Relaxing on her national champions litter, Jayne speaks to her adoring public through her appointed amanuensis (one free with every gold medal)… Miles Back
Darlings, never trust a journalist. Actually , when I said that I didn’t want to thank anybody and that they were all b*/?^!ds , I obviously didn’t mean it . There are lots of people I would like to thank.
Three years ago I joined the Willesden and was encouraged into racing. Over those three years I have received lots of help and support. I would particularly like to thank all the people who have given me winning tips. Winning tips give you one up on your competitors because these are the bits of information ( I like to call them nuggets ) that are never written down and are not widely known.
Thank you to
John Percy – never-ending nuggets. Nuggets that just keep coming.
Sean Bannister – Golden Nuggets – very rare , highly prized.
Keith Elliot–sporadic bursts of cheesy nuggets.
Graham Mitchell– gigantic nuggets that would scare the fragile.
Keith Wilmot – Majic Nuggets communicated telepathically.
Mike Diggins — underhand, dastardly and usually weird nuggets that leave you shifting about from foot to foot and looking in the other direction.
A selection of nuggets from those we know and love-
Brian Wright – “Don’t ride like a girl.”
Brian Moon -“Race on your oldest, crappiest bike, then it doesn’t matter if you lose”
Ron Purdy – “Always stop in the middle of a race to pick up money lying in the gutter. You’ll feel so good that you will win!”
Glady Purdy – “Don’t listen to Ron.”
Rocco – ” Have a Paracetamol before you start”
Jumbo – ” Have a beer before you start”
Richard Coopa -“Have 10 beers the night before.” ( Does anybody know if Richard has stopped vomiting?)
Derek Reynolds – “Just go off the front and time-trial it.”
Mike Diggins -“Sit in at all times.”
Ray Kelly -“Dazzle them with your socks.”
Simon Wicks -“If you are not going to win , knock off the ones who are.”
Richard Jerome – “Don’t worry about winning, get up the front and lead me out.”
Mike Ellison – “Don’t race on the track when you can cut straight across it.”
Miles Back – ” Never ever use your real name”
Thank you everybody!
Jayne ( National Champion) Paine