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Calling essex People

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Hilldodger, 7 Mar 2008.

  1. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    I need to write up proposals for a couple of projects in Essex and will be working on their development with the county council and other partners/funding bodies. Can't say too much at the moment because I don't want anyone else trying to nick my ideas!

    But, I need a bit of help...are there any successful racers/mountain bikers/bmxers from Essex? Or anyone famous in the cycling world?

    Ta in advance.
     
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Apart from a couple of ex-racers I know who own shops, i'm not aware of anyone currently. Your best bet would be to contact some of the local shops who are a bit hardcore or clubs such as:-

    http://www.southendwheelers.org/ Chris Smith or Graham Pearl may be able to help you on local racers.

    Shops, try

    http://www.jdcycles.com/

    or

    http://www.richardsonscycles.co.uk/

    They're into road racing and will have contacts and knowledge in that area.

    I don't have contact with anyone else or the appropriate knowledge unfortunately.
     
  3. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Try VR
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    Umm, I would if I knew what/who that was....:tongue:
     
  5. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Doesn't Roger St Pierre (sp?), the ex-racer, organiser and DJ who writes a column in C+, live in Essex?
     
  6. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Take a look at this for another hilldodger.
     
  7. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Fatbloke and Terry may help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    Mmm...thanks, but he is someone I don't want to know about my project at the moment;)
     
  9. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Bob Downs lives in Basildon and Vin Denson is an Essex man, though they are both long retired now.

    I think Bob Downs now works for BC.
     
  10. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    .. I live in Essex, but if you want an autograph you'll need to join the queue.:tongue::rolleyes:
     
  11. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    Well someone has to live there (being an ex-Essex man myself) It's OK, so long as you like white stilettos - Ford Escorts & fluffy dice :tongue:
     
  12. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    That brings back memories, Ford Escorts with a pair of white stilettos digging in the headlining and a fluffy...
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    I didn't see an Escort all the time I was there but I did notice quite a few people looking at my Capri when it was parked up in both Maldon and Chelmsford. No fluffy dice though.
     
  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Once an Essex man ALWAYS an Essex man! ;)
     
  15. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    My first car was a Lime Green Ford Escort Mk II. Loverly car peppered with rust spots where my Dad hadn't bothered to wash in in the previous five years. Mechanically perfect though as I re-built it.