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Rolling Back the Years – Cycle Exhibition

Two iconic Penny Farthings will have pride of place at an event in Leek to honour Britain’s oldest active cycle club.  The story of Leek Cyclists’ Club, founded in 1876, will be on display at an exhibition “Rolling Back the Years” in the Heritage Room, Foxlowe, to be opened at 7pm on Friday 8 September by local cycling hero Les West.

National Amateur Road Race Champion and arguably the Bradley Wiggins of his day, Les was a silver medallist at the World Championships and national professional champion in 1970 and 1975.  In 2009 Les was inducted into the Cycling Hall of Fame.  Organised with the support of the Leek and District Historical Society, the exhibition will be open to visitors on Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm from 9 September until spring 2018.

The Society’s Chairperson, Joan Bennett said “It has been a real pleasure working with such a group of enthusiastic people in the Cyclists’ Club and the exhibition rightfully celebrates the club’s importance to our local and national history.”

For further details contact Leek Cyclists’ Club Chairman, Andy Bain on 07450435754 or 01538 382658.

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