Axe Valley Pedallers before they were members

Clive Lewis catching his minuteman in an evening 10 mile time trial in Kent in 1957

Clive Lewis catching his minuteman in an evening 10 mile time trial in Kent in 1957 - Credit: AVP

Axe Valley Pedallers, even in this current lockdown, manage to keep very much in touch mostly by using the club members only Facebook page. 
Although the club was only formed in 2005, it now has a thriving membership of over 100. However, members of all ages did have "previous lives" in racing, touring and social events so some of these photos may give you a glimpse way back into the past.   
Although they are now severely limited in regard together, the club now understands from British Cycling, with whom they are affiliated, that larger organised groups will be allowed to ride again from the end of March, but as yet to be confirmed.  

Mark Watkins feeling good on his Raleigh Chopper near Seaton Junction in 1972

Mark Watkins feeling good on his Raleigh Chopper near Seaton Junction in 1972 - Credit: AVP

Colin Bennett leading the bunch in a circuit race round Woodbury Common in 1969

Colin Bennett leading the bunch in a circuit race round Woodbury Common in 1969 - Credit: AVP

Lawrie Poole competing in a 50 mile time trial in the New Forest in 1963

Lawrie Poole competing in a 50 mile time trial in the New Forest in 1963 - Credit: AVP

Mark Watkins on his very early indoor training bike in the 1980s

Mark Watkins on his very early indoor training bike in the 1980s - Credit: AVP

Clive Heard riding in a cross country race in Eastridge Forest Shropshire in 1993

Clive Heard riding in a cross country race in Eastridge Forest Shropshire in 1993 - Credit: AVP

Richard Gorst and Tim Shaw getting ready to race in a mountain bike event in 1997

Richard Gorst and Tim Shaw getting ready to race in a mountain bike event in 1997 - Credit: AVP

Frank Head touring in the Himalayas in 1997

Frank Head touring in the Himalayas in 1997 - Credit: AVP

Chris Elmore "the gentle giant" with friends in Porta Polenca Majorca in 1999

Chris Elmore "the gentle giant" with friends in Porta Polenca Majorca in 1999 - Credit: AVP

Trevor Hamblen completing the London to Brighton charity ride in 2001

Trevor Hamblen completing the London to Brighton charity ride in 2001 - Credit: AVP


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