Arguably one of the most popular events in the Scottish Cyclocross calendar, Albannach are proud to present ROUKEN GLEN CYCLOCROSS (RGCX), back for it’s fourth edition. Bucking the traditional #thirdSunday of January this year, we are honoured to host the close of the Super Quaich Series at Rouken Glen Park, Sunday the 18th of February 2018.
For the FANS
Just to clarify, it is absolutely FREE to come along and spectate at RGCX. Cyclocross races live on energy and spectacle, so we would really encourage the local community to come along on the day and ring a cowbell, bang a drum, in fact get the whole family involved and bring anything to make as much noise as possible.
For the RACERS
This is your race pack, get comfy and soak up the information
HOW DO I GET TO RGCX?
The race is at ROUKEN GLEN PARK, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, East Renfrewshire G46 7UG (post code to the main car park at RGCX).
Stick “G46 7UG” into the navigator and follow the machine. Full address is:
Rouken Glen Park, Rouken Glen Rd, Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, G46 7UG
There are two free car parks in Rouken Glen Park; the main one at the garden centre and a second one at the east lodge (veterinary surgery).
For the Main Car Park – From junction 3 off the M77 head east along Nitshill Rd (A727), straight over the round about and then your first right will take you to the garden centre car park. It is signposted “Rouken Glen Park Main Entrance”. Post Code – G46 7UG
Failing that, continue east along Nitshill Rd (A727) for 500m take another right into the east lodge car park signposted “Rouken Glen Park East Lodge”. Post Code – G46 7JZ
Failing that, there is also free on-street parking along Davieland Road which runs along the eastern edge of the park. Please take extra care if you choose to park on Davieland Road. Post Code – G46 7LL
RGCX has it’s very own train station, Whitecraigs which has trains travelling into Glasgow Central. Trains typically take 20 minutes to get to Whitecraigs from Glasgow Central.
HOW DO I SIGN ON?
Once you’ve arrived at RGP please make signing on to receive your timing chip and race number your priority. Everything after that will fall gloriously into place. There will be magenta arrows guiding you to the RGCX arena from all directions. Can I ask kindly that the A racers wait until 10.30 to go to sign on to allow the B racers to sign on first. The sign on will be in the race arena just near the waterfall in the south of the park. It will be under a gazebo.
The timings for the day are as follows :
|Sign on opens||09.30|
|Course opens for practise||10.00||(Open to A & B racers for 45 mins)|
|Sign on to B race closes||10.30||(1 hr for B race sign on.)|
|Course closes for practise||10.45||(B racers to now assemble at start line)|
|B Race Start||11.00|
|B Race Ends||11.50||(50 mins race + 1 lap)|
|Last B Rider Expected||12.00|
|Course opens for practise||12.00||(Open to A racers for an additional 45 mins)|
|Sign on to A race closes||12.30||(2 hrs for A race sign on)|
|Course closes for practise||12.45|
|A Race Starts||13.00|
|A Race Ends||13.50||(50 mins race + 1 lap)|
|Last A Rider Expected||14.00|
|Prize giving for A & B race||14.15|
Please make the most of the open course for practice and respect other competitors by leaving the course once it is closed. Announcements will be made to confirm when the course is open and closed.
WHAT RACE AM I IN?
As the final round of the Super Quaich we have reviewed your performance this season to allocate you to a race. The full rider allocation listing is shown at the bottom of this post.
WHERE IS THE START?
In an attempt to get a good spread of the field at the start and to mitigate bunching at the first turn we’ve an uphill ‘tarmac’ start chute. Think Spa-Francorchamps, just a bit less glamorous. This will be the only time you come all the way up this hill.
Getting there is easy. From the sign on area you will notice a gravel track heading west, away from the waterfall. Head along that; it takes you along to the golf course. Continue along the track and it will disappear down the hill quite quickly. If you are lost and confused ask a marshal.
There’s a slight opening at the bottom where it starts to level out. You will be corralled and ushered into a fenced off muster area downhill of the start grid. You may notice the start lines painted on the ground – DO NOT SIT ON THE START LINE. Everyone must wait in the muster area to be gridded. Please wait there until you are called up to the start line. Please make your way there 15mins before the start of the race. Marshals will be on hand with big on-theme buckets to take jackets, hats, gloves, zip-offs etc. which you can collect at the sign on tent post race at your convenience.
WHAT IS THE COURSE LIKE?
Grassy, gravelly, muddy, rooty, hilly, rad, SIIIKK, repeat. Maybe even snowy…have a look at the COURSE MAP below.
