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