Author Archive for: Si Squeaker Keeton

Obituary – Malcolm Cross

05 Nov
November 5, 2014

Neil Cross has been in touch today to inform us that his father and long-time Rutland member Malcolm Cross passed away yesterday (4th Nov 2014). Many people especially the older members will know that he had a stroke 7 years ago, but had been living independently since. His health deteriorated recently and he had to stop doing his 15 mile hikes in the peaks last summer. He did take his bike out a few times after his stroke (one-handed and partly one-legged) which only stopped when he failed to mend his puncture and was probably a good idea all round.
Known as Koj to a lot of people Malc was part of the old Thursday night gang along with John Barnsley, Malc Pearce, Malc Elliott, Johnny Bargh, the Pickering brothers Les and Brian and Malc Chattle.

Malcolms’ funeral will be on Monday 17th November at St Timothy’s Church on Slinn Street, Crookes at 2.15 followed by the burial at Crookes Cemetery about 3ish, and then up to the Norfolk Arms at Ringinglow from 4.30pm onwards. Any flowers to John Heath and Son.

Obituary – Barry Crowther

05 Nov
November 5, 2014

It was reported that one our ex-members Barry Crowther passed away on Sunday 2nd November 2014, it is understood that Barry had suffered a heart attack whilst out on his bike near Baslow. Barry was a member member of the Club during the late 90’s and did some fast times on his tandem with Dave Clarkson.
Our thoughts are with his wife Janet and their daughter Joanne.
The funeral will be on Friday 14th November, 3:30pm at Hutcliffe Wood and then afterwards at the White Hart in Greenhill.

Tumby’s Road Race – 2014

11 Jun
June 11, 2014

First and foremost the date has changed from Sunday 10th August to Sunday 3rd August.
Steve has kindly agreed to move our event forward a week so as not to clash with the newly organised Pontefract Grand Prix on the afternoon of the 10th.
With the recent trouble we’ve been having with road race courses in Nottinghamshire Steve is hoping to run Tumby’s Road Race on a larger circuit at Braithwell that is also used for the Out of the Saddle Road Race later in the year.
With the bigger circuit also comes the need for more marshals so I’m asking now rather than a week before the event, if YOU can help Steve out and not leave it to him to rally round his family and friends at the last minute.
This is the second of four events that the Club is promoting this year so please try and do your bit and keep this and other events going for the future of our sport.
It’s a 10 o’clock start and the event is 68 mile so it should be all over by about 1pm.
Steve can be contacted by email, pigeon post or the good old dog and bone, his details have been circulated via email but contact us through this website and we’ll forward your details.

Minty’s RR – Thank you

05 May
May 5, 2014

A BIG BIG THANK YOU to EVERYONE that came out to help at Minty’s RR at Serlby Park – Glynn Singleton, Ray Newton, Roger Hearsum, Pete McNally, John Downing, Phil Greyson, Barry Ferguson, Pete Ryalls, Gordon & Barbara Scott, Andy Sedgewick, Paul Gilbert, Paul Ogle, Prince Gavbert, John Smallwood, John Albaya, Willy Ekkerslike, Andrew Ralph, Nick Latimer, Alain Gordon-Seymour, Dave Webster, Geoff Hague, Andy Smith, Helen Ephgrave and Amy and a special thanks to Chris Broadhurst and Stephen Ellis for trying to get the results in some sort of order. Hope to see you all again next year, hopefully on the same course (fingers crossed).

Q & A with our very own Malc Elliott.

27 Mar
March 27, 2014

Thom at MAMNICK got in touch recently to see if Malc would be up for answering some Q & A’s for his website….here’s the results.

Christmas Fancy Dress Dinner – 22 December 2013

07 Dec
December 7, 2013

Yes it’s that time of year so you need to start looking through your wardrobes for your fancy dress outfit. We’re back at the Cheshire Cheese in Hope this year for our Christmas dinner.
Usual meet at the ‘teacake’ at 11 o’clock and we’ll probably call in at the Little John in Hathersage for a swift half before riding onto Hope for our lunch.
Cheshire Cheese Inn picture

New Club meeting room venue…

07 Dec
December 7, 2013

Bit of a late post but we have a new venue for our monthly meetings.
We are now at the Broomgrove Club, 74 Broomgrove Road, S10 2NA.
It’s just off Ecclesall Road near the Fat Face shop and yes there is a bar.
There isn’t a car park but you’re ok to park on Broomgrove Road itself or Ecce Road for free at that time of night.
Broomgrove Club picture

George Lascelles – Obituary – Funeral

24 Oct
October 24, 2013

Sunday 3 November
George’s funeral will take place next Wednesday 6th Nov 11:45 at Whiston Parish Church in Rotherham.

Monday 28 October.
Jim phoned me again this evening to let me know that sadly George has passed away. No further details are known at this time but as soon as they are I will let everyone know.
Our thoughts are with Norma and the rest of the family at this very sad time.

Thursday 24 Oct.
Jim Hall has phoned me tonight to let me know that George Lascelles had a dodgy turn yesterday riding through Firbeck, blacked out and hit a parked car. He wasn’t sure whether he’d had a heart attack or a stroke at the time but he was taken to hospital and was put into an induced coma and is currently in intensive care.
Jim said he’ll phone his wife Norma tomorrow to find out any further news and will let me know any developments.
Friday 25 Oct.
Bill Straker has spoken to Alan West this evening…….George is in Rotherham General. He had a cardiac arrest whilst riding, hit a car and broke his vertebrae and some ribs. The problem was his heart stopped so he was put in an induced coma and they are waiting to see what damage has been done when he comes round.

A Sunday in Hell – Sheffield

19 Oct
October 19, 2013

Sunday in Sheffield

Obituary : – Derek Harrop

07 Jul
July 7, 2013

Just a note to some of the Club members that have been around for several years that Derek Harrop has passed away this week at the age of 82.
Jim Hall let me know a few weeks ago that Derek had been taken into hospital with bowel cancer and things didn’t sound too good for him.
His sister has been taking care of things including his house and sadly there won’t be a funeral service in Sheffield as his body is to be buried in private grounds down south in the Ipswich/Norfolk area I think.