IT was mixed fortunes for Ayrshire riders in the Scottish Cyclo Cross Championships on Sunday.

The event was promoted by Sandy Wallace Cycles and staged over a very technical course in the grounds of Fife College, Dunfermline. Riders found the conditions very soft and over a mixture of surfaces and undulating ground.

The best result for the Ayrshire contingency was that of young Harry McGarvie in the Junior event. Harry just missed a podium place by taking 4th position in his race which was won by Rory McGuire.

In the veterans ladies category the best placed Ayrshire rider was Janet Tait, riding for Dooleys CC who finished in 8th position.

Aileen Fisher of Ayr Roads/Harry Fairbairn CC finished 11th with Fiona Walker of Kilmaurs in 13th position.

Lorna Sloan of Walkers CC finished 8th in her category.

In the men's Masters event Alex McAllister of The Roads club just failed to gain a podium place by taking 4th. The winner was Gregor Grant.

Fraser Tait of The Roads club got off to a good start and was doing well against the top cyclo cross riders in this category, until a mishap caused by a puncture in lap five, which put paid to any chance of a top ten place. Fraser ended up 20th out of a field of sixty.

Meanwhile a somewhat depleted club run on Sunday covered a shorter circuit from Alloway by way of Straiton and Crosshill before taking the homeward leg by Maybole and the coast road.

Earlier in the week Dave Allan clocked up a nice run of fifty plus miles by way of Tarbolton, Mauchline, Catrine and the Cumnocks before heading homewards.

This weekend, all roads lead to Rozelle Park where on Sunday Round 1 of The Super Quaich Cyclo Cross Series takes place.

Janet Tait fastest Ayrshire Lady on Sunday