Road: Ross takes a Flyer for maiden win


Location: Stobo, Peebles
Event: 16 June 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports

Powering clear in the uphill sprint to the line, Lee Ross (Edinburgh RC) celebrated his first road race win in his own club’s 44-mile Lothian Flyer Road Race at Stobo.

The 38-year-old had four seconds in hand over Drew Sharkey ( at the summit with a further gap of two seconds to third-placed George Roberts (VC Glasgow South).

In a race punctuated by heavy showers, a large group of riders remained in contention after six full laps of the Dreva-Rachan-Drumelzier-Dawyck circuit before the final shake-up began on the seventh climb past Rachan Home Farm.

The race is run in memory of Archie Craig, the ‘Lothian Flyer’, who was a prolific competitor and tourist in the sport’s pre-war heyday.


1 Les Ross Edinburgh RC 01:47:06
2 Drew Sharkey @ 4sec
3 George Roberts VC Glasgow South @ 6sec
4 John Myburgh Edinburgh RC @ 8sec
5 Richard Provan Glasgow Couriers st
6 Steve Macluskie VC Glasgow South st
7 David Hamill Pedal Power RT st
8 Graeme Scott Edinburgh RC @ 12sec
9 Jarlath Flynn Edinburgh RC @ 13sec
10 Owen Philipson Stirling Bike Club st
11 David Dalziel Glasgow Nightingale CC st
12 Paul Friel Glasgow Couriers st
13 Michael Paton Falkirk BC st
14 Michael Robb Ayr Roads Cycling Club st
15 Simon Kenny West Lothian Clarion CC st
16 Malcolm Dunlop 20
17 John Dunlop Loudoun RC st
18 Marek Jurasinski Edinburgh RC 21
19 John-Paul Baxter Ayr Roads Cycling Club 28
20 Ronnie Burns VC Glasgow South 40
21 Dougal Allan Edinburgh RC 51
22 Douglas Pender Glasgow Nightingale CC 53
23 Colin McLellan VC Edinburgh 56
24 Samuel Shaw Stirling Bike Club st
25 Timothy Caine Berwick Wheelers CC 01:03
26 Robert Kelly Ayr Roads Cycling Club 01:08
27 Georges Avraam Edinburgh RC 02:19
28 David Laurie Glasgow Nightingale CC 06:50
29 Ian Wallace Edinburgh RC 07:15
30 Ciaran Mallon VC Glasgow South 07:25
31 Oscar Marletta VC Glasgow South st
32 Iain Elliott West Lothian Clarion CC 07:38
33 Matthew Allen Edinburgh RC 08:01
34 Gordon Jackson Hawick CC 09:36
35 Graham Gillooly West Lothian Clarion CC 10:32
36 Calum Ross Loudoun RC st
37 Kris Lindsay Edinburgh RC st
38 Neil Adamson Glasgow Couriers 10:47
39 Ross Strachan Loudoun RC 10:50
40 Alexander McAllister Ayr Roads Cycling Club 10:51
41 Christopher McConnell Unattached 15:42
42 Andrew Douglas Pedal Power RT 15:45
43 David Fulton Ayr Roads Cycling Club 18:43
44 Stuart Davis Edinburgh RC 21:49

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.