FULLARTON Wheelers’ Summer League continued this week with the Corraith Time Trial.

Fifteen riders took on the challenge of the 13.5 mile hilly course, which includes an ascent of Dundonald Hill. The event was won by Mikey Allen in a time of 36 min 44sec. Second was Alistair MacFarlane in 37:21 and third Ally Kinnard with 37:50. The first female rider was Catherine Logan with 41:24.

At the weekend, Fullarton riders took part in three different competitive events.

Youth rider, Martha Hillard, took part in the Scottish Cycling Youth Time Trial Championship. The event was organised by the Discovery Junior Cycling Club starting at Monikie Country Park, near Dundee. The course was 13 miles, technical and a bit lumpy (approximately 600 feet of climbing).

Martha put in a solid performance, despite nearly going out the side door on a tight downhill corner and being "blown backwards" by a strong headwind for about five miles. She finished with a time of 43:09, which placed her fourth in the U16 girls category.

Club members also took part in the 25-mile Loch Ken Time Trial, organised by Dumfries Cycling Club.

Mikey Allen continued his blistering form from his summer league win with a time of 1hr 3 min 16 sec to give him second place in the V50 category. Stevie Watters was a close fourth in the same category with 1:04:40. A great effort from Scott Mckendrick on a tough course saw him finish on 1:06:47.

Special mention has to be given to Derek Skinner who probably pushed harder than anyone else in the race to come in a full eight minutes further back with 1:14:23 only to discover a seized front brake block. He was heartily congratulated for not stopping and throwing his bike over a hedge.

Steve Donaldson and Catherine Logan represented Fullarton Wheelers in the St Christopher's 25-mile Time Trial at West Ferry on Sunday. The weather turned out to be surprisingly warm and at times sunny too. Steve was off pretty early with Catherine not starting until nearer the end of the 105-entry field.

Conditions were good with a bit of a side wind for most of the outward journey plus one mile of a pretty strong head wind. Both club members finished but it wasn't a day for personal bests. Catherina was pipped by 6 seconds to be third female, however she was first female vet making it a successful event.

Twenty riders gathered at the Portal for this week's Fullarton Sunday Run.

With dry and mild conditions an inland route was chosen. The group first made for Kilmaurs before making for the A77. Next up they turned onto the Galston road, passing through Waterside, Moscow and the steep decsent into Galston. The group climbed out of the village to Sornhill then made for Sorn and the coffee stop of the day at The Riverbank Kitchen. Re-fuelled, the bunch turned for home via Mauchline and Tarbolton. Around 50 miles for most in decent weather.