I’M PRO AF, WHERE DO I PUT MY SPARE BIKES?
The pits are marked on the map on COURSE MAP below.
WHERE ARE THE TOILETS?
There are public toilets at the back (Davieland Road-side) of the Boathouse Café situated on the eastern side of the boating lake. As a marshal if in doubt.
WHERE CAN I GET SOMETHING TO EAT?
This year we will have an onsite food van serving hot & cold drinks and CHIPS.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I WIN?
YOU GET PRIZES! Cash prizes (topped up with some Albannach goods) will be given for the top 3 male and female riders in both the A and B races. The prize giving will take place for both the A & B races straight after the A race.
CAN MY FANS COME TOO?
Yes of course, please bring as many fans, friends, personal photographers, past lovers, colleagues as you like. Please encourage them to bring instruments of all ilk to make a racket and encourage you and your fellow racers.
ARE PHOTOGRAPHERS ALLOWED?
Yes of course, please bring encourage all you photographer pals to come along. Cyclocross is definitely the best form of cyclesport for photographers, loads of weird and wonderful stuff goes down and you see riders again and again throughout the race.
If you are happy for RGCX to use your photos to promote future editions of the race please feel free to add them to the RGCX Flickr Group
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
If there’s anything I’ve not covered please get in touch with Jim Cameron –
firstname.lastname@example.org (before the race)
07711220191 (on the day of the race)
If you’re heavy into the social medias make sure you drop in #RGCX for anything relating to the event.
A RACE LISTING
Top 20 to be gridded as follows:
|John MacKenzie||SR Albananch|
|Morgan Donnelly||Beacon Wheelers|
|Brian Yates||Carrick CC|
|John Woodrow||Sandy Wallace Cycles|
|Steve Revill-Darton||Sunday Echappee|
|James Fraser-Moodie||Pedal Power RT|
|Crawford Carrick-Anderson||Peebles CC|
|Calum Kennedy||Team North Sports/Kinesis|
|Gavin McDougall||Gamma Racing Team|
|Ian Dunlop||Velo Club Moulin|
|Lewis Rattray||SR Albananch|
|Ewan Mulhern||Glasgow United|
The remainder of the A race will hustle up behind the top 20 and are as follows:
|John Anderson||Glasgow RC|
|Paul Anderson||Perth United CC|
|JP Baxter||Ayr Burners CC|
|Will Beresford||SR Albananch|
|David Borland||Johnstone Wheelers CC|
|Alan Brown||Stirling Bike Club|
|Lee Campbell||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|Jackie Chan||Perth United CC|
|Graham Coubrough||SR Albananch|
|Stephen Crawford||Kinross CC|
|Gary Currie||Ayr Burners CC|
|Ricky Currie||Army Cycling Union|
|Matthew Cutler||Bronte Wheelers|
|Gary Davidson||East Kilbride RC|
|Stuart Dun||The Happy Cog|
|Colin Dunlop||Veloclub Edinburgh|
|Malcolm Dunlop||Veloclub Edinburgh|
|James Edwards||Ayr Burners CC|
|Simon Fairfull||Velo Club Moulin|
|Duncan Fortune||EH Star|
|Keith Froude||Edinburgh RC|
|Chris Fuller||Lenzie Velo|
|Paul Gallagher||Glasgow Triathlon Club|
|Paul Gibson||Carrick CC|
|Robin Godden||Sunday Echappee|
|David Hall||The 5th Floor CC|
|Robbie Hearns||Synergy Cycles|
|Neil Henderson||SR Albananch|
|Beth Hodge||Dulwich Paragon CC|
|Julian Howell||Happy Trails Cross Collective|
|Bryan Hutton||Two Wheel Army|
|Andy Inglis||Montvelo CC|
|Andrew Isherwood||Peebles CC|
|Ross Johnstone||Happy Trails Cross Collective|
|Ryan Keir||Synergy cycles|
|Neill kemp||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|Simon Kenny||West Lothian Clarion|
|Scott Kerr||Walkers CC|
|Alicia Lawson||Velo Club Moulin|
