Cyclists compete to remember 'popular' long-standing club servants - The Leamington Observer

Cyclists compete to remember 'popular' long-standing club servants

CYCLING: CYCLISTS and athletes at Leamington C&AC competed to remember two of the club’s most popular characters.

Ted and Doris Clifford – both involved with the club since its amalgamation in 1928 until their deaths – were together timekeepers and track judges.

In memory of the pair, the club each year hosts a competition in memory, with the winner receiving a fitting carriage clock which has the names of previous winners engraved on a brass plate.

Lewis Fagge won the first stage of the competition – a four mile run around Myton Road and St Nicholas’ Park – in a time of 22:30. Laura Fuller was the first woman home meanwhile in 27:02.

Though Fagge and Fuller would only compete in the running stage, other athletes confirmed themselves available for the Cycle TT race.

The riders faced a ten mile route around lanes between Harbury and Bishops Itchington.

A combination of small hills, tight corners and unexpected roadworks made the contest challenging.

Tristan Warren completed the course first, beating runner up Tony Foster by 12 seconds.

Charlie Staveley (29:45) ended up third while Anouk Molliex had a walk-over when Susie Tawney missed her opportunity to ride, suffering with a cold in the week between the events.

Combining the two events together, Tristan Warren finished the men’s event in the fastest time (51:52) with Charlie Staveley second (53:24) and Tony Foster in third (56:54).

Elsewhere Anouk Molliex scooped the women’s trophy in a time of 1:02:51.

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Leamington Observer.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Leamington Observer newspaper.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.


We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates.