28th June 2015 – British Road Race Championships – Lincoln.


Fraser – DNF.

28th June 2015 – John Davies Memorial Road Race – Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.


Calum Mitchell is now beginning to show some mid season form with a 3rd placing in the ¾ event. Well done Calum!

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Pictures courtesy of Paula Stronach

27th June 2015 – Battle Of Black Loch – Falkirk, Stirlingshire.


Result :- Calum Mitchell 7th John MacLeod 11th, Jordan Stronach 13th, Kieran Kirk 38th.

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Pictures courtesy of Paula Stronach

21st June 2015 – Balgay Park Criterium – Dundee.


John McLeod, Calum Mitchell and Kieran Kirk made it a bumper weekend of racing for Spokes RT, competing in the Balgay Criterium in Dundee in very greasy conditions. Calum and John made it a lively start to the race, attacking at every opportunity and very quickly whittling down the field to the main contenders. The early attacks took their toll on Calum who tailed off around a quarter of the way through and his race was effectively ended by an unfortunately timed puncture but John battled on riding very aggressively. This energetic ride got John 5th in the end, adding more points to his already impressive tally this season. (Report by Calum Mitchell)

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Pictures courtesy of Andrew Innes.

20th June 2015 – IVY CC, Campsie Road Race – Fintry.


Seven riders from Spokes Racing Team took to the start line in Fintry for the 45 mile Campsies Road Race. Two laps of a challenging, lumpy circuit awaited the riders before taking on the ascent of the ‘Top of the World’ climb to finish. Breaks came and went before a group of three slipped off the front inside the final ten miles. With Glasgow Cycle Team’s Angus Claxton bridging the gap they built up to make it into a break of four, the bunch had a serious challenge on their hands to bring the group back before the finish. The bunch hit the final three and a half mile climb hard with Spokes’ John McLeod doing much of the damage on the front and it was this hard effort that brought the break’s gap tumbling down to around 5 seconds. With the race entering it’s closing stages, it appeared that no one in the bunch was willing to shut down the final metres that the break had but with the group of four imploding inside the final mile, Project Speg-51’s Aidan Quinn took advantage of the uncertainty to burst clear taking Claxton with him. Claxton would eventually pip Quinn right on the line with Ruari winning another bunch kick, this time for third. John, Jordan Stronach and Calum Mitchell were all close behind in the bunch. ( Report by Calum Mitchell)

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Pictures courtesy of Paula Stronach

18th June 2015 – GCRT Evening Road Race, Banchory, Aberdeenshire.


Result :- Fraser Martin 7th.

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Pictures courtesy of Paul Stronach

17th June 2015 – Garelton Trophy, Longniddry, East Lothian.


A blustery summers evening greeted the 60 man field in Longniddry for the challenging undulations of the Garleton Trophy circuit. After some confusion as to when the neutralised flag had dropped, the race took off across the 40 mile route at a ferocious pace with the bunch being whittled down to the main contenders for the race win alarmingly quickly. The high early pace eventually settled down, allowing for a group of 3 to break off the front. Numerous attempts were made to bridge by the Spokes legion of Ruari Yeoman, Grant Martin, Calum Mitchell and John McLeod but all initial attempts were to no avail as what remained of the bunch followed their efforts incessantly. However, as the race entered the last lap, with the break’s advantage appearing to be unassailable and the life in the bunch’s chase seemingly gone, Grant and Glasgow Cycle Team’s Andy Brown broke off the front in a last ditch effort to salvage their race. The junior pair came agonisingly close to an amazing catch, passing one of the breakaway riders and falling metres short of the other two. Brown out sprinted Grant for 3rd but with Ruari winning the bunch sprint for 6th, Spokes were able to assert themselves on the top 10. (Report written by Calum Mitchell)

14th June 2015 – Loughborough University Junior RR - Leceistershire


Result:- John 45th  and Grant 53rd.

14th June 2015 – Tom Anderson Memorial Road Race – Stenhousemuir.


