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ChrisJ
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324 Posts

Posted - 04 Dec 2011 :  18:43:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Worst secret ever thanks to our shameless plugging...
Ayr Roads CC have secured financial backing and support to run the 47th David Bell Memorial RR as a National A event on the 10th June 2012 starting and finishing in Girvan. Full details will be emerging over time at http://www.southcarrickdaviebell.org

As you can imagine, its a big undertaking and if anyone would like to get involved or can offer support we'd be delighted to hear from you.

We're also looking to build upon the content of the website around the history of the event. Do you have a story or memory of competing in the race? If so, we'd love to hear it, good or bad...

Cheers guys,

Chris Johnson

andywoo
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331 Posts

Posted - 06 Dec 2011 :  22:40:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Puncture stories?


only kidding
the girvan start is even further south than normal but better for the english riders that may take part possibly,
bit of a trek for north of scotland riders though
overnight stay methinks.
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ChrisJ
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324 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2012 :  12:24:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can read Roddy Riddle's story of his win in 1991 here:
http://www.southcarrickdaviebell.org

e're still interested in hearing your own accounts and memories
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MR LEHEY
Crusing Past

416 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2012 :  16:43:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roddy is getting his races mixed up, he outsprinted me and Andy Young in 1991 I don't know if Davie Gibson was even riding. He did puncture when he was in the break that bit is right!
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ian sharp
Speed Limits N/A

1469 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2012 :  18:28:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This thread could run and run---brilliant!
Hope you can get the wee "Legend",Davey Millar,included.
How many victories---7 maybe?
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MR LEHEY
Crusing Past

416 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2012 :  20:07:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think Davie won it four times and his first win didn't come until he was 37 or 38. Whatever it was it was a fair age to start winning one of the hardest races in Scotland.
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Graham McG
Speed Limits N/A

1726 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2012 :  20:36:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
[i]Originally posted by MR LEHEY[/i]
[br]I think Davie won it four times and his first win didn't come until he was 37 or 38. Whatever it was it was a fair age to start winning one of the hardest races in Scotland.



Broke his gear cable one year leaving him with the big and wee rings - still won by about 5mts.

At least he didn't have to dodge flying helmets
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ChrisJ
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324 Posts

Posted - 06 Feb 2012 :  13:12:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
[i]Originally posted by ian sharp[/i]
[br]This thread could run and run---brilliant!
Hope you can get the wee "Legend",Davey Millar,included.
How many victories---7 maybe?


Ian - if you could get me a contact for our legendary 4x champion that would be great!

Full list of former winners is here: http://southcarrickdaviebell.wordpress.com/results/
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ian sharp
Speed Limits N/A

1469 Posts

Posted - 06 Feb 2012 :  19:35:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chris,give me a bell @ 0141 561 3520,re wee Davey.Cheers.
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ChrisJ
Crusing Past

324 Posts

Posted - 07 Feb 2012 :  19:35:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
route now up - http://southcarrickdaviebell.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/unveiling-the-2012-route/
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ChrisJ
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324 Posts

Posted - 15 Feb 2012 :  18:40:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2x Davie Bell Champion Evan Oliphant tells us about his experiences
http://southcarrickdaviebell.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/fws-2007-evan-oliphant/
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ChrisJ
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324 Posts

Posted - 16 Feb 2012 :  19:45:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Entries now being accepted for E/1/2s - http://southcarrickdaviebell.wordpress.com/rider-information/

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ChrisJ
Crusing Past

324 Posts

Posted - 23 Feb 2012 :  19:45:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This week its 2x champ Graham McGarrity interviewed for the Former Winners Series:
http://southcarrickdaviebell.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/fws-1994-graham-mcgarrity/

Thanks again for your time!
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ChrisJ
Crusing Past

324 Posts

Posted - 29 Feb 2012 :  20:39:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This week its 1997 winner Richard Moore
http://www.southcarrickdaviebell.org
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MR LEHEY
Crusing Past

416 Posts

Posted - 29 Feb 2012 :  21:57:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Richard has a worse memory than Roddy Riddle. Four in the break; he beat me Graham Brown and Ronnie Todd.
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Graham McG
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1726 Posts

Posted - 29 Feb 2012 :  22:45:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
[i]Originally posted by MR LEHEY[/i]
[br]Richard has a worse memory than Roddy Riddle. Four in the break; he beat me Graham Brown and Ronnie Todd.



