2 hours we spent round the track. I even met a few of the stars :P Tough fast racing and really spectacular crit circuit. Also lots of comedy moments with the confused drunksout in Edinburgh. Actually there were a few not so comedic moments (one of the Marshals was appaerntly thumped by a drunk when he tried to stop him crossing the couse in front of a pack of cyclists doing 30mph).
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Re: Edinburgh Nocturne

Postby malcolm » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:19 pm

Despite being one of the hardest courses you could have to ride that wasn't longer than 1.2km I really enjoyed my 17 minute race on Saturday night.

Its a great event but only Veli and myself down from ADCA. We managed a few warm up laps but having climbed up Victoria Street on the cobbles a few times I think we both realised how hard it was going to be. The Cat 4 race had splintered within 3 laps and they finished in ones and twos.

The cat 2/3 race was 40 mins plus 5 laps, along the cobbles of Grassmarket, left up the climb on Victoria Street then right onto King George IV Bridge then a dead turn to the right and a fast descent down to the Grassmarket.

The race commentator was Anthony McCrossan from Eurosport and by the time we raced the crowd was huge. The Allanachs were in good voice and it was nice to have their support. It started like most 2/3 races which was fast but as soon as we turned onto the climb folk started to struggle with gears and the road surface. I was actually feelinf alright but so many gaps apppeared that there were no wheels to follow and at least 6/7 of us were off the back riding solo. There isn't much time to recover as the descent comes fairly quickly and thats the only chance to really let rip. Solid 26mph-35/36 mph down there and no option but to plough on, which i did for about 6/7 laps, not exactly sure how many but the commisaire pulled me out just before I was lapped. Max HR was 194. Veli was also behind a few laps later then he was gone, probably pulled by the officials. There were 19 finishers from the 49 listed on the start sheet. The crowd was really good, lots of encouragement but you know the games up when the shout of " you're not far off" change to "Don't look back"!!

I felt I rode ok and felt fairly strong but the climb as in most races just now was the killer, plans well in place to change that but it might be next year before it works!

Learnt a few things about the cobbles though and will know better for next year. It was reassuring to hear the pro bikes and carbon wheels creaking as much as my bike did on the climb. Managed the circuit ok except for the bottom Grassmarket corner, you come off the smooth road on the corner at 24/25mph then have to adjust to the cobbles whilst leant over then re-adjust again to turn right again. I think I got it right once.

Quick trip back to the hotel then back to see the Pro/Elites and it was kind of comforting to see their race develop the same way as ours with heaps of riders blown out within a few laps. Great ride by Evan Oliphant who rode solo for a fair bit off the front. Really glad I did it, not often you get the chance to ride in the capital on closed roads with a big crowd, music etc. The fact that Jo and Kieran could watch as well made it even better, Kieran loved it. He was right on the finish line of the pro race and had a great time banging the advertising boards when they came past. Final word, Kieran House- brilliant, made the cobbles look like it was downhill and Russ Downing who was dropped but made an amazing effort to pull back a whole lap despite riding solo against a group of 4 up front.
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Re: Edinburgh Nocturne

Postby malcolm » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:10 am

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Re: Edinburgh Nocturne

Postby Andy D » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:36 am

Good effort Mal, well done.

You look in better shape than me when I have been on those same cobbles in the past (usually having just staggered out of one of those fine public houses in the background)
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