Report – w/e 5th September 2010

I was indisposed this weekend, so my thanks to Gladys Purdy and Jayne Paine for the following reports…

Nick Tidmarsh

Nick Tidmarsh

Gladys writes: Yesterday was Nick Tidmarsh’s 100th birthday. Nick was a founder member of the Willesden Socialist C.C., the forerunner of the Willesden C.C. He disappeared off the scene after his marriage and developed an interest in amateur dramatics forming the Tithe Farm Players. He rejoined the club in 1982 when his son Brian became a member. He took up timetrialling and was riding well into his 80’s.For many year’s he was the Secretary of the Old Timers Section. He regularly attends meetings and is always at annual club dinner. Several club members were present to enjoy the excellent Hog Roast he provided at the Tithe Farm Social club yesterday and to wish him a Happy Birthday.

Times for Sunday’s West London Combine event. Peter Dixon 58:18 also taking the handicap. Gill Reynolds 1:11:08. Richard Jerome and Rich Cooper rode separately: 1:06:37 and l:08:37. Gill rode in the Reading 10 on Saturday taking 2nd fastest lady in 26:48.

Second claim Life Member, Paul Doel became the LVRC Champion of Region 9 in the Road Race at Blackmore in Essex after breaking away with Brendan Smith of the Kenton and beating him in the sprint when they were over a minute in front of the main field.

Wendy and Mark were riding another 200Km I believe this weekend.

Jayne on the podium at Scunthorpe

Jayne on the podium at Scunthorpe

Jayne Paine writes: I came 2nd in the National Women’s Omnium in Scunthorpe on Saturday. This leaves me lying in 3rd place in the series behind Emma Patterson and Nikki Meadows. With only one more to go (Reading, next Saturday), Emma Patterson cannot be beaten and is the National Women’s Omnium Champion 2010. It is unlikely I can knock Nikki off 2nd place on the podium, unless my skill with an air rifle gets considerably better. My main worry is the herd of hungry children nibbling at my heels for the bronze. I may have to resort to pedalling fast: an unpopular tactic, but these are desperate times.

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