The second round of the Ridley Scottish Cyclocross series is upon us this Sunday, October 12, at Strathclyde Country Park in Motherwell. The course behind M&Ds theme park has over the years become one of the riders’ favourites, representing both the traditional and the more extreme aspects of the Scottish Cyclocross series.
In the Senior men’s race, Rab Wardell (Orange Monkey Pro Team) is expected to double up on last weeks victory with a win in Motherwell. With last weeks 2nd place rider David Lines (Starley-Primal Pro Cycling) absent from proceedings this week young rider Jack Ravenscroft (Team Thomson’s Cycles) is expected to step up to the plate to challenge Rab.
In the womens race Anne Ewing (WV Breda) will be hoping to take first spit again as she did last week, however on the more technical course she will face stif competition for Team Scotland Commonwealth athlete Kerry MacPhee (Rock & Road) and furthermore if Isla Short (Team Thomson’s Cycles) makes her return this week then all bets are off.
In the Vet 40+ it looks as though Gary MacRae’s (Leslie Bike Shop) domination is set to continue for another year however if Colin May (Velo Club Edinburgh) gets over his growing pains in the veteran category he should be able to give MacRae a run for his money. Furthermore the Glasgow United duo of Stevie Jackson and Hans Forhaug may fare better on this weeks more technical course.
Racing kicks off at 9.50 with the under 8 category, so don your bobble hat, grab your cowbell and get on down to Strathy and do some heckling.