Club News archive - April and May '09

Sunday 31st. May
A good turnout from the club at the Royal Albert 10TT on the Stirling course, on what should have been a fast day but strangely wasn't, with most folks reporting their times about 20 secs. down on their high expectations for the day.

1st.  Carlos Riise  Shetland Wheelers  20:39
2nd. Peter Ettles Forres CC                 20:47
3rd.  Jim Cusick  Glasgow Couriers      21:02

Club times:
5th. Steve Nutley  21:27 (PB)
Dave 22:12
Paul 22:18
Jim 23:16
Jez 23:28 (delayed by traffic)
Pete 23:29

Copy of all times here.

Wednesday 27th. May
A further one-two for Fife Cycling 2000 in round 8 of the FCA Midweek TT series, run on the Alex Mackie course of approximately 12 miles, was greated with shouts of 'Boring!' - from our own club members I might add.. :-).

1st.   Steve Nutley  Fife Cycling 2000  25:51
2nd. Dave Muir      Fife Cycling 2000  26:25
3rd.  Steve McCaw Bicycleworks          26:47

Other FC2000 times:
Paul Gallacher 27:19
Pete Lambie  28:17
Andy Kilpatrick 28:30
Jez Tomlinson  28:43
Jim Meek  29:08 

South of the border in this week's Kildwick 10, a 4th. place for Rab Marshall in 24:12. The fastest time on the night was 23:53.

Saturday 23rd. May
Dave Muir and Steve Nutley travelled down for the Dumfriess CC/Classic Walls RT 'Beattock 25' time trial.
It was a damp, blustery day with 13 miles of headwind and an undulating course on one side of the old A74,
This and the very rough, draggy surface meant that times were not going to be fast.

2nd for Steve, 7th. for Dave, results here.
The prizes were handed out by none other than Graham Obree!

Thursday 21st. May
As predicted, Sandy Wallace Cycles brought along an elite time triallist (reigning Scottish 25 and 50 mile chmpion, Mark Atkinson) to ensure that they retained the Loch Leven Trophy, with the mid-week regulars being relegated to fighting for 2nd. place downwards.
On a fine night with a strong Westerly wind, the course record of 27:57 was broken by the first 2 fastest over the lumpy 12.75 mile circuit of the Loch.

1st.   Mark Atkinson  Sandy Wallace Cycles  26:49
2nd. Steve Nutley    Fife Cycling 2000         27:20
3rd.  Dave Muir        Fife Cycling 2000         28:45

Other FC2000 times:
8th. Andy Kiklpatrick 30:50
12th.Jez Tomlimson 31:27
17th. Jim Meek         31:56
Full result on the Midweeks page.

Wednesday 20th. May

A PB of 22:23 and 1st. place for Rab Marshall in tonight's Kildwick 10, part of the Bronte Wheelers Midweek series. Wet again, but clearly that suits Rab - he's flying.

Tuesday 19th. May
2nd. place in a time of 27:01 in a very wet Rossendale RC Midweek TT for Rab Marshall.
Full results to follow.

Pete Lambie and Steve Nutley took part in the Dundee Wheelers 10TT at Miegle. The weather was warm and mostly dry, with just the last 10 or so starters catching a heavy shower at the Coupar Angus turn.

1st.   Steve Nutley     Fife Cycling 2000  22:10
2nd. Richard Hunter  Perth United          22:11
3rd.  Brian Sproul     Dundee Thistle      22:39

11th. Pete Lambie    Fife Cycling 2000  25:01
Full results here

Sunday 17th. May
A puncture-fest at the sabotaged Etape Caledonia for both Pete Lambie and Andy Kilpatrick. 5 trashed tubs between them following the spreading of carpet tacks on the course, although both managed to complete the much-delayed event.

Tom McInnes, in Team Tri-UK guise, finished 15th overall and first in age group 45-49 at The Marshman half Ironman.
Full results here.
Next for Tom is a Mount Ventoux training camp, with Sean Yates no less.

