Sunday saw the exciting Rothesay Cycling Festival road race take place over the hilly twenty mile Bute Island Circuit. Expert time trialist Derek Skinner somehow found himself in the (very) loosely titled novice road race. With corners being tackled like the professionals, and athleticism one would not normally see this side of the Vuelta d'Espana, the so-called 'novices' roared around the island for a thrilling finish in Rothesay. Nobody was more surprised than rider Skinner to achieve victory in his age category, and a seventh place overall. An outstanding result which left many in the Club wondering if he went the right way?

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