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New Monthly Women Only Rides

Calling all Ladies!

How do you fancy spending a couple of hours on a Sunday in the fresh air – exercising and socialising. Southport Cycling Cub are introducing a monthly WOMEN-ONLY ride (over 16s only) for both beginners and experienced riders. Current SCC female members are very welcome.

See here for more

Upcoming Events

Feb
21
Thu
7:00 pm Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If  you’re interested in the joining the club turbo session at the club house on Thursdays please let Pete Scott know. We also have ‘Turbo Thursday’ Whatsapp group, please let Pete know if you wish[...]
Feb
28
Thu
7:00 pm Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If  you’re interested in the joining the club turbo session at the club house on Thursdays please let Pete Scott know. We also have ‘Turbo Thursday’ Whatsapp group, please let Pete know if you wish[...]
Mar
7
Thu
7:00 pm Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If  you’re interested in the joining the club turbo session at the club house on Thursdays please let Pete Scott know. We also have ‘Turbo Thursday’ Whatsapp group, please let Pete know if you wish[...]
Mar
10
Sun
9:00 am Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
A ride exclusively for ladies and a great chance for beginners to try out riding in a group. More details nearer the date. Start time from the Club room at 9.30. am. and back by[...]
Mar
14
Thu
7:00 pm Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If  you’re interested in the joining the club turbo session at the club house on Thursdays please let Pete Scott know. We also have ‘Turbo Thursday’ Whatsapp group, please let Pete know if you wish[...]
Mar
17
Sun
8:30 am Peak District Club Ride
Peak District Club Ride
Mar 17 @ 8:30 am
Sunday March 17th Peak District Hilly ride. About 80 miles.
9:30 pm SCC Road Bike Challenge (SCC mem...
SCC Road Bike Challenge (SCC mem...
Mar 17 @ 9:30 pm
First TT of the season on the new course starting at Tarlton Sun 10 D33-10 Tarleton Start time 9.30  
Mar
21
Thu
7:00 pm Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If  you’re interested in the joining the club turbo session at the club house on Thursdays please let Pete Scott know. We also have ‘Turbo Thursday’ Whatsapp group, please let Pete know if you wish[...]
Mar
23
Sat
8:30 am Dolan Youth Races – Victoria Park
Dolan Youth Races – Victoria Park
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am
The date for this year’s Dolan Youth Races have been set as the 23rd & 30th of March and the 6th of April. As usual the events will take place on the park next the[...]
Mar
28
Thu
7:00 pm Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If  you’re interested in the joining the club turbo session at the club house on Thursdays please let Pete Scott know. We also have ‘Turbo Thursday’ Whatsapp group, please let Pete know if you wish[...]

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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