In 1968 a young Ian Price wrote down his record of his first two years of serious cycling – buying a bike, joining the CTC and W Surrey DA, and enthusiastically taking part in our activities. He recently unearthed this record, scanned it and emailed it to me. I have uploaded it to our History and Archives webpages here. Read how he and Russ rode the 100-mile standard ride in 5h 45m including a half-hour lunch break. Read half a dozen press cuttings, reports submitted weekly by our then President, Bill Inder, to the Woking News & Mail and the Surrey Advertiser. Read how Ian got himself into one of them by riding into Bucklebury ford at speed. Did he get through? Or did he fall in? Read …

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  1. Excellent work Chris. I wonder if Ian is still riding and, if so, with whom? He must have been quite a rider in his heyday……50 miles in just over three hours and 10 miles at nearly 20 mph. Its great to see Russ getting plenty of mentions in his and other articles. Bill Inder must have been quite a man, a great leader smoking a pipe while riding. Its a pity the Surrey Ad still doesnt carry W Surrey CC reports.
    Good to see Bill Thompson’s photos in the archive, with names. Pity there are dates. As you say, it was a different world….not a helmet in sight, let alone high-viz and velcro!