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(rode frame no 5279) Bill, with two other founder members, had brought touring cycling to Woking in 1922 and by 1928 had formed the West Surrey D. A rider of no mean ability, who told tales of daily mileages of more than 100 miles whilst carrying camping kit on dreadnaught cycles, with 28 x 1.5" wheels and tyres, in the early years. (rode frame no 4756) Rode with the Norwood Paragon C. The 1960 Olympics saw Robin Buchan travel to Rome as reserve for the team pursuit and road team.
He set a record for the 24hr Senior Mens class in 1971 covering 483.84 miles.
Mikes younger brother Robin was paired with Ken Craven.
At half distance a new 20km track record time of 25min 31sec was set.
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The club does have a stand at the Bristol Show in February to kick off the New Year.
However, he could be a little feisty if materials delivered to him or any sub-contracted work was not up to his high standards. Like most other artisan frame builders he worked on his frame building in a tiny workshop at the back of the shop in Surbiton Park Terrace, while his wife minded the shop!His perfectionist tendencies led him to examine each pair of Reynolds forks minutely, usually complaining how they were now made by machines and the blades no longer came in identical matching pairs!Frank was also an ace wheel builder which set him apart from others.He was the last man to win a cycle race at Brooklands on the Campbell circuit. After the war he took part in many top-class events using his Carpenter frames. Won the Bath Road 100 in 1961 with a time of 4hr.2min.27sec.He was invited to join the first Milk Race team but declined due to his wife’s concern about him attending the race. In the same year Jim together with the twin brothers John and Brian Froud won the National Championship 100 team award.