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It’s a Classic
Walkers Cycling Club are staging their 2018 club classic on Saturday, March 24.
Organiser Sandy Muir is planning to have a road route, an mtb route and a trekking route (a mix of both road and off-road) in place for the annual spring get-together.
The aim is to have all the riders back at base for lunch at the Stag and Thistle in the village.
Three rides involving different sections of the club are planned: the main road ride with be a 50-miler from Kilmaurs out to Drumclog and back, leaving at 10am. A 25-mile trekking ride on quiet roads and well-surfaced paths will also set off from Kilmaurs an hour later.
In the past two years, Largs has been the destination with riders having the choice of heading up the coast on cycle paths or taking one of two road routes – via the more direct Fairlie Moor or a more circular course via Loch Thom.
But, strangely for a club with a mountain biking pedigree, no off-road route was ever available for the classic Largs run – because everyone chose to travel by road bike. Sandy’s out to change that over the next five weeks! He has appealed for club bikers who prefer the off-road variety of cycling to come forward.
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Walkers Cycling Club were this week celebrating news that they will host a round of the UK Cyclocross National Trophy Series – the first time the event has come north to Scotland.
The Kilmaurs-based club will stage the second leg of the six-round competition at Irvine Beach Park in October.
The club’s CX organising duo Neil Walker and Scott Kerr told members that they were hopeful of attracting the event at Walkers AGM in November.
Neil said: “Eleven years of hard work from loads of volunteers at Walkers Cycling Club has paid off.
“Irvine is the only course in Scotland with a mix of rolling grassy hills and tricky sand stretches side by side and next to the sea. It’s a superb venue for cyclocross.”
Messages of congratulations have poured in from the Scottish cyclocross community who are delighted to see the high-profile national event heading over the border.
The plaudits for partnership working also went to Scottish Cycling and the Scottish Cyclocross Association as well as North Ayrshire Council who own the Beach Park site.
Morven Brown, Scottish Cycling’s National Events Officer, said, “It is really exciting that Walkers Cycling Club has secured a round of the HSBC UK National Trophy Cyclocross series at Irvine.
“The course is one of the classics on the Scottish calendar, and the organising team from Walkers CC has put in a great deal of effort to develop features to National Trophy standard. With the average rider entry at Scottish cyclocross races being over 500, the sport of cyclocross in Scotland is in a very strong position.”
The 2018/19 HSBC UK Cyclo-cross National Trophy Series runs from October to January. Dates and venues are: Round one, 6-7 October, Moorways, Derby; Round two, 27-28 October, Beach Park, Irvine; Round three, 10-11 November, South of England Event Centre, Crawley; Round four, 24-25 November, York Cycle Sport, York; Round five, 8-9 December, Trinity Park, Ipswich; Round six, 5-6 January, Shrewsbury Sports Centre, Shrewsbury.