While up in Hull at my mums 65th birthday party a bit ago we got chatting about cycling and our family . “Your great grandad was into cycling ” , says my mum . “I think there is a newspaper cutting up stairs about him .”
Well there was a cutting about him , and this is it . I think ‘into cycling’ was a bit of an understatement . He only started Hull Thursday road club and was a fanatical rider his whole life .Mum reckons he lived til 95 and rode his bike til he was 90 . What an inspiration . Always wondered where i got these cycle crazy legs from . Cant believe I never knew about him til now .
Hull Thursday club became one of the strongest cycling clubs in the country , and is still going today .