Winter League

Winter league round 4 – achaderry estate roybridge 11/02/24

A great turnout for Sunday’s Winter League race at Achaderry Estate, Roy Bridge. A testing XC course with plenty of lung busting climbs, bottomless bog and mud – all with the reward of some lovely handcrafted descent. Only 3 riders managed to complete 4 laps in the allotted time – AJ, Liam and James. Despite running out of battery on his last lap AJ came home first. There was a great battle behind him between Liam and James, with James finally managing to pull away on the last 2 laps. Once again, a special mention has to go to Aaron Tressider for being the 1st junior and 6th overall. 8 youngsters also took part in a junior race with Kai Tressider coming home with the fastest time. Well done to Archie and Innes MacDonald for completing the course despite having turned up expecting to compete in an Athletic Club winter league race! Many thanks to Leon for hosting the event and providing such great facilities and to Ruari for organising (and building!) the course. A huge thanks also to James for handing out so much free gear. The next race is at Wolftrax on the 3rd of March.

   Lap 1Lap 2Lap3Lap4Total
1stAJ MacDonald1st e-bike18.3818.0017.5219.041:13:34
2ndJames Shirley1st Male19.0019.3419.4019.551:18:11
3rdLiam Moynihan2nd Male19.0119.3419.5820.571:19:30
4thStewart MacMillan2nd e-bike20.3720.1521.45 1:02:37
5thRuari Watt3rd Male21.2522.3625.15 1:09:14
6thAaron Tressider1st Junior22.5323.3725.17 1:11:52
7thJames Tedham 24.0724.3125.25 1:14:03
8thSorley Swabey 22.5526.3126.38 1:16:04
9thAlexander Pervan2nd junior23.4926.0129.22 1:19:12
10thKatie Maclennan1st Lady28.3830.1135.10 1:33.59
11thLance Marshall3rd e-bike24.5024.1045.30 1:34.30
12thLily Cant2nd Lady +2nd Junior28.1030.2836.53 1:35:41
13thRobbie Cant 28.1230.2736.53 1:35:42
14thNathan Marsh 29.0531.21  1:00:26
15thGregor Muir 29.3432.39  1:02:13
16thIsla Cant3rd Lady +3rd junior31.2534.06  1:05:31
17thFinn Watt 34.5834.15  1:09:13
18thCameron Bungey 34.2634.52  1:09:18
19thGill Barnes 34.2836.37  1:11:05
20thMathew Daly 36.2134.50  1:11:11
21stAndy Rogers 35.0737.33  1:12:40
22ndAva Marsh 35.3438.56  1:14:30
23rdJess Acheson 40.5542.50  1:23:45
24thMarian Austin 42.2045.41  1:28:01
 ALTERNATE COURSE!      
1stScott Rodger 25.1523.3528.31 1:17:21

Junior Race

Under 9’s

1st -Kai Tressider 9:09

2nd -Alistair Cant 10:30

3rd – Harris Thompson 10:51

4th -Archie Rodger 11.17

12’s and under

1st – Calum Watt 10:27

2nd equal – Lia Marsh and Archie MacDonald 10.49

4th -Innes MacDonald 18:18

Winter League

Winter League 23/24 rOUND 3 sUTHERLAND’S gROVE 14/01/24

Many thanks to North Argyll Cycling Club for organising round 3 of the Winter League at Sutherland’s Grove on 14th January 2024. A lovely crisp winter’s day, with occasional slidey episodes and an apparent defiance of the laws of nature in that there appeared to be more uphill than downhill! The next race is on Sunday the 11th of February at Achaderry Estate, Roy Bridge

Results

Male

1st 🥇 – Matiss Robertson 52:25

2nd🥈– Michael Bossard 54:43

3rd 🥉– Ewan Dowd 57:10

Female

1st 🥇– Lily Cant – 01:14:45

2nd🥈– Katie Maclennan 01:17:00

3rd 🥉– Isla Cant – 01:26:05

E-Bike

1st 🥇– AJ MacDonald 44:30

2nd🥈– Stuart Macmillan 50:20

3rd 🥉– Doug Little 53:45

 

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Winter lEAGUE 23/24 rOUND 2 – nEVIS RANGE

A very well done to the 3 kids who braved the weather for todays kids race, only a second seperated Harris Thomson, 1st in 10 mins 26secs and Kaiden Springett 2nd in 10 minutes and 27 secs. Thea Thomson was 1st female in 13 minutes and 2 seconds.

