The Ayrshire Alps Classic - 48th David Bell Memorial

Road , Girvan – Sunday, 18 Aug 2013

Event Details

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Start Date:

Sun, 18th Aug 2013

Event Type:

Road (Competitive)


Girvan Academy, 62 The Avenue, Girvan, Ayrshire, KA26 9DW
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Entry close date

Sun, 4th Aug 2013

Event Overview

The 48th David Bell Memorial Road Race is the climax of the Ayrshire Alps Cycling Festival.

Christopher Jennings wins the 47th South Carrick David Bell Memorial in Victory Park, Girvan

Christopher Jennings wins the 47th South Carrick David Bell Memorial in Victory Park, Girvan

This will be a ‘National B‘ event run to a‘National A’ standard with a prize fund of over £1200, a full race convoy and the same high organisation standard the race has come to be known for!  The event is open to Elite, 1st, 2nd and 3rd category riders.

This is the race that every Scottish cyclist wants to win, with an incredibly rich history and formidable reputation.  With a mix of grueling terrain a top competition, this is not a race for the weak!

The 48th edition of the David Bell Memorial Race (The Ayrshire Alps Classic) will be run over an 81 mile course featuring the ascents of Carleton, the Screws and the Byne.  Based in and around Girvan, the race concludes with four laps of a circuit featuring the Byne and Assel Valley.

Known for being a hardman’s race, the 48th edition of the Davie Bell will not buck the trend with over 1000m of ascent.  However, gone are the steep pitches of the Nic O Balloch that favour the pure climbers so well.  Instead the steady gradients of the Byne will suit powerful riders who can handle the relentless pressure.

With the riders passing by Victory Park in Girvan six times this should make for a great spectator friendly race.  Add to that the beautiful opening gallop to Lendalfoot along the gorgeous South Carrick Coastline…  Look forward to the photos!

The Races

Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Race length
18/08/13 11:00 E/1/2/3 - 140 km National B Band 2 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite 140km / 87 miles

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Race E/1/2/3
Date Start Classification Band Rider Cat
Sun 18/08/13 11:00 National B Band 2 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: Postal: (£20.00)
Race E/1/2/3
Sun 18/08/13 - 11:00
Classification: National B
Band: Band 2
Rider Cat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Elite
Entry: Postal: (£20.00)

Road: Oliphant wins In Ayrshire sprint finish

Posted 16/09/2013 - British Cycling

Third victory for Oliphant View Full Report

Confirmed Results

Race E/1/2/3

Position Name Club name Rider status Category Time Points
1 Evan Oliphant Raleigh GAC Finished Elite 03:27:51:000 60
2 Andrew Hawdon Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.... Finished Elite --- 52
3 Scott McCrossan Rock to Roll CC Finished Elite --- 45
4 Ben Greenwood Hope Factory Racing Finished N/A --- 40
5 Martin Ford Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.... Finished Elite --- 35
6 Alastair McCauley Phoenix CC Finished --- 0
7 Andrew Whitehall Equipe Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers Finished 1st --- 27
8 Bradley Stokes Pedal Power RT Finished 2nd --- 23
9 Stuart McCluskey Finished 2nd --- 20
10 Steven Lawley TheBicycleWorks Finished 2nd --- 17
11 Collin Humphrey Achieve Northside Skinnergate Finished 1st --- 15
12 Jamie Kennedy Paisley Velo Race Team Finished 1st --- 13
13 Mark Stewart Team ASL360 Finished 1st --- 11
14 Alex Coutts Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.... Finished 2nd --- 9
15 Gary Jeffers Finished N/A 00:06:17:000 0
16 Peter Murdoch Paisley Velo Race Team Finished Elite 00:07:08:000 6
17 Richard McDonald Equipe Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers Finished 2nd 00:07:45:000 5
18 Greig Brown Finished 2nd --- 3
19 Robert Friel Finished 2nd --- 2
20 David Lines MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling Finished 1st 00:07:53:000 1
21 Ian Taylor Finished 1st 00:09:23:000 0
22 Sean Gordon Team Thomsons Cycles Finished 3rd 00:11:07:000 0
23 John Brown Finished 2nd 00:11:18:000 0
24 Daniel McShane Glasgow Road Club Finished 3rd 00:11:21:000 0
25 Stephen Russell East Kilbride Road Club Finished 2nd 00:11:27:000 0
26 Gary Hand Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes.... Finished Elite --- 0
27 Keith Laird Team Thomsons Cycles Finished 3rd 00:15:55:000 0
28 Chris Smart Paisley Velo Race Team Finished 3rd 00:18:37:000 0
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