Saturday 16th. May
16th. in the Scottish 10 Mile Time Trial Championships for Steve Nutley with 22:00. The performance felt slightly below par, but with most riders recording times 25 seconds or so over PB, it was there or thereabouts.
The women's, youth's and junior's events sufferred from timing problems, the former being declared null and void.
With clocks restarted the delayed men's event went ahead, although most competitors felt that their times were somewhat 'long' compared to their own timings, and a few competitors claim to have lost, or gained, substantial amounts of time.

Wednesday 13th. May
Win no. 6 in a row for the wee Fife club as Dave Muir and Steve Nutley recorded the fastest time of 25:57 in the Fife Midweek TT Hilly 2-up over the Alex Mackie 13 course.
The Pedal Power duo of Andy Fish and Niall Aitken came home second, with the FC2000 pairing of Paul Gallacher and Pete Lambie third.
If previous years are anything to go by though, this run of wins is likely to come to an end next week when the talent turns out for the Loch Leven TT.

Tuesday 12th. May
5th. place in 28:15 for Rab Marshall in the 2nd. event of the Rossendale CC Midweek TT series. Results here.

Sunday 10th. May
Andy Kilpatrick finished 16th. in the Deeside Thistle APR at Garlogie, keeping in the front group until the final push from winner Ray Wilson.
Full results here.

Others members were spotted out TT training around the loch at Kinloch Rannoch. Full story in the forum.

Saturday 9th. May
Paul Waite, currently down in Dorset, raced in the 3rd./4th. Cat. race at Barnsfield Heath.
Seen here going off the front on the third lap. Big picture here on Graham Robins' site.

Wednesday 6th. May
Back to the old one-two in round 5 of the Fife Midweek TT series, held on an evening of atrocious weather for time trialling with strong, blustery winds and driving rain.

1st.   Steve Nutley  Fife Cycling 2000  22:34
2nd. Dave Muir      Fife Cycling 2000  23:03
3rd.  Andy Fish       Pedal Power         23:34

Many thanks to the Dunfermline CC guys and other helpers who braved the conditions to let the 25 starters have their fun.
Full results now on the Midweeks page.

Sunday 3rd. May
Jez Tomlinson competed in the Fife CA 10TT on the FI-7 course recording a time of 25:13 for 21st. place.
Results here.

Saturday 2nd. May
The Nutleys hauled 50lbs. of tandem around the 82 mile Drumlanrig Tearfund Challenge sportive
in 4 hours 18 mins for 32nd. fastest.

This early season sportive is held in beautiful surroundings and features an agreeable break for lunch in the grounds of Drumlanrig castle at mid-distance.
Results here.

Drumlanrig duo in 'Longest Lunch Time' award shocker

Wednesday 29th. April
The Fife Cycling 2000 run continued with win 4 out of 4 Fife Midweek TT events at the 10TT held on course FI-7.
Conditions were good with a light and decreasing SE'ly giving a gentle push down the length of the Freuchie Brae.
The event was contested by a full field of 45 starters.

1st.   Steve Nutley             Fife Cycling 2000 21:35
2nd. Brian Sproul              Dundee Thistle    22:07
3rd.  Steve Davidson         Perth United         22:36
1st.   woman Tory Hunter   Perth United        23:37

DSCF0993 (Keeping well clear of the white lines..)

Other club times:
Tom McInnes    23:10
Jez Tomlinson  23:40

Andy Kilpatrick  24:15 (PB)

Full results on the Midweeks page.

Sunday 26th. April
The Humbie MTT took place under darkening skies and increasing wind on the same circuit that is used for the Glenkinchie 2-up in September.
The weather remained dry throughout, with the first shower of the day starting as the presentation finished.
1st.   Ian Grant          Johnstone Wheelers
2nd. Steve Nutley     Fife Cycling 2000
3rd.  Hugh Jamieson Dooleys RT
Full results

Saturday 25th. April
Dave Muir finished the 53 mile HIghland Fling ultra-run in 9:16:05 for a fantastic 40th. overall (teams included).
Results here: Highland Fling

