1969: DHBC prize ashtray for Junior club road champion

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Postby marc2131 » 22 Mar 2017, 07:45

More crazy DHBC prizes over the years.
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
1969 DHBC ashtray prize - JMichell.jpg (744.2 KiB) Viewed 1753 times
John Michell won a few more races between 1968 and 1969.
1969 Junior Medal - JMichell.jpg
1969 Junior Medal - JMichell.jpg (631.69 KiB) Viewed 1753 times
1968 DHBC plate prize -JMichell.jpg
1968 DHBC plate prize -JMichell.jpg (598.57 KiB) Viewed 1753 times
1968-9 DHBC prizes - JMichell.jpg
1968-9 DHBC prizes - JMichell.jpg (550.62 KiB) Viewed 1753 times

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 12 May 2017, 16:03

That's hilarious... One for the ages.

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