The same Patterson cover illustration as used for the previous issue, incorporating a small BSA advertisement. Inside the cover are the usual adverts for Gordon Prangley’s bike shop and the Northwood Cafe. There’s something timelessly elegant about the layout and font of those adverts.
Editorial. Bob Harvey once again apologises for the lateness of this issue - seems there was a bit of a clash with stencilling and duplicating the WLCA ’50’ startsheets, coupled with Boff had been busy with work. usual sort of stuff that gets in the way of the minutiae of club life!
Bob continues with a note about an article on page 7, derived from a BBC broadcast. More on this when I get to page 7, perhaps, but I can’t for the life of me see why there’s an article in the Northwood Wheelers club magazine about the introduction of reindeer to Canada!
Editorial [contd] It appears that there was confusion between two events recently. I’m not entirely sure what Bob is saying here, but it would seem that another club’s marshals handled the turn duties instead of Northwood members. I suspect this relates to the practice of ‘bundling’ clubs’ events so that organisation was eased.
Bob then flags the upcoming Club Dinner, to be held (tentatively at this stage) in November at the Rayners Hotel. Those interested in tickets are referred to the Social Committee (Messrs Empson, Stratman and Proctor).
Finally, a new member is welcomed.
Page 3 is a somewhat cryptic portrait of a bloke with a wooden leg handing up a drink to racer. Who this refers to beats me!
The Ladies Page: A peculiar article about looking after one’s face. I am not sure if this is some kind of attempt at humour!
Household Hints: Some odd little hints about preparing dried peas and firming up tomatoes.
More household hints, cooking bacon, potatoes etc. Not at all clear why this is in the club magazine!
A ‘Letter to the Editor’ - from one Professor Cyclepedia. Another cryptic contribution - I assume this meant something to the readership.
Some random factoids follow. This bit is the Professor’s contribution…
More random factoids.
Slough Track League
Alan Standing reports that four members rode at the meeting on 31st May. Brian Major took 4th in the 3 mile Block Handicap, and this is noted as a meritorious performance since several well known Slough riders took part.
Roy Turner rode well in the 5 mile Scratch, but didn’t place - apparently he’d have done better if he’d been a sprinter.
Finally, a note of appreciation to club members who turned out to support the riders.
The Trek of the Reindeer
This is the odd article referred to in the Editorial. It’s long and seems really quite out of place in a cycling club magazine. I presume there’s some kind of back story here that I’m unaware of.
A poem (I think) entitled ‘The Little Cyclist’ - this seems to be a slightly moralising piece taking aim at the younger club members! Concludes on page 14.
Conclusion of ‘The Little Cyclist’
Roller Contest held as Eastcote House on May 30th
This was held as part of the 6th Eastcote Scout Group’s Fete, and was quite well-attended despite the inclement weather on the day. The weather seems to have necessitated a bit of effort to get the kite set up in a reasonably sheltered place.
The programme of events went smoothly, with wins from Brian Major (16.6 seconds in the 440 yard time trial) and Pete Kennedy (who put his TA training behind him to record first place in the mile pursuit and 880 yard sprint).
This is a combined list of club runs and time trials, including a couple of 12h events, with a note that marshals are required for one of them.
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