Capital cyclist Louise Borthwick confirmed that she had recovered from recent illness and injury when she secured a podium finish in the Scottish Olympic distance time trial championships at Peebles.
The event, hosted by Edinburgh Road Club, was incorporated into the Tour of the Meldons and contested over the traditional tough route around the roads near Blyth Bridge and measuring just over 25 miles.
Now competing in the colours of the Project 51 team, Borthwick, who is supported by the Braveheart Cycling Fund charity, clocked a time of 1 hour 19 minutes 14 seconds to lead for a short time, before finishing second. However, defending champion Lynsey Curran (Dooleys Racing Team) powered around the course to retain the title with more than three minutes to spare. Rae Captieux of the host club was third.
In the men’s race, eight riders dipped below the one hour barrier.
One was Edinburgh-based Silas Goldsworthy who took bronze, his Sandy Wallace Cycles team-mate Alan Thomson was second and Chris Smart (Paisley Velo) won the title for a second successive year.