Pedal power

West Lothian Courier - - Drivetime Extra -

Eleven riders from West Loth­ian Clar­ion took part in Scot­land’s first ever Bri­tish Na­tional Tro­phy cy­clo-cross com­pe­ti­tion, staged in Scot­land.

The club’s first rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Irvine, Katie Galloway, rode well in the fe­male un­der-14 race to take 29th place. In the male race, the club’s best per­former was Finn Ma­son, who was closely fol­lowed by Evan McKen­zie and Fin­lay Turner, although Ross Chisholm, who had to re­tire.

In the un­der-16 cat­e­gory, the club’s youth rider of the year, An­drew Turner, was the first of the club’s riders to cross the line, in 33rd place. Sam Chisholm, fin­ished in 64th and Miller Crom­bie took 70th place.

The club’s race team were in ac­tion in the ju­niors cat­e­gory, with Alex Ball tak­ing 39th and Ge­orge Free­man 46th place.

The only Clar­ion rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the adult races was Ailsa Cur­tis, who took 11th place in the women’s V40 cat­e­gory.

Clar­ion coach Alan Massey said:“It was a great ex­pe­ri­ence for our riders to have the op­por­tu­nity to tackle a chal­leng­ing course and test them­selves against a strong field.

“They all learned a lot and they will be look­ing to ap­ply those lessons in the re­main­ing rounds of the Scot­tish Cy­clo-cross Series go­ing for­ward.”

Top per­former Finn Ma­son

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