Dick Bartrop’s in town…
For those of you that are old enough to remember Dick Bartrop, the news is that he is here on a visit from Australia. Dick was a member of the Rutland during the 1950’s but emigrated to Australia.
To give you an idea of his class he broke the Club 25 record in 1954 with 58-43 at a time when the British Competition Record was only 56-29.
He went on to concentrate on road racing and in both 1955 and 1958 won the first stage of the Tour of Britain, 146 miles from London to Skegness as well as many other races. He rode as a professional for Viking and also represented England in the Tour of Poland.
If you remember Dick and would like to meet up with him a few friends have arranged a gathering at the Gosforth Fields Sports Association, off Stubley Lane in Dronfield Woodhouse on Wednesday, 5th June at 7pm.
Dick is pictured below (third from right) at the Town Hall reception following the 1955 Tour of Britain success by a Sheffield amateur team where he finished 3rd overall.
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