|Alastair Little||Perth United CC|
|Gordon Mackenzie||Velo Club Moulin|
|Iain MacLeod||Musselburgh RCC|
|Steve Macluskie||VC Glasgow South|
|Craig Macwilliam||Lenzie Velo|
|Eoghan Maguire||SR Albananch|
|Duncan Maycroft||Hoddom Velo|
|Brian Mccutcheon||Walkers CC|
|Grant McDiarmid||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|Harry McGarvie||Team North Sports/Kinesis|
|Paul McInally||Pedal Power RT|
|Adeline Moreau||Sunday Echappee|
|Simon Muir||Velo Club Moulin|
|David Murdoch||SR Albananch|
|Kier Murray||Peebles CC|
|Chris Nicholson||Hoddom Velo|
|Jaime Nicholson||Hoddom Velo|
|Rob Nicholson||Classic Racing Team|
|Paul Noble||Law Wheelers|
|Owen Philipson||Stirling Bike Club|
|Steven Robertson||Icarus Racing|
|Colin Sergeant||Law Wheelers|
|Calum Simpson||EH Star|
|Matthew Smith||Velo Club Moulin|
|Martin Steele||Velo Club Moulin|
|Chris Stewart||Ronde CC|
|Fraser Tait||Ayr Roads CC|
|Lulu Tucker||Ronde CC|
|Tom Unwin||Hull Thursday RC|
|Hugh Wardrope||Arria Wheelers|
|Graeme Warren||Velo Club Moulin|
|Chris Watson||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|Willie webster||Team LBS / BB|
|Ross Wood||Ronde CC|
|James Wright||SR Albananch|
|Roddy Yarr||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
B RACE LISTING
|David Anderson||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|Pamela Ball||Hervelo Cycling|
|Sarah Barry||Glasgow Riderz|
|Joanne Baxter||Ayr Burners CC|
|Anna Beck||SR Albananch|
|Kenny Blair||Glasgow Green CC|
|Andy Brewster||West Lothian Clarion|
|Graham Brown||Stirling Bike Club|
|Ruairidh Brown||St Christopher’s CC|
|Craig Buchanan||Dunfermline CC|
|Clare Campbell||Two wheel Army|
|Mireille Captieux||SR Albananch|
|Gordon Christie||Arria Wheelers|
|Robert Clements||Law Wheelers|
|Neil Clyde||Haddington CC|
|Laura Cunningham||Ronde CC|
|Gordon Dalglish||Happy Trails Cross Collective|
|William Davies||Law Wheelers|
|Craig Donagher||Fechan Flyers|
|Lucy Donnelly||Beacon Wheelers|
|Chris Farrell||Perth United CC|
|Joe Fee||Deeside Thistle CC|
|Aileen Fisher||Ayr Roads CC|
|Iain Fisher||Ayr Roads CC|
|Jim foulis||Dundee Wheelers|
|Paul Freeman||West Lothian Clarion|
|Douglas Glen||Montvelo CC|
|Helen Gorman||Stirling Bike Club|
|Keir Greatorex||Edinburgh RC|
|Craig Hamilton||SR Albananch|
|David Hordon||West Lothian Clarion|
|Craig Hudson||Alpine Bikes Flaer / Clifbar UK|
|Marion Kennedy||Pentland Triathletes|
|Alan Laurie||Hoddom Velo|
|Paul leavy||Johnstone Wheelers CC|
|Chris Marquis||Velo Club Moulin|
|Jac Marquis||Velo Club Moulin|
|Andrew Martin||Falkirk BC|
|James Martin||Glenmarnock Wheelers|
|Gary McCabe||East Kilbride RC|
|Barry McCleery||Dunfermline CC|
|John McCracken||Loudoun RC|
|Lindsay McGarvie||Ayr Burners CC|
|Chris McLean||Peebles CC|
|Louis Moorehead||Ronde CC|
|Russell Mowat||Walkers CC|
|AIieen Mulhern||Glasgow United|
|Colin Murchie||G72 Tri|
|Roslynn Newman||Female Riders Race Team|
|Leo Plaster||SR Albananch|
|Iain Pryde||Deeside Thistle CC|
|Kevin Pugh||Ayr Burners CC|
|Derek Queenan||Cleveland Wheelers|
|Darren Ridout||Walkers CC|
|German Rodriguez||Edinburgh RC|
|Alistair Ross||Hoddom Velo|
|Nick Rowan||Kinross CC|
|Jack Savage||Glasgow Ivy|
|Matthias Schwannauer||Edinburgh RC|
|Gordon Scott||West Lothian Clarion|
|Graeme Scott||Happy Trails Cross Collective|
|Douglas Small||Kelso Wheelers|
|Andrew Smith||VC Glasgow South|
|Ian Stewart||Dundee Wheelers|
|Bruce Stirling||Scotia CC|
|Chris Thompson||West Lothian Clarion|
|Rory Webster||Ayr Roads CC|
|Graham Wilson||Royal Albert|
|Nick Yeats||Musselburgh RCC|