Obituary: Derek 'Dick' Stewart (1936-2016)

Derek Stewart set time trial records as a youngster in Scotland and returned to the sport in 2003 after 50 years away to continue his record-breaking exploits

Derek Stewart wins the VTTA 25TT in 2015 (Kimroy Photography)

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By Sandy Lindsay

Derek, or Dick Dastardly as he was fondly known, has died. In a cycling career picked up after a 50-year lay-off, he surpassed performances set as a teenager in the 1950s. Dick resumed cycling in earnest when semi-retired from the oil industry, in which he enjoyed an equally eventful career as an ROV (remotly operated vehicle) pilot.

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