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Why Not Take the Scottish Road Race Championship 2009 to the People!


The Scottish Road Race Championship 2009; a nice day, a good course – past the village green at Denholm is cool – well marshalled, a full field.

Ross Creber (Endura) added a top flight ‘en ligne’ result to his VTT and ‘cross palmarès with a fine win in the Scottish Road Race Championship 2009 over a technical, challenging and windy — but beautifully sunny – 81 miles at Hawick on Saturday afternoon.

Scottish Road Race Championship 2009
Paul rode a great race, but what does it say about the Scottish youngsters?

But why start 30 minutes late; why is it so difficult to get a start sheet and why not take it into Hawick, each lap – past the pubs?

We managed to coax Viktor down with us; for Vik, his remarks were restrained – and common sense.

His main point was that whilst it was a great ride by Paul Coats – who incidentally works full time and has a young family – it’s not good news for Scottish cycling that a 41 year old is right there at the death, with only three ‘full timers’ in front of him.

Anyway, a good race; we all enjoyed it.

But please Ross, don’t waste your talent here; get off to Belgium, France or Italy next season – start making the connections, today!

Ed Hood
Ed's been involved in cycling for over 45 years. In that time he's been a successful time triallist, team manager, and sponsor of several teams and clubs. He's also a respected and successful coach, and during the winter months can often be found working in the cabins at the Six Days. Ed remains a massive fan of the sport and couples his extensive contacts with an inexhaustable enthusiasm for the minutiae and the history of our sport.