Wednesday, 18 March 2009

In the News

This article was published in the Croyden Advertiser. 
A CYCLING club founded in Thornton Heath will be riding home.Members of Thornton Road Club, which is now based in Kent, will cycle from Romney Marsh to Thornton Heath on May 17.The club was founded by Thornton Heath cyclists in 1946 and at its peak had 70 members from Croydon, Mitcham and Lambeth.As its membership dwindled in the 1970s and 1980s, the name was kept alive by members in Kent and Sussex who went on to attract new members.Member Richard Foster, 48, said: “None of our members are from that area now so we thought it would be nice to cycle from here and come home as it were.“Not many of us have actually been to Thornton Heath, although we bear that name.”He said the 70-mile route would be “a stroll in the park” for some of the riders.Thornton Heath residents who want to take part can call him on 01303 26422