Neish-Low 25-mile TT
Location: Fordoun, Aberdeenshire
Event: 6 May 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Carlos Riise (Shetland Wheelers) was fastest in the Neish-Low 25-mile TT in Aberdeenshire on Sunday.
The Lerwick-based rider, who is a spring chicken at the age of 47, clocked 55-30 to take the win in the event which was based at Fordoun.
Second-placed Steve Nutley, the 56-year-old Sandy Wallace Cycles rider from Fife, was 22 seconds slower, while another 47-year-old, Phil Kelman (Deeside Thistle) was third and completed a podium with a combined age of 150!
A mixed morning saw sunshine, sleet and rain greet the riders, but it did little to put them off.
Nutley also won the veteran on standard prize, beating his age standard by 13:11, while top woman was Riise’s team-mate at Shetland Wheelers Christine McLean, who clocked 1:00:41.
Ythan CC team-mates Zak Loney and Craig Ward went head to head in the youth category, with Loney narrowly taking the prize with 1-03-24, nine seconds quicker.
1 Carlos Riise (Shetland Wheelers) 55:30
2 Steve Nutley (Sandy Wallace Cycles) 55:52
3 Phil Kelman (Deeside Thistle) 56:37
4 Norman Skene (Granite City RT) 56:47
5 Alan Mill (Sandy Wallace Cycles) 56:57
6 Gregg Quinn (Deeside Thistle) 57:54
7 Brendan McCabe (Aberdeen Wheelers) 57:56
8 Kevin Lackie (Moray RT) 58:25
9 Lee Smith (Ecosse-Velo Equipe) 59:36
10 Keith Nettleton (Deeside Thistle) 59:38
Veterans on standard: Steve Nutley +13:11. Women: Christine McLean (Shetland Wheelers) 1:00:41. Youth: Zak Loney (Ythan CC) 1:03:24.
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.