Sad news
Baz Butler 1926-2017 aged 92 sadly passed away on Wednesday 18th October.
President of Long Eaton Cycling Club and Joint President with Bruce Townsend of Velo Club Long Eaton
Baz was a roadman, track rider and touring cyclist also a race promoter and Judge.
British Cycling Gold Badge of Honour

He served in the army as a paratrooper and put this to good use on the sand dunes of Koksijde Belgium, climbing over fences to get to the Cyclocross World Cup, leaving some of the younger members of the club struggling in his wake. Not bad for a 80 year old!

He was a mechanic in Long Eaton for a lot of his working life but his first love was his bike.

Baz was the long time promoter of The Long Eaton Challenge Trophy, which became The President's Trophy in his honour.
With many past winners going on to ride professionally Vincent Denson, Malcolm Elliott, Dave Rayner, Ian Hallam, and Russell Downing to name a few

Baz won The “POP” Buttler Memorial Track Trophy twice in the early 50s and in 1951 became Mass Start Secretary for Long Eaton CC. By the mid 50s Baz was leading the club runs and married Eileen who was the Club Social Secretary. Both these post they held into the early 1990s.

Baz was also a judge at Harvey Hadden Wednesday Track League for many years and with Eileen integrate the League's Prize Presentation with the club dinner.

He was also a trend setter with his facial hair just 50 years ahead of his time. This was all because he lost or had his razor was stolen during a hostelling weekend and vowed never to shave again.

I remember him saying before he had his heart bypass, “I will be fine has long as I can make it up the hill out of Sutton Bonington over the Railway Line.”

RIP
Gordon W Butler (BAZ)
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Velo Club Long Eaton, Long Eatons largest cycling club with over 100 members. Was formed on February 3rd 2006 when 80 year old Long Eaton Cycling Club and 56 year old Long Eaton Paragon Cycling Club amalgamated.We are involved in a range of activities throughout the year ranging from weekend rides around the local area, trips abroad, all the way through to road, track,cyclo-cross,mtb and time trials . If you have comments or questions please drop me a line at
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Course set-up starts at 7am for a couple of hours.  After that we need course marshals for warm up and races - essentially from 9am/10am to 4:30pm  After that it's take down and tidy up, which takes us to about 5;30pm. 

Let Richard Shenton richshen@ntlworld.com  know if you're available for all or part of the day - it would be great to see you and watching 'cross is an experience that everyone should enjoy - at least once." 
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