Irvine welcomed cyclists from across the country as it hosted its second-ever national cyclocross challenge.

And once again the two-day racing festival over Saturday and Sunday was a huge hit with riders, thanks to the challenging terrain of a hilly seaside course and the west coast weather.

Round two at the weekend attracted 600 plus riders for two days of cycling on a new and trickier-than-ever circuit full of corners, contours and cambers.

Organiser Mark Ward, said: “We had two brilliant days of racing with typical Scottish weather – a freezing cold wind blowing most of the time with sunny spells and the occasional rain shower thrown in. Overnight rain cleared for both days and the ground remained hard, meaning tyre choice was a key decision for riders.”

The only casualties were three gazebos which look flight during a 10-minute blustery session.

Fraser Johnston of Scottish Cyclocross said: “Well done on another incredible weekend. You smashed it last year and you’ve delivered yet again.”