The main race was a challenge to beat the weather coming in! Well done to all 20 competitors, full results in attached spreadsheet.

Liam Moynihan took overall non ebiker and held of Stewart MacMillan for 5 laps with the ebike finally managing to edge into the lead by 20 secs on the 6th and final lap, joining Stewart and Liam on 6 laps were James Shirley (3rd overall, 2nd male non ebike), and Doug Little (4th, 2nd ebike).

Lance Marshall took 5th (3rd ebike) in 5 laps followed by James Tedham (3rd male non ebike) Ben Miller, Gavin Shirley, Oli Warlow and Gavin Maclean.

Mark Clark was first to finish overall managing 4 laps in just over the 45 minute cut off time (8th male non ebiker) closely followed by 1st U18 Alexander Pervan, Katie Maclennan (1st female), Euan Fundingsland, Jessica Acheson and Andy Rogers all also managed 4 laps with Gill Barnes, Geraldine Springett, Marian Austin and Jenny Beattie completing 3 laps each.

Thanks to Vince Mackintosh for planning a great course and to Doug, Andy, Marian and Jacqui for stepping in to set up the course and do timing after Storm Gerrits trail of destruction meant Vince had to pull out to help with the Invergarry clear up .

Thanks also to Eileen Ross for providing delicious hot soup and christmas cake for the finish. Not the nicest weather to collect donations in after the race(!) but we did manage to raise £63 for charity, thanks to everyone who donated


1st-Stewart MacMillan 1st m ebike 6 laps – 49mins 50 secs
2nd -Liam Moynihan 1st m 6 laps 50mins 10 secs
3rd-James Shirley 2nd m 6 laps 51mins 04 secs
4th -Doug Little 2nd m ebike 6 laps 52 mins 09 secs
5th -Lance Marshall 3rd m ebike 5 laps 45mins 20 secs
6th -James Tedham 3rd m 5 laps 51mins 37 secs
7th -Ben Miller 4th m 5 laps 52 mins 10 secs
8th -Gavin Shirley 5th m 5 laps 52 mins 44 secs
9th -Oli Warlow 6th m 5 laps 52 mins 53secs
10th -Gavin Maclean 7th m 5 laps 54 mins 23secs
11th -Mark Clark 8th m 4 laps 45 mins 09 secs
12th -Alexander Pervan 1st male junior 4 laps 47mins 27 secs
13th -Katie Maclennan 1st f 4laps 51mins 27 secs
14th -Euan Fundigsland 9th m 4 laps 51mins 42 secs
15th -Jessica Acheson 2nd f 4 laps 59mins 10 secs
16th -Andy Rogers 10th m 4 laps 60 mins 30 secs
17th -Gill Barnes 3rd f 3 laps 45mins 33secs
18th -Geraldine Springett 4th f 3 laps 45mins 42 secs
19th -Marian Austin 5th f 3 laps 47mins 04 secs
Jenny Beattie 6th f 3 laps 47mins 40 secs

Time Trials

Christmas handicap 17/12/23

Fair to say that things were a little bit wet and windy for this year’s Xmas Handicap! However, despite the amber weather warning, 19  riders braved the conditions. Congratulations to Liam on taking the win! Special mention has to go to Gregor and Cory for toughing it out on the tandem despite being somewhat hungover! Congratulations also to Foss for winning the Civic Community Award for helping Marian out with her puncture and to Doug/Eileen for winning the best decorated Xmas bike ( Elf and Safety may however have something to say about the Christmas tree helmet decoration coming loose and blocking Doug’s line of vision on the singletrack descent!).

Many thanks to Andy for organising the event, to Marian for helping with course marking and to Jacqui and Dave for organising the much needed refreshments. The next race is Vince’s Winter League Memorial race at Nevis Range on Saturday the 30th of December.

