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Davie Whitehall – Versatile Scottish Rider in the ’70s and ’80s

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He’s a man we should have caught up with long ago – but one of the few good things about ‘lockdown’ is that it has given us the time to catch up with riders who have ‘slipped through the VeloVeritas net.’ At last; Mr. David Whitehall.

Davie Whitehall
Davie Whitehall on his way to a stage win in the Ràs. Photo©John Pierce / PhotoSport International UK USA Asia

Davie, as a junior you had the misfortune to be a contemporary of a certain Robert Millar who beat you for the Scottish Junior Road Race Championship in 1976.

“That’s true but I beat him for the Scottish Junior BAR that year! 

“I had a 59:22 for a ’25’ and 2:03:59 for a ‘50’ with Robert returning a 58:48 and 2:05:24.”

You were 10th in the British Junior Road Race Championship in 1977.

“Yes, that was on the Isle of Man, Steve Joughin won that from Russell Williams, I made m