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Upcoming Events

Aug
11
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm
Southport CC 10 Mile TT Signing on from 18.00 to 19.00. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider. Bring your own pen. CHANGE WILL NOT BE GIVEN ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET –[...]
Aug
18
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm
Southport CC 10 Mile TT Signing on from 18.00 to 19.00. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider. Bring your own pen. CHANGE WILL NOT BE GIVEN ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET –[...]
Aug
25
Thu
6:00 pm Final Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Final Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm
The last 10 mile TT event of the season. Due to it going darker sign on starts at 18:00 and ends at 18:45 at Mere Brow Village Hall. First rider off at 19:01 . Please[...]
Aug
29
Mon
9:00 pm AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY RIDE – SCORT...
AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY RIDE – SCORT...
Aug 29 @ 9:00 pm
Monday 29th August 2022 Meet:- Criffel Stone 9am Tarleton lower light’s 9.30am Approx 75 miles. A few lumps and bumps. Two coffee stops, The Barn plus Roots. Route:- Coming soon
Oct
9
Sun
all-day October trip to Majorca
October trip to Majorca
Oct 9 – Oct 18 all-day
The October unofficial SCC trip to Majorca.
Oct
23
Sun
9:30 pm SCC Freewheeling Competition
SCC Freewheeling Competition
Oct 23 @ 9:30 pm
SCC Freewheeling Competition Start: Blackgate lane 9:30 am for ride out.

Brian Wharton- Obituary- 1947-2021

Brian joined the Southport Cycling Club in 2003 after a distinguished running  career representing Southport & Waterloo Athletic Club competing in all distances including the LondonBrian Wharton with clubmates at a cafe stop Marathon,I understand he was a formidable athlete. However over time injuries prevented him from competing and he decided to take up cycling and bought a bike and so it began.

He quickly settled into club life with his friendly pleasant personality and became a popular member.,not being interested in the racing discipline of the sport he was  at ease with the long distance riding and rode with the Audax section of the club. During the following years he rode all the required distances up to and and including  a 600 kms ride which qualified him as a super randonneur as a result became a life member of Audax UK. Most of these rides were with his older cycling clubmate Terry Seanor,they were
almost inseparable.

Brian Wharton runningBrian was always willing to assist or marshal in the club time trials and road races and did so over many years,his enthusiasm and support was much appreciated. On club rides he was a joy to ride with his always smiling face and simple outlook on life,he was not in the least bit interested in technology and equipment he just wanted to ride a bike and enjoy the company and would willingly drop back and  ride with slower or struggling clubmates.

On arrival at a cafe stop he would produce from his back pocket a small bag containing his home made biscuits and willing share them,he was an excellent cook and bread maker.Other than cycling his main interest had to be tending his allotment at Lane Ends where he grew his own produce and fruit from which he was excellent at jam making.
He and his partner Susan were excellent Salsa/Jive/Latin American dancers often attending Blackpool Tower Ballroom tea dances. His knowledge of Spain and reading booksBrian Wharton at Knott End on the Mons Audax training ride. in Spanish was a form of relaxation to him.

Brian has been described by his clubmates as a lovely man and I would certainly endorse that his unassuming demeanour was the measure of him.

Sadly over the past few months his health was suffering and he was admitted to Southport Hospital where he sadly passed away on February 8th.

Thank you for the memories Brian rest in peace.

Funeral details in due course.

Colin Baldwin
Club President

 

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