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Press Cuttings Some are set out below which have just the key words searchable. More from the 1980s, 1990 and 1991, 1992, 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 are on seperate pages and are fully searchable

Images just a general collection of photographs, opens in a new page. There are also a collection of images kindly donated by the neice of Les Hayter, a long time meber of YCC and holder of a number of club records

Spindle Chatter copies of the club newsletter from 1962 to 1966

1962 Feb p1 p2 April p1 p2 May p1 p2 Nov p1 p2      
1963 March p1 p2 June p1 p2 July p1 p2 p3 Aug p1 p2 Oct p1 p2 Nov p1 p2 Dec p1 p2
1964 Feb p1 p2 March p1 p2 April p1 p2 May p1 p2 July p1 p2 Aug p1 p2 Nov p1 p2
1965 Feb p1 p2 March p1 p2 April p1 p2 Aug p1 p2      
1966 Jan p1 p2 p3 p4 p5 p6 March & April p1 p2 p3 p4 5p      

The Pedaller is the Club Newsletter and is published every three months, January, April, July and October, you can download copies of the latest issues below. If you would like to submit something for inclusion in the Pedaller then please send me an e-mail or if you prefer write to David Notley, Oakley, Church Road, Sparkford, Yeovil BA22 7JN.

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Press Cuttings

From the start of the club through to the present day, in no particular order. There are some key words from each article that may aid with searching, followed by the press cutting. We have most of the originals so if there is something you are particularly interested in then speak to Garry Mitchener.

Rogers set to keep trophy after record ride
What a magnificent stayer Ian Rogers, of the Bath Cyucling Club is. Riding in the Yeovil CC's annual 12 hour event on Sunday, this tall popular clubman, who won the Evening Post Cotter Pin Cup outright two seasons ago, and last year put his name on the plinth of the new perpetual trophy, virtually made sure of winning it again for the 1960 season with a personal, event course and Cotter Pin record of 262 miles and about 80 yards.

Yeovil Cycling Club
George Sartin, who is showing more promise as the racing season continues, claimed his third win in the 30 mile time trial...

Yeovil Cycling Club
John Wallis showed promising form in the Patten Cup...
Mike Jarvis unexpectedly beat George Sartin into second place...

Yeovil Cycling Club
A strong head wind on the return run and two small hills...
Most notable was by John Saunders...Mick Moss...Mike Leighton

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With a brillant record shattering... Dave Bonner...D Ellery... K Lightfoot... G Clayton

Ellery by 6 Min! and Yeovil Cycling Club Trial
Although not published in the RTTC handbook, Yeovil CC held a Christmas morning 25... Danny Ellery...Dave Shorey...R Dawe...B Rice

Yeovil Cycling Club
Five members of the road team, Brian Rice, Dave Shorey, Ken Denman and John Andrews..

Yeovil Cycling Club
During the past week the road team completed another 90 miles training in two rides...

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Get them young – Advice to Yeovil Cyclung Club
Are the older members of the Yeovil Cycling Club doing enough to get new recruits into the club? This question was posed by Mr Arthur Moss, of Wessex Cycle Touring Club, at the Yeovil club's annual dinner on Saturday...

Yeovil Cycling Club Dinner
Mr Brian Rice, Yeovil and District Cycling Club's Sportman of the Year...Mrs A T Moss

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Mayor Praises Cycling – Speech at Yeovil Club's Dinner (1961)
The Mayor of Yeovil (Ald. JP Kelly) on Saturday urged members of Yeovil Cycling Club to encourage more youngsters to take up cycling as a sport

Shield for Cyclist
The Mayoress of Yeovil (Mrs J P Kelly) presents the 'best all rounder shield to Mr J Wallis...

Yeovil CC
The Yeovil CC celebrated it's 27th Anniversary... Seymour Whitley... Bert Brake... Harold Smith...Arthur Hunt... Bob Callow

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Yeovil Cycling Club
Members and guests at the club's annual dinner and presentation of club trophies at the Somerset Hotel, West Coker.

