Perth United Cycling Club - Road racing, time trials, training rides and social runs in Perth, Scotland.

About Us

Welcome to the Perth United Cycling Club web site.  We are an amateur road cycling club, primarily focussed on the competitive aspects of cycling as a sport, rather than leisure cycling.  We are based in Perth, and are affiliated to both Scottish Cycling and British Cycling.

We provide a wide range of cycling activities both on and off road.  The club runs regular time trial competitions and road training events during the summer months, and weekly training runs throughout the year.  There are also a number of monthly 100 mile rides and social events.

Our members represent the club in a range of competitive events including road racing, time trialling, sportives and cyclo-cross.  The club hosts an annual open road race and some time trial events for Scottish Cycling.

We are always happy to welcome new members, so please get in contact if you are interested in joining.


News and Events

  • If you have any news or event to share, please send them to results@perthunited.org.uk.
  • Cyclocross Training - Change of Venue, again The Wednesday evening training rides around Oakbank for the cyclocross group have been well attended for the last 2 weeks, however it's become clear the roads in that area ...
    Posted 1 Mar 2015, 09:08 by Perth Gallery
  • Cyclocross Training - Change of Venue From this Wednesday (18th of Feb) the cyclocross training sessions will move to the streets near Perth Academy until the start of the summer season.  We don’t want ...
    Posted 16 Feb 2015, 08:46 by Perth Gallery
  • Cyclocross Training - Change of date for this week only Due to Bonfire Night the Wednesday session listed in the calendar for the 5th of November will now be held on Thursday the 6th of November.
    Posted 4 Nov 2014, 00:41 by Perth Gallery
  • Confined TT Helpers Rota - Races 13 to 14 (final race) The last 2 races will be timed/marshalled by the following people.  The names also appear in the calender on the right hand side of the home page. You will ...
    Posted 6 Sep 2014, 09:54 by Perth Gallery
  • Lands End to JOG - Ladies Tricycle Record Attempt Message from John Shelley:I am an observer for the RRA. I have just been advised that an attempt on the End to End will start tomorrow (Monday) at 6 ...
    Posted 3 Aug 2014, 15:28 by Grahame Hay
  • Lochaber 100 Sportive - 6th September From the organiser:I would be grateful if you could bring this event to the attention of your members.It's the third year  running of the event and it ...
    Posted 9 Jul 2014, 04:45 by Perth Gallery
  • Queen's Baton Relay - Cycling Events at the North Inch Friday 4th of July Mike Richmond and Ken Bruce will be operating a roller racing stall (all free of charge) as part of the queen's baton relay event on the North Inch in ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2014, 07:55 by Perth Gallery
  • Confined TT Helpers Rota - Races 9 to 12 The next 4 races will be timed/marshalled by the following people.  The names also appear in the calender on the right hand side of the home page. You will ...
    Posted 29 Aug 2014, 07:36 by Perth Gallery
  • 100 Miles in Memory of Frank A group of 14 riders assembled in Pitcairngreen in the early morning sunshine and an 8.10am start had us off at a swift pace. An early puncture from Peter ...
    Posted 23 Jun 2014, 14:19 by Perth Gallery
  • Eddie Morgan Memorial Road Race 2014 - Start List Eddie Morgan Road Race 8 June 2014 - Start List Number First Name Last Name Club Name 1 Rhys Donnelly Edinburgh Road Club 2 Finn Harrod Discovery JCC 3 Rian Hill ...
    Posted 2 Jun 2014, 04:54 by Perth Gallery
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  • Knockburn Cyclocross Scottish Champs – 7th December 2014

    A cold but clear day met the Perth ‘crossers for the trip up north to the Knockburn Loch purpose built sports facility for the 2014 Cyclocross Scottish Championships.  With café, bike washing facilities, changing rooms (with hot showers!), parking and great viewing locations this has to be the prime location for cyclocross in Scotland, all brilliantly organised by Deeside Thistle Cycling Club.

    First up Perth United members in the under 14 race were Aaron King and Rory McGuire.  Both boys have performed well all season and Aaron had a great ride to come home in 8th place. Rory McGuire, who shows a dedication to training that belies his years, DNF’d for the first time anyone can remember. We’ll let him off as he did actually chunder before deciding he really didn’t feel very well at all.

