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MacLeod first in Caithness time trial after hard training ride


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Andrew “Hamper” MacLeod took first place in Caithness Cycling Club’s weekly 10-mile time trial, although a hard training ride over the 25-mile course just before meant he was well down on his usual times.

Second-placed Colin Earnshaw was the only rider to improve his 2022 times, although Gary Angus and Iain Miller were just seconds behind their bests on another night when riders were 2 to 3mph slower to the turn than on the return due to a tough headwind on the uphill outward leg.

Results: 1 Andrew MacLeod, 23 min 38 sec; 2 Colin Earnshaw, 25.48; 3 Iain Miller, 26.16; 4 Alistair Miller, 26.42; 5 Angus MacKay, 27.30; 6 Gary Angus, 28.11; 7 Alasdair Washington, 28.27; 8 Roger Broughton, 28.32.

It is the halfway point in the Handicap League and there is again very close competition for the medals. Gary Angus has moved into top spot with 23 points but Angus MacKay (22), Colin Earnshaw (21), Phil Cartwright and Iain Miller (both 19) are all hot on his heels, with another 10 events to come.

This weekend Caithness Cycling Club hosts its annual Festival of Cycling, supported by Sinclair Bay Subsea. Event one on Saturday afternoon is the Mack Mowat Memorial “25”, followed on Sunday by the Caithness “10” and then the Scrabster Hill Climb, replacing the popular Loch Calder Hilly which again cannot be held due to very poor road conditions.


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