In memory of cyclist Ally

An exhibition was set up in Arbroath Library on Saturday to comemorate the achievements of cyclist Ally Cowie. Pictired are Ally's sister Florence Ferguson and friend Vic Polanski.
An exhibition was set up in Arbroath Library on Saturday to comemorate the achievements of cyclist Ally Cowie. Pictired are Ally's sister Florence Ferguson and friend Vic Polanski.

AN EXHIBITION was set up recently in Arbroath Library to commemorate the achievements of Arbroath cyclist Ally Cownie, who died last year aged 90.

It will run until next Saturday, April 9.

Ally joined Arbroath’s Fairport Wheelers and competed in many events, before joining Dundee Thistle Club and then Forfarshire Riding Club.

He was a great competitor, and his achievements included breaking the Deeside 25-mile course record, and winning club championships.

He also broke the record in 1957 for the fastest time for the round trip from Dundee to Aberdeen and back.

He worked as a draughtsman in Arbroath with Shanks, then Giddings & Lewis-Fraser.

The exhibition includes Ally’s last bike, a Stirling-built Eldrick, from the 1950s. It is open during normal library hours.

l Pictured are Ally’s sister, Florence Ferguson, and long-time friend Vic Polanski (65), who set up the exhibition.