Another successful year

Jack Beezer (Leighton Buzzard Road Cycling Club) taking second place ahead of John Gartland (GJS Racing Team).
Jack Beezer (Leighton Buzzard Road Cycling Club) taking second place ahead of John Gartland (GJS Racing Team).

GLASGOW road club’s Paul McSkimming came out on top in VC Glasgow South’s annual road race.

Now in its fourth year, the local cycling club — which is now sponsored by Adrenaline bikes of Newton Mearns — has been praised for the excellent organisation of its open road-race.

Held over three laps of a testing 18-mile circuit which takes in Stewarton Road and the A77, the finish is at the top of Eaglesham Moor Road.

The best placed local rider of the 56-mile course was Giffnock’s Ronnie Burns, in ninth place.

Experienced motorcycle marshal Paul Mullen, from the National Escort Group, said:

“Congratulations to VCGS on a cracking event.

“I know it’s not always easy for clubs to find volunteers but the guys excelled in difficult conditions”.

Club president, John Davies, of Newton Mearns, said: “I was so proud to be part of it.

“I heard so many riders and external officials praising the event I couldn’t believe it.

“Then I realised this was a VCGS race and this is what we do as a club — we do the best we can and then add a bit!”