Andrew MacLeod and Olga Hamilton were fastest male and female riders respectively at the Mack Mowat 25-mile time trial on Saturday, the first of three events staged by Caithness CC over the weekend.
MacLeod, a 44-year-old Caithness CC rider from Thurso, covered the course in 55-28 to take victory by more than a minute from Thomas Lynch (Orkney CC), while third spot went to Vince MacLennan (Ross-shire RCC).
Hamilton’s time was a new women’s course record, having stopped the timekeepers’ watches in 1-03-47.
The straight out and back course takes riders from the start to the south of Thurso and down the A9 to Halkirk, before turning onto the A882 and heading east on towards the edge of Loch Watten.
After turning just beyond the village of Watten, riders head back up to the finish just before Mount Vernon.
Event organiser Alasdair Washington was the fastest veteran on standard with a plus of 13.37 from his actual time of 1-09-29.
MacLeod would go on to place second in the Sunday’s 10-mile event nearby, while Hamilton was also fastest female in the Loch Calder hilly 11 on Sunday afternoon after being narrowly beaten in the 10 on Sunday morning.
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1. Andrew MacLeod (Caithness CC) 55.28
2. Thomas Lynch (Orkney CC) 56.41
3. Vince MacLennan (Ross-shire RCC) 57.50
4. David MacIvor (West Lothian Clarion) 58.10
5. Stuart Anderson (Wick CC) 59.06
6. Edward Atkinson (Elgin CC) 1:05.15
Women: Olga Hamilton (Orkney CC) 1:03.47
Veteran on std: Alasdair Washington (Caithness CC) (1:09.29) +13.37