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Ivan Posted - 02 Nov 2008 : 16:08:55
Looking for an email address or `phone number for Sandy , if anyone can help , can they send me a PM , please ?
It is Peace-Race related , the director of the Peace Race Museum near Magdeburg in the ex-GDR , hopes to invite Sandy , and possibly other Scots who have ridden the PR , to the Museum.

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Ivan Posted - 10 Jun 2010 : 18:34:48
I'm looking for a very good copy of Cycling Plus , October 2009 , which has an article on Ian Steel by Roger St. Pierre , happy to pay cover price plus postage , hope someone can help.

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Ivan Posted - 01 Jun 2010 : 17:10:48
quote:
[i]Originally posted by mysterae[/i]
[br]Thanks for that Ivan, to move on a bit, the 1960 worlds champs were held in Liebzig then the DDR. What should have been progress for me, comepeting in the pro race - (big deal) did not pan out!
Rik Van Looy won. In the amateur race, Schurs team mate won. For my peparation & training I rode from Koln across West and East Germany (7 days) to Liebzig, only to arrive when the GB amateur team were getting their baggage carried into the hotel! Oh to be an amateur!! Did Klaus Ampler ride the Worlds that year?

Thanks again Jimmy



Ampler wasn't in the team , which was : Loerke , Eckstein ( the winner ) , Hoehne , GAS ,Hagen and Adler.
A member of Veloriders rode the women's race , finishing 22nd , I believe , she is Ann Sturgess , mother of Colin Sturgess , she posts as Bimbadeen on the VR forum.

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mysterae Posted - 01 Jun 2010 : 00:04:48
Thanks for that Ivan, to move on a bit, the 1960 worlds champs were held in Liebzig then the DDR. What should have been progress for me, comepeting in the pro race - (big deal) did not pan out!
Rik Van Looy won. In the amateur race, Schurs team mate won. For my peparation & training I rode from Koln across West and East Germany (7 days) to Liebzig, only to arrive when the GB amateur team were getting their baggage carried into the hotel! Oh to be an amateur!! Did Klaus Ampler ride the Worlds that year?

Thanks again Jimmy
snoeasy Posted - 31 May 2010 : 20:00:44
Its just amazing what comes out in these clips. "Miller wins 70 miler"
I just about managed to read this and it brought back some really good memories of the last time I was going really well. Got up to the break and finished 3rd. The interesting bit however and maybe you can correct me but I think it says that the race was 76 miles and the time for the winner was 2 hrs 51 mins and 18 secs. Not bad average of about 26.6 mph on steel bikes with 32/40 spoked wheels exposed brake cables and down tube shifters.
Steve McGinty Posted - 31 May 2010 : 16:58:19
I made an earlier reference to the Scottish "Piece Race" (as christened by Henry Wilbraham) Here is a report of said race (middle clip headed "Gilchrist Wins")

http://flic.kr/p/7QuxMw





(For those not of a West of Scotland disposition, a "piece" is a sandwich - Sunblest, the sponsors, were bakers...)
Ivan Posted - 30 May 2010 : 22:12:51
quote:
[i]Originally posted by ian sharp[/i]
[br]Ivan,I remember wee Davie Miller telling me he rode against the father of a later Milk Race rider,from the Eastern block---could this be the same family?



I'd need a wee bit more info to help you , names ? years ?

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Ivan Posted - 30 May 2010 : 22:11:44
quote:
[i]Originally posted by mysterae[/i]
[br]Ivan. Do you know the DDR team that rode the 10th Peace Race in 1957?



79 GA Schur
80 Lothar Meister II
81 Wolfgang Braune
82 Gunter Grunwald
83 Roland Henning
84 Helmut Stolper

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mysterae Posted - 30 May 2010 : 21:57:27
Ivan. Do you know the DDR team that rode the 10th Peace Race in 1957?
ian sharp Posted - 30 May 2010 : 20:51:54
Ivan,I remember wee Davie Miller telling me he rode against the father of a later Milk Race rider,from the Eastern block---could this be the same family?
Ivan Posted - 30 May 2010 : 20:06:55
quote:
[i]Originally posted by mysterae[/i]
[br]I see Uwe Ampler was third on the podium, it brought back memories as I rode the 1957 Peace Race with his Dad,forget his first name, Tave Schur was also in the DDR team,



Hi Jimmy , you must be thinking of another rider , as Klaus Ampler , Uwe's father , only rode his first Peace Race in 1962 , he won in 1963 when a Scottish team rode.
They are the only father-and-son winners in the race's history , a very rare event in cycling generally.

