The 2011 Racing Season
Result of the 2011 Best All
Rounder competition over the 25, 50 and 100 mile distances:
The complete B.A.R. result can be downloaded here: Best
All Rounder - Eddy Taylor Trophy
Archie Speed Trophy
year's Archie Speed Trophy, the short B.A.R. over 10, 25 and 50 miles,
won by Derek Stewart ahead of Jocky Johnstone and A.B.G.Washington.
places 1 to 29 in PDF format is available here: Archie
Speed Trophy result
These are the SVTTA trophy
winners for 2011.
This table can be downloaded in PDF format here.
Our Records Secretary, Bob Gibson, reports that 24 new Group records
were established in 2011 and will be submitted to the VTTA. To view the
table giving details of these new records in 2012 click
The resulting records table for the Scottish Group as of the start of
2012 can be seen on the National VTTA site here.
2nd October - The Bill Lennon
Trophy - Tour de Trossachs
event continues to attract a strong field from both pure time
triallists and roadmen alike, to test themselves over the hills and
bone-shaking road surfaces of the Trossachs course.
open event was won by Arthur Doyle, who will race as a veteran for
the first time next season.
Bill Lennon Trophy was retained by Steve Nutley from Sandy Wallace
Cycles despite puncturing at half distance, with Jocky Johnstone a
close second place on standard. Fastest veteran on the day was Jim
Cusick in 1:11:16.
4th. September - The Riley
Trophy - 100 mile Championship
Gibson's new course on the A90 was predicted to be fast in the right
conditions and Phil Kelman (fastest overall) narrowly missed
recording the fastest 100 in Scotland this year. Sandy Wallace
Cycles' Steve Beech took the honours on standard, winning the Riley
Trophy in a time of 4:13:31, comfortably ahead of Derek Stewart.
team on standard were Deeside Thistle CC – Derek Stewart & Phil
the same event, Graeme Hay from Stirling Bike Club won his first
SVTTA trophy: the Jim Sharpe Handicap Trophy.
21st. August - The Harry
Roberts Trophy - 50 mile Championship
a calm and fairly warm day a good field assembled at Blairdrummond
hall to compete in the SVTTA 50 for the Harry RobertsTrophy. Despite
the course record falling twice within 20 minutes this event will
always be remembered, quite rightly, for 'that' ride by Shetland
Wheelers' Carlos Riise: 50 miles without a seatpost and saddle is a
noteworthy achievement indeed! Speaking to Carlos afterwards, he said
that he realised that something was amiss when the bike bag went on
the airport scales and weighed 1.5kg less than usual.
place on standard went to Derek Stewart who recorded 2:05:33 and many
PBs were set further down the field on what turned out to be a brisk
day. Full SVTTA result below.
team on standard were Sandy Wallace Cycles – Steve Beech &
Cusker Trophy - 12 hour Championship
17th. July - Pinky Williams
Trophy - 30 mile Championship
For this event, a 24 mile
2-up from Thornhill into Stirling and back,
organiser Iain Binning attracted a good field of 44 team entries. The
weather was kind, although the wind did
strengthen throughout the course of the event.
This year the 30
Mile Championship returned to its ancestral
Stirling after a one year sojourn to Aberdeenshire due to roadworks
on the course last year. The weather was mild with not much wind,
intermittent rain and wet roads. One rider (Steve Cairns, Perth
United) hit the road at a roundabout and ended up with a few cuts and
broken aero bars. Fortunately, there was a marshall nearby who was
able to drive rider and bike back to race HQ.
The Pinky Williams trophy for
SVTTA member on standard was retained by Derek Stewart who is not
just an exceptional cyclist: his good looks and cheery nature have
got him involved in working with Aberdeen City council in promoting
activities for the 50+ age group. You can spot him dancing, dining,
modelling and cycling on documents which can be downloaded via www.aberdeencity.gov.uk
19th. June - Ben Smith & John Cramb Trophies
Smith 25 mile championship result
Cramb 25 mile handicap result
22nd. May - Jim & Betty Train - 10 mile Championship
1st. May - Boomerang Trophy
Trophy winner was Derek Stewart of Deeside Thistle, partnered by Royal
Albert CC's John Campbell, with +27.54. 2nd
and 3rd respectively fell to Bob Taylor of
with +24.37 and Robert Cooper of hosts Stirling Bike Club with
Fastest overall were Steve Nutley & Joe Wilson of
Sandy Wallace Cycles in a time of 50.19, whilst fastest woman was
Vicky Begg of Johnstone Wheelers in 56.41.