43 riders in 5 groups set off with the scratch group 15 mins behind the front-runners in the Deeside Thistle 40 Mile APR. The weather was warm and sunny but the riders faced a strong westerly wind gusting up to 30 mph.

Ray Wilson of Dunfermline CC and Alistair Watt of Granite City RT broke away on their own and caught all the groups with about 7 miles to go, then Ray won the sprint to the line.

34 of the 43 entered completed the event.

Deeside Thistle
Raymond Wilson.

Deeside Thistle APR Result

1. Ray Wilson – Dunfermline CC – 1.51.10
2. A. Watt – Granite City RT – @ 11 secs
3. K. Clarke – Deeside Thistle CC – @ 43 secs
4. D. Hunt Cairngorm CC – 49 secs
5. S. Crowther – (unatt.) – 1.21
6. E. Stewart – DTCC – 3.12
7. B. Duncan – DTCC – 3.14
8. P. Black – Edinburgh Road Club – 3.20
9. R.Cowie – Aberdeen Wheelers 3.31
10. I. Humphreys — DTCC — (no Time)
11. P. Dennis — DTCC — 4.22
12. N. Kininmonth — DTCC — 5.25
13. A. McGill — DTCC — 5.37
14. L. Cowie — AW — 6.00
15. A. Whyman — DTCC — 6.04
16. P. Kneeshaw — DTCC — 6.30
17. A. Forbes – Addicombe CC — 7.16
18. C. Cowie — AW — 7.25
19. P. Wildblood — DTCC — 7.33
20. D. Young — DTCC — 7.33
21. A. Scott-Kiddie — DTCC — 7.35
22. S Monaghan — DTCC — 7.56
23. D. Warwick — DTCC — 8.00
24. R. Clark — DTCC — 8.09
25. S Mitchell — Dundee Wheelers — 8.14
26. D. Carnagie — Ythan CC — 9.02
27. I Watson — AW — 11.37
28. W. Mackie —Tri-Changing Gear — 11.39
29. G. Brown. — DTCC — 12.57
30. M. Pithie — DTCC — (no time)
31. K. Robertson — DTCC — 13.53
32. M. Munro — DTCC — 14.20
33. L. Chellingsworth — DTCC — 14.53
34. J. Nicholson — DTCC — 14.53
35. D. Bird — DTCC — 16.17
36. I. Wilkie — DTCC — 18.26