The Chairman

Portrait.
The Social photographic project, kindly supported by the Water, Mills & Marshes project is about capturing emotive photographs of people living in Norfolk & North Suffolk is continuing throughout the next two/three years.

Over the coming weeks and months I will be showcasing some of the work to date, which was featured in the 2019 exhibition at Skippings Gallery in Great Yarmouth.

This Portrait is of Norman – The Chairman

I first started cycling when I worked in Norwich. I would usually get a lift, but at some point that fell through, so I started riding my bike to work – It was 1976, a really hot summer, I rode twice a week to work on an Austro-Daimler Puch
For some reason I stopped riding, I think I found out what beer was for! Around 4 years later I picked it up again, joining Great Yarmouth Cycling Club in 1987. A friend suggested I joined and I became part of the fabric GYCC. I joined to go racing, starting with 10mile Time Trials and it just continued, I guess you could say I became hooked. I started to ramp it up, doing serious winter training.
I was no superstar, at district level I was ok and could certainly hold my own. In the early 1990’s I took a lot of club records, a couple of which are still held to this day – not bad going considering the conditions and lack of aero technology.
I became Chairman of the club around 1991, I was young enough and old enough to take it on and I’ve been chairman ever since. The club has done well. At the moment we have over 150 members, which is terrific for our club and the community.

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All smiles at the Tour De Broads Summer Sportive

Photographs from the 2018 Tour de Broads are available to view & purchase online in multiple galleries – featuring some start images, en route at Woodbastwick (16 miles in on 50/75/100 routes) and the all important finish line…

Pop along to the official Tour de Broads Summer website  http://www.tourdebroads.com/ to find the galleries (available from the afternoon of Tuesday 21st) or alternatively click on the link below to find the relevant galleries…

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Proceeds from sales go directly to help fund/run #Giveachildacamera in East Africa
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Out on the Suffolk Route of The Women’s Tour

It’s that time of the year again (well preparations are underway) when the Women’s Tour of Britain visits East Anglia again..

With spectator numbers on the up and this year set to be even bigger and better with the best of best in Women’s cycling taking to the road, it will be sure to be an amazing stage race! The stage race is part of the inaugural Women’s WorldTour.

Last year I produced a feature on top Suffolk elite rider Tanya Griffiths, this year we’re looking at a couple of the female club riders who rode some of the Suffolk stage last week and provided their opinions on the course and race favorites.

Coming out in June 2016.