This one is from John Michell, founder and owner of 'Ashfield Cycles', Liverpool Rd, Ashfield. Local Specialized and Focus distributor and repairer.
John joined as a 'juvenile' back in 1967 or 1968, but was only recognised as a fully fledged DHBC member (according to the DHBC minute book 1954-1987) in late 1969 after becoming a 'junior'. John was a good rider in his day and won several club prizes.
The health hazards associated with smoking was already know by the late 1960s , however the word took time to filter down to the DHBC executive committee. IN 1969 some bright spark decided to present an ashtray as a prize for the Junior Road Club Champion.
- 1969 DHBC ashtray prize - JMichell.jpg (744.2 KiB) Viewed 899 times
John Michell won a few more races between 1968 and 1969.
- 1969 Junior Medal - JMichell.jpg (631.69 KiB) Viewed 899 times
- 1968 DHBC plate prize -JMichell.jpg (598.57 KiB) Viewed 899 times
- 1968-9 DHBC prizes - JMichell.jpg (550.62 KiB) Viewed 899 times