Every month we meet a different member of the LCRC who gives details about their past and future cycling!
This month: Alan Powell
Four Questions, with Alan Powell.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENT IN A RIDE / RACE?
A difficult question to answer, but what has been the most satisfying experience awheel
would be twofold. The first would be the ride from my village, Titchmarsh in
Northamptonshire, to complete a solo ride with full camping gear on a Claude Butler
bike to Santiago de Compostella in Spain and then on to Finisterra - in prehistory the
end of the known world. I did this in 2002 aged 57 taking 6 weeks for an almost 3000
WHAT IS THE FAVOURITE BIKE YOU HAVE RIDDEN?
My favourite bike would have to be my Harry Hall 531, bought second-hand in 1971. It
had belonged to one of the Harrison brothers, I paid £160 and it served for most of my
WHO IS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE RIDER AND WHY?
My favourite rider would have to be Sean Kelly, a man of iron, old world maybe, but a
hard man of the classics and stage races. At club level, George Darlington and Keith
Denny would get my vote for unstinting work for the Club and sport.
WHAT ARE YOUR CYCLING HOPES FOR 2020? (or 2021 !)
For 2020, probably not a lot, with the present situation, but to continue riding my local
lanes and villages.
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