Scottish Cycling to celebrate champions

SCOTTISH Cycling is to celebrate this year’s Scottish National Champions and Scots Olympians in a ‘Roll of Honour’ on Saturday November 26.

The event, supported by Digby Brown Solicitors, will take place at the Hilton, Byres Road, Glasgow after the Scottish Cycling Annual General Meeting.

Over the course of a season there are 148 number of Scottish National titles to be won across all of the disciplines and multiple age categories. The afternoon will be hosted by Joe Fisher, who this year hosted the Aviva Women’s Tour, the Pearl Izumi Tour Series as well as the London Revolution round in 2015.

As well as the Scottish National Champions, Scottish Cycling will recognise the Scottish Olympians in Team GB who brought back medals from Rio; Katie Archibald, Karen Darke, Callum Skinner and Neil Fachie returned with four gold and one silver medal from Team GB’s most successful away Olympics.

Digby Brown work with British Cycling to offer legal advice to all members who live in Scotland.

Fraser Oliver, Digby Brown Chief Executive, said: “It is a privilege to be involved in highlighting the great achievements and exciting future of cycling in Scotland.  Our involvement with cyclists is unfortunately usually after an incident on our roads, so it is great to be able to support the sport in a really positive way.

“This Roll of Honour recognises the achievements of cyclists of all ages who have literally gone the extra mile, whether for themselves, their team or their country.  As a business, we might not be breaking world track records but we aim to display the same determination every day. We extend our congratulations to everyone featuring on this roll of honour.”

Craig Burn, Scottish Cycling Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that we are able to recognise our Scottish National Champions this year alongside the success of the Scottish Cyclists who competed in the Rio Olympics with Team GB. The inspiration our Scottish National Champions bring is invaluable to our sport; the work they put in day after day, alongside work and family life to achieve at the highest level in Scotland is outstanding.

“By honouring and recognising the achievement of these riders we are not only congratulating them for their efforts, but also inspiring our younger athletes coming up through the ranks to keep pedalling.”

ON A ROLL: Scottish National Men’s Road Race Champion Evan Oliphant, Digby Brown Chief Executive Fraser Oliver, Scottish National Women’s Cross Country Mountain Bike Champion Isla Short