Cyclist v Harriers 2018

Apparently, Westie reports are like buses. You wait ages for one – and then two come along at the same time! Anyway...I got over excited again. Rushing off too fast at the start of a race. I wanted to nail the first jump which was fairly…
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Cyclists V Harriers

You'd think that a cyclist would always beat a runner wouldn’t you? Well, providing they’re on their bike at least. Sunday saw 9 Westies put that theory to the test at the annual Cyclists V Harriers event at Irvine, hosted by Irvine…

Bealach Mor

John and I travelled up to Kinlochewe to do the Bealach Mor sportive on Saturday. I can't say we were that up for it as we rolled out towards Achnasheen in torrential rain. Though thankfully it was a warm day and after 20 miles the skies cleared.…

Tour of the Borders

I'd have liked to have done the Westies duathlon this year but had already signed up for the Tour of the Borders Sportive. It was the first time I'd been out on my bike since my cycling in the Pyrenees nearly 2 months ago so was a little apprehensive…

Pyrenean Routes des Cols

What a journey! 3 Westies (JD, Duncan and me), 1 Carnethy (Andy) and a friend of mine (Graeme) are just back from 9 amazing days cycling in the French Pyrenees.   The aim had been to cycle from the Atlantic to the Med over all the high…

More Passes Than Mastermind

I'm just back from an amazing day. Yes, it was mostly raining today, and yes, it was blowing a hoolie, but when has that ever stopped Westies having a blast!   4 Westies congregated in Symington to the 'More Passed Than Mastermind' Audax…

Dig In at The Dock

Sunday 5th January saw a little bit of Belgium descend on the Bo'Ness dock and foreshore area for the 3rd running of the Dig In At The Dock cyclocross race. Despite only the third running of this event - organisers Jon and Dave have managed…

Cyclocross

The Cyclocross season is now well underway, both in Scotland and around the UK. For those not familiar with the discipline it normally involves riding (and running) round a short (1-2 mile) off-road course for one hour plus one lap. The courses…

Blair Road Race (Cycling)

This was my 5th cycling road race of the summer and my best result so I thought I should write a wee report for the Westies. The race started in Killwinning, well the neutralised section started in Killwinning. This is common at the start of…

Another Sunday club cycle

'Why am I doing this' were my thoughts as I drove up to Killin this morning on horrendously wet roads. It was torturous driving so I couldn't really see how it was going to be any fun cycling in it. However, a text in the morning had confirmed…