Vic Haines – does the name ring a bell?
If you’re into time trialling you’ll know him as a long-term sponsor in English cycling and a multiple tandem time trial record holder.
Closer to home you’ll recognise him as the man who organised Graeme Obree’s successful Hour Record attempt in Hamar, Norway.
But his controversial ‘split’ with Obree came not long after the Scottish phenomenon had eclipsed Italian legend, Francesco Moser’s record – with, according to Haines, the new Ayrshire Hour Record holder due him a lot of money.
We thought a chat with the man might be worthwhile…
You were a cycle speedway rider originally, Vic?