Cycling star Fraser Knox is racing for Scotland

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A promising young cyclist from Bearsden has helped the Glasgow Cycle Team achieve success at the Scottish National Track Championships.

Fraser Knox, from Baljaffray, was competing in the junior championships at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome recently, achieving a podium place with a second in the Keirin race, and a bronze in the Kilo TT race.

The former Bearsden Academy pupil, who is to study chemical engineering at Strathclyde University in October, said: “These championships were my main focus for this half of the season. The Kilo was my target. I wanted to get a 1:09 which I got. I was happy with that and happy with the bronze medal as well. My teammates Andy and Angus were flying. The rest of the races were very much about improving for future events.”

After such a good set of results at the championships, Fraser then travelled to the Basque region of Spain with fellow team-mates to ride an international five day stage race.

A club spokesperson said: “Five members of the team travelled to Bilbao to take part in a five day Junior road race. This was a fantastic experience for the boys and allow them to test their form again some of Europe’s best Junior riders. The next focus for the team after that will be the British National Track Championships in Manchester from August 3-7.”