Scottish 50 mile time trial records

Scottish cycling records are ratified and published on the Scottish Cycling website. 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 index list of records. Unless otherwise specified, these are SC records, so subject to BC/UCI rules.

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 TIME
1932 J.Quigley Lanarkshire R.C. 2 hrs 12 mins 46 secs
1933 J.Quigley Lanarkshire R.C. 2 hrs 12 mins 05 secs
1933 J.Quigley Lanarkshire R./C. 2 hrs 09 mins 56 secs
1936 A.A.Brown Glenview Paragon 2 hrs 09 mins 55 secs
1936 G.Lawrie Aberdeen Paragon 2 hrs 09 mins 47 secs
1936 G.Lawrie Aberdeen Paragon 2 hrs 09 mins 46 secs
1937 G.Lawrie Aberdeen Paragon 2 hrs 07 mins 27 secs
1938 J.S.Taylor West of Scotland Clarion C. & A.C. 2 hrs 06 mins 56 secs
1939 W.Scott Crawick Wheelers 2 hrs 04 mins 52 secs
1944 J.Tudhope Crawick Wheelers 2 hrs 04 mins 50 secs
1945 J.Allison Musselburgh Roads C.C. 2 hrs 04 mins 48 secs
1949 J.Hamilton Fullarton Wheelers 2 hrs 03 mins 33 secs
1949 J.Scott Law Wheelers 2 hrs 02 mins 45 secs
1951 E.V.Mitchell Glasgow United C.C. 2 hrs 02 mins 17 secs
1952 A.Walker Shotts Miners Welfare C.C. 2 hrs 01 mins 44 secs
1952 A.Walker Shotts Miners Welfare C.C. 2 hrs 01 mins 29 secs
1954 B.Balneaves Forfarshire R.C. 2 hrs 00 mins 39 secs
1954 E.V.Mitchell Glasgow Suburban C.C. 1 hr 59 mins 53 secs
1954 E.V.Mitchell Glasgow Suburban C.C. 1 hr 59 mins 37 secs
1958 P.Mitchell Glasgow Suburban C.C. 1 hr 59 mins 28 secs
1959 J.Linden Lomond Roads C.C. 1 hr 59 mins 17 secs
1959 A.H.Dickson Ivy C.C. 1 hr 59 mins 13 secs
1959 F.Connel Johnstone Wheelers 1 hr 58 mins 55 secs
1959 F.Connel Johnstone Wheelers 1 hr 58 mins 17 secs
1962 A.Kirk Musselburgh Roads C.C. 1 hr 58 mins 15 secs
1963 F.Connel Belleisle R.C. 1 hr 58 mins 12 secs
1964 R.Gardner Velo Sportiv 1 hr 57 mins 45 secs
1969 B.Temple Velo Sportiv 1 hr 57 mins 17 secs
1972 A.Gilchrist Dunedin C.C. 1 hr 56 mins 50 secs
1973 A.Kirk Eagle R.C. 1 hr 56 mins 40 secs
1975 S.McPherson Gordano Valley C.C. 1 hr 55 mins 23 secs
1978 D.Hannah Regent C.C./Connors Cycles 1 hr 54 mins 51 secs
1979 D.Hannah Regent C.C./Connors Cycles 1 hr 53 mins 41 secs
1982 A.Gilchrist G.S.Strada/Manulife 1 hr 52 mins 13 secs
1987 D.Millar Chryston Wheelers 1 hr 51 mins 40 secs
1987 D.Hannah Regent C.C./Connor/ESSO 1 hr 49 mins 38 secs
1992 G.Obree Greenock R.C./Castle Levan Hotels 1 hr 43 mins 04 secs
2018 Kyle Gordon RT23 1 hr 41 mins 16 secs

In 2018 Kyle Gordon beat a 26 year old record set by the great Graeme Obree, taking a hefty 1:48 off the mark. He gave an interview to Veloveritas about the achievement.

Scottish women’s 50 mile time trial record

YEAR NAME CLUB TIME
1946 I.Adams Nightingale C.C. 2 hrs 22 mins 43 secs
1948 I.Adams Nightingale C.C. 2 hrs 21 mins 51 secs
1949 I. Campbell Nightingale C.C. 2 hrs 21 mins 32 secs
1950 I.Campbell Nightingale C.C. 2 hrs 20 mins 00 secs
1951 J.Sutherland Musselburgh Roads C.C. 2 hrs 19 secs 56 secs
1952 J.Sutherland Musselburgh Roads C.C. 2 hrs 15 mins 32 secs
1954 J.Sutherland Musselburgh Roads C.C. 2 hrs 13 secs 28 secs
1973 E.Moore Dunfermline & District C.C. 2 hrs 11 mins 31 secs
1980 E.Brown Roiseal C.R.T. 2 hrs 10 mins 30 secs
1987 M.Allen Barnsley R.C. 2 hrs 05 mins 06 secs
1990 S.Phillips Deeside Thistle C.C./Cameron Farquhar 2 hrs 00 mins 51 secs
1997 A.Pogson Gala C.C. 1 hr 58 mins 54 secs
1998 A.Pogson Midlothian R.T./The Bicycleworks 1 hr 58 mins 33 secs

2019 Catriona McGillvray RT23 1 hr 57 minutes 27 secs

Competing in the David Bruce Memorial at Invergordon in 2019, Catriona McGillvray broke Andrea Pogson’s record that had stood for 21 years, taking 1 minute 6 seconds off the mark.

(the times in italics were also listed separately in Jock Shaw’s compilation under the heading ‘native record’)

Scottish men’s 50 mile time trial team record

YEAR CLUB MEMBERS TIME
1933 Douglas C.C. R.J.Thomson, D.A.Peddie & J.Robertson 6 hrs 47 mins 10 s
1935 Lanarkshire R.C. J.B.Berwick, J.Morgan & R.Baird 6 hrs 42 mins 52 secs
1935 Douglas C.C. J.McKechnie, R.J.Thomson & J.R.Martin 6 hrs 38 mins 26 s
1936 Glenview Paragon A.A.Brown, A.M.Francis & A.S.Dickson 6 hrs 36 mins 33 sec
1938 West of Scotland J.S.Taylor, W.Mowat & J.C.Donnely 6 hrs 34 mins 16 secs
Clarion C. & A.C.
1944 Crawick Wheelers J.Tudhope, D.Scott & J.McKay 6 hrs 30 mins 27 secs
1947 Fullarton Wheelers J. & T.Love & H.Angus 6 hrs 30 mins 07 secs
1948 Douglas C.C G.Edwards, F.Lonsdale & D.McCallum 6 hrs 29 mins 09 secs
1948 Douglas C.C. G.Edwards, F.Lonsdale & D.McCallum 6 hrs 26 mins 24 secs
1948 Fullarton Wheelers J. & T.Love & H.Angus 6 hrs 24 mins 06 secs
1949 Law Wheelers J.Scott, W.Barr & A.Williams 6 hrs 22 mins 32 secs
1950 Douglas C.C. H.Crawford, T.McGuiness & K.Cochran 6 hrs 17 mins 49 secs
1953 Perth United C.C. G.Davidson, J.Osborne & R.Duncan 6 hrs 15 mins 53 secs
1953 Perth United C.C. G.Davidson, J.Osborne & J.Swan 6 hrs 15 mins 03 secs
1954 Forfarshire R.C. B.Balneaves, J.Millar & A.Morrison 6 hrs 11 mins 34 secs
1955 Forfarshire R.C. B.Balneaves, J.Millar & W.Reid 6 hrs 10 mins 41 secs
1960 Belleisle R.C. F.Connel, J.Todd & G.Watson 6 hrs 05 mins 19 secs
1961 Musselburgh R.C.C. S.Sutherland, A.Kirk & M.McGregor 6 hrs 05 mins 07 secs
1962 Lomond Roads C.C. N.Molyneaux, A.McGibbon & J.Linden 5 hrs 59 mins 44 secs
1974 Velo Sportiv J.Summers, D.McKinley & R.Gardner 5 hrs 57 mins 40 secs
1974 Eagle R.C. A.Kirk, A.Lindsay & F.Anderson 5 hrs 55 mins 26 secs
1985 Regent C.C./ D.Hannah, M.Little & A.Hewitt 5 hrs 51 mins 29 secs
Connor/ESSO
1987 Regent C.C./ D.Hannah, K.Welsh & S.Beech 5 hrs 44 mins 54 secs
Connor/ESSO
1992 G.S.Modena/ D.Gibson, I.Humphries & A.Davies 5 hrs 42 mins 30 secs
M & M Windows
1995 Berwick Wheelers S.McCaw, C.Isats & G.Johnstone 5 hrs 37 mins 03 secs
1995 Berwick Wheelers S.McCaw, C.Isats & G.Johnstone 5 hrs 36 mins 57 secs
1996 Edinburgh B.C./ S.McCaw, J.Gladwell & N.O’Neil 5 hrs 28 mins 38 secs
Montpeliers
2018 RT23 Kyle Gordon, Alan Thomson, Ewen MacGillivray 5 hrs 18 mins 15 secs

Scottish women’s 50 mile time trial team record

YEAR CLUB MEMBERS TIME
1949 Heatherbell A.Nelson, M.Pike & M.Rannie 7 hrs 29 mins 25 secs Ladies C.C.
1950 Heatherbell M.Pike, A.Nelson & N.McIntosh, Ladies C.C. 7 hrs 25 mins 52 secs
1950 Heatherbell L.Cuthil. M.Pike & E.Nisbet, Ladies C.C. 7 hrs 15 mins 48 secs
1952 Musselburgh R.C.C. J.Sutherland, M.McGregor & M.Cooper 7 hrs 03 mins 46 secs
1954 Musselburgh R.C.C. J.Sutherland, M.McGregor & A.Turnbull 6 hrs 57 mins 58 secs
1958 Johnstone Wheelers R.Jones, G.Brierly & M.Robertson 6 hrs 55 mins 39 secs
1996 Team Caledonia C.Cook, J.Wright & E.Forde 6 hrs 45 mins 14 secs

The most recent 50 mile time trial team records published by Scottish Cycling list a team of two women – at some point on the way the rules may have changed about how many riders are required to constitute a team time.

