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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

    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
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    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
    BK Rolling on

    BK Rolling on New Member

    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