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23
Thu
7:00 pm SCC 15 mile TT
SCC 15 mile TT
May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Sign on from 6:45 pm. First rider off at 19:01. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET – CTT REG (15), A WORKING FRONT AND A REAR RED[...]
May
30
Thu
7:00 pm SCC 10 mile TT
SCC 10 mile TT
May 30 @ 7:00 pm
First rider off at 19:01. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET – CTT REG (15), A WORKING FRONT AND A REAR RED LIGHT  FIXED TO THEIR MACHINE [...]
Jun
6
Thu
7:00 pm SCC 10 mile TT
SCC 10 mile TT
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm
First rider off at 19:01. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET – CTT REG (15), A WORKING FRONT AND A REAR RED LIGHT  FIXED TO THEIR MACHINE [...]
Jun
13
Thu
7:00 pm SCC 10 mile TT
SCC 10 mile TT
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm
First rider off at 7:01 pm Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET – CTT REG (15), A WORKING FRONT AND A REAR RED LIGHT  FIXED TO THEIR[...]
Jun
20
Thu
7:00 pm SCC 10 Mile TT
SCC 10 Mile TT
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm
Sign on from 6:45 pm. First rider off at 19:01. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET – CTT REG (15), A WORKING FRONT AND A REAR RED[...]
Jun
27
Thu
6:30 pm SCC 15 Mile TT
SCC 15 Mile TT
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm
First rider off at 19:01. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET – CTT REG (15), A WORKING FRONT AND A REAR RED LIGHT  FIXED TO THEIR MACHINE [...]

A tribute to John ‘Tam’ Barton by Colin Baldwin

John ‘Tam’ Barton.

The first question people ask is why the nickname ‘Tam?’.

Well in the 60’s he was a prolific master of the cyclo cross racing scene in Merseyside andJohn Barton beyond,his chosen choice of headgear was a woollen Scottish hat called a Tam o’ Shanter as opposed to today’s choice of helmet. So that was it the name stuck and he was known thereafter as Tam or Tammer.

His record as per his attached palmares speaks for itself in those years of competing he was a dominant force to be reckoned with, recording many victories and high placings.

He showed good form on the time trial races having recorded a 22 minute time for 10 miles which in that era would have been on a fixed wheel bike.. However, his forte lied with splashing through muddy fields and ditches running with a bike on his shoulder,he was in his element,usually with a wide grin on his face.

When he finally stopped racing I think it’s fair to say he enjoyed the ‘social ‘side of cycling and club life and certainly enjoyed a pint or two and good food. He was always the life and soul of the group who annually went on the club holiday to Majorca with his dry sense of humour and dry wit,a pleasure to be in his company.

At club dinners and social functions he could always be seen wearing bright red braces heading for the bar.

More recently he was a driver for Leighton Oils and if he saw you across the Moss cycling he would always flash the headlights and wave . Each time I see one of their wagons I think of Tam.

Sadly over the last few months his health deteriorated and he passed away peacefully in Blackpool hospital on January 25th.

He was a life member of the club in itself an honour for his contribution
to cycling.

He will be missed by his family,friends and club mates.

Colin Baldwin
Club President

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