THE winners of a race held in honour of a West Fife cycling stalwart earlier this year have received trophies specially-created for what is to become an annual event.

In June, the Sandy Wallace Memorial Time Trial (TT) took place to remember the keen cyclist and business owner, who died following a short illness in August last year.

Born in Dunfermline, Sandy operated Sandy Wallace Cycles in Hope Street, Inverkeithing, for more than 30 years, providing equipment and support for both recreational and competitive riders.

In addition, he formed a cycling team under the same name as his successful shop, and was behind the idea to form the Ryan's Bike Surgery-Thomson Homes team, who organised the memorial race.

It is backed by Inverkeithing-based Ryan's Bike Surgery and Cowdenbeath-based Thomson Homes, and features riders such as Silas Goldsworthy, a former Scottish time trial and track champion.

The race took place over 12.6 miles around Loch Leven, on the day before what would have been Sandy's birthday, with Kyle Gordon – who raced for Scotland at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games – picking up the men's title, while Glasgow Ivy Cycling Club's Natalie Stevenson collected the female prize.

Silas, who described the race as "an almost-perfect tribute to Sandy", was on hand to present Kyle and Natalie with their trophies recently.