THE tenth race in the Alex Hunter summer time trial league was held recently.

Conditions for the seven riders who turned out to race the clock were dry and warm, with only a westerly breeze to consider out on the course.

As well as the run of good weather, the riders also enjoyed a super smooth stretch of new tarmac on the outward leg on the Cloch road, which will make the course a few seconds faster.

Fast times were recorded on the night but it was Paul Symington, pictured, who took the victory with an excellent time of 29:57, over a minute clear of his closest rival.

Results: 1 Paul Symington 29:57, 2 Derek Robinson 31:23, George McCarter 31:23, 4 Tam May 32:18, 5 Robert McCready 33:36 Road Bike, 6 Danny McLaughlin 33:46, 7 Mark Smith 34:12.

With the roadworks on the Cloch and A78 causing plenty of disruptions, a few of the riders have been attending the Georgetown road bike time trial to keep the legs tuned for racing.

The short 7.5 mile race heads out towards Houston along the Georgetown Road and turns at the roundabout for the grind to the finish line.

Conditions for the 48 riders attended the race on Wednesday the 25 July were dry and warm with a headwind on the outward leg.

Matt Hennon was the highest placed of the five Inverclyde Velo riders crossing the line in fifth place with a time of 15:43. Alex Hunter also attended to help out with time keeping duties.

Local riders placings: 5th Matt Hennon 15:43, 12th Paul Symington 16:16, 19th George McCarter 16:52, 30th Derek Robinson 17:33, 36th Jim Beckett 17:56.

Full results can be found on the Inverclyde Velo forum.