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Note: The Reivers Road Races will not take place in 2020
but how about the virtual race, see below...
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Results are in from the first Virtual Reivers Road Race held on 19th April.
The race consisted of one lap of the course proper, finishing on Ford Bank as usual. 22 riders took part in the official race but were joined from riders around the world, as far as Iran, New Zealand and Spain.
The feedback was largely positive, given this was our first go at hosting a virtual race. Thanks to all those who supported it.
Congratulations to Gregor McArthur of Glasgow Gales for his win, working with team mate Jesse Dawson who managed to keep Colin Jackson of ERC at bay but only marginally. The steep gradient suited Gregor’s climbing legs, not an easy course and thankfully only one lap as opposed to two.
1st place: Gregor McArthur of Glasgow Gales
2nd place: Jesse Dawson of Glasgow Gales
3rd place: Colin Jackson of ERC (top 3 riders were all Cat 3s)
First female rider was Claire Cook of South Shields Velo
First Cat 4 rider was Richard Foxton of Berwick Wheelers
First youth rider was Callum Dickson of Kelso Wheelers
First juvenile rider was Benjamin Johnston of Berwick Wheelers
These are the results as far as we can work out from people’s licences, or as first-time racers who are counted as Cat 4s. If there are any discrepancies please let us know.
Thanks for your support on this first-time venture, we hope to see you in October
Berwick Wheelers Cycling Club is based around Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland on the England-Scotland Borders and is associated with British Cycling, Scottish Cycling, Cycling Time Trials Scotland, and the Scottish Veterans Time Trial Association.
Membership is drawn from both sides of the border and varies from occasional social riders to those with more competitive aims. For example our own Club road time trials are held on the quiet roads around Berwick on Thursday evenings during the summer and are ideal for safely introducing inexperienced or younger riders to the sport but still provides a challenge for the faster ones. For those who like hills, there are plenty of short, stiff, climbs to be tackled in the nearby Lammermuirs and Cheviots hills.
Often on Thursday evenings throughout the year (but check on Facebook first) we meet up at Paxton Village Hall. During the summer this acts as a hub for the time-trials, but during winter it's much more of a social gathering and includes events such as bike maintenance sessions, pilates 'tasters', a second-hand/discounted kit table, coffee and chat. If you're interested, please come along and say hello. We can introduce you to the diversity of riders we have and reassure you that you're very welcome. We'll be on hand to chat, answer any questions you have and tell you more about what we get up to throughout the year. Be bold, it won't be as scary as you think.
As well as the social side of cycling, for a small club, Berwick Wheelers punches well above its weight with a fine record in championship events, having won several individual and team medals as well as breaking team records in time trial events. The club also has a good rating on the road racing scene with members achieving podium positions in numerous events across the country. Indeed, members compete in other 'open' competitive cycling events throughout England and Scotland during the year, and also take on Mountain Biking, Cyclocross and Triathlons for example. The club also hosts an 'open' road race in the spring and a time trial event in the summer.