XMAS HANDICAP 2023
Finish Time                                                    True Time
1 John Anderson (E-bike) 32:10:00           1 Liam Moynihan 27:17:00
2 Liam Moynihan 45:17:00                          2 James Shirley 28:30:00
3 James Tedham 45:27:00                          3 James Tedham 31:27:00
4 Gregor & Cory Muir 45:56:00                   4 Leon Sims (E-bike) 32:00:00
5 Oli Warlaw 46:05:00                                  5 Oli Warlaw 32:05:00
6 James Shirley 46:30:00                            6 John Anderson (E-bike) 32:10:00
7 Ailsa Pooleman 47:16:00                         7 Ben Miller 34:04:00
8 Robbie Cant 48:24:00                              8 Robbie Cant 34:24:00
9 Ben Miller 49:04:00                                  9 Fos (E-bike & repairman) 34:50:00
10 Ian Pooleman 49:05:00                        10 Ian Pooleman 36:05:00
11 Gill Barnes 49:09:00                              11 Ailsa Pooleman 40:16:00
12 Jess Acheson 50:34:00                       12 Gregor & Cory Muir 40:56:00
13 Leon Sims (E-bike) 52:00:00               13 Jess Acheson 41:34:00
14 Fos (E-bike) 54:50:00                           14 Gill Barnes 45:09:00
15 Marian Austin 56:27:00                       15 Marian Austin (puncture) 55:27:00
16 Donald P & Sophie 60:47:00               16 Donald P & Sophie 58:47:00
17 Doug Little 63:30:00                             17 Doug Little (puncture) 60:30:0

Winter League

WINTER LEAGUE 23/24 – rOUND 1- dUROR 03/12/23

Winter League Round 1 – Results.

Duror Forest – 3rd of December 2023.

A huge thanks to Ben Miller and his family for putting on such a well organised race. It was great to back to Doror after a 10 year gap!

27 riders lined up for the opening round in -4°C and blue skies. Well done to everyone for making it round the course. A few special mentions below.

It wouldn’t be a Winter League race without A J charging round the course on his E-Bike. Today he had an impressive ride, completing the course in just over 36 minutes! Stewart and Leon were not far behind, taking 2nd and 3rd e-bikes of the day.

Matiss won the coveted price of first to the single track by holding off Gary and Liam. Matiss bowed out of the race shortly after to prevent any injury as he has just signed for a French road cycling team. Well done Matiss!

Gary and Liam showed their impressive technical skills to gap the rest of the field further, eventually Gary came out on top with a minute in the bank.

Gary’s first Winter League was in Duror so it was great to have him back after a superb decade of racing bikes since!

Consistent as ever Mike bagged a solid 3rd place and 1st in the NACC series.

Another impressive ride from Lily Cant, who took 1st female and 1st junior female rider coming home just over the hour mark.

2nd female was Katie who swapped the gondola for her hardtail, despite her dislike of climbing Katie had a great ride crossing the line less than 2 minutes behind Lily.

Isla Cant also had a great ride, taking 3rd female and 2nd junior female.

Ride of the day goes to Aaron after winning the junior male category and surprising many of the adults with his pace on the climbs at just 12 years old. One to keep an eye on for the future. Well done Aaron 👏

Alexander was 2nd junior male and wins most stylish finish with a big manual across the finish line. Great skills 👌🏽

It was great to see Jacqui racing this round as Jacqui is usually on the other side of the tapes, timing and making sure we are all having a good time.

Big thanks to Rebecca and Jeanette for time keeping and my dad Nigel for all his efforts in getting the course ready for us to race, we all appreciate your efforts.

Next race for the Wheelers is the Xmas handicap on the 17th of December.

Winter League

Final winter league race – Nevis rANGE 02/04/23

 

Many thanks to Steve Bradley for organising a great finale to this year’s Winter League. It was great to see such a good turnout for the race and as ever there was some fierce racing on show. James Shirley sabotaged Liam’s rear wheel to the win in the main race, Lily won the ladies and Foss won the e bikes. Many thanks to Bridget for doing the timing, Sue for doing the cooking, Kenny for donating such delicious burgers from Letterfinlay Foods, and Marian and Lyn for bringing along amazing tray bakes. Roll on next year!

Main Race Results;

Junior Race Results;

Under 12 boys – 1st Joseph, 2nd Archie

Under 10 boys – 1st Fraser, 2nd Kaiden

Under 10 girls – 1st Charley.