Jamie Henderson made a very rare competitive outing today in this Scottish Cycling Vets Road Race Championship finishing 21st overall.

14th June 2015 – Crit Under The Castle, Stirling, Stirlingshire.


Both Ruari and Fraser continue to show consistent form with the boys finishing 4th and 5th respectively in what was a strong field. Evan Oliphant of Raleigh GAC took the honours with Steve Lawley of Neon Velo 2nd and David Lines of Starley Primal finishing in 3rd place.

In the junior event, Keiran Kirk finished in 7th position.

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Pictures courtesy of The Press Room

13th June 2015 – Battle Of The Braes – Callander, Stirlingshire.


In the ¾ race, Kes Juskowiak finished in 35th position whilst in th E/1/2/3 race, Rurai Yeoman had a great ride to finish 5th with Sean Noon following up in 8th place. Well done boys.

7th June 2015 – Anderside Classic – Sandford, Lanarkshire.


Fraser Martin 4th.  Ruari Yeoman 10th.

7th June 2015 – Spokes Kingdom Junior Classic – Kennoway, Fife.



The roads of Fife came to life on Sunday as they played host to an enthralling inaugural edition of the Spokes Cycles Kingdom Junior Classic in the fifth round of the British Junior Road Race Series.


Riders were pushed to their limits on the brutal 70 mile course on a day when the leading lights of British junior road racing travelled to Kennoway for this highly anticipated event.


Ultimately the National Series’ return to Scotland didn’t herald a Scottish winner, with Velocity Globalbike’s Reece Wood going home with the spoils.


However, that didn’t take away from a hugely successful day that will surely warrant Spokes Cycles hosting a round of this prestigious series for years to come.


It was a particularly big day for the Kirkcaldy-based Spokes Racing Team as it was their home race and a very local opportunity to show their potential on the national stage.


They were active from the off with both Grant Martin and Ben Forsyth getting into the day’s early breakaway. Forsyth was to drop back to the bunch after the first time up the fearsome Cadgers Brae but Martin remained until the group were brought back with around 40 kilometres to go.


Martin attained the best result with 23rd as the other four Spokes riders rolled in behind what was left of the main bunch.


Martin also walked away with joint third in the sprints competition run throughout the day, giving him a trip up to the podium to receive reward for his efforts from Fife’s Lord Provost, Jim Leishman.


Kirkcaldy’s Calum Mitchell wasn’t able to make his mark on his home race in the way that he would have liked to but appeared content with the outcome of his race, saying: “Today’s course wasn’t one that suited me so I wasn’t expecting big things coming into this race.


“Regardless of that, though, it was great to be a part of today and great to see such a high standard of racing be brought to Fife.”


Despite not bringing the home success that some had dreamt of, Sunday’s event certainly opened the door for the best of Britain’s road racers to return to Fife for many years to come.


Race director Craig Grieve said: “The feedback has been amazing.” (report by Calum Mitchell)


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Pictures courtesy of Blair Whiteside & Paula Stronach

4th June 2015 – Squirrel Criterium - Dunfermline


Steve Lawley continued his good form with a win this evening.  Spokes RT took 2nd 4th and 5th place respectively with Fraser Martin, Ruari Yeoman and Grant Martin.

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Pictures courtesy of Michael Martin.

31st  May 2015 – Scottish National Road Race – Ayr.


Well done to Steven Lawley of Neon Velo for picking up the champions jersey. Great ride today from Sean Noon who finished 6th with Jordan Stronach being the only other rider from Spokes to finish  in 39th.

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Pictures courtesy of Paula Stronach

30th  May 2015 – A Wee Run Oot Afore Ra Morra  – East Renfrewshire.


Ben Forsyth – 8th, Rian Hill 27th, Jordan 35th

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Jordan, Rian and Ben before the race - Pictures courtesy of Paula Stronach.

28th May 2015 – Ythan CC Road Race – Tarves, Aberdeenshire


Fraser Martin 5th

Grant Martin – 6th

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Pictures courtesy of Andrew Innes.

