moray firth cycling club

About Moray Firth Cycling Club

Moray Firth Cycling Club was founded Moray Firth Racing Club in 1986 by Kenny Riddle, Roddy Riddle and Hamish Scott. Club colours were originally white with red and blue dashes. Founding members Kenny and Roddy represented Scotland in the 1994 Commonwealth Games Road Race in Victoria, Canada, with Roddy finishing 9th and in the same year the club won the Scottish Cyclists Union 100k Team Time Trial. In 1995 Roddy broke the Scottish hour record, riding 46.570km at the Meadowbank outdoor velodrome.

Another notable past member of the club is Craig Maclean, who in track cycling won gold medals in the 2002 World Championships and 2006 Commonwealth Games, and a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics, before transitioning to a becoming a para-cycling tandem pilot, with highlights including gold medals in the 2011 World Championships and the 2014 Commonwealth Games alongside fellow Scot Neil Fachie.

The club became known as Moray Firth Cycling Club in mid nineties and adopted its now familiar red, white and black colours in the early turn of the 21st century. The club continues to enjoy success on the Scottish cycling scene, alongside international success for Gavin Dempster who was chosen to represent Great Britain in the 2022 UCI Esports World Championship after several years of strong esports results.

The honorary life members of the club are:

–          Alf Leslie

–          John Macmillan

–          John McLean

–          Hector Nicolson

–          Brian Pirie

–          Kenny Riddle

–          Roddy Riddle

–          David Smith MBE