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The 1978 Tour de Trossachs Remembered

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When Ed Hood said he and VeloVeritas editor Martin Williamson were going out to watch the Tour de Trossachs it brought back my memories of watching the race for the first time in 1978.

When I started my reminiscences it was going to be all about the Trossachs but one thing led to another and now we are looking at the early career of Robert Millar and Scottish cycling in 1978.

The year 1978 was important for Scottish cycling, a certain Robert Millar, and me!

I had been riding a racing bike for a few years, mainly just to get about, go to work, see my then girlfriend etc. I had started to wear strange clothing and shoes that you couldn’t walk in and had been buying the cycling magazines for a while.

Bike rides at the weekend and the occasional mid-week ride were the norm, but as a 16 and 17 year old lad I had other things on my mind!