Eleven members of WCC swapped Ayrshire for Renfrewshire last Saturday to take part in the annual Georgetown Cup event. Organised by Glasgow Couriers, this is a popular and well-run event that regularly attracts upwards of 150 entrants from all across the west of Scotland and beyond.
Clubs may enter as many competitors as they wish, but only the top eight individual times count towards the overall team time.
Walkers CC finished 5th out of 8 in the team event which was won by Fullarton Wheelers. Fastest time of the day was Iain Grant on 14.41
The event also features a Flying Scot challenge where riders race on these legendary “real riders” bicycles rather than namby-pamby modern carbon jobs. Catherine Logan and Russell Mowat had both elected to use their Scots with both putting in decent times, although neither threatened Ben Peacock who won the award for the fastest Flying Scot with a time of 16.58.
The WCC results are as follows:-
Ian Anderson Walkers Cycling Club 17:14
Bryce Gillan Walkers Cycling Club 17:31
Grant Walker Walkers Cycling Club 17:31
James Goldie Walkers Cycling Club 19:31
Catherine Logan (Flying Scot) Walkers Cycling Club 19:25
Alexander Muir Walkers Cycling Club 18:35
Scott Russell Walkers Cycling Club 19:42
Stephen Fraser Walkers Cycling Club 20:08
Lorna Sloan Walkers Cycling Club 20:19
Russell Mowat (Flying Scot) Walkers Cycling Club 21:26
Paula Wilson Walkers Cycling Club 21:43
Tommy Gribbon and Fiona Wallace had to opt out.
Sadly, the decent showing of the Walkers’ contingent meant that the Club lost out on the main award of the event – the highly coveted Georgetown Pie which is awarded to the slowest team. Ah well; there’s always next year. Perhaps our report card for this event will read “Must do worse.”