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7:00 pm SCC 10 mile TT – signing on from...
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Signing on from 6pm to 6.45pm at Mere Brow Village Hall car park. First rider off at 19:01. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider. ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET – CTT REG[...]
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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 [...]
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SCC 10 Mile TT Signing on from 6...
Aug 8 @ 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 [...]
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6:30 pm SCC 10 Mile TT
SCC 10 Mile TT
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm
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Aug
22
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6:30 pm SCC 10 Mile TT
SCC 10 Mile TT
Aug 22 @ 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 [...]

Obituary: Anastasia Joyce Clarke

15-01-34 – 24-11-2023 Age 89 years.

Joyce Wareing was born to Irish Parents in Southport and went to school at Churchtown Junior school and then Our Lady of Lourdes Senior school at the same time as Bill Bradley and Bob Joyce Wareing Robson who were also club members. The Family lived firstly in Manor Rd Southport and later moved to Balmoral Drive. At 15 Joyce started work at Mawdsley Hadfield & Lloyd Solicitors, later renamed Mawdsleys Solicitors when they moved on to Lord St and remained with them for over 70 years still working regularly into her late 80’s.

Joyce started cycling with the local CTC in 1953 with Brian Bladon and a few others until a cycling club was formed at the school and she moved over to them. She then joined the Southport Road Cycling Club in 1955/56 and soon began organising Time Trial races. She was never a racing girl but took a keen interest in all things cycling. During this time she met her future husband Cyril Barton and they married in 1959 but later separated.

She enjoyed the social Section club runs at this time with maybe as many as 20 riders on long 100m rides round the Trough of Bowland , The Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and North Wales. During this time she took on the role of Time Trial Secretary along with Cyril. For their efforts they were made life members of the Southport club.

Three trips with Joyce and the club stand out – Easter in the Borrowdale Valley at Keswick most had ridden up on Friday. Saturday we went over into the Duddon Valley and down to Broughton in Furness when the rain started – it was Lakeland rain at its best. Getting back to the campsite in ones and twos we found there was a river running through our tents. Lucky for us the farmer took pity on us and let us sleep in his barn with his sick sheep who in the night were walking about standing on people and licking the faces of the riders.

Another bank holiday trip was to Richmond again most rode up but ended with one done for drunk driving and Keith McKay winning £130 on the grasstrack. The third one was a Social Section trip to Clapham Cave when we got there it was closed for lunch so by the time we finished the trip round the cave it was after 3pm and we were still in Clapham with a 65m ride home. No drink in the Scarisbrick that night . Despite these little setbacks Joyce enjoyed these outings and was an active part of the group and earned the nickname Auntie Joyce as she was always trying to keep the younger members in order.

In September 1973 she married Alan Clarke who was also a club member and they maintained a keen interest in club affairs. They enjoyed many cycling breaks, spending a lot of time at their Caravan in the lakes and also on holidays to the south of France staying at Port Grimaud nr St Tropez . She had a very full and active life and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

THE FUNERAL IS ON 15th DECEMBER 2023 AT ST PATRICKS CHURCH MARSHSIDE RD SOUTHPORT PR9 9TJ AT 10:30 AM AND JOYCE WILL BE BURIED AT DUKE ST CEMETERY IN SOUTHPORT PR8 6RH THE VENUE FOR THE WAKE TBA

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