Goldsworthy and Borthwick eye Scottish 10 mile podium

Louise Borthwick
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Capital-based cyclists Silas Goldsworthy and Louise Borthwick will be eyeing podium finishes in the Scottish 10 mile time trial championships in Renfrewshire on Sunday.

Both won medals in the Olympic distance championships in Peebles last month, with Goldsworthy taking men’s bronze and Borthwick winning silver in the women’s event.

They should both be contenders again, with Goldsworthy, who rides for the Fife-based Sandy Wallace squad, looking to get the better of defending champion Iain Grant (Fullarton Wheelers).

With last year’s winner Lucy Coldwell not defending her title, Borthwick, competing in the colours of Project 51, will be aiming to go faster than Lynsey Curran (Dooleys Racing Team) who was an impressive winner in Peebles. And it could be a family affair for the Borthwicks, with younger sister Emma on the start sheet for the junior category in Sunday’s ride against the clock when she will compete for Edinburgh Road Club.

Meanwhile, Evan Oliphant will continue his busy early season schedule when he rides for Team Raleigh-GAC at the Cycle Wiltshire Grand Prix, the third leg of the British Cycling Elite Series which currently has Raleigh topping the points table.