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mysterae Posted - 29 May 2010 : 18:34:53
I see Uwe Ampler was third on the podium, it brought back memories as I rode the 1957 Peace Race with his Dad,forget his first name, Tave Schur was also in the DDR team,
Ivan Posted - 28 May 2010 : 21:01:44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FVXdKqj4fw&NR=1

Small clip of the winner's ceremony in Berlin 1985 , Ken Clark of the Ivy rode that year , team manager was Ian Thompson.

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fuente Posted - 04 May 2010 : 15:46:01
From LVRC Website, posted it here because some interesting old Peace race bits for Ivan. Some of you may remember Lens son Simon a pro in the 80s tragically killed on his bike.

04/05/2010 - OBITUARY OF BLRC STALWART LEN HOOK
We have received this obituary from Betty Hook

Len Hook died on 12th March 2010 aged 89 years at Dover, Kent. Cycling was his lifelong passion and he had become a cycling legend . He volunteered and was accepted as R.A.F. aircrew officer navigator but was rejected at the last moment due to an old eye injury , which probably saved his life. Instead ,as an apprenticed toolmaker , he worked long hours through the war in a reserved occupation,managing to make his own brakes and other cycle parts unobtainable at that time .Before he finally retired to live in France he was a talented toolmaker-inventor for the British Standards Institution.
From his teens onwards he was involved in cycling politics, racing and touring in England and abroad, International Team Manager, Directeur Sportive in France. In 1936, aged 15, he joined
the N.C.U. Ealing Manor C.C.,later moving to the West London R.C.,B.L.R.C. For some years
he was a member of Thenon Cyclo Club in South West France and in 1995 he joined Thanet Potterers who gave him so much pleasure and he was riding his bike two weeks before he died.
In his early days he rode countless time trials, hill climbs, rough stuff and track events .He was proud to have been a founder member of the British League of Racing Cyclists(without the B.L.R.C. there would be no Tour of Britain, Tour de France on English roads)
He was 2nd (after puncturing) in the first Stage Race ever run in England. Riders slept in marquees while constant buzzbombs passing overhead rattled the tent poles! In 1944 at Battersea Park he was presented with the winner's cup by Marshall Vatoutin, famous defender of Moscow. He rode in, and was placed in most of the early “outlawed”classics (London/Birmingham, Dover/London,etc.,)and, in 1946, the1st Professional Grand Prix, on the
Wrekin, as independent for Harrison Cycles. In 1950 he was the only British finisher in the very first Warsaw to Prague Peace Race. He crashed and finished with poisoned foot and received tumultuous applause from the huge crowds for his courage. He made a speech (translated!} and did a lap of honour carrying our national flag. It was his proudest race – finished 48th! In 1948 British representative at the F.S.G.T. International Conference in Paris and in following years International Team Manager for the first British team to ride in outlawed International over Pyrenees , Tour of Poland (with Dave Bedwell), Route de France (Trevor Fen wick), British Team Czechoslovakia, and in 1957, manager of our team in Moscow World Youth Games (Eastern equivalent of Olympics).
In 1945 he crashed on the third day of the Brighton to Glasgow (first Tour of Britain). He was
picked up from the gutter by cyclist-following-car-driver, Betty, whom he married in 1946. They had three sons and a daughter and were married for 64 years.
Son Simon, Professional cyclist with many successes abroad and in England was tragically
killed on his bike in Folkestone, aged 36. In1995 a light went out for Len and Simon is
remembered at France's national cycling chapel - Notre dame des Cyclists , Bastde
d'Armagnac, S.W. France.
Len was a good man , kind and gentle, but a rock when necessary and will be remembered by the many that he helped throughout his long cycling life.
Betty Hook
Phil Posted - 13 Mar 2010 : 02:16:42
Only recently heard a wee story (sory cant remember the race) brother riding one of his first ''big'' races (as a junior) was hanging on in the bunch going up. As the pressure goes on he pulls his foot...realising this could be it, he's sliding back, struggling to get it back in, this is potentially race over, he feels a hand on his back, strong, pushing forward....''take yer time son, nae hurry yer awrite...'' eventually the foot went back, tightned, a glance over the shoulder met Sandy Gilchrist.

