FULLARTON Wheelers Cycling Club tandem duo Fraser Maitland and Natalie Jamison were in action at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

They were taking part in the Scottish National Madison Championship, consisting of a flying 200m race and a one kilometre time trial.

The pair were using a Scottish cycling tandem which was slightly different to the machine the pair we were used to, but it did not stop them. In the Flying 200m race Fraser and Natalie achieved a new personal best of 13.73 seconds.

Both were both delighted with the result and hoped to continue the success in the one kilometre time trial, however it was not meant to be.

They attacked the gruelling four laps and crossed the line in an impressive 1 minute and 26.06 seconds.

Not a personal best but still a good time with room for improvement. Another great day out for Fullarton Wheelers and enough for the tandem pair to earn a second place.

Another wintry Monday night saw Fullarton Wheelers indoor training facility come alive as members came together for some good hearted competition and fun. This year’s Winter League is looking like being the closest fought to date, and also one of the best organised, all credit to members Stephen Cassidy and Jim Seenan. After four events, only seven points separate the top six riders in the scratch competition, with Derek Skinner maintaining a slim lead and Catherine Logan holding onto top spot in the Ladies Competition. With another win this week Youth Section Rider Zoe Watters is snapping at her heels though.

With four events now completed the handicap competition becomes activated. The leader of this emerged as Dalry-based rider Scott McKendrick, whose innovative training methods appear to be bearing fruit.

Fullarton Wheelers has an active youth section with a regular youth-and-parent night at the indoor training facility. On Wednesday the Fullarton ‘Young Guns’ duly arrived for a shot on the new turbo trainers, with the youngsters trying out the five mile course used for the following day’s adult winter league event.