Yeovil Cycling Club
An unrestricted gear 25 mike event was held on Sunday, when... John Wallis... Martin Dodge... Mike Jarvis... Dave Shorey... John Sebright... John Andrews... John Saunders... J Toogood... R Rodgers... George Sartin (Tricycle) M Sullivan J Durham
. Brian Rice...

Yeovil Cycling Club
The first evening 25 mile time trial was held on Wednesday week and resulted in fast times.
Richard Dawe..

Yeovil Cycling Club
More fast times were recorded on Wednesday week when the club held an evening 25 mile... Wendy King...Brian Rice won... I Mantell... E Rogers.
Australian pursuit... Galena Road Race

Yeovil Cycling Club
With no club event last Sunday...Bath Olympic CC circuit of the Mendips... Brain Sandy. Danny Ellery... Martin Dodge

Yeovil Cycling Club
Riding in his second road race on Sunday 19 year old Danny Ellery, a third category rider of the Yeovil Cycling Club...

 

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Andrews (and Bike) go to France
Yeovil's top racing cyclist, 19 year old John Andrews, packed in his job as a carpenter last week-end and set sail for France...

Vive John Andrews
John Andrews
, Yeovil's top racing cyclist, who packed in his job as a carpenter early in July to race in France is 'doing fine'.

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Yeovil Cycling Club
Last weekend saw Dave Shorey riding in the Wessex 24 hours, the longest time trial on the calendar...On Sunday morning Brain Rice attempted the Exeter and Back club record and was succesful by nine minutes...John Andres rode the BCF West Region junior championships...

Two "24s" for Shearing
Bill Shearing added..

Claridge first in Stonehouse race
Stonehouse Wheelers 'Austarlian Pursuit' held...John Andrews
(Yeovil CC)...R Dawe.

Barretto's Best
Chris Barretto shock Charlotteville winner... 4. D Ellery Yeovil CC
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When the Bath Olympic Club announced that their 1961 Circuit of the Mendips road race...Brian Sandy...B Rice.

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Yeovil Cycling Club – More events and profit on Year
The 32nd annual general meeting of the Yeovil Cycling Club was held on Sunday at the Labour Club.

Yeovil Cycling Club
On Christmas morning the club held its annual 25 mile time trial... Danny Ellery... Dave Shorey... Dick Dawe... Brian Rice... Tony Bagg... Malcolm Sullivan... Martin Dodge

Yeovil Cycling Club
A reliability trial was held on Sunday over a 103 mile route set by Mr C Perry...

Yeovil Cycling Club
A programme of regular training rides has been organised for members interested in road racing...

Yeovil CC low Gear 25
The clubs first event of the 1961 season was the old established 64 inch low gear 25 mile time trial..

Three beat old record – Yeovil Cyclists' Hilly 25 mile
Danny Ellery, Tony Bagg and Mike Jarvis broke the event record set up last year by George Sartin...

Inter Club '25' Time Trial
With conditions favourable on Sunday morning Yeovil Cycling Club held their first inter-club 25 miles' time trial of the season, with seven riders from Wessex RC and three from 1st Chard Wheelers among 24 starters.

Yeovil Cycling Clubs' 100
The past week has seen many improvements in personal times by members over distances ranging from 25 to 100 miles
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Yeovil CC's Inter-Club 25
Yeovil Cycling Club promoted an evening 25 mile time trial with the Wessex Road Club on Wednesday...

Yeovil Cycling Clubs Medium Gear 25
Dave Shorey
had his second success of the season...

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Barretto 56-28 Season's Best
On Sunday, in the final trials at the distance before the National 25 mile championship

Chard £100 up
A prosperous country town tucked away among the hills of Somerset and Dorset, Chard boasts possibly the most successful country club of 1961. 1st Chard Wheelers...

Around Somerset Record at first try
Yeovil Cycling Club all-rounder Brian Rice pedalled away from Congrebury at midnight on Saturday...

Yeovil Cycling Club
Brian Rice, Dave Ellery, Dick Dawes and Ken Denman, on Sunday, travelled to Totnes to ride in the 50 mile Gara Road Race.

