Pic of the day: Billy Bilsland 1967

Billy Bilsland riding his Flying Scot

Another gem from the flickr stream of Robert “Paris-Roubaix” of the Chryston Wheelers. He writes:

Here’s the Glasgow Wheelers and Scotland star Billy Bilsland riding his Ventoux model Flying Scot. Along with Robert Millar and Brian Smith, Billy was one of the top Scottish cyclists who went on to professional careers on the Continent. He rode for Peugeot in France and while still an amateur he won a stage in the Peace Race, probably the toughest race for amateurs ever. He took the stage in 1967. Billy’s riding for Scotland here as it isn’t the Glasgow Wheelers’ jersey he’s wearing. Billy, if you’re watching this, let us know where and when it took place.

Robert has some great old pictures of Scottish cycling. Click the pic above to discover more. There is a little bit more Billy Bilsland on this blog too.