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Southport Cycling Club Newsletter January 2021

Let’s start with a Happy New Year to everyone, rather belated I know, but at the moment it’s hard to distinguish the days!

Tam Barton – legend

I think that most members will be aware that Tam sadly passed away on January 27th. I never met Tam but I feel as if I have

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John Barton Obituary 

Tammer to his friends

24-6-44 to 27-1-21

Tam was born in Ramsey on the Isle of Man on 24th June 1944 as his mother had gone to the IOM to stay with her sister-in-Law because of the war. Soon afterwards, they returned to the Barton family home in Hesketh Bank. John began his

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John ‘Tam’ Barton

We are sad to report the passing of John ‘Tam’ Barton on the 27th of January after a short illness.

He was a life member of the club, in itself an honour for his contribution to cycling. While racing cyclo cross in the 60s and later time trialling, he built up an impressive Palmares

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A tribute to John ‘Tam’ Barton by Colin Baldwin

John ‘Tam’ Barton.

The first question people ask is why the nickname ‘Tam?’.

Well in the 60’s he was a prolific master of the cyclo cross racing scene in Merseyside and beyond,his chosen choice of headgear was a woollen Scottish hat called a Tam o’ Shanter as opposed to today’s choice of helmet. So that

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Subscriptions for 2021 are now due

It’s that time of the year when club membership subscriptions are due.

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Dolan Races 2021

We have decided that we will NOT be running the Dolan Series of events in 2021.

This decision has been taken after considering the present situation in regard to Covid 19 restrictions and also the British Cycling guidance in “The Way Forward” as updated on 9 Deccember 2020.

We will run the series again in

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