Scottish Cyclist: Jimmy Smellie

Jimmy Smellie, now in his 60’s, rode the Milk Race, and won 11 Scottish Championships in the individual time trial and team time trial.

He raced against European names in British events around the country and could have gone on to bigger and better things if circumstances had been different. A couple of his trophies are held in the Kinneil Museum.

He has one trophy for to the Bo’ness Hill Climb which went up a road referred to as the Croyett. He was the last rider to win this trophy before the race was consigned to the history books.

Bo’ness Cycling Club disbanded many years ago but a new club, Velo Sport Boness, has sought to revive the club’s old blue and yellow colours. Sunday club runs generally meet at Links Road Industrial Estate by Local Bike Shop Revolutionary Bikes run by John McComisky.

If anyone knows a bit more about this cyclist, or anything about the Boness Cycling Club or where the Croyett hill is, please post up.

source: bo’ness cycling legend