Bath Road 100 mile time trial 1952

Bath Road 100 1952

 

Ken Beck,the archivist and club secretary of the Southport RCC, has sent me this result sheet from the Bath Road 100 mile time trial in 1952. It was among the papers of the late Bob Bird who finished in tenth place. Not many names I recognise although I know Vic Gibbons was a big hitter back then.
In fifteenth place is Billy McAteer from the famous Birkenhead boxing family. That same year Billy teamed up with Bob Bird to take the Liverpool to London tandem record, that had stood for eighteen years, by just one minute! It is a surprise to see top roadman Fred Krebs one place behind Billy as I have never before seen Krebs in a time trial result.

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Pic of the Day

Dear oh dear! Now we know why the TDF has those “backless” yellow jerseys! Click to enlarge.

 

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Pic of the Day

Bob Maitland and Les Scales in, probably, 1953. It looks as if Maitland could do with a couple of links less chain! Click on photo to enlarge.  

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Pic of the Day

Pretty sure this is the Worlds with Rik Van Steenbergen second. I at first thought the little guy in white was Dave Bedwell  but now think not. Is the rider behind him a Brit?

Pretty sure this is the Worlds with Rik Van Steenbergen second. I at first thought the little guy in white was Dave Bedwell but now think not. Is the rider behind him a Brit?  Click on photo to enlarge.

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RAF Five Day race 1953

After hearing about this race from Gino Goddard I now have the result. Sadly I don’t have the stage results but my recollection is that Joe Christison murdered the field on stage two. Plenty of names I recognise.

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Pic of the DaY, Ealing C.C. outing c1950

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Ron “Jock” Jowers recently sent this photo to Gino Goddard without any explanation. That is Ron second from right, front row but Gino doesn’t recognise anybody besides Ron. If you were enjoying club life sixty years ago and are featured please fill in the blanks by posting a comment. (Right click on photo to enlarge).

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Brian Pearson R.I.P.

Brian Pearson R.I.P.

Sad to learn of the death of Brian Pearson a well known Merseyside road racer from the fifties and sixties. He was a member of the North Wirral Velo and latterly, I think, the Mersey Roads Club.
In this photo taken apparently at the Tour of the Lakes two day Brian is leading and in third place is Jacky Lowe Southport RCC who won an edition of the race.

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