Peterhead’s Callum Cooper was the sole Ythan representative at the Plean Park Cyclocross in Stirling at the weekend.
As one of the form riders within the Scottish youth ranks, hopes were high that his fantastic season would continue.
The challenging course was to be the least of his worries as persistent heavy rain turned to sleet for the duration of the event. Despite the atrocious conditions, Cooper placed second in the U14 and third in the U16 overall. This weekend sees the racing move to Ayrshire for the Scottish National Championships.