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Joe Wilson – Scottish 12 Hour TT Champion 2006

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Joe Wilson (Sandy Wallace Cycles) scored his second consecutive victory in the Scottish 12 hour Championship on the roads around Invergordon on Sunday. His mileage of 276 is the second highest ever ridden in Scotland after his 279 last year which broke Steve Beech’s long-standing 275 mile mark.

Beech was in the mix this year again with 246 miles, backing Wilson and Northerner, Ian Black (262) to a new Scottish team record for the Inverkeithing-based Wallace men. VeloVeritas caught-up with a still-sore Wilson the day after his epic.

You seem to have a natural aptitude for the event Joe…

“I don’t know about that, I just went-out and rode and it and it turned-out OK.”

Were you disappointed to miss your own record?

“A wee bit. Last year I rode on heart-rate, but this year my heart rate monitor wasn’t working properly so I ended-up just riding on ‘feel’. If I had known how close it was I would have tried to lift it at the end.”

You did get the team record though…

“Yes, with Steve and Ian, that was good.”