Clark Contracts hold 12th annual ‘Spring’ Classic raising over £1,500 for SAMH

17th May 2024 By

Spring Classic 2024

On Friday 10th May, Clark Contracts held their 12th annual Spring Classic at Loch Katrine, which raised over £1,500 for their nominated company charity, Scottish Action for Mental Health (SAMH).  


The event, which involved a 30-mile cycle around the banks of Loch Katrine, was attended by over 40 cyclists from the construction industry.


The sun was shining on the day, making for an enjoyable cycle which started at Trossachs Pier. The cyclists competed for prizes for the fastest Hill Climb, Time Trial, Overall Men’s Winner, Overall Women’s Winner and Overall Team Performance.


The iconic Dukes Pass marked the start of the hill climb where the cyclist tackled a Cat 3 hill climb stretching over 3 miles with the winner being awarded the ‘King of the Mountains’ jersey.


Ewan Hooper of Ossian Architects, was first to the top with a time of 10 minutes and 59 seconds, followed by John Bethune from Woolgar Hunter, with a time of 12 minutes and 12 seconds.


After a quick rest in the sun at the top of the hill, the riders made their way through Aberfoyle and to the start of the 3-mile time trial competition, which started at Loch Chon. All riders completed this section in under 15 minutes, with Ewan winning the title by 46 seconds.


Following the time trial, it was time for a quick pit stop at Stronachlacher for some tea, coffee, and cake before our prize-giving ceremony!


Following his impressive performance in both competitions, Ewan Hooper of Ossian Architects, was crowned the Overall Men’s Winner. The prize from the Hill Climb was then presented to runner up John Bethune from Woolgar Hunter, and the Time Trial prize presented to third place, Chris Shields from TCS Construction Consultants.


Christina Gaiger of Architype was presented the Maglia Rosa jersey for the best overall women’s performance.


Next up was the team prize, with teams entered by Architype , BDP, BTO Solicitors, Stallan-Brand, and Woolgar Hunter.


The whole team from Woolgar Hunter gave an impressive performance, and it was no surprise that their team came out on top.


Following a short rest, the cyclists made their way back to Trossachs Pier round the north of Loch Katrine before everyone headed home.


Rachel Bottomley, Account Manager from SAMH said: “Congratulations to everybody that took part in the event and a huge thank you from everybody here at SAMH for supporting us as we stand up for Scotland’s mental health. Thanks to partners like Clark Contracts, SAMH will be able to reach more people than ever."


If you have not already registered your interest in attending our Spring Classic and would like to join us for future events, please email

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