RGCX VI | HWFG!
We are back, back at the Colosseum of Cross for the SIXTH edition of ROUKEN GLEN CYCLOCROSS (RGCX)! Albannach are honoured to once again host the close of the Super Quaich Series at Rouken Glen Park, Sunday the 16th of February 2020.
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 (pink) 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 out the back of a Arnold Clark van!
NOTICE FOR RIDERS WITHOUT RACE LICENSES
This year RGCX is being run under British Cycling Regulations and you therefore require a British Cycling Race License. If you do not currently have a Race License through your membership you will be required to purchase a Day License at £3. We will be emailing all riders that will require a Day License to gather payment either before the day of the race or bring the exact change with them on race day to pay for a Day License. We will not be issuing any race numbers or chips to riders without a race/day license.
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-RACE 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 (anyone wearing a pink hi-vis vest).
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 by the Commissaires. 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 pink buckets to take jackets, hats, gloves, zip-offs etc. which you can collect at the sign on van 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. Ask a marshal if in doubt.
WHERE CAN I GET SOMETHING TO EAT?
This year we will have Flahute Coffee Co. serving coffee and waffles.
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 –
email@example.com (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 – to be gridded as follows
|Harry McGarvie||Ayr Burners Cycling|
|John MacKenzie||SR Albannach|
|Scott Smith||Biggar CC|
|David Ogden||Deeside Thistle CC|
|Ricardo Parreirinha||Ronde Works Racing|
|James Fraser-Moodie||Pedal Power RT|
|Sean Gordon||East Kilbride RC|
|Chris ONeill||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|Jackie Chan||Team Andrew Allan Architecture|
|Gareth Hunt||Deeside Thistle CC|
|Colin Dunlop||Veloclub Edinburgh|
|Ally Anderson||Dooleys Cycles RT|
|Thomas Gordon||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|Luke Bates||EH Star Cycling|
|Niall Shannon||SR Albannach|
|Fraser Tait||Ayr Roads CC|
|Keir Greatorex||Torvelo Racing|
|Ewan Mulhern||Glasgow United CC|
|Ross Wood||Ronde Works Racing|
|Colin Shearer||Hors categorie (HC)|
|Roslynn Newman||Female Riders RT|
|Brenda Callander||Stirling BC|
|Craig Macwilliam||RC Cumbernauld & Kilsyth|
|Abigail Corsie||Dundee Wheelers CC|
|Andy Inglis||Montvelo CC|
|Chris Hall||Deeside Thistle CC|
|Laura Cunningham||Ronde Works Racing|
|Paul McInally||Pedal Power RT|
|Alan Ramsay||West Lothian Clarion CC|
|George Roberts||Icarus Racing|
|Katie Turbitt||Hors categorie (HC)|
|Marcus Illingworth||Ronde Works Racing|
|Jeremy Toy||Dundee Wheelers CC|
|Brian Dempster||Belhaven Bikes|
|Douglas Leslie||Ronde CC|
|Rob Nicholson||Classic RT|
|Stephen Crawford||Dunfermline CC|
|Matthew Smith||Peebles CC|
|Stephen McDowall||Pedal Power RT|
|Louis Moorehead||Ronde Works Racing|
|Christopher Mellor||VC Glasgow South|
|Mark Shaw||Royal Albert CC|
|Simon Kenny||West Lothian Clarion CC|
|Finton Price||Carnegie Cyclones|
|Jonathan Herbert||VC Glasgow South|
|Neil Raitt||Angus Bike Chain|
|Jim Foulis||Dundee Wheelers CC|
|German Rodriguez||Edinburgh RC|
|Gary Currie||Ayr Burners Cycling|
|James Robb||Islington CC|
|Iain Fisher||Ayr Roads CC|
|Duncan Crawford||Dunfermline CC|
|Mark Penman||RC Cumbernauld & Kilsyth|
|George Freeman||Edinburgh RC|
|Morgan Donnelly||Allen Valley Velo|
|Alan Clark||Torvelo Racing|
|Nigel Holl||Stirling BC|
|Glenn Cooper||Livingston CC|
|David Falconer||Haddington CC|
|Christopher McAuley||Walkers CC|
|Bobby McGhee||Ayr Roads CC|
|Grant McDiarmid||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|John Macarthur||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|John Alexander||University of Aberdeen|
