Historically the GWCC rosters have been packed with talent and the riders below who graced the line up from 2005 are no exception. Many have moved overseas to pursue new careers or study opportunities. Others including Robbie Hassan and Michael Nicholson have moved to trade teams in pursuit of further cycling success.
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A good all round rider who frequently manages to make the cut in breakaways, Andy has enjoyed success over the past few seasons. His dad, David was a star rider in the 80s riding for Scotland on several occassions. In 2012 Andy joined trade team Velo Ecosse.
After a few storming junior seasons, including winning the Junior Tour of Wales, Dave spent 5 years in France trying to gain a pro contract. After some bad luck with injury and illness he headed back home to Scotland, coming to Glasgow to study and riding for the Wheelers in 2010 during which he won the Dick Longdragon RR and topped several podiums. Currently studying Law and French in Paris.
A Clackmannanshire-man, Dougie joined the Wheelers after moving to Glasgow to study. As a junior with Stirling he won the Super6 B series jersey and this promise continued with his 2 year spell with GWCC. Another natural climber, Dougie frequently made the crack selections in the top races. After a summer racing in Belgium in 2010, Dougie left to join the Endura Development Team.
Currently working in Hong Kong as an architect, Ed enjoyed a successful spell with the Wheelers mid-noughties. Netting 4 successive Club hill climb championships, including a record for the Station Rd climb, Ed specialised in any effort where a short burst of power was required. Tours of duty at the Tour of North and other events followed. Ed has more recently competed in several top stage races in south east Asia with his team Colossi CC.
With a huge natural talent, Grant's tenure in white and blue was short but explosive, much like his riding. Coupling endurance with an ability to jump at the drop of a hat Grant chalked up a great number of results, landing everything except the big win. Highlights included a 9th place at the national champs in 2010 and a host of top 5 rides too. In 2011 Grant moved away to Perth, Australia to continue his work as a surveyor. Still riding his bike he regails us with tales of bunch rides with Cameron Meyer and other stars.
A promising junior, Jamie won several age related events before graduating to the senior peleton. The temptation of non-athletic pleasures though proved too much for our dental student in the end and Jamie has currently hung up his wheels - maybe not for good??!?!
A powerhouse! In his first season with GWCC Michael wasted no time getting in the mix. A top ten at the Tour of the North was then surpassed with two race wins. A switch to Dooleys Race Team brought even greater success with a Super6 win and the Scottish 50ml TT title. Currently racing full time in Belgium.
Rab started cycling in his native Fife, quickly becoming a top mountain biker. Having represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in both road and mtb disciplines in Melbourne and racing extensively over the UK and overseas in various stage races, Rab is still one of the country's top riders. Working in cycling development he still bosses the southside chaingangs!
Teenage Robbie was well known to the Renfrew bunches and emerged with a bang from the shadow cast by his uncle (David Hassan) and father, both former Wheelers who were top roadmen in the 80s and 90s. Sub 60kg, Robbie is a natural climber but remarkably he is showing that he can put out a huge amount of power on the flat too - must be in the genes. A strong 2010 in Wheelers colours netted several wins, including a superb Super6 win in Kennoway and the Club hosted Arthur Campbell RR. The Endura Development squad signed him in 2011 while 2012 was a year riding for Herbalife-Wheelbase.
Stuart's spell in the Club witnessed him regularly gaining top placings on both road and track. A natural climber, Stuart has won numerous hill climbs and prologues. He now spends as much time on the track as the tarmac and packs a deceptively quick sprint. Stuart moved to the US in 2011 to study at Harvard.