[CR]Simmy on a Carlton

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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 05:33:21 -0800 (PST)
From: "Brian Booth" <swiftybjb@yahoo.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Simmy on a Carlton

Ray wrote.
>Just found my May 1963 edition of Sporting Cyclist
>and surprisingly there is not a report of the Good
>Friday meeting of 12th April. As I said the
>Moulton stunt didn't attract much if any publicity. A
>tribute magazine however does show Simmy, by 1963 a
>Peugeot rider, at the Good Friday meet
>on a very nice all chrome Carlton. I think it is fair
>comment to descibe the earnings of 1960 pros as
>modest. Otherwise why would Simpson have bothered
>selling me a pair of used Peugeot shorts for two quid
>at the Isle of Man? Somehow I can't see Lance
>or Tom Boonen bothering. Incidentally you wouldn't
>believe the quality of the chamois. I guess you need
>that quality to win Bordeaux- Paris (the
>first owner not the second!).
>Ray Green, Brighton, England


I believe that the Carlton that Tom was on at Herne Hill was Cyril Cartwrights. Tom lived with Cyril for a while who acted as his mentor. I have a photo of Tom on this Carlton at the Daily Herald meeting at Fallowfield, which I beleive was the last meet that Tom rode as an amateur before turning pro and going to the Continent. In the photo he is being handed the trophy by Norman Grattage for winning the 10 mile event. I found this 8X10 black and white photo in my Dad's stuff after he died, I had it copied and sent several copies to Chris Sidwells, who was very grateful to receive them.


Brian Booth. Toronto (ex Manchester Wheelers)

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