Iain MacLeod led a one-two-three for Kelpie Racing in the Caithness CC hill climb over just under two miles, while Natalie Stevenson (Eat Plants Not Pigs CC) won the women’s event.
Both riders made it two wins from the weekend climbing to victory on the exposed terrain of the Scrabster Brae Hill Climb.
The event saw riders start on the outskirts of Thurso before climbing out of the town along the A836.
The hill climb on Sunday afternoon was the final event of the Caithness Festival of Cycling and followed the Caithness 10 on Sunday morning and Caithness 25 on Saturday.
MacLeod showed the consistency which saw him win the 25 the previous day and place second in the morning’s event over 10 miles before winning the final event in a time of five minutes and 42 seconds.
Jamie Davidson (Kelpie Racing) won the Caithness 10 earlier in the day giving himself a chance of overall glory finishing the hill climb five seconds behind his team-mate.
The margin was enough for MacLeod to take overall victory from the weekend of events by two seconds from Davidson.
Thomas Gelati completed the Kelpie Racing podium clean sweep taking third in 5-59, also placing him third overall from the weekend.
Stuart Anderson (Wick Wheelers) was quickest veteran on scratch clocking 6-32, beating Daniel Long (Elgin Cycle Club) into second (6-51) in the category and Gary Paterson (Spokes Race Team) in third (7-03).
Meanwhile, Scott Slater (Elgin Cycle Club) was fastest juvenile in 8-01.
After missing the opening event of the weekend Stevenson took victory in both the Caithness 10 and hill climb event.
On this occasion her winning time of 6-44 was good enough for ninth place overall.
Similarly veteran Lorna Breet also missed the weekend’s opening 25 but placed second in the Caithness 10 and her time of 7-35 was good enough for the same result in the hill climb.
Olga Tierney (Orkney Cycling Club) finished third in 8-15 which after finishing second in the previous day’s 25 and third in the morning’s 10 saw her take the overall victory.
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