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On Yer Bike – Visiter Column – Article 82 – Ride of the Roses

Good morning fellow riders and readers thank you for all your great feedback on last week’s article, Blackpool’s ‘Ride the lights’. I would especially like to thank Mrs. Eunice Crabtree southports-new-centurians-geoff-ryan-and-glen-francis-photo-by-stu-blundell-copy(little mummy as she used to be known) for her reminiscence of Blackpool in the 50’s and early sixties. The fascinating tales of the folk that frequented Eunice’s bed & breakfast a few yards from the promenade together with the dancing, glittering ballrooms and show people that eventually became her lifelong friends were a delight. Eunice said she has always loved cycling riding to Ainsdale from her home town of St Helen’s to enjoy a picnic on the beach with her sister. Nowadays she enjoys riding her indoor exercise bike daily while watching the birds feed in her garden in Marshside chapeau!

Also this week new Southport CC riders Geoff Ryan and Glen Francis have completed there first 100 mile rides, whilst taking part in the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity’s ‘Ride of the Roses’ ‘ride. Well done guys. In the same event the mile munching madmen Stu Blundell and Chris Blake have completed another epic 100 miles not too dissimilar to the official route and are halfway to raising £200 toward the cancer charity. If you wish to give these good humoured gents a cash raising boost then please follow their link http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Stu-Blundell.
On to other news and this week Southport CC have been gathering their youth section together to thank the Ben Gautrey Foundation for their fantastic support having each received a classy race top to keep them all motivated and smart see photo. Also news from the club is that Isabelle Mckinnon has SONY DSCwon herself a Dolan frame after being chosen as the youth’s most improved rider by the Southport Club Committee. Isabelle has this year competed in all but two of the weekly Litherland Circuit Races and has showed great stamina, tenacity and skill in securing third place overall in her age category. Club secretary and youth coach Ken Beck says that Isabelle has fast become a rider of great skill and poise and he is looking forward to seeing her continue to grow into a great ambassador for women’s cycling of the future.

Heads Up

The Sefton & District Cycling Group will be meeting on Wednesday 28th September at 11am for their once monthly ride of either 10 or 25 miles starting out from the Hightown pub in Hightown All welcome.

The Dover Cycling Fellowship are keen for new members to attend their weekly meeting at Lydiate Parish Hall in Lydiate where local rides and current cycling issues are discussed. Membership is just 50p and with this weekly subscription you can help yourself to as much tea as

SONY DSCyou need to keep you lubricated during the lively debates. Doors open at around 10.30am with the formal meeting commencing at 12.30pm.

The next cycle jumble will be at the Hightown Pub on Saturday 15th October commencing at 12 noon no need to register just turn up with your saleable parts and bikes or to browse and buy.

For more stories, news or to comment please email myself Ian at Ian462@msn.com

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