    The ladies race saw the V40 ladies series leader Anne Chisholm take to the start line.  The course suited her well apart from a tricky sand section which led to a tangle of bikes and precious seconds lost. In the end though it made no difference on the day and Anne took 4th place, a great result.

    Anne, battling it out with the girls

    The juniors started just ahead of the ladies and it was immediately obvious that Mark McGuire was the class act.  Mark usually races the open category and challenges, and sometimes wins, the elite race so he was the clear favourite.  Respect was paid to his competitors and he put some big efforts in to gain good cushion of time in case of mishaps. He romped home in first place and a well-deserved gold medal.

    Mark, on the front from the gun 

    Last of the Perth United interest was in the V40 race.  Always the biggest category, with this time (only!) 70 riders on the start line, seeding was critical to a good start with Barry McGuire on the front row and Gordon Chisholm on the second. Fast starting Ally Little was forced to the 4th row back which impeded his progress early on.

    An added factor to the V40 race was the race was shortened to just 30 minutes.  The commentator, Jammie Johnston, took serious ill just beforehand.  It was a worrying time and everyone was very concerned as Jammie is a real personality and really boosts everyone’s spirits at all the races. An ambulance arrived and he was taken to Aberdeen Infirmary.  Fortunately we have since heard he’s doing well. Best wishes to Jammie for a full recovery.

    The V40 race finally got underway, with Barry and Gordon making good safe starts within the top 10. The shortened distance meant that just seconds separated the top riders, with even the tiniest of mistakes costing the riders dear.  Gordon was fortunate to have some good riders to chase and with no mistakes just made it home with his best result of the year in 6th place.  Chasing hard was Barry in 9th place just 22 seconds back, an uncharacteristic error costing him precious seconds. Ally performed well coming home in 36th place, a wee bit down on his potential. Jim King, who’s really caught the cyclocross bug now, had a great race coming home in 52nd place.

    Gordon, almost in control on a slippy corner
    Barry, on the uphill section
    Ally, coming into the finishing arena

    Results:

    Rory McGuire - DNF U14 M
    Aaron King – 8
    th U14 M


    Anne Chisholm - 4th
     VL40 


    Mark McGuire – 1st
     U18 M


    Gordon Chisholm – 6th V
    M40
    Barry McGuire – 9th VM40
    Ally Little – 36th VM40
    Jim King – 52nd VM40

    Posted 16 Dec 2014, 13:43 by Perth Gallery
  • Foxlake Cyclocross - 29th November 2014

    The non-series event at Foxlake Adventure Centre was part of the John Muir Winter Carnival. It was a great venue for cyclocross and the varied course had climbs and descents through forest trails, grassy banks and grassy straights (which got muddier by the lap) and the tree log hurdle though the beer tent - Belgian style.  

    It was a short fast circuit and had attracted a huge variety of experience from complete novice cyclocrossers to top Scottish series leaders. The lap numbers ranged from 6 for the first timers to 14 in the one hour open race. There were two races held – Under 15’s racing for 20 Minutes and then everyone else racing for one hour.

    Rory McGuire was first off in the field of 40 riders. Rory showed his super strength and skill around the circuit, absolutely flying past the back markers. He flew into the last lap back towards the finish line looking super smooth and confident taking the overall win in the under 15s race, and still only  12 years old!

    In the open race it was a break from the norm with all classes starting together.  Mark McGuire, Anne Chisholm and Gordon Chisholm all lined up together in the massive field of 130 riders. It was a battle for position even before the gun, but Mark being well known was on the start grid with the top names of the day. Gordon managed to muscle his way into the second row whilst Anne was happy to be not too much in the thick of it and was in the back third of the group.

    After the sprint on the flat grass and mud the circuit was into the forest with a narrow climb up the first bank. Not enough time for the race to have stretched and if you weren’t in the first 10 or 20 riders you were off and running uphill.  Things spread out a bit after that and it wasn’t long before the race leader was lapping everyone. Just like his brother in the first race, Mark swept through the field lapping riders but not letting the race traffic hold him back. With the gap between him and the next contender, Rab Wardell, widening, Mark glided round the course, nipped into the pits for a bike change then was on the course again. Barry McGuire providing his boys the mechanical and bike washing support with his huge butt, and his shouts of encouragement helped us all keep going! Congratulation to all.

    Mark took a fine victory in the open race, with Gordon 4th veteran and Anne 5th female.  

    Posted 3 Dec 2014, 08:29 by Perth Gallery
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