Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Why you need to know about the Mid Scotland Cycle Association

Many thanks to Grant and Tobias who attended the Mid Scotland Cycle Association Meeting (MSCA) AGM on Monday

The MSCA is our local contact with the Scottish Cycling Union, we coordinate our open races with them so that we don't get any other clashes with other Mid clubs.

Part of your race levy is distributed to the MSCA when you enter an open event.

The MSCA has a number of championships throughout the year, including 10TT, 25TT and road race championship. You become champ by being the best rider out of the MSCA clubs (see below) The champs are usually races within other events.

Clarion's Steve McCaw is the 2010 MSCA 25TT Champ

MSCA donated a £50 prize for the fastest Mid rider at our Kingscavil Hill climb (won by Robin Wilkins of Stirling Bike Club)

West Lothian are obliged to supply volunteers for marshalling at MSCA championship races. This year we were asked to help marshal at the 50TT champs and the road race champs.

The 50TT was cancelled but Dave Hills and Steven Fraser kindly offered to help out at the road race organised by Falkirk BC. Falkirk were very grateful for their contribution and in return have offered to help us out where necessary in the future.

In 2011 the club will be asked to provide volunteers, we hope that enough members will be prepared to donate their time.

The MSCA provided a £500 grant to help us set up the kids club. We wouldn't have been able to set up the kids section without this generous donation.

Every open race requires a time keeper and a commissaire, these two important roles are also coordinated through the MSCA. The Clarion now have 4 Assistant commisaires (Simon Fagan, Tobias Bauer, Matthew Ball and Mark Ewing) and two Assistant MTB commissaires (Mark Ewing and Simon Fagan) We also have one assistant time keeper registered with MSCA (Matthew Ball)

If you'd like to find out more about becoming a time keeper or commissaire, get in contact with club secretary, Matthew Ball on secretary[AT]

MSCA clubs are: Denny RC, Stirling BC, City of Stirling Wheelers, Falkirk BC, West Lothian Clarion, Royal Albert CC, Law Wheelers, Rock & Road Cycles, Squadra Porcini, Western Titans BMX.

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