Alistair Speed

It is with sadness that we record that Scottish Cycle Sport has lost one of it’s stalwarts. Alistair Speed – son of Scottish veteran’s 24 hour time trial record holder, Archie Speed – has died following a collision with a car on the A91 between Strathmiglo and Gateside, a road he trained and raced on many times.

Alistair Speed
Alistair taking part in June in the Scottish 25 Mile Time Trial Championship. Photo©Martin Williamson

The Courier newspaper reports that he was in collision with a Vauxhall Corsa at 11:20 am yesterday (Thursday).

Alistair Speed and the vehicle were both west bound when the collision occurred and despite emergency service being on the scene within minutes he was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of serious head injuries.

VeloVeritas used to meet Alistair, known locally as “Ally”, ‘at the races’ and whilst he was never a time trial ‘flyer’ – though he did win the Fife Clubs Series Trophy – he loved to race with his Fife Century Road Club and he also officiated at many events where we were present.

There was always a smile and banter for us irrespective of the early hour or the weather.

Martin and I extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends – we’ll miss you, Alistair.

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Ed's been involved in cycling for over 45 years. In that time he's been a successful time triallist, team manager, and sponsor of several teams and clubs. He's also a respected and successful coach, and during the winter months can often be found working in the cabins at the Six Days. Ed remains a massive fan of the sport and couples his extensive contacts with an inexhaustable enthusiasm for the minutiae and the history of our sport.