Youth Games Cycling Duo in Hunt for National Titles

August 17, 2017

Team Scotland’s first ever Commonwealth Youth Games Cycling medallist, Dylan Hughes, and Bahamas 2017 team mate, Stephen Dent, will be on the start line at the Scottish National Road Race Championships this Sunday (20th August), the first Cycling event in the Team Scotland Series.

As riders flock to the roads of Kennoway in Fife, Dent joins a 79-strong field in the Senior Men’s race, while Hughes lines up in the open race for category 3, 4 and Junior riders. Also on the bill is the Senior Women’s Race where 28 competitors will compete for the title of Scottish Champion, including Team Scotland Glasgow 2014 triathlete Seonaid Thompson.

An exciting day of racing is on the cards with all events wide open and new champions set to be crowned in both senior events, with 2016 winners Eileen Roe and Evan Oliphant not defending their titles.

With almost all athletes who represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games having come through their sport’s National Championships, the Team Scotland Series is a ground-breaking collaboration bringing together Scottish Championship events across 13 Commonwealth Games sports.

Part of Team Scotland’s work to support member sports and champion the ongoing success of Scots on the national and international sporting stage, it aims to bring these domestic events to a wider audience, inspiring more Scots to excel.

The Senior Women’s race starts with a roll out at 11.10 am at Kennoway Primary School before racing begins at Bonnybank, taking in four laps of a 10 mile circuit before cutting off for a finish in Langside, estimated at around 1.20 pm.

The Senior Men’s race starts shortly after from Kennoway Primary School at 2 pm – taking in eight laps of the circuit before cutting off to cross the finish line – a total of 84 miles – estimated to finish around 5.20 pm. Presentations will be held straight after each race at Kennoway Primary School.

Get yourself along to cheer on the riders, with spectators recommend to watch from Bonnybank Inn, Cults Hill and Porters Summit for the best chance of seeing the riders come by.

More information on the event can be found on the Scottish Cycling website.


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