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Liam Beaty – Scottish 10 Mile Time Trial Champion 2018

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VeloVeritas didn’t make it up to the Scottish 10 Mile Time Trial Championship at Alness.

No problem,’ thinks me, ‘I’ll get an interview with the winner; if John Archibald hasn’t recovered from his crash and doesn’t ride it’ll be David Griffiths or maybe Chris Smart?’

Not for the first time, I got it wrong.

Liam Beaty?

Is that the Hawick lad whom was second on the hill climb, last year?

Scottish 10 Mile Time Trial
Liam nailing it during last year’s Hill Climb championships. Photo©Martin Williamson

Fast forward a few days and Liam is on the end of the line, en route Lesmahagow, ‘to pick up a quad.’

Intriguing, so let’s start with what he does for a living:

“I work in forestry, feeling trees, it’s pretty physical work – good training…”

How did you get into the bike?

“I used to race motocross and as part of my preparation for that I’d ride my mountain bike on the trai