Davie Bell RR 2011- recap

After helping promote the Davie Bell race, which took place down in Ayrshire last Sunday, it was a shame to be unable to follow it, either from the side of the road or online. Although the reports and photos have all been published, it didn’t feel right not to give this event a nod. The use of two 5 mile sections of dirt road has proved to be a big success and the main ‘soundbite’ from the post-race coverage was winner James McCallum’s comment that this could be a future classic, even to rival established races such as the Rutland Classic.

There were some great race pics from Christopher Johnson, the organiser from Ayr Roads CC. Click on each to find your way to the Picasa Gallery and check out the others.

Endura Racing’s Callum Wilkinson and Rapha-Condor-Sharp’s James McCallum, two of Scotland’s pros, before the race hit the dirt.

Hitting the fire roads, in the spirit of off-road pioneer Davie Bell – Peter(?) Murdoch of Cyclelane, Eddie Addis Velo Ecosse, and Ali McNicol Bicycleworks prominent in the break.

A classic shot. Rich Semple, Cyclelane helping to drive the break.

Race write-up on VeloUK.net: Jimmy Mac makes it a treble

Veloresults interview with winner James McCallum
“But hopefully we’d like to take the race to a higher level than a Super Six – the 50th anniversary is approaching and I can’t see why we couldn’t make it a Premier.” said happy organiser Chris Johnson.

More photos by David Blockley

Post-race discussion on Braveheart forums