Top ten from the Jason MacIntyre Memorial 10TT run in warm West coast sunshine alongside Loch Eil.
A tough return leg with some uphill drags and a headwind.
Superbly run with the turn 'marshalled' by the local traffic police, and live results back at the HQ courtesy of a radio link and and a Powerpoint presentation.
1st. Jim Cusick Glasgow Couriers/Bennett D V 21:33
2nd. Gary Robson Dooleys Cycles RT S 21:35
3rd. Michael Nicolson Dooleys Cycles RT S 21:37
4th. Ian Black Sandy Wallace Cycles V 21:57
5th. Steve Nutley Fife Cycling 2000 V 22:07
6th. David Gibson Dooleys Cycles RT V 22:14
7th. Hugh Jamieson Dooleys Cycles RT V 22:20
8th. Thomas Gordon Dooleys Cycles RT V 22:23
9th. Arthur Doyle Dooleys Cycles RT S 22:31
10th. Kyle Gordon Square Wheels RT S 22:32
Full results

Wednesday 22nd. April
Win number 3 for Fife Cycling 2000 in the 3rd. round of the Fife Midweek TT series, a 10TT at Cleish.
The weather was dry and warm but with a fresh Southerly wind.
There were 44 starters including riders from the Fife clubs plus riders from the Dundee, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh areas.
Pictures by James Ruskin. Visit his website here.

1st.   Steve Nutley  Fife Cycling 2000  22:01
2nd. Ricky Hunter   Perth United          22:02
3rd.  Dave Muir      Fife Cycling 2000  22:22

Other club times:
Tom McInnes  24:06
Jez Tomlinson  24:19
Andy Kilpatrick  24:59
Pete Lambie  26:16
Keith Wallace  26:46
Neil Young  27:42

Full results and leagues on the Midweeks page.

Sunday 19th. April
56th. @ 5:28 for Andy Kilpatrick in the Nick Hardy Memorial RR at Monikie Park.
Full results here: NickHardyRR.pdf
4th. overall in the Tour of the Meldons hilly time trial for Steve Nutley.
Picture from the climb up to the Meldons summit:
Full results here: Meldons2009FinishSheet.pdf

Wednesday 15th. April
Another one-two in the second round of the Fife Midweek TT series at the Freuchie 10, held on a cool, windy evening.

1st.  Steve Nutley  -  Fife Cycling 2000  -  22:08
2nd. Dave Muir  -  Fife Cycling 2000  -  22:17
3rd.  Ricky Hunter  -  Perth United  -  22:25

Full results

Sunday 12th. April
Top 5 and club times from today's Mackie Tankard 25TT, run in warm, sunny conditions with a light SW'ly breeze on course FI-1.

1st.   Peter Ettles - Forres CC - 54:43
2nd. Gary Robson - Dooleys RT - 55:05
3rd.  Steve Nutley - FC2000 - 55:44
4th.  Graeme Cockburn - Nightingale - 55:58      
5th.  Andy Torrance - Dooleys RT - 56:49  

Paul Gallacher 58:11
Jez Tomlinson 1:01:08
Andy Kilpatrick 1:03:59
Pete Lambie 1:05:36

Fife Cycling 2000 also took the team prize with Steve Nutley, Paul Gallacher and Jez Tomlinson.

Full (unofficial) results here: MackieTankard09.pdf

Wednesday 8th. April
An FC2000 one-two in the first midweek TT of the season at Cleish!

Pictures from David Martin of Aaaphoto.   Full size viewable at

1st. Steve Nutley 11:10
2nd. Dave Muir 11:17
5th. Paul Gallacher 11:38
17th. Pete Lambie 12:57
28th. Keith Wallace 14:05

Sunday 5th. April
Paul Gallacher and Steve Nutley started in the Scottish Power Renewables Super6 second round A and B races respectively, starting in Leven and racing around the hilly Largoward - Pitscottie - Craigrothie - Leven course.
Sadly Paul recorded a DNF in the A race, suffering with back problems
Picture: Largo climb

In the B race Steve instigated a break of 7 riders on the first climb of the day, the group then working together to come in over 4 minutes ahead of the chasers. A 5th. place, and with points gained at the intermediate sprints he's in the series Sprints competition leader's jersey for Round 3.
Some pictures courtesy of Ian Henderson: the break, lead group established
Results: Super6-Leven.pdf


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