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RIDER MANUAL FOR THE NATIONAL TEAM TIME TRIAL ON SATURDAY, 24th AUGUST 2013
NATIONAL 25 MILE TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to Iain and Jay our new 25 Mile Time Trial Champions ... thanks to John Allan, Bob Gibson and the Team of Aberdeen Wheelers - grand day out for all ..
Start sheet for National 25 mile TT in Aberdeen on Sunday, 9th June
NATIONAL 10 MILE TIME TRIAL
Start list and Course details for tomorrow National 10 mile Time Trial - the top testers in Scotland go head to head in this battle against the watch.
FI-5 course starts fast downhill on the A92 through Freuchie and, with the correct wind, riders will be hoping to sustain their speed at a very high pace all the way to the Melville lodges Roundabout at about 4 1/2 miles. Turning left at the roundabout you may then pay for any wind assistance for the next 1/14 miles until left again, for a latter half of the course on quieter, possibly more technical roads. There is the unusual feature of a right turn, well marshalled, onto unclassified roads with 1 1/2 miles to go - but beware that cutting the right turn on the right hand side of the road will result in disqualification. After a narrow bridge, a last left turn back towards Freuchie and the end is in sight as you pass Eck Mackies memorial seat ( Finish of the Fife 25 mile course) the last 300 yards take you to finish just at the bottom of a slight rise to an unmarked crossroads.
The organiser, Dave Bean, who is organising the event on behalf of Fife centre is hoping for some fast times and added that the last Scottish 10 mile Championships held in Fife was won by Jason MacIntyre, with a 19:30, on slightly similiar course to that being used on Sunday.
Last years winner Sian Tovey is missing from the Womens Championship but Christine McLean who took the 2nd spot and Shelley Farrar who took the 3rd spot are both named on the start sheet. With 20 women taking part it is looking to be a highly competative event. One to watch is newcomer to the Time Trialling scene, Katie Archibald - Katie has been impressing people with her riding on the track and it will be interesting to see how she can perform against the clock on the road.
All three medal winners from last years 10 Championship are listed and Arthur Doyle will be hoping to repeat his win over Iain Grant and Ben Peacock.
Events Team News item - 24th April
Scottish Cycling Womens National Road Race - 2013
The Womens National Road Race Championship on 19th May 2013 will be an open event, and not restricted to those eligible for a Scottish Championship.
Entries close two weeks prior to race week.
Entrants will be
- Women who are members of any UCI affiliated governing body with a full racing licence at any category (Elite, 1,2,3, and 4 category riders)
- Women who purchase a day race.
The Scottish Womens Championships will be ‘incorporated’ in the race but the winner of the Championship title can only be somebody who holds a SC/BC membership and full racing licence and who meets the criteria for a Scottish national as detailed in the SC Technical Regulations;
Scottish Championships are open to persons who meet at least one of the following:
- Members of clubs affiliated to Scottish Cycling
- Persons born in Scotland
- Persons who have been resident in Scotland for three of the last five years
- Persons who have at least one parent who was born in Scotland.
All competitors entering Scottish Championships must have a full annual racing licence issued by BC or another UCI recognised cycling federation.
This initiative will be on a reviewed on a yearly basis. By opening the entries up and incorporating the championship into an open race instead of restricting the field to membership and licence holders only it is hoped that the numbers entering the event and racing, will increase, and more women will be encouraged into the sport of cycle racing.
24th April 2013