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Scottish Cyclist: Davie Bell

Davie Bell was a pioneering off road cyclist and tourer/randonneur extreme, and now has one of Scotland’s toughest one-day races held annually in his honour.

Between the 1930s and the 1960s, Davie wrote weekly articles for the Ayrshire Post about his cycling exploits and club run adventures. Following his death these were published as “The Highway Man” and “The Highwayman rides again”. The name Highwayman was probably a bit misleading, for David was an exponent of the byway and of rough-stuff cycling – abandoning recognised routes for tracks and open hillsides.

David Bell, The Highway Man cyclist, offroad cycling pioneer

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