26th May 2015 – Pearl Izumi Support Race - Motherwell


Ruari Yeoman – 5th

Grant Martin – 6th

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Pictures courtesy of John Hewitt

24th May 2015 – Glasgow Club Road Race - Kilmarnock


Sean Noon – 12th

Jordan Stronach – 40th.

23rd May 2015 – BUCS British Track Championships.


Congratulations to Fraser Martin who picked up a silver medal in the team pursuit and a Gold medal in the Elimination Race representing Edinburgh University.

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Pictures coutesy of Chris Hartley

22nd May 2015 – Dreisdaagse Van Axel – Netherlands / Belgium.


Rian Hill, Grant Martin, Matthias Barnet, John MacLeod, Ben Forsyth and Calum Mitchell all took part in this prestigious international UCI event. The boys competed in a field which included international teams from as far afield as Finland, Russia and the USA as well as many regional and local European teams from Belgium, Netherland and France. No doubt this was a major step up in race quality and a lot of experience gained from competing in the event.

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21st  May 2015 - Activcity Edinburgh Ingliston Crit Series No 4


Kieran Kirk – 19th


17th May 2015 – Open Spring Track Meeting, Caird Park, Dundee.


15km Scottish 15KM Championship Trophy – Fraser Martin 5th.

North East 5 KM trophy – Fraser Martin 2nd.

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Zak Loney sprints for the win - Pictures courtesy of Dave Urquart.

16th May 2015 – Dundee Two Day – Angus.


Grant Martin – 18th

Rian Hill – 19th.

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Pictures of Grant, Matthias and Calum in action.

Picture courtesy of Neil Mitchell

14th May 2015  -  Activcity  Ingliston Criterium, No 3 – Edinburgh.


Kieran Kirk – 19th.

14th May 2015  -  Midmar Spring Birl – Midmar, Aberdeenshire.


Jordan Stronach – 20th.

9th May 2015 – British Eagle – Humbie, East Lothian


Jordan Stronach – 19th, Ben Forsyth – 21st.


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Pictures courtesy of Paula Stronach

7th May 2015 - Activcity Ingliston Crit Series No 2 - Edinburgh


John MacLeod – 16th.

4th May – May Day Gallop – Stenhousemuir.


 Huge congratulations from all at Falkirk Bike Club to Sean Noon, a very worthy winner of today's FBC May Day Gallop, part of a 3 man breakaway which ended up down to a head to head with Craig Adams of Leslie Bikes, with Sean winning a sprint finish!

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Sean Noon on his way to his first win of the season!

2nd  May 2015 – Fallen Leaves Stage Race – Ballater.


The foul weather continues in Highland Aberdeenshire with Jordan Stronach and Calum Mitchell flying the Spokes flag in this event. Good result for Jordan Stronach finishing 13th with only 36 actually finishing this event!


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Everyone feeling the cold in Highland Aberdeenshire.

1st May 2015 – Sleepwell Isle Of Man Junior Tour 2015. – Isle Of Man


Four boys went over to the Isle of Man to take part in another National Race series in what turned out to be some very unpleasant unseasonal weather conditions. Matthias Barnet, Ben Forsyth and Grant Martin all succumbed to difficult conditions with only Rian Hill finishing the event in 54th position. This event still continues to be one of the highlights of the Junior calendar series and congratulations to Charlie Quarterman for winning the overall event.


Race reports and pictures can be found here:-



https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/juniorroadseries/article/roa20150502-Youth-Circuit-Series-Holt-draws-first-blood-in-Isle-of-Man-Junior-Tour-0


https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/juniorroadseries/article/roa20150502-Junior-Road-Series-Quarterman-victorious-in-stage-two-of-Isle-of-Man-Junior-Tour-0


https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/juniorroadseries/article/roa20150503-Junior-Road-Series-Quarterman-victorious-in-Isle-of-Man-Junior-Tour-0