Fiona’s the wheel deal
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)