Hills hero Sharon

Five days of cycling in the hills of Majorca powered up Sharon Lindsay for a win in the latest round of Walkers Cycling Club’s summer TT series.

Sharon had cycled 300 miles on the sunshine island along with three other members of the  club a week before last Tuesday’s time trial.

It was the perfect training regime for a busy summer of cycling events that she has lined up.

The Kilmarnock rider was competing in a depleted field of four on the hilly 9.2km Corraith circuit out of Dundonald.

It was the third leg of the six-round series and time triallists among club members may have been put off by the strong wind – and perhaps the challenge of Dundonald Hill which rises 300ft in a mile. The second stretch at Corraith is another climb but a gentler one.

Chris Shields set the fastest time, ripping up the road and finishing a full 30 seconds ahead of second place Ian Anderson. Sharon and John Lumley finished within seconds of each other on the line.

After handicap calculations Sharon Lindsay was awarded the win with Chris behind her, keeping his points tally ahead of the chasers.

Actual times: 17:26 Chris Shields, 17:56 Ian Anderson, 20:27 Sharon Lindsay, 20:55 John Lumley.

Times on handicap 10:07 Sharon Lindsay, 14:06 Chris Shields, 16:05 John Lumley, 16:16 Ian Anderson

Points after three events Chris Shields 125, Sharon Lindsay 100, Ian Anderson 99, John Lumley 91, Ian McAlindon 63, Davie Robb 50, David Kaminski 45, Brian McCutcheon 45,

Harry McGarvie 35, Barry Garner 30, Darren Ridout 20, Russell Mowat 20, Alan Woodison 10, John Walker 10, Fiona Wallace 10, Lindsay McGarvie 10, Craig Mitchell 10.

The competition is run on a handicap basis to give all club members a chance of a podium place, regardless of age, race experience or ability. Time trial locations and distances also vary to ensure a mixed bag of results when the series ends in September.

Round four is on Tuesday, June 12, on the 16-mile A77 course from the Galston road-end to Newton Mearns and back.


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