RGCX

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.

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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).

by CAR

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

by TRAIN

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 :

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.


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.


COURSE MAP


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 

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.

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RIDER-RACE ALLOCATION

A RACE LISTING – to be gridded as follows

Rider Team
Harry McGarvie Ayr Burners Cycling
John MacKenzie SR Albannach
Craig Hardie www.Hardie-Bikes.com
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
Ross Mcculloch
Euan Hamilton-Rigg
Luke Bates EH Star Cycling
Niall Shannon SR Albannach
Isla Short
Kerry MacPhee
Keith Buchan
Fraser Tait Ayr Roads CC
Craig Owen
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
Raymond Mclellan
Craig Macwilliam RC Cumbernauld & Kilsyth
Abigail Corsie Dundee Wheelers CC
Steven Cowan
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
Tom Tennant
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
Dan Gibson SKCC
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
David Lewis
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
Steven Jones
John Macarthur Glasgow Nightingale CC
John Alexander University of Aberdeen
Matthias Schwannauer Edinburgh RC
Calvin Price Dunfermline CC
Jerome Finlayson
David Ritchie Glasgow Green CC
Neil Shepherd Gala CC
Duncan Fortune EH Star Cycling
Matt Rus VC Long Eaton
David Holgate www.Hardie-Bikes.com
Michael Burke Glasgow Ivy CC
David Hamilton Walkers CC
Barry McCleery Ronde Works Racing
Euan Ritchie Carnoustie CC
Graeme McBirnie
Gavin McDougall
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
Daniel Ainsworth
Michael Alexander
Andrew Bond
Lee Campbell Glasgow Nightingale CC
Aidan Carlin Royal Albert CC
Gregor Crawford
Robin Dunn
Roddy Fawbert
Alan Mccrear
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
Andrew Smith
Stephen Thwaites

 

B RACE LISTING – to be gridded on race day

Rider Team
Adrian Keenan Ayr Burners Cycling
Aileen Mulhern
Ailsa Curtis West Lothian Clarion CC
Alan Gilkison
Alan Irving
Alex McDonald Livingston CC
Alison Brown Stirling BC
Alison Kerr Belhaven Bikes
Allan Crosbie Haddington CC
Andrew Bothwell Edinburgh RC
Andrew Christie
Andrew Cutler VC Glasgow South
Andrew Martin Falkirk BC
Andrew Smith VC Glasgow South
Andy Brewster West Lothian Clarion CC
Aneela McKenna
Anthony Robson
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
Calum Hyslop
Campbell Thomson
Charles Martin Ayr Burners Cycling
Chris Thompson West Lothian Clarion CC
Christopher Beetham Seacroft Wheelers
Christopher McConnell Loudoun RC
Christopher White Fife Century RC
colin mcniven
Craig Napier Glasgow Nightingale CC
Darren Gilchrist Livingston CC
Daryl Philip
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
Derek Hughes
Donald Nicolson Ayr Burners Cycling
Douglas Melvin
Douglas Small Kelso Wheelers
Elizabeth Wisdish Glasgow Wheelers
Emily Holl Stirling BC
Gary Lawson Edinburgh RC
Gary Tompsett
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 Gillies
Graham Wilson Royal Albert CC
Helen Gorman Stirling BC
Helen Winton Stirling BC
Howard Perkins
Ian Churcher
Ian Cockburn
Ian Johnston
Izzy Filor
Jacqui Thomson
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
Jane Sargent
Joanne Gemmell
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
Linda Buchanan
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
Reid Cunningham
Richard Docherty Livingston CC
Robert Clements Law Wheelers CC
Robin Orr
Ronald Nolan Edinburgh RC
Sam bogle
Sandy Gibbons RC Cumbernauld & Kilsyth
Sarah Barry
Simon Titmuss Ronde CC
Steve Macluskie VC Glasgow South
Steven Anderson Glasgow Nightingale CC
Steven Ross
Stuart Deed Perth United CC
Stuart Small
Stuart Tennant Johnstone Wheelers CC
Thomas McNeish Royal Albert CC
Tom Nicholson Hoddom Velo
William Donaldson