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Scottish 24 hour 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.

Scottish men’s 24 hour time trial record

The 24 hour time trial record is understandably not often broken. It’s a gruelling distance and there aren’t many events held.

On Scottish Cycling’s official list of records, George Berwick still holds the 24 hour record, a mark that has stood since 1967, although I have been advised that Phil Kelman set a distance of 479.192 miles on 23rd 24th July 2011 at the Mersey Roads 24, which is a BC event, so should qualify for the Scottish record. It’s possible that this record was not ‘claimed’ with SC or that their info hasn’t been updated.

1967 G.Berwick Glasgow R.C. 448.70 miles
2011 Phil Kelman Dundee Thistle CC 479.192 miles

Scottish veteran men 24 hour time trial record

1967 Archie Speed Fife Century Road Club 383.52 miles

Veteran women 24 hour time trial record

2007 Ginny Pollard 384.750 miles, on 1st July at the Mersey Roads 24.
This record wasn’t listed in Jock Shaw’s info or SCs record list but I’m advised it would have been a Scottish record.

2018 Christina Mackenzie Stirling Bike Club 431.64 miles
This seems to have been a British VTTA record, not a ‘Scottish’ record listed on Scottish Cycling’s record list.

Scottish men’s 24 hour tricycle time trial record

1967 H.S.Spelling Wren Wheelers 396.18 miles

Blog update

An admission: I’ve been struggling for time a bit lately and have been lax with posting on the blog.

I’ve really enjoyed writing during the past 2 years, and I don’t intend to stop. Output might just become a little less frequent than it has been, with work, kids, family life, club volunteering and riding and training on the actual bike all to be factored in.

During the start of 2011 I spent lots of time at home on family duty and had lots of time to post- even doing some weekly preview and roundup posts of local racing. Bigging up the local scene was fun and made some new friends, but unfortunately I can’t see this happening for next season- doing news is only worthwhile if it is regular, and I can’t keep up with the schedule.

I’ll keep trying to do some in-depth pieces, like the interviews with mountain biker Andy Macleod and track record breaker Steve McCaw, and the usual shorter pieces like Scottish Climbs– there are many more to be covered.

Maybe I’ll even go back to the daft Official Rules, which helped to get me started but I felt became embarrassing after a while.

The blog was initially a research project- the frivolous and naive ‘Top 10‘ being the starting point. I may have come across as some sort of expert on Scottish Cycling, but most of the material was researched by trawling the internet and it’s been an enjoyable learning experience for me. I’ve built up quite a of material and should probably revisit some pieces, the stuff on Ken Laidlaw and Ian Steel having been particularly rewarding.

Let me know what sort of stuff you enjoy. Bite-sized banter also available on twitter.