Racing and riding in the Alps – of Scotland

I saw that one of the Scottish Classics – the Davie Bell Road Race – was in danger of cancellation due to a low entry list.

Entry to the race closes on 4th August and is available on British Cycling.

Everyone has their own commitments in life, work and cycling but since the Davie Bell race has always made the life of a blogger such as me easier, by providing pictures, press releases and information, I thought I ought to help out by highlighting things.

In 2011 the race included some sections of dirt road and in 2012 it was run as a National A level event, competing against teams like Rapha and Herbalife. This year it is back to National B, but maybe it’s tough reputation has put people off? Usually, an epic parcours tends to entice the riders, but perhaps it’s later slot on the calendar has clashed with people beginning to get tired after several months of competing. This is the sort of race you can be proud to finish, let alone win.

Davie Bell 2011

Entries are scheduled to close on the 4th August. The event has secured several sponsors and with cycling booming, but grass roots road racing struggling a bit, it would be a great shame to lose this event.

If you hold an Elite, 1st, 2nd or 3rd Cat Licence you can enter now at Britsh Cycling.

It is a great race with tons of history, many well-known Scottish riders have won it such as James McCallum, Evan Oliphant, Graham McGarrity, Richard Moore (now an author) and one Robert Millar.

Robert Millar Davie Bell RR