Monday, March 03, 2014

Those were the days

Thats enough about yesterdays club run other than we completed our circuit of Blackley, Holme Moss, Snake Pass and Strines - now lets just forget about it.

Great photo of the late John Cooke demonstrating the sort of riding we remember him for - long gone but never forgotten (being urged to the line by a youthful Clive Williamson - well he was only in his 40's).

  1. Enjoyed the nostalgia Pete - Cookie at full flight was a formidable force ! I think it was 1976 when I camped for the week at Harrogate Festival with John. It was an eventful week, John was never far from trouble - disqualified in a time trial after reports of draughting behind a hay wagon & blamed for putting someone through a shop window in the town centre crit ! Still, his 'win at any costs' attitude could have got him far in this sport.
  2. Yes, I remember John complaining about a hay wagon getting in his way going up Penny Pot Lane - if I remember correctly he recorded the fastest time, beating some of the country's top riders.