The second running of the Northboats Road Race was another great success.
We weren't sure it would be on for a while, given the nasty showers that were around and the standing water on the route, however, come race day the temperature warmed up and the roads dried.
39 riders started after a few couldn't make it along and it was a really competitive field with a mixture of all categories of rider.
The first lap was really quick with a few big names dropping back from the main group. A number of riders made breaks from the front but nothing really established itself throughout the race.
Our sprint prime was won by Callum Anderson, with Tom Merry in second and Thomas Gelati in third.
It looked like it was going to rain but while it got much cooler, it stayed dry meaning a competitive race to the finish. The chasing peloton sat up briefly on the last lap before increasing their speed past the HQ.
Up at the finish, a decent number of people watched the top 10 split by only 10 seconds and the top 20 within 40 seconds.
In the end though, Tom Merry crossed the line first and our deserved winner. Callum Anderson was second with Alistair Merry coming in third.
Back at the hall and everyone tucked into the large spread of food, the sausage rolls once again proving to be a hit!
Prizes were handed out including an OTE multipack from Pedal Power Inverurie to the top 4th cat rider, who was Ian Russel.
Congratulations to all and thank you to everyone who made the event possible.