TT: Ettles victorious in Ronnie MacDonald Memorial 10


Location: Invergordon, Scotland
Event: 15 September 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports

Forres-based time trial ace Peter Ettles (Sandy Wallace Cycles) secured victory in the Ronnie MacDonald Memorial 10-mile time trial on the A9 near Invergordon on Saturday.

The 22-year-old clocked 21-40 for the course, winning by more than a minute from his nearest rival.

The day was dry and sunny, but a stiff wind made it hard going on the way back – although there were a few personal bests recorded in the field of 42 riders.

Behind Ettles, Forres CC rider Dave Harter, 49, was second with 22-42, while fellow veteran Alan McCaffrey (Ross-shire Roads CC) was third, the Inver resident being just three seconds further back.

Amy Philips (Moray Firth CC) was fastest of the women with 25-14, while Peter Robertson (Forres CC) was best veteran on standard according to the one rider one prize rule, with +3:57 from an actual time of 24-48.

Francis McCaffrey (Ross-shire Roads CC) was best junior with 30-18, although fastest youth rider Thomas Deas (Cuillin Wheels) was more than four minutes quicker with 26-04.


1 Peter Ettles (Sandy Wallace Cycles) 21:40
2 Dave Harter (Forres CC) 22:42
3 Alan McCaffrey (Ross-shire Roads CC) 22:45
4 Callum Finlayson (Forres CC) 22:58
5 Brian Widdowson (Moray Firth CC) 23:09
6 Kevin Lackie (Moray CRT) 23:21
7 Henry Blake (Ross-shire Roads CC) 23:24
8 Andy Cowie (Moray Firth CC) 23:27
8 Tom Broadbent (Elgin CC) 23:27
10 Roger Sewell (Ross-shire Roads CC) 24:11

Women: Amy Phillips (Moray Firth CC) 25:14. Veterans on std: Peter Robertson (Forres CC) (24:48) +3:57. Juniors: Francis McCaffrey (Ross-shire Roads CC) 30:18. Youth: Thomas Deas (Cuillin Wheels) 26:04. Handicap: Julian Foot (Ross-shire Roads CC) (25:44) 19:38.

British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.