First-time success for Montvélo's Super event

Montvélo Cycling Club have been hailed for the 'stunning' success of the Super Quaich Championship Series race they hosted last Sunday.

Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 5:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 5:06 pm

Hundreds of people travelled to Montrose for the challenging MoX cyclocross event. It was the first time the event had been held in Angus.

And there was a local victory too, when Montvélo’s Vicky Woodburn picked up first place in the female B race.

The race, round two of the Super Quaich Series, was held at East Links, Montrose, attracting participants from across Scotland who battled round a fast and punchy course right on the seafront.

Scottish champion Gary MacDonald commented: “A stunning new venue.

“Take a bow organisers and marshals, what a playground and course that was, superb event!”

Cameron Mason, 18, produced an outstanding performance in winning the A race, beating Gary MacDonald in second and Dave Duggan in third by 2 minutes 23 seconds.

Female podium spots in the A race went to: 1, Roslynn Newman; 2, Alicia Lawson; 3, Brenda Callander.

Montvélo chairman and MoX organiser Andy Inglis said: “After such amazing feedback we hope to be back next year.

“Thanks to everyone locally who got behind the event and helped make it a success including volunteers, participants and the many local sponsors including Montrose Bag Company, Sacred Ground Coffee, John Lawrie Group and Baker Hughes, a GE Company.”

Montvélo Cycling Club is based in Montrose but has members in Stonehaven, Forfar, Brechin, Arbroath, and many more places.

Riding any bike, thrill-seeking competitors navigate various terrains and obstacles in the fastest and most efficient way possible, with the aim of surviving the race with the best possible positioning.

Andy added: “I’ve taken part in the Super Quaich championship for the last few years, starting off as a complete beginner. The atmosphere and friends I’ve made along the way is what keeps me coming back each year.

“After having to travel to the central belt for most races, I approached the championship committee about hosting an event in Montrose and I was delighted to be given the go-ahead earlier this year.”