Bill Moore Obituary


Bill Moore Obituary

Posted: 1st July 2011

Article by: Ian Sinclair

Bill Moore passed away on Monday 20th June after a long battle against cancer.

Bill was an engineer and had travelled the world for his trade. When he came home to Scotland he applied his analytical thinking to competitive cycling and could nearly always find a way to make his performance better, usually by buying a better bike or stopping a headwind!

Bill was a member of most Ayrshire clubs but finally settled on Fullarton Wheelers in Irvine which was strange as the club was interested mainly in time trialling and his interests were in road racing. He was a popular and regular figure in the Scottish Veteran team in Majorca where they contested many races with aplomb.

He always had a keen eye and spotted ways to improve club member's style or training and as a result took the Scottish Cycling Coaching courses to further his knowledge and to help his club members. Recently he had embraced a new form of digital turbo training that gave print outs and stats that with his interpretation gave improved performance and a competitive edge to the club's training nights. As Chairman of Fullarton he went out of his way to secure grants to purchase more of these units and this was so popular that soon new members were filling the club rooms on training nights.

A few years ago Bill became part of the Judging team at The Girvan and Tour DoonHame stage races and soon became a popular member of the team and through that became known to SC members all over Scotland.

A big gentleman, Bill Moore will be sadly missed. He was cremated at Holmsford Bridge Cremetorium, Dreghorn on Tuesday 28th June at 11:45