Fiona’s the wheel deal

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

A Cam­bus­lang girl is prov­ing to be the wheel deal af­ter gain­ing a bronze medal in a gru­elling na­tional cy­cle race.

Fiona Hay (10) was com­pet­ing in the Crit un­der the Castle in Stir­ling ear­lier this month.

Fiona came third in the un­der-10 girls’cat­e­gory.

This was a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment, es­pe­cially when it is con­sid­ered cy­clists from all over Scot­land com­pete in the race.

Crit Un­der The Castle is a closed road cy­cle rac­ing ex­trav­a­ganza around Stir­ling Town Cen­tre.

Fiona has been cy­cling com­pet­i­tively for three years, but has al­ways been rid­ing her bike since a young age.

Fiona and mum Ali­son were at a cy­cling event in Stravhaven when they saw a flyer got the East Kil­bride Road Club, who were start­ing a kid’s sec­tion.

And since join­ing she has never looked back.

Ali­son said:“Fiona loves it, she was ec­static to get a bronze medal.

The Burn­side Pri­mary Pupil says her favourite cy­clist is Graeme Obree the man nick­named‘The fly­ing Scots­man’, who broke the World Hour Record in 1993 and was World Cham­pion in the 4000m Pur­suit in 1993 and 1995.

And Fiona hopes to be­come an Olympian cy­clist one day, although she’s un­de­cided in what cat­e­gory.

Ali­son added:“She likes Road rac­ing, rac­ing in the velo­drome, moun­tain bik­ing and Cy­clo-cross, so it could be any­thing.

“I’d also like to say thanks to Gre­gor and Guto at the East Kil­bride Road Club, their coach­ing help­ing Fiona im­mensely.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on East Kil­bride Road Club visit http://www. ekroad­club.co.uk.

On the road Fiona Hay from Cam­bus­lang (left)

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