|Matthias Schwannauer||Edinburgh RC|
|Calvin Price||Dunfermline CC|
|David Ritchie||Glasgow Green CC|
|Neil Shepherd||Gala CC|
|Duncan Fortune||EH Star Cycling|
|Matt Rus||VC Long Eaton|
|Michael Burke||Glasgow Ivy CC|
|David Hamilton||Walkers CC|
|Barry McCleery||Ronde Works Racing|
|Euan Ritchie||Carnoustie CC|
|Scott Kerr||Walkers CC|
|Graeme Cross||SR Albannach|
|Leo Plaster||SR Albannach|
|John Owen||Harts Cyclery|
|Roddy Yarr||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|Murray Doyle||Bute Wheelers|
|Craig Hamilton||SR Albannach|
|Lee Campbell||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|Aidan Carlin||Royal Albert CC|
|Joel Robertson||Holburn Cycles|
|Richard McCulloch||West Lothian Clarion CC|
|Andrew McLeod||Paisley Velo CC|
|Innes Ogilvie||SR Albannach|
|Josh Pencheon||Ronde CC|
|Clive Sharman||Montvelo CC|
B RACE LISTING – to be gridded on race day
|Adrian Keenan||Ayr Burners Cycling|
|Ailsa Curtis||West Lothian Clarion CC|
|Alex McDonald||Livingston CC|
|Alison Brown||Stirling BC|
|Alison Kerr||Belhaven Bikes|
|Allan Crosbie||Haddington CC|
|Andrew Bothwell||Edinburgh RC|
|Andrew Cutler||VC Glasgow South|
|Andrew Martin||Falkirk BC|
|Andrew Smith||VC Glasgow South|
|Andy Brewster||West Lothian Clarion CC|
|Aurelien Thouard||Paisley Velo CC|
|Bill Davies||Law Wheelers CC|
|Brian Corr||Mukyriderz CC|
|Bruce Stirling||RC Cumbernauld & Kilsyth|
|Bryan Tobyn||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|Calum Gibb||University of Aberdeen|
|Charles Martin||Ayr Burners Cycling|
|Chris Thompson||West Lothian Clarion CC|
|Christopher Beetham||Seacroft Wheelers|
|Christopher McConnell||Loudoun RC|
|Christopher White||Fife Century RC|
|Craig Napier||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|Darren Gilchrist||Livingston CC|
|David Allen||Carse of Gowrie Velo|
|David Anderson||RC Cumbernauld & Kilsyth|
|David Baird||Loudoun RC|
|David Hogg||Stirling BC|
|David McGill||Glasgow Green CC|
|David Menzies||Aberdeen Wheelers CC|
|Deborah Ferns||Glasgow Riderz|
|Donald Nicolson||Ayr Burners Cycling|
|Douglas Small||Kelso Wheelers|
|Elizabeth Wisdish||Glasgow Wheelers|
|Emily Holl||Stirling BC|
|Gary Lawson||Edinburgh RC|
|Gavin Robertson||Livingston CC|
|Glen Hornby||Glasgow Ivy CC|
|Gordon Christie||Arria Wheelers CC|
|Gordon Dalglish||Gala CC|
|Gordon Scott||West Lothian Clarion CC|
|Gordon Thomson||Livingston CC|
|Graeme Young||Arria Wheelers CC|
|Graham Wilson||Royal Albert CC|
|Helen Gorman||Stirling BC|
|Helen Winton||Stirling BC|
|James Brewer||Glasgow Riderz|
|James Edwards||Ayr Burners Cycling|
|James Goldie||Walkers CC|
|James Martin||Glasgow Glenmarnock Wheelers|
|James OKane||West Lothian Clarion CC|
|James Wright||SR Albannach|
|Jamie Corr||Biggar CC|
|Jamie Pearson||Ronde CC|
|John Blunsdon||Deeside Thistle CC|
|John Mcfarlane||Ayr Burners Cycling|
|Keith Breckenridge||Mukyriderz CC|
|Kenny Macniven||RC Cumbernauld & Kilsyth|
|Kier Murray||Peebles CC|
|Kirsteen Ellis||Synergy Cycles|
|Lewis Campbell||Livingston CC|
|Lindsay McGarvie||Ayr Burners Cycling|
|Malcolm Dunlop||Veloclub Edinburgh|
|Marcus Shields||Ayr Roads CC|
|Mark Shaw||Royal Albert CC|
|Mark Warters||Ayr Roads CC|
|Matthew Saunders||Musselburgh RCC|
|Mia Padmanabhan||Falcons CC Bishopbriggs|
|Michael Walker||Law Wheelers CC|
|Neal Padmanabhan||Falcons CC Bishopbriggs|
|Nigel Brooks||Stirling BC|
|Nigel Carrick||Berwick Wheelers CC|
|Nina Tomlin||West Lothian Clarion CC|
|Paul Dailly||Montvelo CC|
|Paul Davies||Ronde Works Racing|
|Paul Freeman||West Lothian Clarion CC|
|Paul Hornby||Glasgow Ivy CC|
|Paul Stewart||Montvelo CC|
|Peter Bentley||Orkney CC|
|Richard Docherty||Livingston CC|
|Robert Clements||Law Wheelers CC|
|Ronald Nolan||Edinburgh RC|
|Sandy Gibbons||RC Cumbernauld & Kilsyth|
|Simon Titmuss||Ronde CC|
|Steve Macluskie||VC Glasgow South|
|Steven Anderson||Glasgow Nightingale CC|
|Stuart Deed||Perth United CC|
|Stuart Tennant||Johnstone Wheelers CC|
|Thomas McNeish||Royal Albert CC|
|Tom Nicholson||Hoddom Velo|