Cycling is one of the most spectacular sports in the Games week, involving five events - the road race, time trial, road criterium and two mountain bike events - cross country and criterium. The standard of cycling at the Games is high, with some supremely fit and experienced riders from the Channel Islands, Bermuda, Faroe, Gibraltar, Menorca and Saaremaa.
Shetland has some accomplished cyclists who have proved themselves on the British and Scottish cycling circuit. At most Games, Shetland has entered a team on at least the road events and on occasions, also at the mountain bike events.
Our most successful rider at the Games has been Carlos Riise, who is one of Scotland's most experienced time triallists. Carlos has three silver time trial medals to his name and the Shetland Cycling Team have taken bronze medals in the time trial events in 2001 and in 2005.
Cycling did not appear at the 2009 Games in Åland, but will return to the Isle of Wight in 2011.
Shetland Wheelers Cycling Club is represented on the SIGA Committee by Carlos Riise.
Shetland Medals for Cycling
|Individual Time Trail 35km||Carlos Riise||Silver||1997|
|Individual Time Trial 50km||Carlos Riise||Silver||1999|
|Time Trial Team Event, Men's||Shetland||Bronze||2001|
|Men's Individual Time Trial||Carlos Riise||Silver||2005|
|Men's Team Time Trial||Shetland||Bronze||2005|
|Women's Individual Time Trial||Christine Mclean||Gold||2011|