Tony Fouldes passed away peacefully early on Monday 14th March 2022 in Lincoln County Hospital. Tony was 96 and had spent the last year living in a care home close to his daughter in Lincoln.
Tony was active with the club during the WW II years and went on to be one of a number of Rutland riders who dominated the 24 Hour Championship from 1955 to 1959 – providing individual champions and winning the team award 5 times.
Tony remained active with the Rutland with regards to time trialling, regularly undertaking marshalling duties and race feed support duties on the many events against the clock (typically 10 – 100mile – 12hr & 24hr) that took place on the local North Midlands courses and was always very aware and interested in the performances of the riders competing.
On retirement Tony became part of the “Wednesday Wheelers” gang with other retirees such as George Steers, Ernest & Colin Keeton, Jim Hall, Bert Ridge, Joe Thompson, Geoff Hague, John Clarke and many others heading out into Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire every week for 25 years plus.
Tony returned to the racing scene as a Vet competing against the clock in many events ranging from 10mile – 24hr events. Notable achievements include winning three consecutive VTTA 24 Hour National Championships 1992-1994.
Tony continued riding the bike and his interest in cycling, especially the VTTA North Midlands into his 90’s.
Up until 2019 we always held monthly meetings on the first Friday of every month but at the last AGM back in February we decided to change our meetings to bi-monthly so for 2022 the Club meeting dates are as follows…
4th February (AGM)
8pm in the upstairs darts room at The University Arms, Brook Hill, Sheffield S3 7HG.
Yes it’s back, same time, same place…..our Christmas fancy dress do at the Cheshire Cheese.
Meet at the teacake meet at 11am in fancy dress – COMPULSORY !!!
A steady ride out, maybe a pint or two in Hathersage and then onto Hope for Christmas Dinner at about 1:30.
A few more beers and then a ride back home via Ringinglow.
It is with great sadness that another one of our older members has passed away. Tony Butterworth who of course had his shop on Catchbar Lane and was known by everyone died peacefully in hospital at the weekend.
Tony leaves behind his wife Sue and their son and daughter Oliver and Kate.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this sad time.
Tony’s funeral took place on Wednesday 17th November at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium and was just for family.
A few of Tony’s friends did follow the hearse on their bikes from Tony’s home in Dronfield to the crematorium as a show of respect.
With Coronavirus restrictions now being eased we hope to start having our Club meetings at the University Arms again hopefully starting in September.
The White Peak vets road race took place on Sunday 1st August and entries are now being accepted for the Club on 10 Saturday 28th August at Hatfield Woodhouse.
The Saturday Teacake is now back up and running but not quite at the level it was before the pandemic started.
Below is the link to the official Facebook Page of hill climbing’s biggest open secret: The 2021 Cycling Time Trials National Hill Climb Championships.
This is a collaboration of organisers from local clubs including: myHill Cycling and Rutland CC as well as expert volunteers from Sheffrec CC and Lifting Gear Products/Cycles in Motion.
We are proud to announce that – for the first time in 44 years – the venue for this event will be the ‘home of hill climbing’: the leg shattering; VO2 busting; cadence crumbling Winnats Pass.
We are indebted to Castleton Parish Council for considering and allowing this esteemed event to once again be battled out on one of the UK’s most imposing climbs.
The event will take place on 31st October 2021. More information on the event and qualification criteria to follow (because we are expecting a lot of entries) … but in the meantime please like, share and follow.
With low attendance at the recent monthly meetings we decided at the AGM to have bi-monthly meetings this year at the University Arms and on the alternative Fridays we would arrange a ride out somewhere and have a few beers and an informal meeting.
The first ‘alternative Club meeting’ is set for Friday 6th March at the Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow.
This year’s meeting dates are listed on the MEMBERSHIP & MEETINGS tab.