LATE Dunfermline mountain biker Rab Wardell was remembered at the UCI Cycling World Championships which finished at the weekend.

Rab tragically died after suffering a cardiac arrest last year just days after competing at, and winning, the Scottish MTB XC Championships.

He had been selected to represent the UK in last year's world marathon championship and was aiming to take part in the 2023 race.

A tribute to him was included in a special cycling mural created in Glasgow while a stretch on the mountain bike race route was named after him.

Several riders were also supported to take part in the showpiece event through a club set up in his name.

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The 250m mural was commissioned by Glasgow City Council to capture the 'spirit of nostalgia and the thrill of cycling'.

The aim of the artists was to capture the rich history and passion of the sport using bold colours and dynamic patterns and reflect the cycling events that passed by its location.

One section, from the most challenging part of the UCI circuit from George Street to Montrose Street, was designed through collaboration with Rab's family.

His name is used on this section of mural with an image of a mountain bike, as a nod to a famous wheelie he once did on the infamous Montrose Street stretch.

Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Convener for Neighbourhood Services and Assets at Glasgow City Council, said: "The new mural on George Street - inspired by the forthcoming 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships - is a fantastic addition to Glasgow's City Centre Mural Trail.

"Like the other murals on the trail, the new piece brings new life to this site, with a striking design and bright colours that will look great to spectators watching the championships over the next couple of weeks, and for everyone passing this part of the city centre in the years to come."

Prior to his death, Rab had been heavily involved in preparations for the UCI Championships. He designed the course for the mountain bike marathon in the Tweed Valley and one section was subsequently named "the Wardell Way" in his memory.

After his passing, friends and family created a not-for-profit club, RideLikeRab, which had an initial aim to raise funds to help riders from lesser cycling nations to participate in mountain bike events.

RideLikeRab supported one racer from the Philippines to race in the elite ladies' race and a man from Iceland to race in the men's under 18s event.

Rab's parents Jack and Gill, and brother David, met both participants, Ariana Evangelista and Tomas Bjorgvinsson, at the event last week.

In a further nod to Rab, a special edition beer named RideLikeRab was produced and on sale at Glentress with a share of the proceeds donated to the RideLikeRab club for future support projects.

Rab, whose first cycling club was Sandy Wallace Cycles, in Inverkeithing, competed for Scotland at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and ran his own cycling coaching business.

In 2020, he broke the record for cycling the iconic West Highland Way and turned professional in mountain bike racing in 2022.