MTB Magic and 2-Up TT Tomfoolery

Walkers Cycling Club had an away day trip on Sunday to the mountain biking mecca of Innerleithen in the Scottish borders.

The Innerleithen trails offer some of the best downhill and enduro riding in the UK.

Eight members of the East Ayrshire club had booked a session with Adrenalin Uplift who are based in Prestwick. The company operate four buses which shuttle up to 64 riders at a time to the top of the trails, allowing them maximum descent time during their visit to the centre.

The WCC group rode down a variety of steep technical trails with appropriate names like the gold run, cresta and 39 steps.

All went well until Kilmarnock rider Sharon Lindsay had a bad crash on her fourth run. She was however quickly on her feet and recovered fully on the drive home.

The group were Davie Robb, Sharon Lindsay, Alan Murray, Simon Reynolds, Julie Nimmo, Gordon Colquhoun, Gavin Turnbull and Stuart McLean.

 

Three days later, the club’s roadies took to the old A77 in a TT with a difference.

A 2-up TT had been organised  with riders being paired up on the night. The event was scheduled as a little “just for fun” extra during the traditional July break from the club’s annual series.

Five exceptional athletes took up this challenge (which had nothing to do with the top notch prizes) and the process of pairing meant that the fifth rider – Davie Robb –  had to fly solo.

The route started at the Galston Road end, headed up to the Gardum Mill Farm roundabout then back down to the Harelaw Farm roundabout and back to the start., with the riders having to undertake the circuit twice.

The total distance was 14.2 km (8 miles).

The results were as follows:

Davie Robb – 24.12
Ian Anderson &  John Walker – 25.24
Brian mccutcheon & Russell Bridges  -26.40

Prizes were duly given out at the roadside quickly as the midges were starting to bite.

Well done to all who took the time to come along to provide support, timekeep, take photos and of course ride.

 

Innerleithen excursion
The MTBers set off for their Innerleithen Uplift day
2-Up TT
The Famous Five undertake the just for fun 2-Up TT under the scrutiny of Sharon