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Holloway is set for West title and Cotter Pin Cup
As everyone expected, Chris Holloway (Bristol South Cycling Club)
scored a runaway win in last Sunday's Yeovil 12 hour, gaining the Palmer Trophy for the first time...

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Whittington wins 'Hilly 25'
Mike Jarvis... Dave Whittington... E Rogers

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Nobody thought they would win
Five members of Yeovil Cycling Club entered Bournemouth Arrow's 25 mile time trial. Nobody expected great things from them but they staggered the experts by collecting the team prize. Bob Garrett... Roy Pearce... John Avery... M Jarvis... B Chant.

Another cyclo-cross success for Yeovil
The lads of Yeovil Cycling Club continued their winning ways in Sunday's cyclo-cross race... the Ham Hill circuit. Roy Pearse, Brent Watts.

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Robson Sprints to first spot in Ham Hill event
There is no doubt about it, the lads from the Velo Club (Bristol) are bang on top of local junior road racing...

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Olympic hope wins season's first race
The 1964 cycle racing season in the west of England opened on Sunday morning with eth 55 mile Ham Hill Grand Prix road race...Colin Lewis.

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G Perry, of the Yeovil CC, had some smart performances to his credit during the past season

Yeovil Cycling Club's Junior 10
John Andrews won his first club event last week – the junior 10 miles.

Yeovil CC '12'
R Stainer
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Yeovil CC
Yeovil is not a large town, and the Yeovil CC is not a large club, but it provides... Guests of the 26th annual Dinner came from... R Stainer... G S Perry...

Yeovil CC '25'
G Perry

Bournemouth Jubilee Whelers 25
G Perry Yeovil CC...

No Yeovil Clubruns
At the Yeovil CC 33rd Annual Dinner. Brian Rice... Danny Ellery... R Dawe... John Andrews

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Dave was short of record
Dave Shorey... around Somerset record attempt

Yeovil Cyclists Success
Dave Shorey... 12 hour... 271.5 miles

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Ellery and Claridge show great promise
David Ellery, Roger Claridge, Gordon Smith and Michael Tebbutt are all names comparitively new to the cycle racing scene in this district...

Yeovil CC's Open 12 hour Trial
Chris Holloway, of the Bristol South Cycling Club... Brian Rice... J Saunders... T Bagg

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Ian Rogers rides 262 miles in 12 hours
Imagine riding 262.047 miles in 12 hours at an average speed of 21.837 mph. (1960)

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Scramble Soaking: Roger – and under!
As most people mighjt have expected, 20 year old Roy Pearse, of Yeovil Cycling Club, the West Country's most successful cyclo-cross man... Brian Pearse

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Roy Pearse has chance of title
Roy Pearse of the Yeovil Cycling Club romped away with his club's Ham Hill Cyclo-cross race and now leads the Wessex cyclo-cross Association Winter Championship... Brian Pearse, Roy's younger brother..

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Pearse wins cyclo-cross
On Sunday Yeovil Cycling Club held their second cyclo-cross on the Ham Hill circuit... Roy Pearse

Watts is Champion
On Sunday the members iof the Yeovil Cycling Club rode in the Chard Wheelers Cycle Cross. And as so often the yellow jersey riders from Yeovil dominated the event B Watts... R Pearse... M Jarvis... G Sartin

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Watts races to cyclo-cross win
The loical season got oiff to a spirited, if numerically rather small, start on Sunday morning when Brent Watts, of the Yeovil CC romped home a comfortable winner of his own club's Ham Hill event. Clubmate Roy Pearse... George Sartin...

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Start of Yeovil Cycling Club's road race at Mudford, near Yeovil

Wins Yeovil CCroad race
Yeovil Cycling Club held their first road race yesterday. The event attracted nearly 30 entries from a wide area... John Andrews... Les Channing

Andrews second in 38 mile race
Yeovil Cycling Club held its first open road race on Sunday... John Andrews... L Rollo

456 started, 10 finished
John Andrews and D Whittington of Yeovil Cycling Club were among the 46 riders in the Bath Festival road race...

