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Ken Russell - forgotten hero

NervexProfNervexProf Posts: 4,202
edited September 2017 in Pro race
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  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,420
    Very good piece, enjoyed it.
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    NervexProf wrote:
    AS a very young teenager I remember reading some of his exploits in second hand "Bicycle Magazine" and "Cycling".
    Another Yorkie Hard man.
    Thanks for the memories of familiar clothing and equipment and those "Alloy water bottles" (with a horrible taste) but the brake cables had been reduced when I started.
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,578
    Amphetamines, “I didn’t take them,” Ken says, “I wouldn’t have known where to get them from, anyway

    over the counter in chemists in the 1950s with no prescription.

    He would have raced alongside this guy in 1951

    1951Savile1.jpg

    Some more on Ken Russell here

    http://www.tour-racing.co.uk/html/ken_russell.html

    I see he raced against Bob Thom who I knew when he was GB Mechanic; I used to visit his workshop in Wolverhampton, a real Alladin's cave. Bob got me my first track bike.
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  • chippykchippyk Posts: 529
    According to Pennine Cycles, the cycle shop which Whittaker and Mapplebecks where Ken worked eventually morphed into, Ken sadly passed away at the weekend.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    ChippyK wrote:
    According to Pennine Cycles, the cycle shop which Whittaker and Mapplebecks where Ken worked eventually morphed into, Ken sadly passed away at the weekend.
    Don't know when he worked there, but thatw as my local bike shop as a kid. My first 'good' bike was a Pennine.
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