Courtesy of Jennie Wells comes an image of Joe Christison of the Edinburgh Comet RC lining up for the start of a race. There is a great set of images of the Edinburgh Comet RC riders in the 1950s – click through and explore them. Jennie’s father is John Gilliatt, who raced along with Joe Christison. […]
Brian from Tour-Racing.co.uk kindly let me reproduce some of this article from his site. Tour-Racing aims to archive, and keep alive, historic articles and biographies, with the 50s and 60s dominating the site at the moment. It has a strong focus on British riders and racers, with a fair few Scottish names in there, as […]
John Gilliat toils up Redstone Rigg in East Lothian in the 60s, racing for Edinburgh Comet RC. The image is courtesy of Jennie Wells and I’ve previously featured images of Comet riders that she posted on flickr.
In one of my previous posts, I tracked the growth of the VC Stella, a club formed in Scotland as a formidable race outfit. In the 1950s in Britain, road racing was only just taking off, as a segment of cyclists sought to break away from the touring and time trialling culture and emulate their […]
Quick post- a few nostalgic pics found on flickr and elsewhere, of Ian Steel, one of Scotland’s greatest ever. Should really be in my Scottish Top 10. But back when I compiled it, I was just starting to discover the history of Scottish cycling. 1951 was the year he won the Tour of Britain.
After doing a couple of posts on Ian Steel I recalled a thread on the Braveheart Forums that began as an inquiry for somebody’s email address and wandered off on a wonderful tangent about Scottish racers on the continent. The summary below, of all the Scots who took part in the Peace Race, comes via […]