Allan Bell Weekend Dyke APR

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Allan Bell Weekend Dyke APR

Postby malcolm » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:21 pm

The final event of three promoted over the weekend by Forres CC, with Ythan's Tony French putting in a great weekends work to claim 3rd Overall amongst the riders who rode all three events. This years APR saw an extra lap added but with the same time gaps as last year, when it was only 3 laps, so an early catch by the scratch group was always going to happen. I was in the same group, group 3 of 5 as Tony and our group worked ok for the majority of the 1 and 3/4 laps before we were caught by Group 4 containing a few Moray Firth boys who slowed things right down knowing full well that their main riders would be joining them shortly. Just after the left turn at Brodie and the scratch group came screaming past but Tony and myself got on and I managed to get to the front of the group to get over the short rise through Dyke but the RAF riders put in a few digs on the headwind bends and with the increase in speed I had nothing left having put my share plus a few double turns in during the first 16 miles. I chased on with one of the Forres riders and kept the bunch in sight until the left bend near Kintessack by which time I could see the bunch splintering into the headwind with Tony dropping back at that point. 4th race this year with a grand total of 50 miles raced before today so not too disappointed and the training goal achieved of getting a hard race under my belt before the 25 Champs next week.

Ythan Road Race winner Michael Henderson won, no surprise given his form and the strong presence of MFCC riders. Would love to do the whole weekend one year as the Forres members put on some of the best events in the country.

1 Michael Henderson Moray Firth CC S 1:38:20

2 Ross Mallen RAFCC S 1:38:20

3 Brian Widdison Moray firth CC S 1:38:20

4 Donald Bruce Moray Firth CC S 1:38:54

5 Kenny Riddle Moray Firth CC V ST

6 Chris Pitblado Moray Firth CC S ST

7= Jennifer Taylor Equipe Velo Ecosse F ST

7= Garry Russell RAFCC S ST

7= Kyle Gordon Sandy Wallace S ST

7= Fraser MacBeath Moray Firth CC S ST

7= Kelvin White Deeside Thistle V ST

7= Charles Fletcher Cairngorm CC S ST

7= John Grant Moray Firth CC V ST

7= Paul Taylor Cairngorm CC V ST

7= Calum Barbour City of Inverness S ST

7= Mark Dryburgh Ross-Shire RCC V ST

7= Craig MacDiarmid Moray Firth CC S ST

18 Laurent Schirrer Deeside Thistle V 1:42:02

19 Adam Robson Aberdeen Wheelers S 1:42:37

20 Tony French Ythan CC S 1:43:52

21 Kevin Moir Ross-Shire RCC V 1:45:25

22 Andy Stevens East Sutherland Wh V 1:47:06

23 Kara Griffiths Deeside Thistle CC F 1:53:16

Neil Sharpe Moray Firth CC V DNF

Hector MacDiarmid Unattached V DNF

Neil Carpenter Forres CC V DNF

Graham Whyte Moray Firth CC V DNF

Malcolm Grant Ythan CC S DNF

Neil Dawson Sandy Wallace CC V DNF

Wim Chalmet East Sutherland Wh V DNF

Peter Ettles Jnr Sandy Wallace CC S DNF

Mark Murray Moray Firth CC V DNS

Peter Ettles Snr Sandy Wallace CC V DNS

Callum Finlayson Forres CC V DNS
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