AGM 2018

The AGM for 2018 will be at the Club Room starting at 7.00. pm on Monday 10th December.

The official notice for the AGM can be seen on this page (click the text to go) or at the Club Room.

The Agenda will be published on 26th November

Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation

This year on Saturday 24th November at the Bold Hotel with a start time of 6.00.pm. for drinks and the meal at 6.15.pm.

Tickets £25.00 for adults and £12.50 for Juniors

Ticket Sales are now closed

 

 

Membership Applications

 

For information on membership renewal or to apply or change your current details please click here

Upcoming Events

Nov
24
Sat
6:00 pm Annual Dinner and Prize Presenta... @ Bold Hotel
Annual Dinner and Prize Presenta... @ Bold Hotel
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm
The Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation. This year on Saturday at the Bold Hotel with a start time of 6.00. pm. for drinks and the meal at 6.15.pm. Tickets available from Aaron at the club[...]
Dec
3
Mon
8:00 pm Informal Forum hosted by the Pre... @ Club Room
Informal Forum hosted by the Pre... @ Club Room
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An informal forum to hear the news, whats on next month, what happened last month and to have your say about any cycling/ club related issues. Come along and join in.
Dec
10
Mon
7:00 pm Annual General Meeting @ Club Room
Annual General Meeting @ Club Room
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm
Extracts from the Club Constitution The Club shall hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) every year, normally in December. Notice of the AGM shall be posted on the Club Notice board and on the Club[...]
Dec
26
Wed
9:30 am Boxing Day Time Trial
Boxing Day Time Trial
Dec 26 @ 9:30 am
Boxing Day Time Trial, 9:30 start time. Meet at the Club Room from 9.00.am. Up and down the Coast Road (Weld Road  to Pontins and back). Prizes for the best decorated bike and rider.

A Tribute to John Parker – 29/03/1958 – 10/08/2018

Southport Cycling Club committee, members and former members were saddened to learn this week about the passing of John Parker. John was a member of the club for many years as a junior and senior member.

John will have been familiar to many of Southport’s residents as the lead bike on many occasions in the Mad Dog 10k!

As a 16 year old, John started racing cyclocross in Merseyside and in 1975 won the Alexandra Palace Junior Cyclocross race in London. His breakthrough as a road racing cyclist was when he finished in an astounding 3rd place as a Junior in the Eddie Soens in 1976.

He developed into an elite rider and from 1977 to 1980 won many important local, national and European races.

John was National Hill Climb champion in 1977, winning in Castleton, Derbyshire; in the same year, he won the Grand Prix de Vaumas in France.

In 1978, he represented Great Britain in the World Road Race Amateurs’ championships in Nurburgring, Germany. John rode the Milk Race in 1978 finishing 18th in the GC and finished 5th in the Girvan Three Day race.

In 1979, John finished 8th in the National Championships for Amateurs at Bradford and won the Trophee Peugeot as an amateur in Cambrai, Northern France.

During this time he also lived and raced in France in the company of such riders as Tour De France stage winners Stephen Roche and Sean Yates.

Both Sean and John travelled together to Paris for the start of the 1981 season. It was Sean’s first time with the club. He remembers, “John joined ACBB the year before me in 1980, I think, because when I went to Paris on the coach from London for the ‘81 season he was also on the coach which was very lucky because when we got to Paris there was nobody there to meet me. He told me it’s a test. It would have been if he had not been there with me because he took me on the Metro to the apartment.”

At this time, John rode for ACBB – Athletic Club de Boulogne-Billancourt – arguably the most influential amateur cycling club in the world. Prior to 1975, ACBB had limited the number of foreign cyclists who could race for them, but following a change in 1975, the set up their ‘Foreign Legion team’, which was composed of international cyclists. The club provided the new riders with bikes, clothes, and accommodation and expenses leaving the rider with the job of training and winning races – ground breaking at the time.

John also raced for Southport CC, Kirkby CC, GS Strada Lutz, Lejeune, US Creteil and Jack Parker Cycles.

In 1980, John rode the Milk race again, finishing 30th and then the Tour of Ireland where he finished 4th but wore the leader’s jersey for a number of days. In 1981, he rode the Tour of Ireland again where he was the GC leader again for one day.

After his racing career, he worked for Falcon and Townsend bikes, and he went on to run a bike shop in Burscough which he had recently relinquished. 

SCC would like to pass on their condolences onto John’s family. Thank you for the memories and for helping to put Southport Cycling Club on the map, John! Johns funeral is on Thursday 30th August at Burscough Cemetery at 4pm.

 

World Amateurs’ Championship 1978, Germany. Copyright: Ray Green
World Amateurs’ Championship 1978, Germany. Copyright: Ray Green

1977 National Hill Championship
1977 National Hill Championship

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