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The Nationals on Winnats - A History


Thanks to Steve Hill and Hamish McDougall for this brilliant information all about the '67 national! 

I remember it being a windy day; from memory I changed my gear down to 54 inches --  48 x 24 from 48 x 23 - at the last moment, it possibly wouldn't have made much difference the amount of extra kilograms that I've always carried.

The times in 1967 are a lot slower than recent Winnats events in 1963 & 1966
The club supported me, we made a weekend of it, six or eight of us, riding up to Bakewell YH on the Saturday afternoon then up to Castleton Sunday morning and rode back to Leicester after the event.
I can't recall who would have took my event bike to Castleton for me - there's a few Road Club and Ratae members who rode?
Great days!

Steve Hill (Leicester Forest CC)

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