FULLARTON Wheelers under-16 girls stars, Zoe Watters and Martha Hillard, once again swapped their usual yellow jerseys for Scottish Cycling South West kit to represent the region in the Errigal International Youth Tour, in County Donegal, Ireland.

The event is a four stage race held over three days. The first stage is a hilly 18-mile road race, second stage a two-mile hill climb time trial, third stage another 18 mile road race, including three ascents of the infamous Keelogues climb that kicks up to a 15% gradient and finally the fourth stage which is a fast and furious crit race held in Letterkenny town centre.

Both girls put in fantastic efforts smashing their times from last year. They produced personal bests in the time trial, with Zoe placing third and Martha 10th out of 18 girls in their age category. At the time of writing the final results were still to be posted but Zoe was challenging for a top five spot and Martha had improved her overall race time by nearly 20 minutes from the previous year's event.

Chris Blakely, John Deans and Sean Barron represented Fullarton Wheelers in the Wanlockhead Road Race on Sunday.

Promoted by Loudoun Road Club, this tough 56 mile route started in Muirkirk before taking in the steep climb to Glespin wind farm. From here the course took in the fast B road down the valley to Sanquhar.

After several more miles of main road the riders took on the fearsome Mennock Pass, a Category three climb of seven miles which leads to Britain's highest village, Wanlockhead. After a fast descent the route heads back across the hills of South Lanarkshire to Glespin and finishes at the start point in Muirkirk.

There are no official results yet but Sean remained in contact with the leading group until near the top of the pass before crossing the line with a rider from East Kilbride Road Club, finishing mid table. John put in a strong performance for his first road race with FWCC, finishing around another half hour back. Chris finished several minutes behind him. The event was won by Stuart Paterson of Edinburgh Road Club.

Twenty-one Wheelers took part in this week’s Sunday Club run. Starting in Irvine they headed out to Alloway and then up the Corton climb.

The bunch split there, and it was the fast back road to Coylton where the other group was caught. Heavy rain soaked the group on the way home as they returned via Symington - 50 miles or so for most.