Update to Chorlton Water Ride on Sun 24th (was 17th) July 10:30 am.

Hi All,
Just tried the route for later on this month, starting from Chorlton Water Park’s car park (Maitland Avenue, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 7HW ) departing at 10:30 we are off to Media City and then picking up the N55 route along a disused rail line towards Bolton then on to Nob End (yes, really!) a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), down to Ringley to The Horseshoe, a really nice pub for lunch, then along the N6 Irwell Valley back through Salford to Manchester. I suspect we will be back in Chorlton Water Park by 3:30/4:00. Numerous photo opportunities throughout the day, lets hope the weather is good for cycling.

There is a lot of traffic free trails, short sections of main & minor roads, canal tow paths, cobbled streets, a short muddy section. I’ve just ridden it on my TSR 9, 35 miles in all. Can’t deny there are a few hilly bits both up & down - make sure your brakes work well as we will be on the new cycle provision through the curry mile in Rusholme (south Manchester) where the locals don’t currently understand cycle lanes; where they stand acting like bollards or use the cycle lane for overtaking with baby buggies etc.

Hope to see you at the start point - if you are coming please let me know.

Mark Taylor  Email: martay@globalnet.co.uk

 

Moulton Monopoly Ride ~ Saturday July 30th 2016

The Moulton Monopoly ride will take place on Saturday July 30th 2016 .

We will depart at 10.30 from Liverpool Street  Station,  London and visit all the points on the London Monopoly board , surprisingly only about 15 miles in distance.

This will be a very social ride with many tea and cake stops, photo opportunities and a picnic lunch .

We will take our route from GPS systems...

Please indicate interest to help with planning by emailing craig.elliott@moultoneers.info

Thanks ...

‘Celebration of Life’ for David Duffield.

The following is an account by our President, Tony Hadland who, with his wife Rosemary, attended David Duffield’s ‘Celebration of Life’ event on Friday 20th May, 2016.

“Rosemary and I attended the memorial event celebrating the life of David Duffield on what would have been his 85th birthday. It took place at the Bath Mill Lodge Retreat and was attended by more than 100 people, including many members of the Pickwick Bicycle Club and the Centenary Club. The guests were greeted by David's widow Jackie, to whom he was married for 53 years.

Moulton folk attending included Gillian Marston, Shaun and Trudy Moulton (who have just moved to Cornwall), Daved Sanders, Keith Hales and Dan Farrell.

There was an interesting display of photos and documents relating to David's cycling achievements. A nice touch was that the handrails of the long and winding pathway leading to the reception room were decorated with David's press passes for the many races he commentated on over the years.

Five guest speakers gave their reminiscences of David. They included Eurosport commentator Carlton Kirby, racing cyclist and framebuilder Brian Rourke and John Macnaughtan. John, now co-owner of Pashley and the man in charge at Moulton Bicycle Company, recalled how he and David had together introduced the Raleigh brand in Australia.

It was a poignant but enjoyable celebration of a remarkable man who, towards the end of his career, was the victim of a most disgraceful campaign by an ignorant clique of jealous cycling journalists, none of whom had achieved a fifth of what David did. Rosemary and I were proud to have known him for a mere 35 of his nearly 85 years.

The party ended on an appropriately upbeat note with everyone singing happy birthday to David.”

Pictures by Tony Hadland.

Listening to the reminiscences

Listening to the reminiscences.

Shaun Moulton is in the foreground to the left and Daved Sanders to the right

Jackie Duffield (centre) chats to old friends

Jackie Duffield (centre) chats to old friends

Carlton Kirby (2nd from left) and John Macnaughtan (centre)

Carlton Kirby (2nd from left) and John Macnaughtan (centre)

Colecting up David's press passes

Collecting up David's press passes.

 

David Duffield ~ ‘Celebration of Life’

As reported in ‘The Moultoneer’ No.111, David Duffield who was Moulton Bicycle Limited’s first Marketing Manager died on the 21st of February 2016 at the age of 84. His funeral took place soon after his death as a private, quiet event.

There will be a ‘Celebration of Life’ for him on Friday 20th May 2016 at the Bath Mill Lodge Retreat, Newton Road, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9JF, Tel:  (01225) 333909 from 14:00 to 16:30. Tea and coffee will be available but there will be no food.

If you are relying on a Satnav, enter ‘BA2 9JF’. If you do not have the aid of a Satnav, take the slip road to leave the A4 (Bristol Road) and come off the roundabout down Pennyquick past ‘The Globe’ Public House heading for Newton St Loe. Head along the road for approximately 1.1 miles and you will see the sign posts to take a left turn for Bath Mill Lodge Retreat.