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Success for the WIIGA Cycling Team at the Hebridean Cycle Challenge

John Neil Mitchell Solo Cycle Winner
John Neil Mitchell Solo Cycle Winner

Gavin Earons and Donald Thomson - Team Cycle Winners
Gavin Earons and Donald Thomson - Team Cycle Winners

WIIGA Cycle Team Manager Gavin Earons, WIIGA Mountain Biker John Neil Mitchell and WIIGA Triathlete Doug Maciver took part in the Hebridean Cycle Challenge last weekend and all proved to be winners on the day - go Team WIIGA!

The race starts at the Recycling Plant just outside Stornoway with a road bike race to Miabhaig in North Harris (34 miles) and is followed by an 11 mile off-road section over the hills back to Bowglas and onto the Scaladale Centre.

A strong headwind proved a challenge for the road bikers with times well done on the previous years when there has been a strong tailwind! Doug and John Neil led the way south with Doug making a late break away to finish first cyclist over the road section with John Neil just 38 seconds behind.

While that was the end of Doug's efforts for the day - his partner Robert Sinclair took over and ran the off-road section. They finished in third place in the Team Cycle/Run event.

On the other hand, John Neil had to jump onto his mountain bike and complete the route on his own! Despite sufferring cramp on the long climbs, he managed to be first over the line and took the win inthe Solo Cycle event,

Not to be outdone, Team Manager Gavin Earons showed their was still life in his old legs by teaming up with road cylist Donald Thomson and winning the Team Cycle competition.

Full information on this brilliant event can be found on the Hebridean Cycle Challenge website.

 

Cycling Team
Kerry Macphee
Kerry Macphee
MTB

Kirsty Macphee
Kirsty Macphee
MTB

John Neil Mitchell
John Neil Mitchell
MTB

Paul Smith
Paul Smith
MTB

Donald MacRury
Donald MacRury
MTB

Craig McCulloch
Craig McCulloch
Road

Ruaraidh Michie
Gavin Earons
Team Manager


 
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