NACC riders Alison and Andre just champion

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North Argyll Cycle Club (NACC) has enjoyed its first full championship season since the beginning of the Covid pandemic.

With 44 riders taking part over the five TT races held monthly throughout the year, competition was always going to be tough.

Championship positions were determined by the four best race results of each rider.

Alison Carre took the ladies title with a 100 per cent winning record over five races. Photograph: Dave Swan.

Alison Carre was the outstanding rider in the ladies category, winning all five races to record a perfect 200 points. This was a fantastic achievement in Alison’s first competitive season against excellent riders. The club’s ladies section has been progressing greatly which bodes well for the future.

The men’s championship proved a tighter contest, with three riders still in with a chance of claiming the championship going into the last race of the season.

Andre Paul Van needed to finish ahead of Ewan Dowd and Fraser Inglis to secure the title. Once again, he proved what an outstanding rider he is, coming through to secure the 2021 men’s title courtesy of a second place finish. Andre was beaten on the night by a new, 10-mile flat course record from the talented Matiss Roberston.

The championship provided a welcome return to club competition for NACC riders and  new and experienced riders took up the chance to participate indicating the club is in good health.

Main photograph (NO_NACC_AndrePaulVan): North Argyll Cycle Club TT 2021 Champion Andre Paul Van, centre, competing at the Cairngorm Cycle Club APR in September. Photograph: Phil Shipman.