1st Highwayman Challenge a success

Gordon Sykes of Girvan (and support team)
“This is my first bike event, next i’m doing the Loch to Loch to raise more money. The scenery here is wonderful “

Kevin Nicol, Barry Cunningham and Jamie Horne of the William Grants & Sons team

A great day out was had in Girvan today for the very first Highwayman Challenge Audax.  100 riders got around all the checkpoints with ample time to spare having ‘soaked’ up the great Ayrshire atmosphere as they trialled the roads of the 47th South Carrick David Bell Memorial Race.

Anyway, no point in us telling you about, here is the participant view!

the promoting club Ayr Roads CC at the finish

Magnus and Julie Gardham of Glasgow
“What a great ride! The climb [Tairlaw] was dramatic in the low mist, visibility was especially low for a spectacle wearer though!”

Sam Wakeling of Ayr
“I’ve ridden more than 100k before, but this is the furthest i’ve been in a while. Its been so much more fun than a normal day ride with lots of other people about. The steep S-bend by Barr proved too much, but otherwise I rode it all. Next stop is the World Unicycle Champs in Italy!

The magnificent spread put on by Joanne Clark and Marie Johnson-Gobert – over the weekend they’ll be catering for over 300 people!

Drew Agnew with his fantastic campag equipped Raleigh – this ain’t no collectors piece – he used to commute on it daily, and the components all come from former race bikes. Drew picked up our Retro-Bike trophy for matching the bike with old club colours!

What a way to celebrate her 40th Birthday! Lynne Wardrop of Dalrymple proudly wore her birthday badge around the whole circuit

More to follow later, but for now we must get on with final preparations for the South Carrick David Bell Memorial!

List of finishers

Brian Adams Glasgow
Andrew Agnew Kilmarnock
David Allen Prestwick
Kenneth Balfour Ballantrae
Richard Barnes Kirkintilloch
Joe Baxter Newton Stewart
John-Paul Baxter Troon
David Beattie Lynwood
Greg Bowie Prestwick
Brian Boyd Maybole
Heather Brown Crosshouse
Derek Brown Glasgow
David Campbell Giffnock
Steven Clark Calderwood
Joanne Clark Onchan
Edward Clifron Ayr
Sarah-Jane Coleby Kirkcowan
Peter Connelly Dailly
Tommy Connelly Girvan
Alan Connor Prestwick
Derek Connor Malbrough
Gary Cree Monkton
Barrie Cunningham Girvan
Dave Currie Newton Stewart
Beth Currie Newton Stewart
Gary Currie Troon
Barry Dawson Girvan
Allan Dewar Maidens
Ian Donnelly Lanark
Michael Dougall Glasgow
Stephen Dunn Prestwick
Ross Dymock Airdrie
Arthur Eggleton Annan
Claire Eldred Creetown
Brian Ferguson Newton Stewart
Peter Ferrier Prestwick
Michael Fletcher Aberdeen
Peter Forsythe Dunlop
David Fulton Girvan
James Galloway Girvan
Julie Gardham Glasgow
Magnus Gardham Glasgow
Alan Gaskin Dunlop
Paul Gibson Ayr
Graeme Guthrie Ayr
Brian Harrison Newton Stewart
Iain Henry Linlithgow
Gary Higgins Dailly
Jamie Horne Girvan
Lawrie Johnston Cherrybank
David Kaminski Troon
Phillip Kelly Crosshouse
Scott Kerr Dundonald
Fraser Law Edinburgh
Alan Littlejohn Ayr
Catherine Logan Irvine
Euan Lothian Maidens
Robert Love Girvan
Scott Lucas Girvan
Ross Lyall Ayr
Kenny MacKay Maybole
Stefan Marion Liverpool
Alan McAulay Larkhall
Alexander McDonnell Kilkerran
Billy McDowall Ayr
Paul McGhee Ayr
Allan McGibbon Prestwick
Alastair McGibbon Prestwick
Euan McGregar Girvan
Stuart McLean Stewarton
Alan Mooney Ayr
Russell Mowat Irvine
Sandy Muir Stewarton
Andrew Napier Ayr
Kevin Nicol Girvan
David Palmer Glasgow
Paul Rae Girvan
Paul Rae Girvan
James Reid Glasgow
Colin Reily Ayr
Bruce Ritchie Chryston
Michael Robb Straiton
Bales Rogerson Annan
Paul Ross Girvan
Daniel Scobie Dailly
David Sherlock Kilmarnock
Ian Smith Duns
Adam Stevens Troon
Gordon Sykes Girvan
Paul Torrance Dailly
David Torrance Dailly
Will Tyler Glasgow
Sam Wakeling Ayr
Steven Walsh Glasgow
Lynne Wardrop Dalrymple
Chris Wilkinson Skelmersdale
Richard Williams Newton Stewart
Adrian Willshaw Preston
Martin Young Glasgow



One thought on “1st Highwayman Challenge a success

  1. well done to all the riders and to the organisers hopefully you will return in 2013. Maybe you will get the local support you derserve.

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