Weekend Events Preview: 10th/11th August 2019

Weekend Events Preview: 10th/11th August 2019


UCI Mountain Bike World Cup: Lenzerheide

9th - 11th August

Grant Ferguson, Isla Short and Sean Flynn will compete for the Scotland Team at the MTB World Cup in Lenzerheide on Sunday. Isla will also ride the short track on Friday night. Several Scottish Downhill riders will also be competing over the weekend.

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UCI Para-Cycling World Cup: Canada

9th - 11th August

Up and coming para athlete Fin Graham will compete this weekend at the Para-Cycling World Cup in Canada for the Great Britain Cycing Team.



Scottish National MTB XC Championship 2019: SXC Round 5 Lochore Meadows

11th August

The event is organised by the Scottish Cross-Country Association, led by a team from Glasgow Riderz who took on the organisation of the six-event cross country series at the start of this year.

Lochore Meadows is always a popular course, and it’s a big weekend for cycling in Scotland with the Women’s Tour in the area too!

Race the Volcano

11th August

Forget Zwift - this is your chance to race on a real volcano. Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh rises above the world's greatest city park, with the Queen's Drive climb one of the most hotly contested Strava segments.

In 1970's it provided the course for the Commonwealth Games Road Race and on the 11th of August provides the start/finish for the final stage of The Women's Tour of Scotland, a major UCI stage race.

Clear your diaries for this very special closed road youth event. The last eruption was 340 million years ago.

Iain Longbotham Memorial 25 TT

11th August

In the North of Scotland this weekend the 25 mile time trial in memory of Iain Longbotham is set to take place. Weather is set to be rainy yet windy, which should make for a challenging and exciting ride.

AWCC Classified 10 Mile TT

11th August

Returning this year thanks to the Aberdeen Wheelers Cycling Club, this 10 mile TT will attract a good standard of field, with a close finish expected at the top.

Wheelers Open Hill Climb incorporating SCNEG Hill Climb Championships

11th August

A 90th year birthday event. Wheelers organised their first event in their inaugural tear,1929, a hill climb, on Leggart Terrace/Banchory Devenick climb. Details [course length] lost in the mists of time but we do know that Club Treasurer &Secretary - Mr C Hillyard recorded a 2min 21sec. This route will run the same as last year for anyone returning to attempt to beat their previous time.

Women’s Tour of Scotland

9th – 12th August

The first ever women’s tour of Scotland is set to be an outstanding world class permanent UCI calendar professional race fixture. The three day, three stage race will be contested by many of the top women’s teams in the world – plus the cream of Great Britain and Scotland’s female cycling talent.

The first stage from Dundee to Dunfermline went ahead despite the horrendous weather, in the hope that it might lessen as the stage progressed. Sadly this wasn't the case and the stage had to be cut short in the interest of safety. Fingers crossed day 2 from Glasgow to Perth will go ahead as planned.

Day 1 - Dundee – Dunfermline

Day 2 – Glasgow – Perth

Day 3 – Edinburgh – Edinburgh