Very sad news – Mike Cross died 12th September 2016

After suffering from cancer for a long time Mike Cross passed away this morning.

Mike was a tireless worker for the LVRC and cycling in general. He will be remembered for his appearances at the Pedal Club, his meticulous work behind the scenes, and that irrepressible “Geordie” sense of humour.

The arrangements for his funeral are as follows:

Monday 26th September, 12.20pm at Worthing Crematorium (http://www.worthingcrem.co.uk/) followed by some drinks and food back at Mike’s favourite pub, The Malt Shovel in Horsham (http://www.maltshovelpub.com/) between 2pm and 5pm.


If anyone wants accommodation details, here are some local hotels that may be able to offer rooms…

https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/426/Horsham-Central-hotel

http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/west-sussex/horsham/horsham.html

http://www.springfieldshotel.co.uk/

With regard to flowers/donations etc, Mike’s family has decided to have one floral tribute only from the family, and are suggesting that anyone who wishes to, can make a donation to a charity of their own choice, in Mike’s name – his wife has said that many people have charities that they support or who have been of help or comfort to them in the past, and this will allow them to thank them in their own way.

If you could let me know if you are going to attend and go to The Malt Shovel afterwards by Thursday I will let his family know so that they can make the arrangements with the pub.

Kind regards,

Chalky

5 Minute Forum 10th August

We are all ninja turtles

After you I went Ninja Turtles Legends Cheats searching at the glorious Beach on a Sunday day after seeing the video right and a Brazilian food-truck was . The movie symbolizes digital connection onscreen in an simple and sophisticated method as onscreen tweets materialize within the atmosphere and, when directed, soar down just like a chicken. When Chef Carl leaves behind the upscale eating globe needed by owner Hoffman’s stuffy, highpressure atmosphere, he starts a food vehicle and re-discovers his love that is traditional for American food that is key.

When you I went Clash Royale Triche searching in the wonderful

As soon as you I went Clash Royale Cheats exploring in the marvelous Beach on the Sunday day after observing the movie immediately and there was a Brazilian food truck . The film then, when delivered, fly down just like a hen and represents digital communication onscreen in an sophisticated and easy technique as onscreen tweets happen within the oxygen. When Cook Carl leaves behind the stuffy, high-pressure atmosphere of the dining globe required by manager Dustin Hoffman, he opens re-discovers and a food pickup his genuine interest for key food that is American.

James Shaw Wins Junior Kuurne-Brussells-Kuurne, supported by John Barclay

Haribo Beacon rider, James Shaw, riding for a South Eastern Region team, won the Junior version of Kuurne-Brussells-Kuurne on Sunday [2nd March 2014].

James Shaw was taken to the event by Pedal Club member John Barclay, who is well known for supporting talented young riders at races abroad.

Winner James Shaw said: “We came out this weekend with a guy called John Barclay and I have a lot of time for him, I really respect him. He’s been bringing me out here for three years and done a fair few races now. John is a big part of my cycling.”

Full report at VeloUK.net: http://www.velouk.net/2014/03/02/news-james-shaw-wins-junior-kbk/

Pedal Club Update, November 2013 – January 2014

The traditional November meeting “Lunch with the Pros” lived up to expectation, with good lively attendance. Roger Hammond was captain with a line up that included Dean and Russell Downing, our own Dan Lloyd and Maurice Burton plus Dom Langam from Madison. Probing questions revealed a rare and privileged insight to life as pro, especially recent developments and tactics of GB teams, from many different perspectives. Thought provoking “what ifs”.

Festive cheer balanced proceedings at the December AGM. Completed in good time for lunch! Bruce Sandell has joined us as Press Officer with John McMillan elected a popular President. John’s career exploits are presented here: http://www.veloveritas.co.uk/2014/01/17/john-mcmillan-interview/ Noting that we have both November and December meeting without guests and that December is Christmas, there was debate about revising this scheduling. Amongst proposals were to have the AGM prior to lunch with the pros in November, leaving December free for uninhibited Christmas cheer! Or, to move the AGM to a more sober January gathering. Pedal Club Bursary Awards were made to; Graham Bristow and John Barclay to assist their continued support of track racing and young racing team international experience, plus 14 years old Harriet Mellor of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers to assist her development as an identified talent for the future.

Roger St. Pierre, our guest speaker in January, took us through his wide and varied experiences, perhaps best summarised here: http://www.veloveritas.co.uk/2012/12/22/roger-st-pierre-interview/ followed of course by many questions.

Reg Randall memorial gathering

A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday 27th February at Foxlease, Lyndhurst, Hampshire commencing at 11:30 am.

A buffet lunch will be served and after lunch there will be a pictorial presentation of Reg’s life and achievements and an opportunity for a short cycle ride in the New Forest.

It will assist us if those wishing to attend will email harlequinscc@sky.com or telephone the club secretary on 01753 885508.

Foxlease is the Headquarters of the Girl Guides. It is a fine country house in an 85 acre park. Entrance is from the A337 immediately south of Lyndhurst, towards Brockenhurst, on the right. The house and it’s facilities are available when not in use by the Guides and the Harlequins have used Foxlease as our country HQ for a number of years. Reg enjoyed many short tours based there. If those attending the ‘gathering’ wish to stay over bed and breakfast is available at £35 per person per night. Let us know if you want to reserve a room.

John Dennis Funeral and a Celebration of his Life

Dear Members,

JOHN DENNIS is having a private woodland burial on Monday 11 February 2013, however ALL are welcome on TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2013 at 12 noon, when there will be drinks and food. A Celebration of his Life will be held at The Royal British Legion Hall, Woodward Close, Winnersh, near Wokingham RG41 5LP. The hall is off the M4 junction 10, then onto the A329 towards Wokingham, left off the A329 along the Reading Road, then left into Woodward Close. There is ample parking. On the Royal British Legion, Winnersh website there is small map.

John will be buried wearing his Old Paragonian Association Tie and his Norwood Paragon Cycling Club Life Member Badge which was his proudest possession.

John Dennis

Dear Members,

I write to inform you that one of our members John Dennis passed away yesterday (Thursday 24 January 2013)

John had been involved with cycling for many years with Norwood Paragon CC, The Pickwick Bicycle Club, The Pedal Club, Reading Track and Herne Hill Velodrome with much support from his wife Shelagh.

No funeral arrangements known at this time.

New Displays Planned for the Cycle Museum

News from Freda Davies

Several new themed displays at the National Cycle Museum, Llandrindod Wells, will be available for viewing by the public from March.

The museum will be closed from Mid January until the end of February to enable the work to take place to put together the new displays. Plans are also in hand to improve the lighting in the museum as well as a reorganisation of the office.

Museum staff are looking forward to taking displays of bicycles to shows and schools and several requests for visits in 2013 have already been received.

For further information please see http://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk/ or tel 01597 825531.

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