Author Archives: Ian Oliver

Accredited Marshall Training

The following email has just been received from BC… From: Lucie Gallen  Subject: Training course for accredited marshals in Central Region Evening all! First of all I want to wish you all a happy new year. I do hope you’ve … Continue reading

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Message from Stan’s son

Dear WCC I know Denis Peterson kindly passed on my thanks for the donation to the British Heart Foundation in memory of my dad, Stan Vygus.  However, I ought to personally say thank you from my brother, Adrian, and myself … Continue reading

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Stan Vygus

Stan Vygus It is with regret that I have to report the death of Stan Vygus. He was one of the oldest members of the club. He joined when his Dad was President before the War. He was the Secretary … Continue reading

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Stuart Birnie sets new Willesden CC 12 hour record

New 12 hour record   Stuart held the 12 hour time trial record set in 2014 at 293.63 miles. He has exceeded that for the past two years, both times at the National 12 hour Championship run by Breckland CC. … Continue reading

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Midweek Willesden Audax

The Riverside 2 Riverside 100 km Audax Wednesday 18th August 10am from Jenners, Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead SL6 8NP 2 cafes – 1 ride Many of you may know this ride, previously organised by Mick Hill and John Tipping. It … Continue reading

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Ken Daniels

Vic White has supplied a picture of Ken Daniels. Ken was one of the club’ strongest ever riders. He rode in the Tour of Britain and the Tour d’Avenir.  Vic said “This is him in the Club Road Race on … Continue reading

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10 Thames Bridges and Kaf-to-Kaf Audaxes, 23rd May

From Anne Mograby Hi folks its that time of year again when I’m thinking about the Audax rides. So pleased I can run them this year. So put Sunday 23rd May in your calendar and get down to Jenners to ride either … Continue reading

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Historic club photo

We got an email from James Brazier with some interesting photos. James says “I attach a scan of an old family-photograph which, I believe, was taken around 1900 of Willesden Cycling Club. Judging by the silver cup in the foreground … Continue reading

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Bike books want a good home

An email from Paul Spicer, the son of John “Spike” Spicer, a long-time Willesden CC member, came our way. His father had a collection of cycling books and other material and Paul is keen for it to go to a … Continue reading

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Digger Baulch – a tribute from his Leicestershire clubmates

This is the tribute to Digger on the RTTC Legends Facebook page, with permission by Dave Binks of Leicestershire RC. The RTTC group is a closed one, so I have copied it verbatim here. Dave Binks I have just been … Continue reading

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A Virtual Reliability Ride

Harp RC came up with the great idea of a virtual Reliability Ride and Willesden CC, along with the other Chiltern Classic clubs, has been invited to join in. “As we cannot run the Harp Hilly in it’s usual form … Continue reading

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RIDE 500km IN 8 DAYS FROM XMAS EVE TO NEW YEAR’S EVE FOR CHARITY

RIDE 500km IN 8 DAYS FROM XMAS EVE TO NEW YEAR’S EVE FOR CHARITY Our friends at Westerley are organising a Christmas season event and they are inviting Willesden CC. Even if the full 500 is impractical, you can do … Continue reading

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Pictures of the 1950 Willesden Dinner

Following up her chat with club members at the end of our Maidenhead mini golf championships, Janice Halter, Fred Everett’s daughter, forward some pictures to do with the club’s 1950 dinner to us. If you want to share reminiscences please … Continue reading

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Chance encounter with the daughter of a longtime member, Fred Everett

Just after the club mini-golf championship, a couple on a walk came up to talk to us. Janice Halter is the daughter of a longtime member, Fred Everett. She sent the following message to the club yesterday. On a walk … Continue reading

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Anyone know Ken Daniels?

This interesting enquiry was emailed today to us by a Roger Hawkins “I have been doing some research into the history of an early 1960’s Viking track bike now in my ownership. Apparently the bike was used in the 1967 … Continue reading

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Wearing the Green with pride

The club asked that members not wear its colours during lockdown, to deflect resentment from non-cyclists. With the now changed conditions, it’s policy that you can wear our colours freely. Vai squadra verde!🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️

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John Tipping Collage

Thank you for all your tributes to John Tipping. Lots of photos of bridges and cafes. I managed to ride Tippy’s 10 Bridges last weekend in the lovely sunny weather. If you want to see the collage please click the … Continue reading

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John Tipping Tribute

Unfortunately I won’t be able to run the audax rides scheduled for 31st May. This was to be Tippy’s Thames Bridges and Tippy’s Kaf to Kaf both memorial rides to our great friend John Tipping. His daughter and family had … Continue reading

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Liz Creese

I am passing on the sad news that Liz passed away last Friday, 7th December. It was peacefully in her sleep with her family present. Liz has been a member of the club for 30 years and has been one … Continue reading

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Cycling Holiday in Riccione, Italy 2020

Cycling Holiday in Riccione, Italy 2020 As most of you may know, for the past few years, I have been making arrangements with the Hotel Gambrinus in Riccione on the East Coast of Italy, for a group of us to stay with … Continue reading

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