Steve McCaw adds indoor records to his palmar├Ęs


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An update on Steve McCaw’s track success. I was pleased with the reaction to my post on Steve’s British vets’ hour record– he kindly sent me several emails that resulted in a full interview blog post that people seemed to appreciate. So I was happy to hear he has gone on to break the indoor […]

Steve McCaw breaks VTTA hour record


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Steve McCaw has set a new VTTA outdoor hour record of 42.822km. That’s a UK-wide vets’ hour record- congratulations. This was set on Tuesday 9th August at a blustery Meadowbank Velodrome, breaking the previous outdoor age group record of 40.86km or 25.4 miles. Most readers will be familiar with the hour record, which holds something […]

Pic of the day: Steve McCaw


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An image of former Scottish 25-mile and 50-mile champion Steve McCaw, who I wrote about recently, in time trialling action. Image by Alan Martin / David Martin.

Scottish Cyclist: Steve McCaw


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A few weeks ago, Steve McCaw was the pick of the week on The Velocast. Steve seems something of an unknown figure in Scottish Cycling so I though it was worth researching ome info about his career and achievements. He once rode the 2nd fastest 50 mile time trial ever recorded by a Scot in […]

Scottish 50 mile time trial records


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I was passed a detailed compilation of historic records that were compiled by Jock Shaw for posterity, and decided to publish them here for information. See my Scottish time trial records post for a full background of Jock’s work and an index list of records. Scottish men’s 50 mile time trial records YEAR NAME CLUB […]

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Scottish 25 mile time trial records


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Pictured is Jason McIntyre in the 2006 Tour de Trossachs, which he won in the British National 25 mile TT champion’s jersey. Picture: Jamie Forbes / Glasgow Ivy CC. See my Scottish time trial records post for a full index list of records. These were originally compiled by Jock Shaw. The Scottish ’25’ has been […]

Scottish cycling podcast 11: Motivation and why we cycle


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I have been on a little hiatus with the podcast and it’s related to my cycling – I haven’t been riding much, other than the daily commute – and hence I haven’t been podcasting as much either. With the podcast, I’m inspired when I’m at races or events, either because there are people to talk […]

Scottish 30 mile time trial record


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The 30 mile distance has been recorded since the Scottish Amateur Racing Association began to recognise competition records in 1932, but it hasn’t been as popular a distance as the ’25’. No records were posted in the 1940s or 1960s, and there was only one record time posted in the 80s, 90s and 00s. Scottish […]

Scottish Magazine Cover of the Decade


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Well done to designer Matt Ball for winning the PPA Scottish Magazine Cover of the Decade award last night at the Scottish Magazine Awards in Glasgow. Matt’s beautiful cover design was created to illustrate an interview I did with Steve McCaw, a Clarion rider who broke the VTTA hour record at Meadowbank in 2011. I […]

Blog update


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An admission: I’ve been struggling for time a bit lately and have been lax with posting on the blog. I’ve really enjoyed writing during the past 2 years, and I don’t intend to stop. Output might just become a little less frequent than it has been, with work, kids, family life, club volunteering and riding […]