Carre and McDonald take top billing in NACC TT

Duncan Durbin and Leigh Chambers, who came joint third on their identical bikes.

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Loch Creran was the venue for the North Argyll Cycle Club (NACC) 10 mile flat TT on Thursday July 1.

The 21 riders were met with dry conditions and light winds on the night leading to fast times in this third race in the summer series.

Alison Carre was the fastest female, recording 25 minutes 17 seconds for the course making it her third straight win of the series. Her average speed was an impressive 24mph.

Just under a minute behind Alison was Heather Shanks, pipping Carolyn Chambers into third by only one second. All three ladies proved how strong they are by finishing in the top 10.

Overall, Iain ‘Mowgli’ McDonald came home in first place with his personal best of 24.22 averaging an excellent 24.7 mph and living up to the pre-race billing as one on the favourites. This gained him his first win of the series.

Second place was taken by Craig Donald in only his second TT with a time of 24.51, while third place proved impossible to separate with the evergreen Duncan Durbin tying with Leigh Chambers on 25.06. They were riding identical bikes.

It was an enjoyable night for everyone with a friendly atmosphere, typical of all NACC events. There were several first time participants and volunteers, which the club thank. New faces on the night shows the club is growing and welcoming.

The NACC is always open to new members of all abilities at both social and competitive rides. The club host a social ride on Tuesday evenings. Further details of this and future events can be found on their website nargyllcc.co.uk and facebook page.