This weekend (21st May) will be the second round of the Scottish Cycling ‘Alba’ Road Race Series, this time at Garelochead, the Hugh Dornan Memorial.
The long standing event, which is memory of a long serving active member of Lomond Road CC, is being organised by Richard Burchmore and the club.
The course follows a 20 mile loop of the Rosneath peninsula and includes several hills and riders will complete 4 circuits, for a total of around 80 miles. The finish line sits at the top of one of the steepest hills on the course, the Whistlefield, just outside Garelochead.
A full field of 60 riders will be taking to the start line and they will all be hoping for nice sunny day; in the past poor weather has seen waves breaking across the road – and the riders too!
However, series leader Steve Lampier, JLT Condor, will not be competing in the second round – leaving the top of the table clear for second placed Sean Gordon, East Kilbride Road Club.
Also taking to the start line is John Archibald, Pro Vision Scotland, who has already shown his good form this season at the Scottish National Olympic TT and 10 mile TT Championships.
Spectators are encouraged to find a spot along with course to cheer the riders on, there are plenty of good viewing points and because it is a loop, you will get to see the riders four times, so plenty of action to see.
If you want to find out more about the Scottish Cycling 'Alba' Road Race Series please click here.