Meek not so mild in Manchester

Glenrothes cyclist Jim Meek, Team Leslie Bike Shop/Right Move Windows, kept his good form from the cyclo-cross season with a fine 43rd place and 13th veteran out of a field of 400 riders in the Hit the North off road event at Philips Park, Manchester at the weekend.

This followed his fine 12th place in the British Cyclo-Cross championships in January.

This coming week sees the first of the local reliability trials with Fife Century Road Club holding their annual event from Falkland Village hall.

There are on and off road events and are these open to all cyclists.

Signing on opens at 9am, and at 9.30 the 65 mile road run gets underway.

A shorter 32 mile road run sets off at 10am and at the same time a mountain bike run of around two hours will leave from the hall.

An entry fee of £5 for the events includes a buffet at the finish back in Falkland.