A BUSY weekend saw Ayr Roads/Harry Fairbairn Cycling Club take to the track, road and cyclo cross events.

The prime event of the week should have been the Fullarton Wheelers, 10 mile Two-up Team Time Trial, with clubs from all over Scotland competing in the first time trial of the season.

As always the event attracted a full field of riders with sixty teams taking part. All Ayrshire clubs were well represented. Weather conditions were fine for this time of year and fast times were anticipated with the Pro-Vision team of David Griffiths and Jason Roberts the top seeded team. Alas, the event had to be cancelled, due to a number of mishaps and crashes that made road conditions a bit dangerous.

Despite 50 teams having finished, those seeded teams lost out and the final outcome will never be known. However, the best time of the day went to the Carrick Cycling Club pair of Mark Skilling and Michael Robb, with an excellent performance returning a time of 20 minutes 51 seconds and undoubtedly a well deserved podium place.

Other top rides of the Ayrshire contingency were:

Loudoun Road club pair, Tony Scott and Marc Anderson 22:07

Fullarton Wheelers, Sean Barron and Gordon Stead 22:11

Ayr Roads/Harry Fairbairn, Alex McAllister and Paul Rodwell 22:19

Velo Vitesse, Joe Hands and William Bonar, 22:21

Ayr Roads/Harry Fairbairn C.C., Calum MacDonald and Graham MacLeod, 22:29

Other Roads times were Scott Knox and Thomas Gooding-Hill, 23:12

Jody Gerrard and Harry Brawley, 23:12

John Gemmell and Archie Arthur 27:57 -Archie was riding his first ever two-up.

Meanwhile Ayr Roads/Harry Fairbairn CC rider Rory Webster was delighted to take bronze at the Cyclo Cross race over the Rouken Glen course in the B Race. Brian Yates of the Carrick club took a similar position in the A Race.

The leisurely club runs are as popular as ever with the Ayr club, with both mid week and Sunday runs last week recording over over one hundred miles on Ayrshire roads.

Insert Photo: Rory Webster tackles a hard section at Rouken Glen