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Mark McKay – Scotland’s Talent Scout


The “Chris Hoy effect,” is Scottish Cycling capitalising on it?

We decided to speak to British Cycling’s new Olympic talent scout for Scotland, Mark McKay.

You weren’t a bad amateur yourself Mark?

“I won the Star Trophy in 1992 and had some decent wins; I won the Tour of the Cotswolds, but it’s a long time ago now and I forget all the individual results.”

You rode pro, too.

“I was individually sponsored by Diamond Back in ’94 and I guested for Raleigh that year too.

“In ’95 I was with Ribble, ’96 and ’97 was Ambrosia, then ’98 and ’99 was Harrods.

“My best results would be The Cotswolds and a couple of stages in the Ras; I was second overall in the Ras too.”

Mark McKay
Mark was based in the Pyrenees for a couple of years.

Did you ever think about going to the continent?

“I thought about it, but I was doing OK in the UK.