Club news archive - August and September '09
Saturday 26th. September
A front wheel blow-out with less than a mile to go robbed Steve and Dave of certain victory in the Glenkinchie 2-up TTT held on the Humbie circuit.
A lead of over a minute at the first lap split had been extended to nearly 2 minutes as the pair caught and passed the third-placed Dooleys duo at Saltoun on the second and final lap.
Despite having to stop and then to ride home on the rim, FC2000 pairing finished second by a scant 1 second to the Dooleys no.1 team.
Saturday 5th. September
Steve Nutley travelled up to Aviemore for day 1 of the Cairngorm Cycling Festival.
In race 1, the Cairngorm Hill Climb, he finished joint 6th. and joint first veteran.
Dooley's youth MTB champion Grant Ferguson danced up the hill in a stunning time to win the event, and may well have smashed the course record in the process.
In race 2, the hilly and technical Mackie Trophy 14 mile TT, Steve finished 3rd. overall in 31:42 behind local youngsters Kyle Gordon and Gavin Shirley (31:04 and 31:06), with Ferguson down in 6th. this time.
Wednesday 2nd. September
The Fife Cycling Association's Midweek TT series ended this week with the Thornton 1 mile sprint.
FC2000 finished off a successfull season by taking the top 3 positions, with the timekeeper being unable to split positions 1 and 2:
1= Paul Gallacher 2:07
1= Steve Nutley 2:07
3rd. Dave Muir 2:08
Graham Barclay's review of the season is on the British Cycling site here.
See you all next year!
Sunday 30th. August
At the Sam Dooley 25TT on the Westferry course, a placing of 7th. overall and 1st. V50 for Steve Nutley, behind (but pleasingly close to) the usual suspects:
1 MICHEAL NICHOLSON DOOLEYS CRT S 53 45
2 JAMES CUSICK GLASGOW COURIERS V40 54 24
3 CARLOS RIISE SHETLAND WHEELERS V40 54 34
4 DAVID GIBSON DOOLEYS CRT V40 54 35
5 ANDY TORRANCE DOOLEYS CRT V40 54 44
6 IAIN GRANT JOHNSTONE WHEELERS S 54 55
7 STEVE NUTLEY FIFE CYCLING 2000 V50 55 3
Wednesday 26th. August
Paul Gallacher continued his fine climbing form as the fastest FC2000 rider up the 2200m 9.5% Purin Den hill climb.
5th. Paul Gallacher 8:18
8th. Steve Nutley 8:38
16th. Dave Muir 10:03
1st. overall and 1st. in the Fife Championship was Sandy Wallace Cycle's Gordon McBride on 7mins. 31 secs.
As second Fife CA rider home, Paul takes 2nd. place in the Fife Hill Climb Championship
Steve Nutley's result means that he finishes 1st. on maximum possible points in both the Fife CA Midweek TT Series overall and veteran's leagues.
Sunday 23rd. August
3rd. place in the Masters C+D category for Paul Gallacher at a rain sodden Auld Yins and Ladies race, run by Ivy CC.
Pete Lambie not far behind in 6th. and Tom McIness coming home in 19th.
The other two club entrants wimped-out at bunch racing in the rain and diverted to the Fife 10, see below.
A one-two for the Fife Midweek series leaders in the Fife CA 10TT on their home patch, and an all-Fife podium ahead of Scottish 100TT champion Ian Black in 4th. place.
The forecast strong Southerly failed to materialise to any great extent, and the speed advantage of the wet track was negated by having to take the 6 junctions and sharp bends so gingerly.
1. Steve Nutley Fife Cycling 2000 21:21
2. Dave Muir Fife Cycling 2000 21:47
3. Grant Smith Dunfermline CC 21:54
15. Andy Kilpatrick 24:08
Full results here
Saturday 22nd. August
A wasted journey to the west coast for our two Scottish Team Time Trial Championship teams, with the event being cancelled due to a rash of cones.
Frankly, having driven the course, we were all pleased not to have to ride on it..
Wednesday 19th. August
A strong 3rd. place in the Cleish Hill Climb for Paul Gallacher, riding with a bad back and on a borrowed bike, following a puncture before the start.
The win went to Velo Eccosse's Phil Brown ahead of last yer's winner Gordon McBride..
1. Phil Brown Velo Ecosse 6:00
2. Gordon McBride Sandy Wallace Cycles 6:05
3. Paul Gallacher Fife Cycling 2000 6:10
Steve Nutley 6:18
Dave Muir 7:19
Sunday 16th. August
3rd. place in 1:55:21 at the Coffee Pot 50TT for Steve Nutley. The Aberdeen course was buffetted by very strong SW'ly winds which made the windward drags hard work, while the downwind A9 descent into Aberdeen was a wobbly 40+ MPH blast..
Jim Meek is down at the Emergency Services Road Race Championships. Report to follow.
Saturday 15th. August
A good showing in the Scottish Road Race Championship support race for Andy Kilpatrick, who was in the lead group approaching the finish, until a crash in the group caused a split.
The race was held in streaming wet conditions and featured multiple crashes.
Wednesday 12th. August
A 1-2-3 for the FC2000 boys in the second of the Midweek 5TTs on the Ladybank course.
A fresh westerly wind put a cap on fast times.
1. Steve Nutley 10:58
2. Dave Muir 11:01
3. Paul Gallacher 11:21
Jim Meek 11:42
Pete Lambie 12:10
Andy Kilpatrick 12:10
Sunday 9th. August
A 50TT PB by over two and a half minutes and 4th. overall for Steve Nutley in the MSCA/SVTTA 50 Championships at Blairdrummond.
Fine and warm with a light westerly breeze, although the Stirling roundabouts remained wet from a shower and caught a few people out.
See James Ruskin's gallery.
1. Jim Cusick Glasgow Couriers 1:51:09
2. Phil Kelman Deeside Thistle 1:51:59
3. Carlos Riise Shetland Wheelers 1:52:11
4. Steve Nutley Fife Cycling 2000 1:54:06
Full results here
Saturday 8th. August
VeloEcosse's Phil Brown continued his fine run of form, following on from his recent 3:55 100TT, to take the Dundee Thistle 25 in a new course record.
A light headwind on the outward leg of this undulating course.
1. Phil Brown VeloEcosse 54:36
2. Steve MacIntosh Granite City RT 55:04
3. Steve Nutley Fife Cycling 2000 55:25
Pictures courtesy of www.aaaphoto.co.uk (full size images in our gallery)
Near 'hour' misses for the other FC2000 competitors.
Jez Tomlinson 1:00:04
Andy Kilpatrick 1:00:20
Wednesday 5th. August
The first of the Midweek TT end of season 5 mile dashes was held on the Ladybank course, effectively the middle part of the Freuchie 10 course.
1. Steve Nutley Fife Cycling 2000 10:48
2. Steve Davidson Perth United 11:08
3. R.G. McLean Angus Bike Chain 11:12
Other club times to follow..