Drome Pilots

Twenty members of Walkers Cycling Club made the trip to Glasgow on Sunday night for a track session at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Under the guidance of club senior coach, Fiona Walker, the riders were put through their paces over various disciplines on the 250m track.

Riders were split into groups based on their ability and track experience. This led to some interesting manoeuvres and some fast and furious laps around the circuit, with some further guidance from Fiona and John Walker.

One of the evening’s activities was a pursuit race with five-member teams chasing each other around the track. In the first race Mark Ward managed to dislodge one foot from a pedal, leaving Frazer Bell to time trial two laps at the end while being chased all the way by the opposition.

Club members enjoyed the challenge of the velodrome and all are looking forward to the next shot at track racing.

Saturday’s better weather drew bigger numbers than usual out on the club’s weekly social ride from Kilmaurs. A dozen riders cycled through Tarbolton and Stair towards the coast at Ayr, having lunch at the Secret Garden café in Doonfoot. The return journey went through Prestwick and Troon before riders peeled off for various finishing points around Kilmarnock, bringing the average distance to 48 miles.

The club’s trekking group saw the regulars on a 32-mile road ride to Sandyford via Gatehead and Tarbolton, coming and back through Symington and Dundonald.