Author Archives: Gladys Purdy

Iris Sacker

I am afraid that I have to report the death of another of our Life members. Iris Sacker died last week just before her 93rd birthday. Iris was always helping out in the kitchen when the club held road races … Continue reading

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Gordon Piper

It is with regret that I have to report the death of Gordon Piper. From Ian Piper: The funeral has been arranged for 11am on Monday 1 November 2021 in the Chapel of Rest at Hedley Price Funeral Directors, Minehead. We … Continue reading

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Willesden Road Races

Here is report of the club road races held at Little Milton in Oxfordshire yesterday. Matt Cronshaw(Madison Genesis) is holding the cup Joshua Lawless (PMR) in silver position Rhys Howells (Richardson Trek)-Bronze. Also in the photo is Jayne Paine the … Continue reading

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Chiltern Reliability Rides

It is regretted that, due to cirumstances beyond their control, Team Quest’s Reliability Ride due to be held on January 25th will not take place.

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Purdy’s Latest Event

Ron took part in the Hatch End Triathalon for the fourth time. Once again winning his age group as he was the only entry in the 80-84 group. Nearest age group winner was a 67 year old. he swam 17 … Continue reading

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Nick Tidmarsh

I have just heard from Nick’s son, Brian, that his father passed away this morning aged 103. Nick still rode his bike when he was over 80 and was a Vice Chairman of the club and one of its early … Continue reading

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Arrangements for Jumbo’s funeral

Monday,3rd March 2014. St Teresa’s Catholic Church,22 Boniface Walk,Hatch End,Middx HA3 6PU Just off the Uxbridge Road. Mass at 10a.m. Cremation service at Brakespear Crematorium 11.30a.m. Anne has asked for tributes to me made to the Paul Strickland Scanner Appeal … Continue reading

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Go Ride-2nd February

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Club Dinner 2014

Some of the trophy winners from last Saturday’s dinner.

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Subs Reminder

Subscriptions are now due. They remain the same as last year. Individual £15, Couples £18,Family membership(includes children up to age 16),16-18 £3. Second claim members pay the same.   Please include any outstanding time trial fees.  Payment to me at 55 … Continue reading

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The cold and icy weather didn’t stop the warm welcome at the Minet Ladies Good Friday Party.  Just a few pictures of all that food you missed as well as the good company.

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Mallorca Training Camp

If any Willesden rider is interested in coming to Mallorca in March contact Gill Reynolds( She is going from the 11th to the 21st of March 2013. The training camp is based near Arenal. Cost approx 40 Euros a day … Continue reading

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Members’ subscriptions

Please note that all membership renewals should be sent direct to the Treasurer at 55 Exeter Road, Harrow, HA2 9PQ and not to Liz Creese as stated in the last newsletter.  Liz deals with all new applications for membership. If … Continue reading

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Willesden’s Winning Team

Pete Cookson who finished in 25.02 and Gill Reynolds 28.09  together with a plus of 4.21 won the team award in the London Vets 10 held at Fifield on Wednesday afternoon. Brian Moon recorded 31.00

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Rocco’s Funeral Arrangements

The funeral will take place on Friday, 22nd June in the West Chapel of the Brakespeare Crem at 12.15p.m. Family and Organisations flowers only requested. Donations may be made to the Marie Curie Cancer Trust, Supporter Services Team, at 89 … Continue reading

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John “Rocco” Richardson

Sad news again. Rocco passed away this morning. Funeral details will be published later.

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June Monthly Meeting

The Manor Farm Hall in Ruislip has been booked for Thursday 7th June for the next club meeting  starting at 8pm.  Great if you can make it after training.

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On Sunday Ron Purdy took part in the Hatch End/Harrow Triathlon and for the second year running won the age award for 80-84 years old. He swam 400 metres, cycled 17Km and ran 3Km. He was suffering from a painful … Continue reading

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Up-date Brian’s Funeral.

Jenny has now given me the details of arrangements regarding donations which are as follows:- Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by writing a cheque payable to British Cycling and sending it to- Brian Wright Donation, Finance … Continue reading

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Brian’s Funeral

The funeral will take place on Tuesday,15th May at 3.15p.m. at the Amersham Crematorium.  A floral tribute will be sent from the club but Jenny has asked  that others send donations to a fund which is being set up in … Continue reading

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