Everday cycling hall of fame

atlas_shrugged
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Re: Everday cycling hall of fame

Postby atlas_shrugged » 3 Nov 2018, 2:41pm

Nice to see Richard Ballantine being nominated. Well deserved IMHO.

pwa
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Re: Everday cycling hall of fame

Postby pwa » 4 Nov 2018, 8:01am

atlas_shrugged wrote:Nice to see Richard Ballantine being nominated. Well deserved IMHO.

He made me think about cycling even more, at a time when there were no internet communities for cyclists, I had no cycling club, and the only cycling magazine was a bone dry thing for club racers, of no interest to tourers. Ballantine made it alright to be enthused by a well engineered touring bike.

Slowroad
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Re: Everday cycling hall of fame

Postby Slowroad » 7 Nov 2018, 8:58pm

atlas_shrugged wrote:
Nice to see Richard Ballantine being nominated. Well deserved IMHO.


He made me think about cycling even more, at a time when there were no internet communities for cyclists, I had no cycling club, and the only cycling magazine was a bone dry thing for club racers, of no interest to tourers. Ballantine made it alright to be enthused by a well engineered touring bike.

Yes - he went with me on all my tours in the 80's and helped me fix punctures, broken chain, etc!
But the person who got me on those tours in the first place was Nicholas Crane and his book (with Crista Gausden) 'The CTC Route Guide To Cycling in Britain and Ireland'. Plus Josie Dew's articles in the Observer.
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Re: Everday cycling hall of fame

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Nov 2018, 9:02pm

Tim Hughes, Gazette Editor
John Coulson
Keith Bingham
Randonneur
Wayfarer
Ragged Staff
Patterson
Johnny Helms
Mick Gambling
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reohn2
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Re: Everday cycling hall of fame

Postby reohn2 » 7 Nov 2018, 10:59pm

There's a chap I no longer see out and about(maybe due to his age)who I used to see regularly and only got to chat to him once.He rode/rides a quality 26inch wheel MTB based tourer with nearly always four panniers on board.I'd see his bike parked outside Sainsbury's or a couple of local pubs,nice chap :)
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