Galloway Gallop (Solway Series TLI Road Race 4)

Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 10:00
Event Type 
TLI Event
Meeting point 
New Abbey Village Hall
Race Results 

Despite the overnight thunderstorm and torrential rain, the New Abbey Gallup TLI race was graced with warm sunshine on Sunday morning. The forecast did put off some entrants but they missed out as all 3 races headed off round the classic coastal loop in ideal conditions. The field included many top riders from Scotland and the north of England so even with reduced numbers the racing was full on. 

Race 1 was won by Martin Lonie of NuuN Sigma Sports with Calum McVie second and local rider Gavin Shirley of Dooley's winning the sprint for third place. 

Race 2 was won by top Scottish TT rider, Douglas Watson of GTR Return to Life with Barry McGurk in second and David Dalziel in third. Special mention to Dumfries Cycling Club rider Craig Gibson whose solo breakaway was only caught by the bunch just before the line, chapeau! 

Race 3 was won in style by Graham Mercer of Icarus racing, Derek McMillan in second and local rider Rob Nicholson from Classic Racing in third. 

Thanks go to all the marshals and helpers on the day, much appreciated and essential to allow these races to take place.



The race on Sunday 4th August will be two laps of the circuit  New Abbey -Beeswing - Cawkerbush- Kirkbean - New Abbey, with a neutralised section over to Beeswing at the start and the finish a couple of miles short of New Abbey at Drumburn viewpoint. Race distance close to 45 miles.