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Forres cyclist Lewis Dey (18) making an impression on national stage

By Jonathan Clark

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A TEENAGE cyclist from Forres is making an impression on the national stage after winning a series of medals.

Lewis Dey (right) on the podium at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.
Lewis Dey (right) on the podium at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

Lewis Dey (18) broke a long-standing national record over 25 miles and recently picked up a pair of bronze medals at a Glasgow event.

Lewis is the Scottish junior record holder over 25 miles, breaking a record that had stood since 2003 not just once but twice.

He broke the record at Invergordon on the A9, before repeating the feat in Dundee in a time trial road race event.

He followed up those road successes at Glasgow's Emirates Arena, where he won two bronze medals at the National Track Championships. Those medals came in the 3k Individual Pursuit and the 1K time trial.

The Forres Cycling Club member also won silver at the National Criterium Championships in September, being beaten to gold by a wheel.

Dad Kenny, who is chairman of Forres Cycling Club, said: "He is really at the top of his game just now.

Lewis Dey in action.
Lewis Dey in action.

"He has cycled with the club for years but his real cycling started after Covid.

"He has been road cycling since he was about 11 or 12, having originally got into mountain biking.

"He cycled all the time but it was only after cycling with Active Schools that he decided road biking would be his thing."

Lewis, who has just finished a sport and fitness course at Moray College, is training while working with his dad at Gordon Timber in Nairn.

He trains on a Wattbike after work, before getting out on the road bike at the weekend to get mileage into the legs. Routes are usually around Duffus, Lossiemouth and back to Forres.

He is also training with RT23, where he is coached by Peter Ettles – which his dad said has brought him on leaps and bounds.

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