Under 8 boys – 1st Alastair, 2nd Archie, 3rd Kai, 4th Jack.

Under 6 girls – 1st Bella.

 

 

 

Winter League

Winter league round 7 – wolftrax 19/03/23

Great racing at wolftrax today for the winter league from both young and old! Many thanks to Lance, Stewart and Doug for organising and to Jacqui and Claire for doing the timekeeping. To celebrate Mother’s Day the ladies race included an additional loop up to the top of the Orange, aka the Gill Barnes special 🤣. The next and final race of this year’s Winter League will be at Nevis Range on Sunday the 2nd of April. Steve Bradley is organising this race and it will be an XC loop this year rather than an enduro – you have been warned! This race will be followed by a BBQ and the prizegiving.

Adults Race Results

1. AJ MacDonald 34.34 (e-bike)

2. Liam Moynihan 35.46

3. Stewart MacMillan 36.31 ( e-bike)

4. Lance Marshall 42.06 ( e-bike)

5. Ben Miller 43.11

6. Daniel Parfitt 45.04

7. Scott Rodger 46.07

8. Alexander Pervan 47.53

9. Gregor Muir 48.48

10. Ian Pooleman 52.59

11. Colin Mactavish 55.45

12. Cameron Bungey 1.03.40

13. Doug Little 1.12.09 (e-bike and sign collector)

14. (1st last long course) Gill Barnes 1.23.09

Junior Race Results;

U12 Boys

🥇 Joseph

U10 Boys

🥇 Jethro

🥈 Fraser

🥉 Kaiden

U10 Girls

🥇 Charley

U8 Boys

🥇 Kai

🥈 Archie R

Winter League

Winter League round 5 – invergarry 05/02/23

No snow this year, but still a very chilly day. Many thanks to Vince for organising another cracking course. Thanks also to Cammie for doing the timekeeping and to Stewart for marshalling. Congratulations to Ben Miller for being first male, to Lily Cant for being first female and Leon Simms for being the first e biker. See the slide below for the full results. The next race is being run by North Argyll Cycling Club at Barcaldine on Sunday the 26th of Feb.

Junior Race results;

Under 12 boys

  1. Joseph ( 2 laps)
  2. Archie

Under 10 girls

  1. Charley

Under 10 boys

  1. Fraser
  2. Kaiden

Under 8 boys

  1. Alistair

 

 

Winter League

Winter League round 4 -Glen loy 15/01/23

Many thanks to Mark and Katie for hosting round 4 of the Winter League at their Croft in Glen Loy. As ever, Mark devised an interesting, unusual and highly enjoyable short course which include a bit of everything ( including a river crossing, a good bit of bog and mud, a fierce climb and a giant slalom course!)Cake and refreshments in the warm and cosy caravan were very much appreciated. Hats of to Bo Barnes for launching himself at everything in his way and leaving his mum trailing in his wake! The next race is at Invergarry on the 5th of February.

Results:

  1. A.J. MacDonald 10 Laps 46.16 – 1st ebike male
  2. Stewart MacMillan 9 laps 48.38 – 2nd e-bike male
  3. Campbell Mackintosh 8 laps 48.01- 1st male ( 1st junior)
  4. Lance Marshall 8 laps 48.34 – 3rd ebike male
  5. Doug Little 8 laps 48.36 – 4th ebike male
  6. Ben Miller 8 laps 51.33 – 2nd male
  7. Alexander Pervan 7 laps 49.43 3rd male ( 2nd junior)
  8. Gregor Muir 7 laps 50.02 – 4th male
  9. Graeme Corner 6 laps 48.31 – 5th Male
  10. Colin MacTavish 6 laps 50.36 – 6th male
  11. Andy Rogers 6 laps 53.20 – 7th male
  12. Fiona Beattie 5 laps + one pit stop to help Bo 44.40 – 1st Female
  13. Gill Barnes 5 laps 54.25 – 2nd female
  14. Cameron Bungey 4 laps 45.47 – 8th male ( 3rd junior)

Kid’s race

Under 12 boys – 1st Joseph, 2nd Archie

Under 10 girls – 1st Charley

Under 10 boys – 1st Jethro. 2nd Kaiden

Under 6 boys – 1st Bo