That's some memory you've got Neil - you can remember everybody that's beaten you in a gallop
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grantus
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1510 Posts

Posted - 01 Mar 2012 :  06:45:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
lol!

brilliant stuff chris. i'm sure your event will be the success it deserves. the highwayman challenge looks great. i'll stick my entry in later today. gives us lesser lighrs the chance to be a part of things as well :-)
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AndyRaff
Learner

19 Posts

Posted - 01 Mar 2012 :  12:33:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Highwayman challenge looks like fun for sure.

I will be getting an entry in soon.
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MR LEHEY
Crusing Past

416 Posts

Posted - 01 Mar 2012 :  22:29:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
[i]Originally posted by Graham McG[/i]
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quote:
[i]Originally posted by MR LEHEY[/i]
[br]Richard has a worse memory than Roddy Riddle. Four in the break; he beat me Graham Brown and Ronnie Todd.



That's some memory you've got Neil - you can remember everybody that's beaten you in a gallop



I can also remember the names of all the riders who have never outsprinted me. Stuart Macgregor...that's it.

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frenkmcginty
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1349 Posts

Posted - 01 Mar 2012 :  22:40:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
'n jimsy
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ChrisJ
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324 Posts

Posted - 11 Apr 2012 :  13:32:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rather unfortunately, the Smithfield Nocturne has been announced the night before the Davie Bell making it very difficult for some of the big teams to attend.

However, this does create an excellent opportunity for our Scottish E/1/2 riders to enter the event with some real confidence in actually performing. We are still expecting a fantastic field with a great mix of teams from right across the UK, and racing level is set to be very high.

Entry is now open and i'd encourage everyone eligible to give it a go and support our event. Don't be shy, this is what those licence points were for!

For those of us who haven't yet attained 2nd cat status, there is the 100k Highwayman Audax running on Saturday 9th too, taking in all the roads that make the Davie Bell unique. Entry just �8.

www.southcarrickdaviebell.org

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ChrisJ
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324 Posts

Posted - 19 Apr 2012 :  20:27:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tough decision, but allows us to get on with planning a great event.

http://southcarrickdaviebell.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/a-bientot-to-the-strada-grigio/

Still a good few spaces left for scottish riders.

Also, please get behind our fundraiser for MS Society Scotland, dig out your old bike and ride our 100km Audax!
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JPB
Learner

14 Posts

Posted - 23 Apr 2012 :  20:42:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Promo vid for the Davie Bell Memorial...New route looks a cracker, even without the strada grigio .....

http://exposureroom.com/members/eventfilms/fde3f2bcd7cf4746a4116dd8140283fb/

...Oooofah....
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ChrisJ
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324 Posts

Posted - 14 May 2012 :  21:32:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Entry closes this Saturday folks - http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/76280/47th-South-Carrick-David-Bell-Memorial-Road-Race

Tis a good quality field, but missing a good few of Scotland's E/1/2s! C'mon chaps, no point being shy or the opportunity won't come again.
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ChrisJ
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324 Posts

Posted - 26 May 2012 :  09:17:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Race Handbook now out with start sheet. See: http://southcarrickdaviebell.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/2012-06-10-race-handbook.pdf

Still taking entries for the Highwayman Challenge Audax if anyone fancies making a weekend of it and watching the race on Sunday.

www.southcarrickdaviebell.org
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snoeasy
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399 Posts

Posted - 27 May 2012 :  19:54:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Remember riding it at least twice, first as a 1st yr Senior. Got a bus from Glasgow down to Ayr, wheels off and bike on the luggage platform at the front of the double decker. Bottle of juice and a packet of Jaffa cakes. Dropped somewhere in darkest Ayrshire after the Nick. Must have finished but cant remember, sometime in the early 60s.
Second recollection is riding over the Nick in 2 inches of sleety snow in the break, 6 in the break so was probably 6th
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