Moments in Club History; July

28 July 1935 – Open Tandem 30
The event attracted 92 pairs - a National record at the time!
Won by Wally Brooks & Les Goss (Southend & County Wheelers) 1:7:13

24 July 1949 – Open Tandem 30
The clubs’ first postwar open promotion
56 Tandems taking part
SCW won the team prize Haworth/Andrews and Tugwell/Baylis – combined time of 2.13.40

27 July 1986
The club promotes BCF (British Cycle Federation) National Juvenile Circuit Race Championships
Winner Ian Wright (VC Lincoln)

Norman Wells 50
With its early morning sunrise July has traditionally been when the club has promoted the Norman Wells 50 mile TT, an event which is still run today.

Over the years this event has seen some ‘big names’ competing for the trophy, names such as: Mick Burrows (Hainult CC) – 1:59:51; Martin Pyne (Leo RC) – 1:46:41; Michael Hutchingson (Cambridge University CC) – 1:43:59 and Matthew Illingworth (Leo CC) – 1:43:59 have all taken part, see the full list attached.
Thanks goes to Bob Barber, who is compiling this information.
 

Date

Event

Winner(s)

28/07/1935

Open Tandem 30 attracted 92 pairs - a National record

Winners Wally Brooks & Les Goss (Southend & Co Whlrs) 1:7:13

24/07/1949

Open Tandem 30 - first post-war Open promotion

56 Tandems (SCW won the team prize Haworth/Andrews andTugwell/Baylis 2.13.40)

27/07/1986

Club promotes BCF National Juvenile Circuit Race Championship

Winner Ian Wright (VC Lincoln)

 
Norman Wells winners from 1979

Date

Year

Winner

Club/Team

Time

15-Jul

1979

Mick Burrow

Hainault RC

01:59:51

27-Jul

1997

David Akam

Wembley RC

01:48:21

26-Jul

1998

Martin Pyne

Leo RC

01:46:41

25-Jul

1999

Michael Hutchinson

Cambridge University CC

01:43:23

23-Jul

2000

Matthew Illingworth

Leo RC

01:43:59

22-Jul

2001

Steve China

Interbike/Eddy Merckx

01:45:44

21-Jul

2002

Gethin Butler

Preston Wheelers

01:47:38

20-Jul

2003

 

Event cancelled

 

18-Jul

2004

Glenn Taylor

API

01:56:33

17-Jul

2005

Paul Smith

Shaftesbury CC

01:56:06

16-Jul

2006

Neil Chapman

Maldon & District CC

01:50:32

15-Jul

2007

David Bradnam

JD Cycles

02:03:20

13-Jul

2008

Paul Smith

API

01:52:41

12-Jul

2009

Paul Smith

API

01:54:07

11-Jul

2010

James Goward

Farnham RC

01:56:10

10-Jul

2011

Steve Dennis

East Grinstead CC

01:47:58

08-Jul

2012

 

Event abandoned due to flooding

 

07-Jul

2013

Steve Dennis

East Grinstead CC

01:52:01

06-Jul

2014

Steve Dennis

East Grinstead CC

01:53:50

05-Jul

2015

Richard Price

London Phoenix

01:54:06

03-Jul

2016

Colin Ward

Essex Roads CC

01:48:10

02-Jul

2017

Colin Ward

Essex Roads CC

01:45:49

01-Jul

2018

Colin Ward

Essex Roads CC

01:44:12

 Old Tandem Photo

 


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