The annual FCA hill climb championships took place at Purrin Den on Wednesday 22nd August.  KCC had representation from 6 riders, Paul Maddocks, Brian Garrioch, Nick Rowan, Carolanne Cappie, Miriam Rennet and youth rider Sarah Coutts.  At 14 years of age, Sarah is clearly a rising star of the sporting world.  She completed the blisteringly tough Purrin Den climb in 9min34, over half a minute faster than the KCC males.  Her ride nearly didn't take place after she punctured on the warm up and had to borrow a heavier wheel with a rather small cassette.  After the KCC Cleish hill climb last week she announced that she hasn't been on her bike since April!  Chapeau Sarah!  Carolanne and Miriam put in good rides also, ensuring an FCA hill climb championship 1/2/3 for Kinross ladies.

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