Kintyre Wheelers roll up to Mid Argyll

Robbie Semple uses large stones at a recent Kintyre Wheelers' meeting to demonstrate the road riding principle of 'through and off.'

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Bicycle racers and those new to competition have the opportunity to saddle up for a Mid Argyll time trial.

Following the success of Kintyre Wheelers Cycling Club’s (KWCC) three airbase off-road events, which have attracted up to 30 riders, Mid Argyll Tri and Cycle Club has invited riders to its road time trial on Sunday August 26.

It is open to paid up members of either club and starts at 10.30am at the Mac Pool in Lochgilphead.

KWCC’s Robbie Semple said: ‘The MATCC TT will be free and on open roads.

‘This route is flat and relatively quiet, it is the same route used for the Mid Argyll triathlon and a perfect chance to recce the route for September’s triathlon.’

Many riders wearing KWCC club tops were spotted out on the Kilberry Loop Sportive last weekend, organised by John Hardy from Tarbert.

KWCC is urging members to consider an overseas trip. On the weekend of September 15 and 16 Bute Wheelers presents the Rothesay Cycling Weekend.

This event includes the Serpentine Hill climb, a circuit of Bute two-up time trial, the Bute Backpackers 10-mile time trial, and the Isle of Bute Road Race Series in either one lap of 20 miles or two of 40 miles.

There are substantial monetary prizes for all categories and special features including separate men’s, ladies’ and juniors’ weekend  yellow jersey prizes, and the Rothesay weekend annual trophy for the best performing club.

For further details contact Murray Doyle on 01700 503011 or email

Subject to Machrihanish Airbase Community Company approval, the next KWCC race is planned for Sunday September 9.

Robbie Semple uses large stones at a recent Kintyre Wheelers’ meeting to demonstrate the road riding principle of ‘through and off.’ 25_c33kwcc01_through_off_Robbie_Semple

KWCC members practice the ‘through and off’ routine which sees riders start at the front and drop to the back when riding in a file. 25_c33kwcc02_through_off_Robbie_Semple