Monday February 19, 2018

Hall of Fame

GWCC Hall of Fame

Welcome to the Glasgow Wheelers 'Hall of Fame'. It is hoped of the coming months to create tributes to the movers and shakes from GWCC who have competed in cycling at the highest level and are worth of the Hall of Fame. Due to the extensive history and previous knowledge required for this, members with particular knowledge are requested to contribute. Please note that the Hall of Fame is not extensive at this time.

Jackie Bone Hall of Fame Member: Jackie Bone
Disciplines: Time trials (12 hrs), Road Race

In 1935, Jackie Bone from Milngavie, created a sensation in British cycling circles by breaking the British 12 Hour record. The method of running a 12 hour time trial in the West of Scotland usually meant a very early start, as soon as there was sufficient daylight. The riders set off round the coast with various incursions inland and finally returned to a 7 mile finishing circuit in the Linwood area having completed a distance of approximately 211 miles. The finishing circuit had been previously marked out at ..........

To view full article on the 'Hall of Fame' member, please click HERE. For another newspaper cut-out on Jackie click HERE.

Arthur Campbell - GWCC Legend Hall of Fame Member: Arthur Campbell
Disciplines: International Cycling Official and Glasgow Wheeler

Arthur first appeared in the sport as a keen member of the Glasgow Wheelers and his racing career included two Brighton to Glasgow stage races in 1946 and 1947. The British League of Racing Cyclists (BLRC) ran these events and Arthur was one of their staunchest supporters in Scotland. However, Arthur really made his mark on the sport as one of the most influential sports administrators ..........

To view full article on the 'Hall of Fame' member, please click HERE. (large file). For SCU article download on Arthur click HERE.

Billy Bilsland - GWCC Road Race Legend Hall of Fame Member: Billy Bilsland
Disciplines: International Road Racer

Billy has raced at the highest level, and is a long devoted Glasgow Wheeler and our Club President. At present, we need to write our own GW profile on Billy, but in the meantime let Edmond Hood take us back nearly 30 years to a rougher time where men were men, recovery drinks were nonexistent, and there was no doubt that you'd race more than 100 days a year. Mr. Hood looks this time to the Scotsman, Billy Bilsland. Haven't heard of him? Read on.............

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Robert Millar - Glasgow Wheeler and KOM Legend Hall of Fame Member: Robert Millar
Disciplines: International Road Racer

Robert Millar (born 13 September 1958) is a former Scottish professional cyclist who won the “King of the Mountains” competition in the 1984 Tour de France and finished fourth overall – the highest ever Tour finishing position for a British cyclist, and the first time that a Briton has won one of the major Tour classifications. He also achieved the highest ever finish by a Briton in the Giro d'Italia, finishing second in 1987 and winning the .............

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Tommy Banks - GWCC Track Sprint Champion Hall of Fame Member: Tommy Banks
Disciplines: Track

Tommy Banks started cycling back in 1957, both his father, who had been Scottish roller racing champion, and brother, were both racing in time trials. At the time he was more into football, playing for the school team, but done a few 10 mile time trials together with a friend called Sandy Blackwood, who wanted to become a racer.In 1958, his father who had then retired from racing suggested that Sandy and Tommy might like to try the track events at the forthcoming Cowal games. Since Sandy was keen, they started to do a bit of sprint training, but after a few sessions, Tommy started ..............

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Pat McCabe - GWCC Hall of Fame Member Hall of Fame Member: Pat McCabe
Disciplines: Track and Road

Pat McCabe was born in 1906 and died in 1993, just before his 87th birthday.

Pat was a top track man before the war, riding on cinder and grass tracks progressing to winning Scottish Championships. Pat gave up serious racing after World War 2, where he served in the navy as a Chief petty officer. On his return he immediately became involved in the club and Scottish Cyclists...............

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Neil McLeod - Glasgow Wheeler Champion Hall of Fame Member: Neil Macleod
Disciplines: Road Racer

........Article written and currently being refined. Please check back in the next few days. In the meantime check out images taken of Neils Race Scrapbook from: Neil in 1981, General Photos, 1981(A), 1981(B), 1982, 1983, 1984(A), 1984(B), 1984(C), 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988(A), 1988(B), 1988(C), 1990, Nissan International Classic, Neil with Gino Bartali, Rothesay Win,

Jamie McGahan - Glasgow Wheeler Champion Hall of Fame Member: Jamie McGahan
Disciplines: Road Racer

........information currently being compiled on Jamie McGahan. In the meantime look at: ONE, TWO, THREE.

Dave Hassan - Glasgow Wheeler Champion Hall of Fame Member: Dave Hassan
Disciplines: Road Racer

........information currently being compiled along with other worthy 'Hall of Fame' members. if you can help please get in touch.

NOTE! This hall of fame is NOT extensive and it is hoped to be built on in the coming months. Other famous GW that have been nominated for inclusion are Pat McCabe, Willie Tagg, Alex Hendry and Alfie Fairweather. Jack Potter has also been suggested due to his high esteem through out the Glasgow Area, and help that he extended to all newcomers. Tommy Potter (Jack's brother) has also been suggested, as he was Scotland’s top sprinter just before and after the 2nd world war. It is hoped we will be able to work through these in due course.