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.
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