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George Berwick – Scottish Ultra-Distance Legend Still Going Strong at 80

"Since 1990 I’ve only missed three days off the bike."

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A cold Friday night during the winter of 1971/72.

My Kirkcaldy & District CC club mate, Rab Speirs and I are walking up the A93 near the infamous ‘Devil’s Elbow’ hairpin en route the Braemar youth hostel.

We’re pushing our machines, the gradient is too tough for our teenage legs, our 63” fixed gears just too high.

Behind us we hear the sound of bike tyre on tarmac, two figures totting enormous saddle bags heave past us; ‘all right lads?’ says the one nearest to us before they vanish into the darkness.  

Mr. George Berwick, who was reigning Scottish 12 Hour Champion at the time.

Kirkcaldy & District CC is no more, ‘the Elbow’ has long bee