The 'Gale presents the 38th version of the Sam Robinson Memorial Road Race featuring, as it always has, a sporting course including the climb of the Duke's Pass. Now Saturday, 26th May 2012!
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2012 Sam Robinson Memorial RR Report
Words by Stuart Rae.
The 38th edition of the Sam Robinson Memorial Road Race hosted by Glasgow Nightingale Cycling Club and race sponsors Solid Rock Cycles, got under way under glorious blues skies and bright sunshine.
Lake APR 2012 Report
This long established race, now in its 5th decade, took place this year in glorious spring sunshine to complement the beautiful scenery which is the backdrop to the race circuit round the Lake of Menteith.............................Read More...
2011 Sam Robinson Memorial RR Report
Words by Stuart Rae. The Sam Robinson Memorial Road Race hosted by Glasgow Nightingale Cycling Club is a highly regarded event in Scottish Cycling's racing calendar. The 2011 event followed the classic Sam Robinson route. The event is a demanding 79 mile course which takes in the Duke's Pass, the Top of the World and twice round a tough finishing circuit at Balfron and Killearn. The blustery head winds and cross winds on the day made an already demanding course that bit tougher for the riders. The early action in the race saw a group of ten riders break away from the main field but there was no immediate reaction from the other riders. However, after a few more miles there was a second breakaway this time made up of 13 riders. This group was working well together and and caught the initial breakaway on the climb up the Duke's Pass, with the exception of Arthur Doyle (Dooley's Cycles RT) who managed to stay just ahead. As was to be expected, the climb and descent over the Duke's Pass lined the race out and in spite of the demandss of such a tough climb the section out of Aberfoyle was ridden...Read More...
Lake APR 2011 Report
LAKE APR 2011 RACE REPORTS
Words by Stuart Rae. Images by Alex Mead. The Glasgow Nightingale sponsored 2011 Lake APR was a well supported event with strong fields for the men's race and the Lake APR Feminine (80 & 40 riders respectively). There was a slight departure from the usual route this year due to roadworks and a poor road surface on the Lake Road as a result of the severe winter weather. This decision was taken as a last resort by the race organisers and was completely down to rider safety.
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