GOLSPIE WAS THE venue for a group of young riders from the Moray Mountain Bike Club for the third outing in the Scottish Cycling North ‘Dirt Crit’ Series at the weekend.
The infamous Wildcat trails tested the cyclists to the limit with older riders taking in a lengthy climb on their route – and even the youngest participants having to brave a long field ride followed by a woodland trail.
Despite the difficulties the Moray riders did themselves and their club proud with several podium positions.
Cameron Johnston, of Mosstowie Primary School triumphed in the Under-6 boys in a race that spanned a whole range of abilities from four-year-olds on balance bikes to the riding of real technical ability which earned Cameron his first place.
The under-8s saw a large group completing twice the distance of the youngest groups.
Creagh Muir of WolfPax riders continued his winning form, but Moray’s Brodie McMulkin and Magnus Main chased hard and earned second and third place.
In the Under-10s there was a challenging ride which began with almost a mile of climb followed by a technical descent. Series leader Amy Kenyon once again took first place, with Maisie McMulkin and Mary Howell taking second and third spot for Moray.
The series now moves on to Grantown later this month before Moray plays host to the season finale in mid-November, with an event at Sanquhar Woodland Trails on November 14 that will double up as the North of Scotland Schools Mountain Bike Championships.