We see them everywhere, but blink and you'll miss them: it sounds like the start of a riddle, but actually, it is the perfect description of the Deliveroo riders that race about the city with their immediately recgoniseable turquoise backpacks. 

And it turns out that Glasgow is home to the fastest rider of them all - 24 year old Strathclyde student Aidan Quinn. 

Glasgow Times: Three Glasgow cyclists to progress to the Deliveroo awards Three Glasgow cyclists to progress to the Deliveroo awards

Riders from across the country battled it out in the 8th heat of Deliveroo's UK cycling championship this week at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow in a bid to record the quickest lap of the 250 metre circuit. 

The historic track - named after eleven-times world and six-times Olympic champion-  is also where the most successful female track cyclist in Olympic history, Laura Kenny, took home gold during the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Glasgow Times:

Aidan Quinn, who is studying civil engineering, clinched first place after recording an ultra rapid time of 15.48 seconds.

A keen cyclist, Aidan is a member of the Junior Scottish National Cycling Team who placed on the podium at the Scottish Track Championships in 2018. 

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Two other Glasgow riders also placed second and third, and will compete at the grand final at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in September: Jonathan Cunningham bagged second place in dramatic fashion with a time of 17.09, edging ahead of Callum Hay by just 0.06 seconds.

Glasgow Times: Aidan Quinn was crowned the fastest cyclistAidan Quinn was crowned the fastest cyclist

Race champion Aidan said:

“There were a lot of fast guys there, I had no idea what to expect. It was a brilliant day and good to get some time on the track.”

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