He didnt have to do that. Class.
Ivan Posted - 12 Mar 2010 : 20:15:30
quote:
[i]Originally posted by jockanese[/i]
[br]
quote:
[i]Originally posted by Steve McGinty[/i]
[br]Found some footage of the '82 Milk Race - including Billy Kerr and those Russians...

http://bit.ly/6vSkUB



Classic Steve.
Best bit is when the World Champ crashes into the camera, who was it?



Andriy Vedernikov , WC in Prague , 1981

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jockanese Posted - 12 Mar 2010 : 20:04:35
quote:
[i]Originally posted by Steve McGinty[/i]
[br]Found some footage of the '82 Milk Race - including Billy Kerr and those Russians...

http://bit.ly/6vSkUB



Classic Steve.
Best bit is when the World Champ crashes into the camera, who was it?
Ivan Posted - 12 Mar 2010 : 10:35:21
http://www.friedensfahrt-museum.de/Galerie/6-Tourtreffen_63

Sandy G. meets an old friend.

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Steve McGinty Posted - 10 Jan 2010 : 08:39:36
Found some footage of the '82 Milk Race - including Billy Kerr and those Russians...

http://bit.ly/6vSkUB
fuente Posted - 09 Jan 2010 : 12:06:25
quote:
[i]Originally posted by John Gordon[/i]
[br]
quote:
[i]Originally posted by fuente[/i]
[br]
quote:
[i]Originally posted by Graham McG[/i]
[br][quote][i]Originally posted by fuente[/i]



You managed to get off the mountain yet?



Thanks Graham dug my way out this morning and then spent a day in Edinburgh airport trying to get a flight out to no avail. Back on the Mountain now at 9pm after abandoning car in Leadhills at -14 and walking over the hill using my phone as a torch. Will try again tomorrow.



Callum I was on Tinto and I think I spotted you.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34255954@N04/4256923771/in/set-72157623168399140/

Just another manic Bundy.



Precious
John Gordon Posted - 08 Jan 2010 : 20:42:37
quote:
[i]Originally posted by fuente[/i]
[br]
quote:
[i]Originally posted by Graham McG[/i]
[br][quote][i]Originally posted by fuente[/i]



You managed to get off the mountain yet?



Thanks Graham dug my way out this morning and then spent a day in Edinburgh airport trying to get a flight out to no avail. Back on the Mountain now at 9pm after abandoning car in Leadhills at -14 and walking over the hill using my phone as a torch. Will try again tomorrow.



Callum I was on Tinto and I think I spotted you.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34255954@N04/4256923771/in/set-72157623168399140/

Just another manic Bundy.
Ivan Posted - 08 Jan 2010 : 16:49:41
quote:
[i]Originally posted by Steve McGinty[/i]
[br]
quote:
[i]Originally posted by barky[/i]
[br]Was that Zenon Jaskula & Olaf Ludwig? Did Jaskula podium in the Tour in the early 90's?


It would be Ludwig, he won his first Peace Race in '82, but maybe a couple of years too early to be the same Jaskula?



Steve is right on both counts , Olaf Ludwig and not Zenon but Roman Jaskula ( no relation ), he was a good rider in his own right.

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Steve McGinty Posted - 08 Jan 2010 : 15:49:04
quote:
[i]Originally posted by barky[/i]
[br]Was that Zenon Jaskula & Olaf Ludwig? Did Jaskula podium in the Tour in the early 90's?


It would be Ludwig, he won his first Peace Race in '82, but maybe a couple of years too early to be the same Jaskula?
barky Posted - 08 Jan 2010 : 14:17:03
Was that Zenon Jaskula & Olaf Ludwig? Did Jaskula podium in the Tour in the early 90's?
smacg Posted - 08 Jan 2010 : 09:14:46
no escape for the Hobbit!
fuente Posted - 06 Jan 2010 : 21:38:12
quote:
[i]Originally posted by Graham McG[/i]
[br][quote][i]Originally posted by fuente[/i]



You managed to get off the mountain yet?



Thanks Graham dug my way out this morning and then spent a day in Edinburgh airport trying to get a flight out to no avail. Back on the Mountain now at 9pm after abandoning car in Leadhills at -14 and walking over the hill using my phone as a torch. Will try again tomorrow.

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