Lothian cyclocross cyclists scoop medals

Cyclocross is becoming popular once more. Picture: Michael Gillen
Cyclocross is becoming popular once more. Picture: Michael Gillen
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Riders from clubs throughout the Lothians netted a tidy medal haul at the Scottish Cyclocross Championships over a tough course at Foxlake near Dunbar.

Among the 300 cyclists who raced in tough conditions in the Edinburgh Tri Centre-sponsored events was Capital firefighter David Lines (MG Maxifuel) who suffered his first defeat of the winter when he was beaten into second in the senior men’s event by British Cycling Academy rider Iain Paton (Ben Wyvis CC).

Host club Edinburgh RC, was particularly successful across the younger age groups. John MacLeod led the way when he bagged bronze in the Under-16 boys, while West Lothian-based Cameron Mason matched that result in the Under-14 age group.

MacLeod’s team-mates, Emma Borthwick and Eleanor Strathdee, battled it out for the Under-16 girls title with Borthwick eventually prevailing. Among the younger competitors, Anna Flynn (Edinburgh RC) took silver in the Under-12 girls. And in the youngest category, Under-8s, Finlay Turner (West Lothian Clarion) scooped the boys’ title and Rudie Shearer (East Lothian Trailblazers) won the girls’ race, with Kristin Peil (Edinburgh RC) clinching the bronze medal.