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THE SEVENTIES ! Platform shoes, Flares & winter club runs !!





The date is 18 February 1973, "Blockbuster" by Sweet is Number 1 in the charts & Muhammed Ali beats Joe Bugner
. in Las Vegas. But more important than any of that, Leigh Premier riders are out in the snow of Derbyshire !!!
.Who needs "Gore Tex" and "Lycra" when you have "trendy" wool sweaters & hats, long socks & plus fours ?!!

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.Colin Fox & Derek Unsworth ride through the wall of snow at the top of Mam Tor, then descend through
.the mist down to Castleton. This road is now no longer open, as part of it has fallen away in a landslip.



Picture above -
Colin & Derek outside the cafe in Castleton.

Returning over the Snake Pass made a 100 mile round trip

Picture bottom left -
View across Ladybower Reservoir



.25 November 1973, & still Leigh Premier riders are out in Derbyshire !! This time it's another 100 mile ride -
. out over Woodhead, then turning south, passing the Strines Reservoirs, & back over the Snake Pass.


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.Puncture for Ray Fairclough, butty for Colin Fox, ......The Strines Reservoirs
.while Dave Brisco looks on.

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.Ray, Colin and Dave at Ladybower Reservoir. ................A drink at the Ladybower Pub - Dave, Bill & Ray.

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"Swing your pants !!" - the flares come out !! ......................Hair flowing in the breeze - 70's Time Trial action !
.Club Prize Dinner Dance & Presentation 1975
................Dave Burgess in full flight in a "25" in 1973.
.Neil Gerrard, Dave Broadbent (Guest), Malcolm Griffiths,
.Tony Smith, Dennis Mason, Dave Burgess,
.Frank Wolstencroft, Derek Unsworth, John Gregson,
.Phil Charlson, Bill Fairhurst, Colin Fox, Dennis Whittle.


© Photographs copyright Bill Fairhurst. Copies available.
also thanks to Dave Burgess, for his picture above




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