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Gordon Goldie
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Posted - 03 Feb 2014 :  19:22:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
SVTTA 10 Mile Championship.

Jimmy Train was a life long member of Wallacehill CC in Ayrshire. He was one of the founding fathers of Scottish Cycling (Previously SCU) as we know it today. As a member of the Scottish Amateur Cycling Association (SACA) he was instrumental in leading them into the new governing body in 1952. From 1952 until well into the 1980's Jimmy was the SCU National Registrar receiving and processing all membership applications and licence requests without assistance. If you applied for your race licence one day, the postman was bringing it back to you the next day. As JJ Harris can vouch - Jim took great pride in stating that no race licence aver took more than 48 hours to process.

Jimmy took great interest in his Wallacehill racing boys and coached them to success after success. For his great contribution to the sport of cycling in Scotland, Jimmy was awarded the SCU gold badge of honour. In his later years, Jimmy once remarked to his good friend George Miller, "I may not have a lot of money, but I've got a lot of friends, and that is more important". A fitting epitaph.

Betty always supported Jimmy in all that he did and their door was always open to any cyclist who cared to visit, and there were literally hundreds of them through the years.

The character of Graeme Obree's mentor "Douglas Baxter" played by Brian Cox in the Obree biopic The Flying Scotsman was said to be based upon Jimmy Train
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