Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cis George

Cis George 1921-2008
Pictures from Joe Picton

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cis's Funeral

Cis's Funeral will be held at Hereford Crematorium on Tuesday 28th October 2008 at 15:20.

If anyone would like a lift, or to arrange to meet up just prior to the funeral contact Ron or myself (or add a comment to this post).


2008 AGM

I still need to do the official notification, but here's the initial notification of date for the AGM.

This year it will be a week later than usual, on December 11th 2008 and in the hope of the usual dash through business in half an hour, and to reward you all for your attendance we will this year combine it with the American supper (all bring along something to eat - some degree of co-ordination might be an idea), to be held afterward.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Cis George

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Cis George on Tuesday 14th October 2008 at her home in Powys.

After the founder members who formed the club, Cis is the primary reason that the Kingston Phoenix has lasted to 2008. She was unofficial club secretary during the war years when all of the young men were called away, in turn, to fight, and provided a focal point for them all to remain in contact with the club and each other while they were away. This was followed by a five year stint as the official Club Secretary at the end of the forties and into the fifties.

Cis was very active in club life, setting most of the club Ladies records and breaking many of her own records several times. She married Bert George (originally of the TudorCC, then a Phoenix member) and the pair continued to be active in club life for many years, until their move to Wales. Cis continued to take an active interest in the Phoenix until the end, being sad not to be with us for the 70th Anniversary celebrations.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Last of the Redmon Gents

The winner of the Margery and Bill Griffiths Trophy John Woodburn (RHS) and pacer C Day

One more photo of GB Bronze rowing medal winner Elisa Laverick.

And finaly the latest of Millie from the House of Morley and Atkins(OZ)
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More Redmon 2-up

Fastest on the day Richard Prebble and Ben Instone 33min 11 secs.

Our friendly and ever hardworking time keeper Frank and that Mexican Bandit again.

Winner of the Gentlemans on standard was Number 30 (who came steaming by Jackie and I approaching Rusper) with a time of +10min 2sec, John Woodburn and pacer C. Day.
To draw a comparison between he Grant and I, he is 71yrs (must be another Ray Dare type) and his actual time was 39min 03sec. compared to Grants 50min 07sec (72yrs) and mine of 48m 02s (66yrs). My time was minus 51sec on standard and Grant minus 38sec on standard. Well done Grant you beat me with the help of Steve Hillier. Sorry to let you down Jackie, thanks for waiting on those hills I enjoyed the experience it was a great day!

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Redmon Gentlemans 2-up

Riders 27 getting into the mood before start.

KPRC Club President supporting the event.

MM meeting pacer 29, she was a fast woman, 4.5mins quicker than me, and also a Bronze medal winner at both Beijing and Athens in womens double sculls rowing. AS Will Almond would say these rowers make good cyclists, get me a rower!

Chrystal getting the ward for fastest women's pair (paced by Angela Nainby, East Grinstead CC)
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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Le Mans 24 Bikes!

As working the blog is beyond me could you sound out whether there might be interest in the Phoenix in this first event which will happen on the weekend of 22nd August 2009. It's on the 4k motorbike circuit, so closed roads, for teams of 8 or 6 or 4 or 2 or even solo.
My son did the in-line skate version this year and said it was great fun.
I predict that this will in very few years become a huge world event so it might be no bad thing to get in early!
Entries open on 1st November.

Mmm, Sounds intriguing - anyone interested?
And can anyone find a website with more information?

- just a place-holder at the moment, John thinks it will go live on November 1st.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Extra sat ride

Paul wants to do a few longer rides on some saturdays, starting at 9:30 but still meeting the club at 11s.
Sat 25th Oct will be our try out to see who wants to do the rides!
So meet usual place to leave 9:30 on the dot, and have a longer ride but still back home by 1pm!
If we get a good following we will do it every other week.


Monday, October 13, 2008

ABBA Party

Oh and by the way, Barbara's ABBA party with lots of meat balls and beer kept me awake untill 4am. Hence one of the reason for me being dropped up Leith Hill. No need to wait guys I was happy on my own for a few hrs and didn't want to show your racers up!
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Ibbo's Cake Ride.

Some pics of the misty start, me at Outwood and the rewarding finish. Jen got her bubly and Julie bucked my spirits up immensly. I was a carrot cake (not a lot of people know that)
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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Majorca 2009

I have the forms for Majorca.
Sun 26th to sun 3rd May.
Gary Smith needs post dated cheques by 1st Nov!
I will be down club every week and on sat ride this week , you can send direct to Gary but mention our club so we all share rooms.