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Spokes Racing Team Launch, 2016


We headed to the launch of the recent 2016 Spokes Racing Team, the freezing weather failing to curb the enthusiasm of 120 supporters who had all paid £30 per head to attend the event, held in the Old Manor hotel in Lundin Links, Fife.

Spokes team owner owner Craig Greive and director sportiv Blair Whiteside had put together quite an evening with guest speakers including former pro and now DS at One Pro Cycling James McCallum (who’s still looking fit), the Lord Provost of Fife and Director at Dunfermline Football Club and quite the celebrity and public speaker, Jim Leishman.

The combination of inspiration, advice and entertainment worked well with the riders quizzing James about his experiences as a pro and Jim Leishman serving up the comedy, with tails from his youth when he signed for Celtic and was quickly drafted in to the first team to face the mighty Glasgow Rangers and find that his job that day was to mark the legend that is John Greig.

The evening commenced with a review of last season, with some impressive results and wins in the Scottish Junior RR Champs for Grant Martin, Stephen Dent picking up a prestigious win in the junior Tour of Ireland and John Mclead winning the Scottish Junior cyclo-cross championship.