Locals win Granton Grind bike races


ABERCROMBIE – Local cyclists figured prominently on Sunday during the Granton Grind road race hosted by Pictou County Cycle.

Tim Shea won the Men’s Category B four-lap race in 22 minutes, 32.9 seconds on the clockwise course that started and finished at the Abercrombie Community Hall.

Pictou County Cycle Club owner and operator Clint Snell placed 10th.
Snell felt it was a good day despite the lower than usual number of entries.

“Everything went well,” he said. “We usually have 100 but only had 65 this time. People like the course.”

The event utilizes Abercrombie Road, the Trenton Connector and its extension through Mount William to Alma Station, Granton and back to the community centre.

Ryan Shaun MacDonald was 10th in the Men’s Category A five-lap race, while Dwayne Murphy was 13th in the Men’s Category C three-lap race.

In Men’s Category D, Pictou County Cycle’s Kenny Robinson was second, Thomas Baudoux was fourth, Tony Corbin was fifth, Chemari Jota was eighth and Jason MacPherson was ninth.

Christa Hynes from Pictou County cycle was first among four cyclists in 47:06 in the three-lap Women’s Category B race.

Emily Morton, Cindy Fraser and Jennifer Baudoux finished 1-2-3 in the Women’s Category C two-lap race.

“The women did really well,” Snell said. “They’re all strong, so I’m not surprised.”

The next event near Pictou County is the Highland Grind mountain bike race event on July 10 near the Keppoch Lode in Antigonish County.

Above photo: Pictou County Cycle Club members did well on Sunday during the Granton Grind cycling road race based in Abercrombie. From left: Christa Hynes, Emily Morton, Jennifer Baudoux, Cindy Fraser, Tim Shea and Kenny Robinson. Missing is Tony Corbin. (Submitted photo)

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