EAST Sutherland Wheelers were delighted with the turnout at the third Dunrobin Castle cyclocross race at Golspie , which attracted 47 riders from as far afield as Dunfermline and Orkney.
This year the event was round two of the Scottish Cycling North Cyclocross series and the final round takes place at Brahan, near Dingwall on February 26.
The Dunrobin course challenged riders with an initial lung-busting climb from sea level up to the castle followed by laps of mainly off road single track featuring roots, grass and lots of mud.
Under 12s rode a shorter but equally challenging course and their race was fiercley contested.
The club are grateful to Sutherland Estates, BEAR Scotland and Golspie Community Council for their support.
Senior Men – 1 Kenny Riddle, Moray Firth CC (MFCC); 2 Gavin Dempster (MFCC); 3 Peter Fenwick (MFCC); 4 Gregor Otreba; 5 Martin Chisholm, Elgin CC (ECC).
Women – 1 Natalie Munro (MFCC)
Veteran Men – 1 Andrew Macleod, Caithness CC (CCC); 2 Ross MacDonald (MFCC); 3 James Higgins (MFCC); 4 Brian Nicholas (MFCC); 5 Steven Liddle, Ben Wyvis CC (BWCC).
Veteran Women – 1 Anne Murray; 2 Fiona Paton, East Sutherland Wheelers (ESW); 3 Sonja Fenwick (Mikes Bikes); 4 Fiona Barrett (BWCC).
Under 12 Boys – Victor Atkinson (Ben Wyvis CC); Neil McDougall, Moray Mountain Bike Club (MMBC); Norbert Otreba; Freddie Chisholm (ECC); Roane Campbell (ESW); Magnus Atkinson (BWCC).
Under 12 Girls – Ruth McDougall (MMBC).
U16 Boys – 1 Kyle Cartmel; 2 Scott Menzies.
U16 Girls – 1 Lexie Fenwick (Mikes Bikes).
Junior Boys Race – 1 Lewis MacFarlane (MFCC).