Jarvis wins '25'
On Sunday Yeovil Cycling Club held the second 25 of the 1964 season... Mick Jarvis... D Whittington... Roy Pearse... Brian Chant... M Hewitt... E Rodgers

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Jarvis wins 'low gear 25'
On a cold and windy Sunday Yeovil Cycling Club held its annual 'low gear 25.' Mick Jarvis... Dave Whittington... Roy Pearse... B Chant... M Hewitt... E Rodgers.. F Griffin

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Yeovil's Bob Garrett first rider to beat one hour
Yeovil Cycling CLub spaent a successful Whitsun week-end with and individual and two team prizes in 25 mile time trials. John Avery... Mike Jarvis.

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Pedalling towards another good year
Supported by a membership bent on pedalling the same way, Yeovil Cycling Club seem set, in their 37th year, for yet another good season

37th Year

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Funeral of Yeovil Racing Cyclist
The funeral service for racing cyclist Mr John Edward Andrews (20) 21, Sparrow Road, Yeovil, who with Miss Veronica Rosemary Blaynee (17)...

John ANdrews Funeral

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Lewis is first by narrow margin
Colin Lewis from Paignton, won the Senior Service Ham Hill grand prix by a couple of lengths from Peter Head...

Lewis

 

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Cyclist 'Popped' up to Town
Yeovil Riders feat of Endurance. Early on Sunday morning a Yeovil Cycling Club member, Roy Stainer, who now lives in Blandford, finished a sensational ride over the Yeovil to London and back route. He covered the 246 miles in 13 hours 40 minutes and 27 seconds.

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Mantle breaks away to win Memorial race
Franham Road Club's Russell Mantle won the John Andrews Memorial race run by Yeovil Cycling Club.

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Yeovil hoping to promote a national trial
Yeovil Cycling Club, that band of south Somerset youngsters who have proved that they are very much 'with it' when it comes to taking on the rest of the country at event promotion, are now hoping to have a crack at the national junior 25 mile championship next August.

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West ready for the new order
Principal guests at the reunion dinner of the Yeovil Cycling Club admiring some of the trophies. Left to right, back row, Mr Brian Sandy, Mr S D Andrews, Mr A E Hunt (president). Front, Mrs Sandy and Mrs Andrews.

New Order

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Cycling Club's Officers (1976)
At Yeovil Cycling Club's annual meeting... Hunt... Perry... Haytor... Pearse... Ivy Andrews...Ferris... Johnson... Barnard... Bailey... Pond

Officers 1976

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Top Cyclo-cross riders at Chard
The first event of 1966 gave clubmen and women visiting the Chard area for the Club's Senior Service Cyclo-Cross an opportunity to see several of Great Bt=ritain's to cyclo-cross men in action. ...Roy Pearse...

Roy Pearse

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Yeovil Cyclists travel for their races
With no club event over the Whitsun week-end members of the Yeovil Cycling CLub rode various open events. ... Bristol Youth CC 25, R Garrett... J Avery... M Jarvis. Robin Hood road race... D WHittington... M Hewitt... R Rogers. Roy Pearse... Chippenham 25.

 

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Yeovil Prize goes to Goodman
Dick 'Goz' Goodman of the newly formed Viking-Trumanns Steel, semi-professional team... in the Yeovil Cycling CLub's Senior Service HAm Hill grand prix.

Viking Trumanns Ham HillTrumanns

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Cycling Club's 55 mikle race
John Andrews, Yeovil's only representative...

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Yeovil get South-West Cycling Trophy
Yeovil Cycling Club's recent dinner – a lively celebration presided over by club president, Arthur Hunt–was notable for speeches by the Perry brothers, Olympic rider Brian Sandy, and organiser Dave Shorey.

Yeovil trio

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Garrett wins Yeovil trial
Bob Garrett, John Avery and Mike Jarvis finished first, second and third in their club's open 100...

Yeovil 100

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