2014 Toni McIntosh and Lynne Wardrop Ayr Roads C.C. 4h 10m 34s

Scottish veteran men’s 50 mile time trial record

YEAR NAME CLUB TIME
1978 A.Fairweather Glasgow Wheelers 1 hr 56 mins 13 secs
1986 D.Millar Chryston Wheelers 1 hr 55 mins 58 secs
1987 D.Millar Chryston Wheelers 1 hr 51 mins 40 secs
1990 J.O’Donovan Deeside Thistle C.C./Cameron Farquhar 1 hr 51 mins 24 secs
1997 D.Millar V.C.Astar/Anderside Tools 1 hr 50 mins 12 secs
1999 D.Millar Glasgow Couriers/Tetra Pak/CSC 1 hr 49 mins10 secs
2016 Jon Entwistle Team JMC 1h 44m 45s

Scottish veteran women’s 50 mile time trial record

YEAR NAME CLUB TIME
1979 L.Stewart Charles Star C.C. 2 hrs 18 mins 46 secs
1982 R.Montgomery Johnstone Wheelers/Dooleys Cycles 2 hrs 12 mins 22 secs
1986 R.Montgomery Johnstone Wheelers/Dooleys Cycles 2 hrs 11 mins 24 secs
1995 E.Clark Johnstone Wheelers/Dooleys Cycles 2 hrs 09 mins 27 secs
1997 S.Oxley Forres C.C. 2 hrs 07 mins 17 secs
1999 Andrea Pogson Letchworth Schills 2 hrs 04 mins 25 secs
2000 Andrea Pogson Midlothian R.T./The Bicycleworks I hr 59 mins 06 secs

Scottish junior men’s 50 mile time trial record

YEAR NAME CLUB TIME
1977 N.Lindsay Musselburgh Roads C.C. 2 hrs 01 mins 53 secs
1979 R.McFarlane Nightingale C.C. 2 hsr 01 mins 22 secs
1980 Steve McCaw Scotia Sports C.C./Dales Cycles 2 hrs 00 mins 34 secs
1981 A.Ferry Scotia Sports C.C./Dales Cycles 1 hr 59 mins 21 secs
1984 G.McDonald Ayr R.C. 1 hr 59 mins03 secs
1990 C.Whittle Deeside Thistle C.C./Cameron Farquhar 1 hr 56 mins 43 secs
1996 A.Ramsey Aberdeen Wheelers 1 hr 55 mins 13 secs
1997 Peter Murdoch Edinburgh B.C./Montpeliers 1 hr 55 mins 01 secs
2000 Russell Anderson TeamVelo Ecosse 1 hr 52 mins 48 secs

Scottish junior women’s 50 mile time trial record

2016 Georgia Mansefield Forres CC 2h 22m 06s

No claims for a junior women’s 50 mile time trial team record.

Scottish junior men’s 50 mile time trial team record

In 2018, there was no previous record, so with a fast time posted, Munro and Cartmell set the benchmark for others to beat.

YEAR NAME CLUB TIME
2018 Alasdair Munro and Kyle Cartmell RT23 4 hr 3 mins 09 secs

Scottish men’s tandem 50 mile time trial record

YEAR NAMES CLUBS TIME
1933 J.Robertson / D.Peddie Douglas C.C. 1 hr 59 mins 40 secs
1936 J.Dickson Edinburgh R.C. / T.Morrison Lothians C.C. 1 hr 57 mins 05 secs
1953 I.Moore Tweedside C.& A.C. / R.Carr 1 hr 52 mins 45 secs
1959 N.D.Smith / S.Sutherland Musselburgh Roads C.C. 1 hr 50 mins 55 secs

Scottish mixed tandem 50 mile time trial record

YEAR NAMES CLUB TIME
2001 R. & J.Whitley Elgin C.C. 2 hrs 25 mins 30 secs
2002 R.Johnstone & P.Hughes Glasgow Couriers Tetra Pak/ CSC C.C. 2 hrs 13 mins 59 secs
2003 Ginny Pollard/Ken Craig Deeside Thistle CC 2:01:41 (set at Coffee Pot 50TT 24/7/03, info supplied by Ginny Pollard)

Scottish men’s 50 mile tricycle record

YEAR NAME CLUB TIME
1936 J.Dickson Edinburgh R.C. 2 hrs 27 mins 39 secs
1953 T.H.Henderson Sharrow R.C. 2 hrs 23 mins 49 secs
1954 D.K.Gilmour Chester R.C. 2 hrs 20 mins 24 secs
1958 W.Nimmo Edinburgh R.C. 2 hrs 20 mins 20 secs
1959 W.Nimmo Edinburgh R.C. 2 hrs 18 mins 19 secs
1960 W.Nimmo Edinburgh R.C. 2 hrs 17 mins 45 secs
1980 G.Jackson Barrow Central Wheelers 2 hrs 17 mins 26 secs