Laxfirth Loop

There are informal training events on some Thursday evenings anti-clockwise round the 9.4km Laxfirth Loop. Some set event dates are given in the events section, and some will happen informally if the weather looks nice - watch the Facebook page for more info a day or two in advance.


19 June 2014 - 25th anniversary APR 

Thursday evening the club made history by staging its first ever British Cycling registered Road Race. The format was to ride a handicapped road race over 24miles. Based on previous results, groups are set off at timed intervals with the fastest last and first person across the line wins.

16 competitors lined up for 4 laps of Laxfirth Loop in a challenging wind. Aberdeen district regional development officer Peter Clark was in attendance to overlook proceedings.

The first group to set off were Ryan Leith, Guy Smith and George Smith. 13mins later the final group of Carlos Riise, Joe Nicolson , Colin Smith and Robin Atkinson were in hot pursuit. On the 4th lap the fast group got within 3mins of the lead and picking up a few others on the way, the pace was quickened to try and catch the front. Within a mile from the finish, Ryan Leith and Guy Smith were still out front and looking to challenge for the win. But cramp thwarted Ryan’s challenge which left Guy to try a solo 1mile break for the line.
Unfortunately he was caught on the final corner by chasers Robin Atkinson, Colin Smith, Andy Aitken and Ewan McGuire to set up an exciting sprint finish. Robin took up the initial charge and thinking he’d got it wrapped, looked over his right shoulder to see Colin flying up the outside to win it by just half a wheel. Ewan finished an impressive 3rd just ahead of Andy.
 
1. Colin Smith 1hr13:41
2. Robin Atkinson st
3. Ewan McGuire st
4. Andy Aitken st
5. Guy Smith +19sec
6. Ryan Leith +32sec
7. John W SImpson +1.01
8. Mike McGuire +2.29
9. Scott Jamieson +2.32
10. Christine McLean +3.38
11. Karl Simpson st
12. Davis Johnson +3,48
13. George Smith +4.08
14. Joe Nicolson +4.14
15. Derek Edwardson st
16. Carlos Riise DNF
 
 
29 May 2014
3 lap APR (27km)

A fine sunny night with light winds.
Colin coming back from his sickbed for a solo win.

1  Colin Smith  47:10  (43:10 road time)
2  David Johnson  47:15  (47:15)
3  Andy Aitken  47:33  (43:33)
4  Pete Fenwick  47:37  (42:07)
5  Robin Atkinson  48:47  (43:17)
6  Iain McDiramid  49:06  (49:06)

 Scott Jamieson    (46:22)

 Ewan McGuire    (46:22)




22 August 2013

3 lap APR (27km)

Another fine night and good turn out to wind up the season.
Ryan staying away solo for the win.

1  Ryan Leith  51:47  (50:47 road time)
2  Pete Fenwick  52:15  (43:15)
3  Torquil Clyde  52:15  (43:15)
4  Ewan McGuire  53:27  (46:27)
5  Scott Jamieson  53:27  (44:27)
6  Iain McDiramid  53:27  (46:27)
7  Robin Atkinson  53:49  (43:49)
8  Mike McGuire  54:50  (47:50)
9  Andy Aitken  55:09  (46:09)
10  JW Simpson  55:31  (46:31)
11  Andrew Grant  55:32  (46:32)
12  Gary Robinson  56:53  (56:53)
13  Caroline Simpson    
14  Russell Gair    
15  Colin Smith  DNF

 

27 June 2013
3 lap APR (27km)

Fine night and a huge turn out - great to see so many folk.
A bit of tweaking to do for the next handicapping! ;-) 

1  Dougie  55:05  (55:05 road time)
2=  Dave  55:13  (55:13)
2=  Moraig Lyall  55:13  (55:13)
4  Andy Aitken  57:08  (43:08)
5  Craig Gilmour  57:09  (43:09)
6  Pete Fenwick  57:20  (43:20)
7  Derek Edwardson  57:43  (43:43)
8  Scott Jamieson  57:50  (42:50)
9=  Iain McDiramid  58:09  (44:09)
9=  Mike McGuire  58:09  (44:09)
11  Russell Gair  58:20  (43:05)
12  Shane Winson  58:21  (50:21)
13  Ryan Leith  58:21  (50:21)
14  Colin Smith  58:30  (43:15)
15  Ewan McGuire  59:04  (47:04)
16  Robin Atkinson  60:21  (44:21)
17  Norrie Lyall  61:21  (49:21)
18  Caroline Simpson  61:36  (53:36)

 

20 June 2013
3 lap APR (27km)

1  Robin Atkinson  47:24  (43:54 road time)
2  Colin Smith  47:25  (44:25)
3  Russell Gair  47:26  (45:26)
4  Scott Jamieson  47:46  (44:46)
5  Derek Edwardson  47:48  (45:48)
6  Andy Aiken  47:50  (45:50)
7  Iain McDiarmid  47:51  (45:51)
8  Ewan McGuire  47:55  (47:45)
9  Mike McGuire  47:57  (47:47)
10  Pete Fenwick  48:10  (45:10)

 

31 May 2013
3 lap APR (27km)

1  Ryan Leith  54:00  (54:00 road time)
2  Robin Atkinson  54:00  (43:30)
3  Derek Edwardson  54:30  (45:30)
4  Craig Gilmour  54:30  (45:30)
5  Colin Smith  55:16  (44:46)
6  Andy Aiken  55:17  (46:17)
7  Caroline Simpson  56:27  (51:27)
8  Mark Georgeson  56:27  (51:27)



16 May 2013
3 lap APR (27km)

1  Robin Atkinson  52:50  (44:50 road time)
2  Iain McDiarmid  52:54  (47:54)
3  Derek Edwardson  52:54  (46:54)
4  JW Simpson  53:18  (47:18)
5  Colin Smith  53:33  (45:33)
6  Ryan Leith  54:50  (54:50)
7  Ewan McGuire  57:46  (52:46)
8  Scott Jamieson  60:00  (52:00)
9  Moraig Lyall  60:05  (60:05)
10   Gary Robinson  60:36  (60:36)
   Andy Aiken  DNF  

 

5 July 2012
3 lap APR (27km)

Colin Smith   47:14   (44:14 road time)
2 Derek Edwardson   47:14   (44:14)
3 Ewan McGuire   48:30   (48:30)
4 Mike McGuire   48:35   (48:35)

 

24 May 2012
2 lap Road Bike Time Trial

Robin Atkinson   30:20
2 Colin Smith   31:31
3 John Wm Simpson   33:45



17 May 2012
3 lap APR (27km)

Andy Aitken    55:52   (50:42 road time)
2 Mike McGuire   55:47   (50:47)
3 Robin Atkinson   55:57   (45:57)
4 Colin Smith   56:31   (46:31)
5 Derek Edwardson   59:28   (49:28)



23 August 2011
2 lap Road Bike Time Trial 

Robin Atkinson   29:50
2 Colin Smith   30:52
3 Derek Edwardson   31:05
4 Mike McGuire   32:42
5 Andrew Aitken   34:20
6 John Anderson   34:45
7 Lynsey Henderson   37:16

 

8 August 2011
3 lap APR (not sure if all these times are correct)

Robin Atkinson   52:00   (44:00 road time)
2 Ewan McGuire   52:25   (52:25)
3 Colin Smith   52:50   (44:50)
4 Mike McGuire    
5 John Wm Simpson   54:41   (49:41)
4 Derek Edwardson   54:53   (46:53)