A finger in every pie

8 Walkers Cycle Club members headed for the sunny climes of Renfrewshire on Saturday to take part in the annual Georgetown Cup. Organised by Glasgow Couriers, the Cup event is a 7.1mile team time trial along the Houston Road – known locally as the Georgetown Road by most cyclists and anyone in the Houston area old enough to be able to sing a quick chorus of Lloyd George Knew My Father. Teams can enter as many riders as they wish, with the best eight times being used to give the overall team time. An additional award – the Georgetown Pie – is given to the team that comes last overall, and as last year’s worthy winners, Walkers CC were keen to defend this major accolade. In fact so hell-bent were they on embarking on a running slice of Pie wins that the team fielded two TT rookies in Paula Wilson and Fiona Wallace. Rather selfishly however, both ladies turned in fairly decent times for a first attempt, and when combined with the good times notched up by the other team members, Walkers CC leapt a full place up the leader board to second last with their place usurped by the Johnstone Sheilas – a team whose name prompted a fair bit of interest from Ayrshire’s third fastest man, Mr Gribbon.

The event was well supported by clubs and Walkers CC did not disgrace themselves. The riders faced a fairly pronounced headwind on the outward leg which the more experienced members of the team coped with well. Times were as follows:

Tommy Gribbon 17.53
Catherine Logan 17.56
Scott Russell 19.26
Fiona Walker 19.51
Sandy Muir 19.21
Russell Mowatt 20.50 (on his Flying Scot)
Paula Wilson 22.28
Fiona Wallace 23.19