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Highland Cross

So, if you ever get a phone call on the Tuesday before the Highland Cross, asking you to join a team with Brian Bonnyman and Sam Alexander, then my advice would be to take the opportunity, regardless of whether it clashes with The Brack hill…

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…

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…

Track racing of a different sort

While Chris has been busy enjoying himself on the new indoor running track at the Emirates, I have been getting used to a new style of racing just across the corridor. After 4 technical training sessions and a few open sessions to tune up my…

50 mile Road Race (Cycling)

Last Saturday I took part in the my first cycling road race, which ended up being a bit of an non event for me. It was a 3 lap circuit of 17 miles along the old Ayr road (A77) and some other B roads in the area. Half way through the first…

Le Route des Grande Alpes

A pensioner and his pal attempt to cycle from Lake Geneva to Menton on the Med over the high Cols of the AlpsDay 1After a long drive from Glasgow to Thonon les Bains in the camper van we set off early on Monday morning from Lake Geneva and headed…

Ken Laidlaw Cycle Sportif

SUNDAY 23 AUGUST105 miles 10 000 feet ascentWet, wild and windy - yet somehow I enjoyed it! The weather started on us just at the 9am start and didn't relent all day. Over 200 likeminded nutters turned out for this beautiful, rolling route from…

Beer Sweat and Gears

SATURDAY 13 JUNE - NEWCASTLE CYCLOSPORTIF - 102 MILES 6h 19m 1880 metres climb 16.4 mphLeaving the delights of the new Loch Lochy Hill Race for others to enjoy, I headed to the north east for the Newcastle Cyclone - a 100 mile cycle sportif.…

Fred Whitton Cycle Challenge

Sunday 9 May 2009OK so it's not running, but what a fantastic event!!! And anyway our CCC could well stand for Cycling Challenge Club?!This was my first attempt at this modern classic cycling challenge - 110 miles and 10 000 feet - and I'm still…