Media Release: Celebrating Easter on two wheels

ON Easter Sunday 24th April, 29 riders representing cycling clubs from as far afield as Glasgow and Berwickshire took part in the annual Humbie Hilly cycling time trial.

The testing 23-mile course covered two laps of an anti-clockwise circuit from East Saltoun via Humbie and back to East Saltoun.

In the warm spring sunshine, a breezy south westerly wind challenged the riders for this event, promoted by Musselburgh Roads Cycling Club in its 75th anniversary year.

Winning in a time of 58 mins, 11 secs was Kristoff Aksnes of the Glasgow Wheelers Cycling Club. First lady was Jessica Wilson-Young from Edinburgh Road Club in a time of 1 hour 5 mins and 3 secs. First junior was 16 year-old Ayrton Pellet of the Edinburgh Road Club in a time of 1 hours 10 mins and 21 secs.


Editors Notes:

The club (MRCC) formed in 1936 recently widened its search throughout the global cycling fraternity in an effort to make contact with past members or anyone who had a previous connection to the club. Details are being finalised to celebrate 75 years in Scottish cycling, the club plans to host a wide range of activities and number of events over the next year culminating with a commemorative presentation dinner scheduled for October 2011.

Affiliated to the East of Scotland Cycling Association (ESCA) the club, who carry the Musselburgh town colours, of blue and gold, for sport, organise a full programme of cycling events to suit all age groups and are committed to the development of sport and health throughout the East Lothian region.

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