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Miller does enough to secure Handicap League bronze position

By Alan Hendry

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Alistair Miller took seven seconds off his previous best this year. Picture: James Gunn
Alistair Miller took seven seconds off his previous best this year. Picture: James Gunn

In Caithness Cycling Club’s final 10-mile time trial of the season, winner Andrew “Hamper” MacLeod took three seconds off his best time this year with a speedy 21 min 32 sec. David McCarthy had an excellent second place to equal his season’s best, just 37 seconds in arrears.

They were followed by a strong Wick Wheelers trio of Graeme Clyne, Danny Miller and Ian Nicholson, who all beat the 25 mph barrier.

Alistair Miller put in a great performance. He needed the maximum of six points in the Handicap League to jump into the bronze medal position and he achieved this with just four seconds to spare by paring seven seconds off his previous best this year.

In the Handicap League Iain Miller and Angus MacKay were already in unassailable positions for gold and silver and had a good lead over the rest of the field but the battle for the bronze medal was close, with just 3.5 points separating three riders.

Results: 1 Andrew MacLeod, 21 min 32 sec; 2 David McCarthy, 22.09; 3 Graeme Clyne, 22.33; 4 Danny Miller, 23.41; 5 Iain Nicholson, 23.50; 6 Alistair Miller, 24.33; 7 Colin Earnshaw, 25.08; 8 Iain Miller, 25.26; 9 Debbie Larnach, 26.09; 10 Angus MacKay, 26.41; 11 Cameron Earnshaw, 26.50; 12 Roger Broughton, 26.52; 13 Phil Cartwright, 29.15; 14 Gary Angus, 29.32; 15 Rory Simmons, 20.36; 16 Graham Angus, 31.00; 17 Martine Hughes, 33.26.

Handicap League: 1 Iain Miller (56 points); 2 Angus MacKay (49.5); 3 Alistair Miller (36.5); 4 Martine Hughes (35); 5 Roger Broughton (33); 6 Gary Angus (28); 7 Lorna Stanger (24); 8 Phil Cartwright (22.5); 9 David Anderson (19); 10 Alasdair Washington (17).

The final event of the season is the club’s Hill Climb Championship on Scrabster Hill.

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