The Mechanic

Four decades in the cycling business and a professional team mechanic

Sandy opened his bicycle shop in 1968 in Edinburgh.  For over 4 decades, Sandy Gilchrist Cycles serviced the families who were interested in bikes for their children to the professional riders of the day. 

 

As a cycling career came to a close, an opportunity arose to utilise Sandy’s mechanical skills and coaching expertise to work with the Great Britain team at international races.  This began a career of working with teams from around the world.  Sandy developed a deep understanding of the mechanical side of the bicycle and how it reacts. 

 

PROFESSIONAL BICYCLE MECHANIC

Olympic Games

  • 2020 Toyko; 2016 Rio; 2012 London; 2008 Beijing; 2004 Athens; 2000 Sydney; 1996 Atlanta; 1992 Barcelona;  1988 Seoul
     

Commonwealth Games,  Scotland Head Mechanic

  • 2022 Birmingham; 2018 Gold Coast; 2014 Glasgow; 2010 Delhi; 2006 Melbourne; 2002 Manchester
     

World Championship & World Cup Track, Cycling Ireland Mechanic

  • 2013 -- 2021
     

World Championship & World Cup Track, Canada Mechanic

  • 2009 -- 2012
     

World Championships,  Great Britain  Mechanic

  • Senior Road – 21 times; Senior Track – 29 times

  • Junior Road – 15 times; Junior Track – 16 times

  • Cyclocross – 9 times
     

Specialized Global Racing Mountain Bike/Triathalon Team Mechanic

  • 2005-2022
     

1990   Team Manager for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games

1987 - 1990 National Team Manager for Scotland  

 

Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
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Sandy Gilchrist Cycles
Sandy Gilchrist Cycles
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Sandy at work on the road
Sandy at work on the road
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Sandy & Christoph Sauser
Sandy & Christoph Sauser
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On Track
On Track
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Susi and Sandy
Susi and Sandy
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Sandy on the road
Sandy on the road
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Have wheels will travel
Have wheels will travel
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Mechanic anywhere
Mechanic anywhere
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