Page 11 - DLNdec2015-1001
P. 11

day. Tony started off feeding me but as he was on his bike that became a
bit difficult so his bike went on the top of Reg's little car and Tony went inside.
I always new when Fred was near as I heard the Bantum coming up behind
me. On one occasion my Dad frightened the life out of me leaping out from
a recess on a bridge to encourage me on. Fred got a bit uptight towards
the end of the day when the marshals insisted I completed the last leg, Fred
tried to get me turned early but the marshals refused to close the leg which
meant I was the last rider to go in and clearly the last to come out. It was
so tight timewise that I did not complete a full lap of the finishing circuit.
Fred new what he was doing but I was totally unaware.

         With all the grateful help from my faithful helpers and family, the
marshals, the ladies of the Rosslyn Ladies CC, and encouragement from
other riders I finished with 200 miles 1152 yards – a pretty good schedule.
Around the same time the following year Tony and I were married.

         The winner was Mary Horswell with 216 miles, 2nd Lorna Partington
(later Hanlon) with 210 and I was 3rd The prizes only went down to the 1st and
2nd so Reg arranged for a plaque to be presented to me at the De Laune
dinner of 1961 recording my ride. I still treasure that small gift today.

                             Christmas Club Run
Do not forget the Christmas Club Run
around Richmond Park on Sunday the
6th December. You can look forward
to hot Mulled Wine and Mince Pies
after your 20-mile ride.

We start off from the Roehampton
Gate car park at 09.30. If you were
driving there I would advise you to
park before 09.00, as the car park
can be full very quickly.

                                    Merry Crimples.

   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16