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SMRCC - South Manchester Racing Cycling club (1970`s)

Discussion in 'Cycling Clubs' started by BK Rolling on, 19 Mar 2017.

  1. BK Rolling on

    BK Rolling on New Member

    Location:
    Rhoose
    Hi there,
    I was wondering if anyone knew what happened to this club based up and around Stockport?
    I used to ride with them in my schooldays and until around 17 years of age.
    Cyril Bardsley ran the local bike shop (Now Wills wheels) and was involved.
    I think Ron Pickburn (Think this name is correct?) was the local BCF officiate who attended meetings.
    I joined the club run (after a cuppa) at the Black Cat Café across from the Rising Sun Pub in Hazel Grove.
    Many happy times had.
    Now I am living in South Wales but am in the Stockport area often with work and any information would be great received and indeed anything from former members all the better as I am thinking this club has been disbanded.
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Many thanks
    Bruce
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Ex Marple Wheelers rider here. Pretty sure SMRC is not in existence now.

    I know Will (Wills Wheels) quite well as he used to work for Cyril.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    BK Rolling on

    BK Rolling on New Member

    Location:
    Rhoose
    Thanks for that info. I think but am not sure that the club carried on until the late 90`s.
    I think there was also an association with Tudor sports wear but I am unable to confirm this.
    Bought quite a bit of stuff from Cyril back in the day. He was forever building or truing wheels as I remember...mainly my old Mavics ha ha