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MacLeod on great form in Caithness time trial despite less than ideal conditions

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In Caithness Cycling Club’s weekly 10-mile time trial Andrew “Hamper” MacLeod was on great form to clock 22 min 10 sec with an average speed of 27.1 mph, although conditions were far from ideal.

The temperature was a cool 10 Celsius and a stiff south-westerly wind resulted in riders being two to three minutes slower on the outward leg, which is never made up on the return.

Despite this several riders managed a season’s best. Iain Miller recorded his fastest this year by a massive 1 min 45 sec, and took the maximum of six points in the Handicap League, followed by Chris Gregory with five points as a result of gaining a personal best by 38 seconds.

Angus MacKay also clocked a season’s best, by 24 seconds, gaining four points to give him a narrow lead in the competition with 12 points, followed by Gary Angus (11 points) and Roger Broughton (10.5).

Results: 1 Andrew MacLeod, 22 min 10 sec; 2 Iain Miller, 26.58; 3 Alistair Miller, 27.07; 4 Angus MacKay, 27.32; 5 Allan Sutherland, 27.41; 6 Roger Broughton, 28.16; 7 Gary Angus, 29.22; 8 Chris Gregory, 29.50; 9 Phil Cartwright, 31.23.

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