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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
General Secretary Stephen Fox
stephencfox@me.com
Web site Mark Daine
mark.daine@freeuk.com

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FUTURE EVENTS

OBITUARY: MICK DRAPER

It is with sadness that we announce the death of long time member MICK DRAPER (aged 81), who passed away yesterday afternoon (Friday, 19th May) after a long illness, bravely fought.

Ilkeston born, Mick's first Club was Erewash Valley Road Club where he organised their first Open 25 mile TT and enjoyed his early Touring and Racing in the late 1950's and 60's.

When the Club folded, Mick joined the Long Eaton Paragon CC where he enjoyed great success over a long period with both Time Trialing and Veteran's Road Racing.

In 1992, he completed the Raid Pyreneen Audax with Paragon clubmates which was led by Tour of Britain winner Bill Bradley. Mick then enjoyed success with the Paragon's Veteran Team of Buxton, Draper and Smith with wins in long distance 100 mile and 12 Hour events culminating in winning the National VTTA Best All RounderClub Team Championship in 1993.

After the two Long Eaton Clubs amalgamated in 2006 to form the Velo Club Long Eaton, Mick concentrated on Road Racing with the Veteran's Velo 99 Road Racing League which was highlighted by winning both their trophies in one successful year.

Finally, Mick will be greatly missed on the Wednesday morning club runs where he always enjoyed a 'burn-up' on the way home.

On reflection, Mick was a proud Family Man, a natural Railwayman both career-wise and as a steam train hobby, and last but not least a life-long mile-eating cyclist who could amass 10,000 miles a year.

An anouncement re Funeral Arrangements will be made shortly.

EVENT ONE OF THE 10 AND 25 MILE TT LEAGUE
Thursday 19 April 2018
6.45PM £2.00 Member £3.00 Non Member
WL Pithouse Lane AS21/C

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OPEN EVENTS NEWS

5 May VCLE 25
Sam Clifton  1-3-48

12 May  SPRC 25
Phil Helm  57-40

12 May Bromsgrove 10
Jon Singfield   22-28

13 May Mid-Shrop Whs 50
Rob Wild 2-12-59

5 May The Ern Buttler 25
1. Brett Harwood Team Bottrill  53-21
2. Dave Mead Lutterworth Cycles  54-29
3. Matt Bottrill Team Botrill 55-47
4. Leon Wright  Race Hub  56-11
5. Mike Smith Raw Sport 56-16

Team:  Team Botrill (Harwood, Bottrill, Ballard)

VCLE Eva Wells Trophy
Sam Clifton   1-3-48

28th April BDCA 10
Phil Helm   23-13
Rob Wild    24-12

BDCA '25' (14th April)
Karl Gregg 1-1-12
Rob Wild   1-1-34

7th April          Melton Oly '25'
Patrick Kelly 56-28
Rob Wild      59-40

21st April  VTTA 10
Sam Clifton  22-13
Jeff Clifton    25-48

25 March Newark Castle '22'  
Rob Wild  1-0-36

24th March Coalville Whs '10'
Rob Wild 26-29

10th March Leics RC '10'
Karl Gregg   23-50
Sam Clifton  23-57
Rob Wild      24-35
Jeff Clifton    26-31

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