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.

Start! x Jay Golian

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


The race is at ROUKEN GLEN PARK, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, East Renfrewshire G46 7UG (post code to the main car park at RGCX).

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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.


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 :

Activity Time  
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.


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.


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.


Grassy, gravelly, muddy, rooty, hilly, rad, SIIIKK, repeat. Maybe even snowy…have a look at the COURSE MAP below.


The pits are marked on the map on COURSE MAP below.


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.


This year we will have an onsite food van serving hot & cold drinks and CHIPS.




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.


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.


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


If there’s anything I’ve not covered please get in touch with Jim Cameron 

jim@albannach.cc (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.




Top 20 to be gridded as follows:

Rider Team
David Duggan
John   MacKenzie SR Albananch
Craig Hardie www.Hardie-Bikes.com
Morgan Donnelly Beacon Wheelers
Brian Yates Carrick CC
Struan Pryde
James McCallum WhatsYourMeta
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
Douglas Cameron
Gavin McDougall Gamma Racing Team
Isla Short
Anne Ewing
Ian Dunlop Velo Club Moulin
Neil Walker
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:

Rider Team
John Anderson Glasgow RC
Paul Anderson Perth United CC
JP Baxter Ayr Burners CC
Will Beresford SR Albananch
Andrew Birkett
David Borland Johnstone Wheelers CC
Alan Brown Stirling Bike Club
Lee Campbell Glasgow Nightingale CC
Jackie Chan Perth United CC
Jamie Corr
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
Jim Davies
Stuart Dun The Happy Cog
Colin Dunlop Veloclub Edinburgh
Malcolm Dunlop Veloclub Edinburgh
Robin Dunn
James Edwards Ayr Burners CC
Simon Fairfull Velo Club Moulin
Roddy Fawbert
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
Tam Gordon
David Hall The 5th Floor CC
Robbie Hearns Synergy Cycles
Neil   Henderson SR Albananch
Jonathan Herbert
Beth Hodge Dulwich Paragon CC
Craig Hornal
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
Steven Jones
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
Robin Orr
Mark Penman RCCK
Owen Philipson Stirling Bike Club
Franco Porco
Steven Robertson Icarus Racing
Colin Sergeant Law Wheelers
Mark Shilton
Calum Simpson EH Star
Matthew Smith Velo Club Moulin
Martin Steele Velo Club Moulin
Chris Stewart Ronde CC
Fraser Tait Ayr Roads CC
Gary Tompsett
Lulu Tucker Ronde CC
Tom Unwin Hull Thursday RC
Ruben Villalain
Hugh Wardrope Arria Wheelers
Graeme Warren Velo Club Moulin
Chris Watson Glasgow Nightingale CC
Sean Webster
Willie webster Team LBS / BB
Ross Wood Ronde CC
James Wright SR Albananch
Roddy Yarr Glasgow Nightingale CC



Rider Team
David Anderson Glasgow Nightingale CC
David Anderson RCCK
Pamela Ball Hervelo Cycling
Sarah Barry Glasgow Riderz
Joanne Baxter Ayr Burners CC
Anna Beck SR Albananch
Peter Bentley
Kenny Blair Glasgow Green CC
Lindsay Branston RCCK
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
Kevin Cannon
Mireille Captieux SR Albananch
Gordon Christie Arria Wheelers
Ian Churcher
Jonny Clark Portovelo
Robert Clements Law Wheelers
Ian Clunie
Neil Clyde Haddington CC
Ian Cockburn
Laura Cunningham Ronde CC
Lee Cuthbertson
Gordon Dalglish Happy Trails Cross Collective
Jane Davies
William Davies Law Wheelers
Craig Donagher Fechan Flyers
Lucy Donnelly Beacon Wheelers
Lynsay Falconer
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
Sandy Gibbons RCCK
Darren Gilchrist
Graham Gillies
Douglas Glen Montvelo CC
Helen Gorman Stirling Bike Club
Keir Greatorex Edinburgh RC
Craig Hamilton SR Albananch
David Harcourt
Jen Harris
Steven Harris
Dave Hogg
David Holgate www.Hardie-Bikes.com
David Hordon West Lothian Clarion
Neil Hose
Craig Hudson Alpine Bikes Flaer / Clifbar UK
Marion Kennedy Pentland Triathletes
Alison Kerr
Claire Larravide
Alan Laurie Hoddom Velo
Paul leavy Johnstone Wheelers CC
Wilson Leggett
Chris Marquis Velo Club Moulin
Jac Marquis Velo Club Moulin
Andrew Martin Falkirk BC
James Martin Glenmarnock Wheelers
Stephen Martin
Gary McCabe East Kilbride RC
Barry McCleery Dunfermline CC
John McCracken Loudoun RC
Lindsay McGarvie Ayr Burners CC
David McGill RCCK
Richard Mclauchlan
Chris McLean Peebles CC
Colin McNiven
Louis Moorehead Ronde CC
Russell Mowat Walkers CC
AIieen Mulhern Glasgow United
Colin Murchie G72 Tri
Julie Nelson RCCK
Roslynn Newman Female Riders Race Team
Jonathan Newton
David Ogg
Howard Perkins
Leo Plaster SR Albananch
Iain Pryde Deeside Thistle CC
Kevin Pugh Ayr Burners CC
Derek Queenan Cleveland Wheelers
Darren Ridout Walkers CC
Nic Rigglesford
German Rodriguez Edinburgh RC
Alistair Ross Hoddom Velo
Nick Rowan Kinross CC
Jane Sargent
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
Gary Smith
Mark Snowden
Ian Stewart Dundee Wheelers
Bruce Stirling Scotia CC
Chris Thompson West Lothian Clarion
David Watson
Rory Webster Ayr Roads CC
Chris White Svtta
Graham Wilson Royal Albert
Nick Yeats Musselburgh RCC