Cranking up for MACC time trial

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Two wheeled racers will pedal furiously in Sunday’s MACC time trial.

Registration opens at 10am for the tarmac off-road event organised by Robbie Semple of Kintyre Wheelers Cycling Club (KWCC).

First time riders are required to fill out paperwork but do not need to pay the £15 annual membership at this point.

There will be bike checks by Ian Brodie and adjustments made as required before start times are allocated.

It will be possible to make a warm up and sighting lap, of the 3.5 mile route, at 10.25am. The first racer will depart at 10.35am with the final finisher expected to cross the line by 11.30am.

Competitors will need a serviceable bicycle which is either for the road or cross orientated. There are no hard and fast rules as KWCC wants to see riders on the course.

A helmet must be worn and eye protection is recommended plus in the current heat a full water bottle would be sensible.

Mr Semple said: ‘This is a chance to ride on a flat route with a good surface and with very little traffic.

‘So come and have a go  against the clock, your mates and your previous best time .

‘All roads are open and normal traffic laws apply and the route will be signed to the start point.

‘MACC operators  would like to remind people that no cycling is permitted on the site without prior consent.’

Cyclists looking for another challenge this summer should consider the Kilberry loop sportive on Saturday August 11, organised by John Hardy of Tarbert Enterprise company and Mid Argyll Triathlon And Cycling Club.

It is a tough 40 miles circuit of the Kilberry peninsula with feed stations,  and a goodie bag for an entry fee of just £20.

Entries are made via the British Cycling website at www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/167256/Kilberry-Loop-Sportive or call John on 01880820022.